Monday, November 30, 2009
I got : 1 Gaunts Ghost Omnibus, The Saint,
1 How to paint Citadel Miniatures,
1 Cities of Death.
I'm was at odds over which one to read first but finally went with the painting guidebook. I should be done with it by today then its on with Commissar Gaunt.
I went to Alvin's with Rizal(the former Ultramarine 5th Co. Capt) at around 6pm if i'm not mistaken. We were among the first ones there according to Alvin. Guys....you would not believe the sight!!! 40K stuffs everywhere!!! All you guys who got stuffs from Alvin should be ashamed of yourself. This isn't an arms race you know heheh LOL.
The 25% discounted price was too good to pass and many of you guys took full advantage of this one time deal. I'm only hoping that Alvin insisted on cash up front first. I'm sure he did, smart guy that he is. Anyways, i know pretty much what most of you guys got and already i'm looking forward to seeing them built, painted and causing mayhem. There were orders from guys i haven't the pleasure of meeting yet so it'd be nice if Alvin could point them in Legio's way. The more the merrier they say.
Not wanting to leave without spending some cash i finally decided to buy a box of Citadel Washes box set. All 8 washes for the price of ...........RM65 only!!! Is that the bargain of the month/year or what?? If he still has a few boxes left i urge you to buy it. Rizal got one box too. And he also got a few other stuffs.
I ended up picking Iqbal's and Subahan's stuffs as well since we're all staying in Shah Alam. I will just say......man did they went to town!!! One of them, I won't meantioned who, got 1 Chaos Landraider and 1 Landraider Redeemer and X number of oblitz among other things!!! Peter, watch your back bro. You won't be the only oblitz cheese in town soon heheheheheh.
The other guy got like X number of juggernaught and a SM vehicle. What's up with that? Building 2 armies?? I just can wait for 2010 to come. All these new armies.
So many heads to cut offs!!! The Saim-Hann will be waiting eagerly!!!
Monday, November 23, 2009
The sound as i detach them cause they got killed however isn't nice. So i would really really appreciate it if you guys show them some love when you next see them on the table. They're just eye candy and isn't really much of a threat. That's why i need to fortune them up every turn and turbo boost whenever i can.
I love you guys. My singing spears will show you just how much next time we meet.
One magnet on the flying base.
One underneath the jetbike.
Viola!!! Farseer on a jetbike. Heads will fall!!!
Saturday, November 21, 2009
1. Wash the coin clean.
2. Base with fotress grey.
3. Color with blood red.
4. Make the saim-hann stripes
5. Varnish with humbrol semi-gloss varnish. You'll notice that the red turns a darker red.
6. Paint the required psychic power initials with skull white.
VIOLA!!!! Super cheap counters done super quickly!!! I usually have a couple of them on standby in case i need more.
To show the powers of each warlock. D = destructor, En = enhance and Em = emboldenn.
Quiz : Dire avengers bladestorming with fortune and guided.
Chaos termies are doomed.
Will the termies survive?
Monday, November 16, 2009
3. Using a 1cm wide ordinary masking tape, i masked the area where i want the black stripe to be. Weaken the tape's adhesive by sticking it to paper or slighty dusty surface before applying to the surface.
9. Carefully paint outlines using blazing orange along the red areas. And that's it.
10. Coated using semi-gloss varnish. Blood red would change to a dark hue.
11. Final product. I know its a big leap from Step 10 but just wanted to show how it looked like when finished.
Hope this helps. I have done some commission work for friends in the past. Wouldn't mind doing it again just to help you get your models painted ASAP. But only for spraying base coats, primary colors or stripes/simple designs. Minimal fee. Neatness guaranteed. Hehehehe.
1. My army preparation was as well as it could be. I'm happy that everything was completed well before the tourney date. This will be my number 1 principle for all future tourneys that i enter.
'Complete painting 1 week before tourney date'.
2. Tourney organization - EXCELLENT!!! We got a t-shirt and a TAC ruler upon registering. Tables were awesome. I loved the city table best and was hoping to get a game there but wasn't destined to. Scenarios were modified 40k but i esp loved the 2 game scenario were we had the every turn exploding warp stones that we had to contest. That was a very nice twist.
