Saturday, September 8, 2012

A Caster Warrior

Painting works on this model began a year ago, so it's not exactly new. However, I kept getting sidetracked since then and begun to lost interest in finishing this model. Since I'm currently upbeat on WFB mode, I've finally given it the proper justice that it deserves.

Yes, it's a Warmachine/Hordes model, one of casters from the Circle of Orboros faction. With a slight conversion of a Chaos Shield, I got the Caster Warrior that I wanted for my army. Game-wise, I'm using this model as a Chaos Exalted Lord with Book of Secrets, which is good enough to play the role of the second close combat character and the second caster in my army.

Just by looking at the blue-yellow-white colour palette, I'm convinced that you can guess what my army theme is. As for the basing, I was aiming for a frozen dirt look but I don't think I have managed to pull it off yet. Maybe another wash of Devlan Mud, or perhaps a lighter highlight of pure white. Do let me know if you have any other suggestions, ok.

That's all for this edition ;)

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Stuka Update and The Casual Gamer

As promised, here's the final picture of my Stuka before flying off to bomb France tomorrow. The paintjob is far from the best, but I think it's decent enough. The bright greens were toned down, and the panels are now more visualised.

I am really looking forward for a picture of the whole German force. Hope everyone can make it tomorrow.

The Casual Gamer

Recently, there was a...discussion...regarding what constitutes a casual gamer. These are only a few from the long list of definitions that were brought up:
  • One who builds and plays his army by the fluff.
  • One who builds and plays with unconventional army entries.
  • One who plays in large scale games.
  • One who plays with house/home-brewed/unofficial rules with opponent's consent.
  • One who does not complain about the official rules.
  • One who thinks outside the box to exploit the rules in the codex/armybook in a certain manner that encourages the community to be similarly creative.
  • One who is not a rules lawyer.
  • One who doesn't play in tournaments nor being a tournament-centric person.
  • One who simply wants to have a game.
Whatever the definition might be, I am not going to argue as I perceive all of the above to be correct, even though some may seem a bit off. As long as one is consistent and not contradictory with the definition that he preaches, it is fine by me. On a personal note, my definition of a casual gamer is: One who approaches the game in a casual manner. For all I care, you can bring the most broken army list or even TA-ed me in the game, but if your attitude is right, there shall never be any problems.

That's all I have to say. Sorry if it turned out to be a mini-rant, it's just something that I need to let out off my chest. But, do spare a little time to think about what I've just said.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Back to the Woods

I've promised to put up a picture of the washed Stuka. However, instead of washing I ended up glazing it instead with the new glaze paints from GW. Since it has yet to properly dry, I'll put the Stuka picture in my next post. In its place, I've finally finished this Asrai Lord instead.

Yes, I'm back with my Wood Elves. Due to my current work schedule, I am foreseeing myself not being able to hobby much during weekdays. That leaves me with the 'limited' weekends, and I've decided to focus on finishing my suspended projects, starting with the armies I'm really passionate of. This will the first of a long list of Wood Elves models to come. I might do a break once in a while with either Eldar, Nurgle or WoC stuff, but Wood Elves will be the main theme until year end.

Dark Vengeance has recently been released, and thanks to some friends, I had the chance to have a look on the sprue. The quality of the push-fit models are really nice and the sculpting is awesome, but it still doesn't nudge me to acquire them. Buying the box just for the models ain't really a good reason since I still have heaps of models that are yet to be painted.

P/S: It turns out that the inner lens of my camera was foggy due to the local hot and humid temperature. One of the recommendations given was to store it in a completely dry place, and not to keep it in an air-conditioned room. Many of you may have probably known this, but I'll share it anyway.