Monday, June 28, 2010

Legends - Week 2 Summary

It has been a slow week for the Daemons. No, not due to work but more towards miscalculation. It just dawned on me last Wednesday that the Legio Malaysia's second birthday celebration is actually ~ 1 week away. I still haven't really completed my Golden Kris entries for single miniature and BFG, and I still have 2 more unpainted Raven Guard Dreadnought. Speaking of Raven Guard, hmm...list? Bloody hell, I've forgotten it too, will settle that tomorrow.

So, my only progress for this week would only be these.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Legends - Week 1 Summary

Finished painting the dogs, but I'll still consider them at 80% status at the moment. Reason being they're still without any base yet. I'll post the pictures later when they are truly finished, that means properly based. So, I've spent the weekend trying to produce those bases. Things was going on well, till the moment of casting. It turns out that the silicone that I had is only enough for one mold. I did one for the 25mm's but the 40mm's are still pending. That means no bases for the dogs until I make that next trip to Multifilla. I did try searching for the 2-part RTV silicone around my residential area though, but there were none.

While waiting for the cast to cure (which takes approximately 24 hours), I completed assembly and made a slight conversion on this fellow.

I did mentioned a couple of times that I wanted to change my Legends list from a  pure fluff hobby entry into a proper playable army list. Since I had an 'artist block' on my DP, I decided to give this fellow a basecoat. By the looks of it, that list change could come sooner than later. And later on, I finally had the inspiration on how to paint my Nurgle DP (seen in the background). Note the weird colour choice, but it's only the basecoat. Trust me, it'll be Nurgle-fied.

Epidemius only need some washes and minor detailing and it'll be done. I'm expecting to finish it by next week. The DP needs some silver trims, post airbrush touching up, bones to be painted, minor highlight, two drybrush layers, and the final wash. Should be able to finish it in two or three weeks. Why so long? Coz I just realized that the Legio Birthday Bash is only two weeks away, and I still have two unpainted dreadnoughts. Not to mention that I haven't actually finished my single and BFG entries.

That's all for this week.
By next week, I'm expecting to have shitloads of 25mm resin bases available.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Legends - Progress of W1D1

I've decided to paint them in squads, so that they maintained colour cohesiveness within squads. Plus, it allows me to use variant hues of green for this army which also means various painting techniques that I've been wanting to experiment on. Today I only managed to paint the main colours. I wanted a ghostly feel with some Nurgle aura mixed into them, and I'm quite happy with the result. Here's the step-by-step for the work I've done today.

First of all, one layer of Terracotta on black primer.

Second, one thin layer of sporadic Camo Green here and there, mostly covering the areas I missed on the first step.

Third, multiple blending layering technique with gradual addition of Scorpion Green, Hawk Turqoise, Ice Blue, Skull White in the build-up. They're airbrushed using the preshading method.

Here's a close-up on one of the end results. Sorry for the blurry picture, turns out that my camera was low on battery. One question though, should I give it a Thraka Green/Gryphonne Sephia wash or should I just leave it as it is now?

Tomorrow, detailing work. Stay tune for more updates.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Legends - Week 1, Day 1

The Legends competition officially starts. Jeff & Alvin sure made a good headstart by having their models fully assembled and based. With the haywire happened at my work's place last weekend, I have a day off today & tomorrow. What a good start for the competition. My bases aren't ready yet, planning to cast them together with Jeff this Hobby Night. Due to the limited number models to paint, I will only have these hound doggies and the daemon prince available.

Should've taken a picture of the primed daemon prince before applying any basecoat. Will keep that in mind on further updates. Anyway, if you're wondering, this is the armylist that I've submitted.

Hydra Cult of Pestilence (Chaos Daemons Codex)
1000 points, 32 models
Condition B

Sha’th Solnev the Painseeker
(HQ) Herald of Slaanesh on Chariot, Unholy Might, Transfixing Gaze, Soporific Musk
95 points

(HQ) Herald of Nurgle
50 points

(HQ) Herald of Nurgle
50 points

(E) 7 Beasts of Nurgle
245 points
*no models yet

(T) 7 Hydra Cultists (counts as Plaguebearers)
105 points

(T) 7 Hydra Cultists (counts as Plaguebearers)
105 points

(FA) 7 Nurgle Hounds (counts as Fleshhounds of Khorne)
105 points

(HS) Daemon Prince, Flight, Iron Hide, Mark of Nurgle, Cloud of Flies, Noxious Touch, Breath of Chaos
245 points 


Note that it's not actually made for a competitive tournament build, and I just realized that 1000pts is actually rather limited for a Daemon army. Luckily the organizer allowed 3x armylist change. I'm now considering to change the list to 1500pts, and also because this dude arrived at my house this morning; a 'survivor from a maelstrom' .

Stay tune for more updates, and vote for me!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Eldars in stasis, Daemons cometh.

The title says it all. I'm putting my Eldar fleet project on hold to make way for a proper progress on my Nurgle Daemon army. Why? It's because of this Legends competition.

This Daemon army, by fluff and gameplay, would be an expansion/supplement to my existing Alpha Legion army. And, expect loads of conversion on this project. Here are some sneak peek into the project:

Bok'rr the Nurgle Herald, still needs some greenstuff work to smooth the transition of deformity.

Custom bases, sculpted by your truly.