Sunday, November 29, 2009

Mad hobby rush! Assembly line...

I should have posted this a few days back, but I was quite busy and went out of town awhile.

I was preparing for the Legio's Iron Painter event. Assembling and assembling more Orks! I'll be bringing more Ork Boyz for the Iron Painter and I will most definitely attempt to go for the Iron Halo award. I would have to paint 30 models worth of at least 1,000 points within 12 hours.







I like this Ork's pose. Real cool.



I've also finished assembling my Alpha Legion Land Raider and have sprayed it black.


Looks like for the next few days I will be assembling more than I will paint. Since I need to start putting together more models for the Iron Painter and practice it on my Alpha Legion...

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

I find this quite funny.


http://digg.com/comedy/Terrible_band_is_terrible_at_photoshop_steals_logo

Take a look at the link, may not be much info, but definitely something to talk about...

The band Brutal Truth is about to face the brutal truth of the possibility of being sued by our favourite company GW. They should either get a designer to do it for them or go learn some Adobe Illustrator skills.


Funny, this might be the work of Tzeentch... Probably a scheme so GW can sue them and get more money. Luckily not out of our pockets this time... :D

Friday, November 20, 2009

Hobby Tutorial - Magnetizing search lights on a Land Raider.

For the past few days I've been held back from doing my hobby stuff thanks to my assignment and some of the business that I'm running. Nevertheless, I found out some very interesting stuff that you can do with magnets and green stuff.

I've assembled most of my second Land Raider today, and as you can see, my table is in a mess.


In fact, my entire room is a mess, not to mention, even my bed wasn't spared from the hobby madness.



I had to use my other table, as my primary hobby table is packed with stuff. Which reminds me that I will need to tidy it up soon!





OK, getting back to topic. I was wondering how could we make a fully WYSIWYG Land Raider and yet not face the difficulty of transporting the said vehicle. The highest point of the Land Raider is definitely the search light in which gives us the dilemma of whether to glue it on or not.

If we actually do glue it, it will risk being snapped of during gaming or transporting, so I thought, why not just magnetize the search light?


I started off by getting some green stuff, drop it into hot water. That actually softens the green stuff a lot! It makes it easier to mix and do whatever you want to it.





Since I've already glued the top part on, I had to do it the hard way. If you want to make it easy, do the green stuff and magnets first before gluing.

I placed the magnet on the opposite side and used another to hold the magnet into position.




With the green stuff I mixed, I used my finger to press it all around the magnet at the opposite side from the nearest hole. Well, like I said, if you already glued it, this is the hard way. Do make sure the magnet is at the centre, you will be able to tell the location of the magnet by watching the one on top.




Cut off the little stand on the search light.




Glue the magnet to the bottom of the search light, and do make sure you're on the right polarity. I did it wrongly. so it naturally repelled and I had to pluck it out to glue it again.





Ta-da! Not only the search light can be kept for transportation, you can also turn it around 360 degrees!



Isn't that awesome?! If only I thought of this earlier I would already use it for most of my vehicles.



Hope you find this short tutorial useful. If you have any questions, do ask either by commenting or emailing me...

Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Thank you Forge World, for messing up.

Recently I've ordered quite a bunch from Forge World. One of them was the Ork Warboss on Warbike and the rest of them were 2 Alpha Legion Rhino Doors and 1 Alpha Legion Land Raider door.

As you can see, here are the packs that contain all the doors.





Take a closer look and you will see the difference.




Well, knowing that it's their fault in packing the doors, someone somewhere in the other side of the world who ordered the Alpha Legion Rhino Doors will possibly be receiving a duplicate of the left side, in which I already had a duplicate of both right doors. Even though I could work with it, but I think it's best to ask them to send it to me again.

After all, I've bought lots of stuff from them...



So today, Ivan brought me the new pack that they've sent. It arrived within 2 days.

This is not the first time that Games Workshop or Forge World has done some wrong packaging, but honestly, I love it when they do it... XD


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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Legio Malaysia - Inquisition Wars 1750 Tournament

Yesterday was the Inquisition Wars 1750 Tournament at Legio. The night before the event I had to make a few objective markers for myself since I hadn't done any, I rushed 3 out. More about them on the next few posts.

We were divided into the Red and the Black team. I was in the Black team and the picture below shows the entire Black team there. I couldn't find the picture of the full Red team, but I know that they're scattered here and there across blogs and sites.


More coverage of the event has been written up at Legio. More pictures are also shown at Azlan's blog, he didn't play in the event in order to be the Tourney Judge.

Also, thanks to Jeff for organizing such and amazing event. We had 24 players who were there to roll dice. Screams of agony were heard and victory cries were loud at the tourney, we heard lots of cheering and commotion throughout the entire duration of the games.


