Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Army Throwdown: Troops #1 Update

The original plan was to add some checkerboard patterns onto random sections of the Wave Serpent, then finishing them off with some airbrushing on the pattern edges to represent a 'Harlequin Energy Field'. The reality was that I was not that skilled yet and ended up with a mishap. I also kept a poor track on time, was too caught up with the skimmer.

Only the left side of the Wave Serpent is presentable at the moment.  I don't know what I'm able to do for the right side in the next two nights. Plus, the Dire Avengers still need more work. Wishing for an inspiration to pull out a miracle.

The throwdown is three days away, while I only have two nights to work on them. Wish me luck! 

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Entry for the Legio Army Throwdown 1, Take 2

After digging very deep into the 'Black Library' in my house, I found even more unpainted Eldar stuff in my possession. Thus, the amendment to the previous army/painting list that I've submitted.
HQ: Autarch + Mandiblasters, Power Weapon
HQ: Autarch + Mandiblasters, Power Weapon, Fusion Gun, Warp Jump Generator
Troops: 5 Dire Avengers + Wave Serpent, Shuriken Cannon
Troops: 5 Dire Avengers + Wave Serpent, Shuriken Cannon
Elite: 5 Fire Dragons + Wave Serpent, Shuriken Cannon
Elite: 10 Harlequin + Shadowseer, Troupe Master, 2 Fusion Pistol, 9 Harlequin's Kiss
Elite: 7 Harlequin + Shadowseer, Troupe Master, Death Jester, 2 Fusion Pistol
Fast Attack (IA11): 3 Wasp Assault Walker + 6 Scatter Lasers
Fast Attack: Vyper + Scatter Laser, Shuriken Cannon
Fast Attack: 10 Warp Spiders, Exarch, Powerblades, 2 Death Spinners, Surprise Assault
Heavy Support: Wraithlord + Brightlance, Starcannon
Heavy Support: Support Weapon Platform, D-Cannon + Warlock, Singing Spear, Embolden
Total: 1994pts
Next post, update on one of the Wave Serpents: adding the checkerboard pattern.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Entry for the Legio Army Throwdown 1

If you've been paying attention, Legio Malaysia has posted up their plan of awesome activities for the first half of 2012. Initially, I wanted to enter two separate armies for the Army Throwdown and 40K League Season 4. Upon further consideration on the timeline, work schedule, and my marine-fatigue, I've decided to enter Eldar for both events. Same Craftworld, two different lists. By doing this, it'll allow me to (finally) have a fully painted Eldar army, with fully painted options should I decide to change lists in the future.
The following is my armylist for the Army Throwdown event, as these are the models that I have yet to complete the paintjob. Some are even still in sprue/blisters. Note: PaintedBasecoated (no layering nor highlights), Assembled, Unassembled.

Eldar - Craftworld Ilfirin 2000pts 
HQ: Fuegan
HQ: Autarch + Mandiblasters, Power Weapon
Troops: 5 Dire Avengers + Wave Serpent, Shuriken Cannon
Troops: 5 Dire Avengers, Exarch with 2 Shuriken Pistols + Wave Serpent, Shuriken Cannon
Troops: 3 Guardian Jetbike + Shuriken Cannon
Elite: 10 Fire Dragons, Exarch with Dragon Breath Flamer + Wave Serpent, Shuriken Cannon
Elite: 10 Harlequin + Shadowseer, Troupe Master, 9 Harlequin's Kiss, 2 Fusion Pistol
Elite: 7 Harlequin + Shadowseer, Troupe Master, Death Jester, 2 Fusion Pistol
Fast Attack (IA11): 3 Wasp Assault Walkers + 6 Scatter Lasers
Fast Attack: Vyper + Scatter Laser, Shuriken Cannon
Heavy Support: Wraithlord + Brightlance, Starcannon, 2 Flamers
Heavy Support: 1 Support Weapon Battery with D-Cannon + Warlock, Singing Spear, Destructor
Total: 2000 points, on the dot
This 'uncommon' armylist was made up to accomodate the event requirement and the models in my possession. However, I am considering them as my painting to-do list, as the armylist slightly deviates from my standard Eldar army list. Here's the current picture of the rag-tag army above, in various stages of painting and assembly.

There you have it; half-done Wave Serpents, pure white Dire Avengers, basecoated Fire Dragons, an assortment of bare metal and plastic, and of course, the pile of metal/plastic/resin at the far right. In the next few months, all of these (I strongly hope so) is going to be fully painted. Wish me luck!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

2012 Recap and What Lies Ahead in 2013

I must say, 2012 was a great year. At least, it was for me. Won my first official tournament, more than doubled the count for my Golden Kris awards, successfully attempted the Iron Halo challenge, and of course, finally have the courage (and motivation) to paint my Wood Elves.
Starting of with painting, I discovered that I managed to paint almost 200 models throughout the year. Honestly, this was beyond my expectation. Credits to my fellow hobbyists, especially the Legionnaires of Legio Malaysia, as I couldn't managed this without their continuous support. Listed below are the models that I've painted (and based) in 2012.
Flames of War
50 Vehicles
12 Infantry (small base)
31 Infantry (medium base)
6 Artillery
1 Airplane

Warhammer Fantasy

27x 20mm base
1x 25mm base

Warhammer 40K
44x 28mm base
9x 40mm base
1x Oval base
3x Vehicle (tank/walker/flyer)
1x Objective Marker
1x Display Base
My achievements in 2012 were something that I'm really proud of. Not that I won the overall Golden Kris award nor being The Chosen, but some of them were actually my firsts since I started this hobby ~10 years ago.
Champion - Gameforge's Island of Fire Border Patrol (2012, Wood Elves)
2nd Place - Gameforge's Island of Fire Best Painted Patrol (2012, Wood Elves)
3rd Place - Golden Kris Single Model Category (2012, The Death Guard)
3rd Place - Golden Kris Flames of War Category (2012, Tiger Platoon)
Legio Malaysia's Iron Painter and Iron Halo (2012, Nurgle Force)
I usually paint more than I play. In 2012, it turned out that I was more active than the norm since I took part in these fantastic campaigns:
  • A Bridge Too Far (2012, FoW)
  • Firestorm: Bagration (2012, FoW)
  • Tank Aces (2012, FoW)
  • Operation Case Yellow (2012, FoW)
2013 is looking to be another awesome year. Checkout this latest post by Legio Malaysia; the list of events for the first half of the year were already laid out in detail. This means that you can start planning your schedule if you're considering of participating in these events. And seriously, doesn't the picture below  blow your mind?
See you next time!