Thursday, December 31, 2009

Top Secret Armies.


Well, following what Khairul said. It's kinda funny when you suddenly churn out an army out of nowhere. In any case, I'm currently working on 5 different armies now. And most of you know that I really want to build my Eldar. My Alpha Legion is still not completed. My Orks need more boyz! And the other 2, I will leave it up to your imagination.

Either way, I'm back in my home town now, so I won't be able to get any painting done anytime soon. But I definitely will catch up once I get back to my hostel.

Have fun.

Happy new year.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Painting the slow way...

Hi, even though I've been painting for some time, this Wave Serpent here really is difficult to paint. I'm still looking for a proper base for the Wave Serpent and I'm thinking of using the Valkyrie's base and saw a part of the stem off.

Nevertheless, here are some pictures. These are not done yet though.



Did some blending to the engines.



It's supposed to go from dark blue to light blue to light green, but I guess the picture doesn't show it well.



I'm still working on the glowing engines and I still need to add some colours and tidy up my painting.



Apart from that, I'm gonna start test-painting this Howling Banshee before I paint the entire squad.


Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Eldar - Thinner Craftworld. Just kidding.

Can you believe it, I have so much Eldar and most of them aren't even painted. I have to buy more. :D

By the way, I'm actually not done with the pilot yet, I'll still spend more time adding more colours to him.



I'm also gonna be working on glowing engines. I feel that it's best for me to keep painting this Wave Serpent to the best I can, even if I do, I will make the later Eldar vehicles that I will soon own, much nicer.



These guys here have really tested my painting skills. A friend bought them for me for my birthday in May 2008 where I've barely started to take painting seriously, and my oh my, does my painting look horrible during that time. Gonna put them in thinner and melt the base off too.



Prince Yriel says hi. This was my actual colour scheme I had in mind for my Eldar in 2008. Not quite happy with it now eh? Thinner time...



When my Eldar collection escalated last year, I bought these guys and finished painting them within 3 days. As much as I still love the colour scheme I had on them, times change, tastes change and to suit my new army, they will have to go for a swim in the thinner. And of course, I want the base melted away as well.



On a side note. I've recently received my Vallejo paint sets. You can now say that I'm a very happy painter. Just need to find a proper way to store and arrange them. After that, throw them all into the glass jar of thinner.


Just kidding.

Have a good day. :D

Monday, December 21, 2009

Finally got to update. Eldar project started.

Well, I've always wanted to paint and play Eldar since the time I started Warhammer 40,000. Just that I've never known how to paint Eldar properly. So after 1 and a half years of planning, testing and thinking, I've come to start painting white Eldar!

The Eldar Wave Serpent is my first test painting on an Eldar Vehicle. And I must say, this is a very difficult task!

Anyways, here are some pictures of the progress.



I have to use the Skull White spray from GW to ensure I get an even coat.



On a side note, I've also bought an air-brush with the compressor at RM 610. Not bad I'd say. Makes painting way way faster and efficient.

I've gotten lots of guides from Khairul. He thought me how to use the air brush during the hobby night at Legio. Awesome guy he is, a maestro at air-brush! Click his name to view his blog!



Basically, my tip is, for base coating, use Skull White or Chaos Black for the first layer, if your main colour will remain either white or black. Other than that, just use the air-brush, saves you more time and money.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

No internet

For now... I just borrowed the modem for a moment to tell you guys that in the next few days, there won't be updates.

The internet at the hostel is terrible now...

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Chaos Chosen - Alpha Legion Rhino

I've been painting, yup. Did lots and lots to this Rhino. Though I still have lots in line, I think I should finish up this Rhino first.

After this, I will start on probably my Chaos Terminators, or the Plasma Havocs.



I didn't like how the right side, turned out. Never mind that, I'll rectify it.


Used some Scorched Brown to weather the vehicle a little.





I love using Boltgun Metal for the highlights, simple, easy, effective, looks like scratches and battle damage too.



Instead of leaving the top so empty, I've decided to do the free hand of the hydra here. The steps were simple, start with Dark Angels Green then go on with Snot Green. I have to mark out where the heads would be and all that.














It's not done yet obviously, but I'll work faster with it. I also need to practice on free handing more often, seeing that how this turned out didn't please me as much.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Hobby Tips - Never put your drink near the painting cup!

Well, this will be a major hobby update. For the past few days I've been assembling and assembling non-stop. And up till today, I've managed to start painting on the stuff I've been assembling.


Why I said "Never put your drink near the painting cup"? Because, when your body is accustomed to the position of your painting cup, your hand will automatically dip the brush into the water and the swishing movement of the brush will begin. Lucky for me, my cup is already half way done, and I realized instantly that I was about to mix Badab Black into my drink. Will that be Yummy?



Here are some images from a few days ago. I've been assembling a lot as I've mentioned.


These will be my Alpha Legion Chosen Chaos Space Marines. Anyone smell 5 meltas?



I've also been assembling more Ork Boyz from the Black Reach set.



Not only that, I've finished assembling 5 Chaos Terminators along with a Chaos Terminator Lord and a Sorcerer Terminator Lord.



I also assembled 2 Chaos Rhinos for my Alpha Legion. One of them is for the Chosen Chaos Space Marines.

The one below is the Rhino meant for my Chosen. I've did a minor conversion on the twin-linked bolter. Since I want this Rhino to stand out more, I let the gunner hold two bolters which should count as twin-linked. (You may steal this idea.)


Sprayed with Chaos Black. Real good spray to have and use.



Today, the painting process started.


Looks sexy! Black Rhino with Alpha Legion doors!





I'll be doing my best in completing this Rhino as soon as I can since I've got lots more to paint. I'll also be including some free hands on this Rhino just to make it a little bit more "special".

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Amazing entry for the Golden Demon.

Note, the images and work below are not produced by me. I was browsing through Cool Mini or Not and saw this amazing piece of work and thought that I would like to share this with everyone.

Makes me want to restart my Tyranids since I've sold them.


Click the links below to view the work in progress:


"Was busy assembling more and more stuff... Will update on that soon."


Alternatively, you may use this link to take a look. Since I just noticed the image doesn't work.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

LOL! New comic strip, this time, 2 pages from Master Darksol!



This 2 pages made me lol! Loved the expression on the Space Wolf and the Chaos Space Marine with the eye!

Thanks to Master Darksol for doing this. Click on the name to view his blog and see his other stuff.