A picture below shows my Alpha Legion in play in round 1. I enjoyed the games a lot, especially the mission of defender versus attacker. (I was defending against some beautifully painted Imperial Guard by Hongxi.)



The image below, gotten from the Legio, shows our ranking and standing. I'm actually quite happy that I did very well, though in round 2, my dice rolls were terrible and I got horribly ground to dust. Even though I was the top of the black team, we were still far from anywhere near the champ.


Here's the army list I used at the tournament.

Alpha Legion 1750 army list

HQ

Chaos Lord
Terminator Armour
Daemon Weapon
145

Chaos Lord
Terminator Armour
Daemon Weapon
Combi-melta
150

Elites

1 Chaos Terminator Champion
Icon of Chaos Glory
Chain Fist
2 Chaos Terminators
Chain Fist
Heavy Flamer
145

Chaos Land Raider Dedicated Transport 220

Troops

1 Chaos Space Marine Aspiring Champion
Power Fist
9 Chaos Space Marines
2 Meltaguns
Icon of Chaos Glory
220

Chaos Rhino Dedicated Transport 35

1 Chaos Space Marine Aspiring Champion
Power Fist
9 Chaos Space Marines
2 Meltaguns
Icon of Chaos Glory
220

Chaos Rhino Dedicated Transport 35

1 Chaos Space Marine Aspiring Champion
Power Fist
9 Chaos Space Marines
2 Meltaguns
Icon of Chaos Glory
220

Chaos Rhino Dedicated Transport 35

Heavy Support

6 Chaos Havocs (Iron Warriors)
4 Autocannons
Icon of Chaos Glory
180

Chaos Vindicator
Daemonic Possession
145


A total of 1750 points.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

The Ork Warboss on Warbike has arrived!

I've gotten my Forge World stuff, and I can say I'm quite excited about it, mainly because of the Ork Warboss on Warbike. It looks like a treat to assemble and paint, but I would have to be careful to remove the flashes and mould lines, especially not to break it.

The picture shown below is the full kit of the Ork Warboss on Warbike unassembled.



After washing the parts and assembling most of it, here's how it looks. Notice that I haven't assembled the front and rear wheel guards.




Also, not forgetting to mention, I have no idea what a damper is. This 2 little pieces here is supposed to go somewhere that I don't know and for the entire night, couldn't figure out at all...



Along with the resin package, there is also the so called "manual" which you can literally throw after you make sure which part is which.



That's all the info you get from the so called "manual". So it seems that those 2 little parts will just be some piece of terrain next time, as I just couldn't be bothered to assemble it at all...


We pay so much money to Forge World and they can't even make a manual that's a little better or perhaps similar to Games Workshop? They have to do something about it...


"Moral of the story, if you don't know what goes where and it's Orky, ignore it..."

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Champion with combi-plasma painted.

I've painted up the champion with combi-plasma along with 3 other guys that were waiting for me to paint for a long time. Finally I sat down and dealt with all of them at once.


The highlight of the day is of course, the champion with combi-plasma. I actually cut it off and made it a little more compact.


I think I still have to work on the glowing effects he gets from the plasma on the bolter, so I'll continue to work on him.


I still have more men to paint up, and news is here that my Forge World order will be arriving soon, so I will show you guys what I bought.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Nice new shelf.

Well, I've been eyeing this shelf for the past few months, and I thought to myself, it's time to get it! The price at Ikea was at RM 249 a long time ago, it dropped to RM 199, and now it's only at RM 179! Great deal for such a beautiful display case.

It's extremely heavy at 42kg's! Requires 2 people to assemble and lots of thinking on how to place certain parts here and there. Now I don't have to worry about not having enough space to keep my minis, especially out of dust!


On the top is obviously my Orks! These are all the Orks I've painted so far, and I'll definitely want to continue painting them.


Some of my Alpha Legion.


And many other minis that I've painted. I realized that the pictures weren't clear, but you get the idea.


I've got more that are not on display obviously, just that these minis are just gonna spend most of their time here if I don't use them.

So if you want one of these sweet shelves, go get one!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Hobby Tips - Sketch before freehand.

Sometimes I've painted my freehanded stuff on vehicles just by chance or by intuition. This time, I've been having difficulties when I wanted to create a motif for freehand for my Alpha Legion's Chaos Chosen's Rhino.

Since it's for my Chosen, I think it would be nice to give it a good freehand for their Rhino.

So, in one of my psychology classes, I was overly bored and started doodling for freehand on my Rhinos.


I like the Chaos Star, it's such a beautiful thing. Makes me want to paint Black Legion. I'll be using the Hydra symbol on the right for the Rhino when I my stuff arrives.

Hope you guys enjoyed this post and finds this a little helpful.