Wednesday, March 26, 2014

High Elves Army Plog Update #2

The last I blogged about my High Elves was Christmas 2012. Since then, the army has been completed - 2000 points of fully painted High Elves.

My entry for Legio Malaysia Throwdown II

Close up of the BSB

Legio Malaysia's Warhammer Fantasy Army Throwdown gave me the impetus I needed to finish painting the High Elves.

It was a wild ride! The initial trepidation at having to submit a fully painted unit gave way to elation and a sense of fulfilment as I began to complete each unit, week after week, seeing the army growing from the initial 5 man unit of Reavers to reach its eventual 2k points. The next few days will see me bumping this up to 2500 points in order to field a valid army for Legio Malaysia's Warhammer Fantasy Tournament 'Shadows over Nuln' on the 5th April 2014.

Some close up pics to follow.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Had a Blast on My Birthday

Well, I'm 41 now. The fantastic bunch of friends I have over at Hobby Forge saw fit to celebrate with me on the eve of my birthday.

Of course, there was booze.
There were awesome presents! (Booze being one of them - Thanks Alvin and gang!), minis from Jon, Yip, BLee. (You guys rock!) If I missed out anyone, I apologize.
Kensei Samurai Hero (Was so excited I painted it up on the spot. Thank you Yip!) 

Whee!!!! Pirates!!! Arrrrrr!!! Thank you Jon!
My other bunch of Penang friends in KL took me out for dinner at Eurodeli. There was much feasting. Oh, and my awesome sister made sure I had cake!!!!!
Pumpkin soup!

Ugly sausage - according to wifey

Selfie time!

Awesome food and awesome company! Me happy boy!
I can haz my cake and eatz it too!
Ended the night with drinks and pool at TTDI with the Hobby Forge gang.  It was a fantastic end to to a great night.  
Dom lines up his shot.

Tyranid Commission - Pic Heavy

I've started accepting commissions for miniature painting.

A case of being at the right place at the right time saw a whole load of minis coming my way.

This was an army commission initially comprising:

1x Tervigon
1x Carnifex
1x Hive Crone
1x Harpy
40x Termagants
40x Hormagaunts
5x Ripper Swarms
3x Hive Guard

This was the original paint scheme the client wanted.
 Having received the boxes from my client, over the course of the next 2-3 days I proceeded to assemble and prep all the minis.

Harpy WIP

Carnifex and Haruspex WIP


Went for the classic 'screamer killer' look.

Hive Guard

 Phew! All assembled, next - priming.

Primed and ready for paint.
I quickly painted up a test mini and sent a pic to the client for approval and I was good to go!
Test model
Test model
The next few weeks would be a blur of painting. My recipe:
Skin - Warpfiend Grey thinned with Lahmian Medium. Shading wash with thinned Druchii Violet. All over glaze with Gulliman Blue.
Carapace - Base Rhinox Hide, drybrushed successively with Trollslayer Orange, Averland Sunset, striations with Rakarth Flesh.
Weapon casings, primary claws - Temple Guard Blue drybrushed with Skink Blue.
Based with sand and small pieces of slate, overbrush with Temple Guard Blue and Ceramite White, flocked with Snow.

Here are a few WIP pics.

 Carnifex WIP.

 Decided to build the Tervigon and enter it into Hobby Forge's March Monster Madness too.

Completed Tervigon at March Monster Madness

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Back to blogging

It's fitting that I do this on my birthday. Well, a lot has happened in the one year since I stopped blogging. Mostly work, family and some personal stuff sucked up my time.

Some of the more interesting things that happened from then til now.

1. Work commitments meant a transfer to HQ in Kuala Lumpur. So I've been living and working in KL now since September 2013. I live in Puchong, but you will usually find me most evenings at Hobby Forge in Kelana Jaya where I'm an unofficial 'grot'
Cool place to hang out and hobby!
 2. I officially became a member of Legio Malaysia, the premier wargaming club in the Klang Valley. Thanks for accepting me as a member guys!

3. I completed a 24 hour painting challenge!

Legio Malaysia's Iron Painter 2013

4. I've completed my first fully painted army since starting this hobby many, many, many years ago.

Legio Malaysia's Warhammer Army Throwdown
5. I've started doing something I always wanted to do, paint miniatures on a commission basis.

So, I'm back to blogging about mainly my passion and hobby - Miniatures. I hope you will continue to join me on my journey.