Though I heard a lot of good things about Infinity by Corvus Belli, it is not a game I really tried yet. The Infinity miniatures are always stunning though. I really do like their style of Sci-Fi.
One miniature that was on several “best-miniature-of-the-year” polls in 2012, at least the polls I saw, was Corvus Belli’s Ajax the Great for Infinity.
#1 – A Badass Studio Facebook Competition
When Badass Studios – a commission painting service – ran a Facebook competition for naming an awesome 28mm miniature (and thereby – possibly – getting it painted), I threw Ajax the Great into the ring. Because he’s very much a badass miniature.
Lo and behold, I actually was one of the winners of this competition by Badass Studios, meaning they would paint me up an Ajax the Great. Time to take a crack at my first Infinity Miniature.
#2 – Unboxing Infinity’s Ajax the Great
First I had to get the miniature. RRP for this guy is a solid 15 GBP. Even with a few quid discount from Wayland Games, it’s still a pricey miniature. Infinity – despite being a skirmish game – certainly isn’t a cheap wargaming option.
Ajax came in a nice blister with some type of art card. It mentions his weaponry on the front (i.e. “2 Combi Rifles, EXP, CCW”), so I first thought it was some sort of stat-card for the actual game.
Alas, it wasn’t.
The actual miniature came in 5 parts (+ a base, which isn’t shown).
#3 – Ajax the Great painted by Badass Studio
So off Ajax went on a little road trip through the UK to Badass Studios for a bad-ass paint job, before returning home to the Midlands.
He’s sitting here on my desk watching me type. As I don’t have a proper light-box for miniature-pictures, I’ll show off the pictures from the studio instead.
The base isn’t the one that comes with the miniature (or the one used for the game).
I don’t have an Infinity force, and no particular preferences for the paint scheme, so I asked Sean from Badass Studio to just have fun with the miniature.
Fun detail: Besides the custom base, there are also the logos of Pins of War and Badass studio on the shoulder-pads. A heavily branded Ajax!
Shoot Badass Studios a like on their Facebook page and let me know what you think of this take on Ajax on the comments below!