Saturday, March 17, 2012

Still learning...

The last Legio Hobby Nite was quite a fruitful one, spent the whole session plus another half an hour at home to produce this dude below. As you can see in the 360 picture, it's not exactly perfect but I'm quite happy with the result (coz I know that I can't paint like this when I started the hobby). Foreseeing myself spending the future four Hobby Nites painting this dude's friends.

Hope the next one will be better, especially on the current feeble NMM attempt on the sniper gun. On a side note, these stuff arrived in my mail a few days ago ;p

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Golden Kris 2012 WIP: Large Model Entry Unveiled

It's finally time to unveil the daemonic entity that has been plaguing the Glenmarie Sector. After several weeks of uncertainty, the mystery will be unleashed. The pain and suffering caused by the instability shall be rewarded with huge pleasure. Speaking of the daemon, here he is.

*No Raven Guard marine was harmed during the photoshoot, for scale purposes only.
Yes, this will be my entry for the Large Model category. Not really gunning for an over-the-top conversion and sculpting, but the processes do take a bit more time than initially predicted. I do have to apologize for displaying a monochromatic picture, was over-enthusiastic and forgotten to take a picture before applying the first layer of colour. Anyway, here are the complete version of the all the WIP pictures I've posted previously. Enjoy :)

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Golden Kris 2012 WIP Sneak Peek Part 3

Progress is good, the 'summoning' is going on smoothly. In a few days, the unveiling shall commence. Then, applying colours to the summoned one.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Sometimes, awesomeness can go overboard...

WS5 / BS3 / S4 / T3 / W1 / I6 / A2 / Ld8 / Sv5+ 
*That stat looks decent enough and promising.*

Add in two power weapons and a 5+ Inv Save.
*Okay, you have my attention.*

To make it more interesting, this dude has access to some dedicated transport choices.

What if, you get all of the above for the cost of a 4th Edition Space Marine?
*Wow, that's awesome! But it'd probably only play the role of shock troops.*

Alright, how about this? There are a few IC standing around that gives -1 Toughness to all enemy units in the first round of assault, and on certain condition that particular IC can also provide +1 Strength to his unit.
*Dude, are you kidding me?*

Hmm...I don't think that's enough. Why don't we allow this dude access to Land Raiders and Stormravens too?

Don't you think it's a bit fragile? Lets give this close combat specialist the option to include some guys with Power Weapon/Storm Shield and give them the same cost. Shouldn't be a big problem, right?
*Hey, I think we should stop here.*

I have another great idea, let's create an IC that allows this dude as Troops choices.

Lesson of the Day: Always look at the bigger picture.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

The MAD Event

Just returned from Hobby Forge's MAD (Massive Assembly Day) event. Basically, it's one day of miniature assembly with some rules attached to it. More information about the event can be found here. So, after 6 hours of assembly, these are what I ended up with. (FYI, the event was called in early as we were getting high of the super glue fumes).

Here's a quick list of what I've assembled:
1 full platoon of Gepanzerte Aufklarungs with options for the command
1 Stug IV
5 Eldar Rangers/Pathfinders
4 PAGK with Incinerator
1 PAGK with Sword
1 GKT with Psycannon
2 Eldar Warlock
2 Prisoner objective marker
1 Wood Elf Hero
1 Wood Elf Standard Bearer
1 Wood Elf Spellsinger

Should there be another similar event in the future, at least we've learnt how to adjust the target and scoring system. The current one we have right now, is simply way off. Next step, getting back to my Golden Kris project.