3. Players were very nice. Atmosphere was friendly.
My 1st game was against eventual Tourney Champion, Lim Soo Jin. You would not believe how good his army is painted. Most guys commented on the freehand painting that he did on his landraider but to me...the best was his converted attack jetbike. Those 3 models are .....unbelievable!!! It is so so nicely done and painted. Being a Saim-Hann player who uses a jetbike council, i am humbled by his rendition of the space marine att bike on gravs. You have to see it to believe it. Back to work on my jetbikes..... I lost this game.
My 2nd opponent was eventual Tourney Best Sportsman, Ang Hongxi from Singapore. He played a choas IG army, the 1st for me. The scenario had a special twist whereby D3 +3 warp stones/objectives counter would explode every turn with no cover saves allowed. I had so much fun in this game from the exploding warp stones. The element of having to contest an unstable objective is genius. Ang was a pleasure to play against and truly deserves the best sportsman award. We even traded numbers afterwards for Sporecon next year. I won this game.
My 3rd game was against Abdul Kadir. Kill point game. By this time my feet were already aching due to amount of time i spent standing up. This was a see-saw battle which had me having the upper hand early but was eventually over-ran by his superior CC units. Highlight of this game came after when i shared with Kadir a trick us golfers use to handle the Mrs after spending a day away from home rolling dice. I hope you tried the trick bro hehehehe. I lost this game.
I ended in 14th out of 24 players. My points were 27 victory points, 9 for appearance and 5 for sportsman. Although i'm humbled by my appearance score, it was ouch for sportsman. But still 5 out of a possible 9 is considered average. I will definately work hard on this aspect of my gaming.
4. Lessons learnt.
My 1 regret during the tourney was not finding the time to take pics. I was so involved in my games that i failed to actually make time to take pics. My fault entirely. This i will rectify for the next.
Wear comfortable shoes. You'll be standing a lot during the games and by the 3rd game my feet were already starting to ache and i had minor cramps that nite.
5. Army composition. I liked the way my list played. It was fun and mobile. The seer council was a joy to play and became a fire magnet every turn...i honestly don't know why??DA's are not good in CC even with the exarch having powerweapon, shimmershield and defend. Fire prisms didnt do to well. I'm thinking of changing them to more council and walkers or banshees..
Overall it was an amazing day. My heartiest appreciation and congratulations to Jeff and Azlan for organizing this tourney. Well done guys!!!
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Ulthwe because i wanted to use Eldrad. Saim-Hann because of the jetbikes. I had decided i wanted to start a jetseer council so the red and black of Saim-Hann would really strike out compared to Ulthwe's black. Plus making those stripes using an airbrush would be both easy, quick and produce a clean neat finish. So Saim-Hann it was. Looking back, i'm glad i choose Saim-Hann. The stripes turned out beautiful and blood red was perfect after a spray of semi-gloss varnish
1750 The Storm Riders
Farseer on jetbike - jetbike, fortune, spear.
This was a shining spear exarch model. I cut the helmet side wing tips and glued one at the back to turn him into a farseer. His right arm comes from a banshee exarh model to represent a singing spear. The cowl for all the council is black, the opposite of guardian jetbikes. And I painted gold stripes to differ him from the warlock jetbike council.
Jetbike council - 5 warlocks; jetbikes, 2 destructor, 2 embolden, 1 enhance, 5 spears.
All are shining spear models painted in Saim-Hann colors. The right arms are from dire avenger exarch power weapon arms. Again to represent singing spears. Cowl is black with red stripes.
2 with shuriken cannons.
This will be my list for the Inquisition Wars tourney held at Legio this Saturday. It's quite fragile but so much fun to play. Except for the DA squad B, all elements are fast and meant to either shoot from far or zoom around.
Jetbike seercouncil has got to be the cream of my list. If my dice rolls are good then they're awesome. They're a fire magnet though and could die easily from concentrated fire.
I'm still tinkering around with this list and thinking about getting rid of a prism to get 1 or 2 more warlocks or maybe another squad of guardian jetbike.
Here's hoping my Storm Riders ride into the storm this saturday and come out triumphant!!!
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
My brother and my bestest friend in the world, the Lord Inquisitor Arzmi. Soon to be warbike ork boss...sigh, what has the imperium fallen to. Thanks Bro for getting me the Eldar Army box set. This box set is huge.
Apart from all the stuff i got from the box, he also got me:
1 box of banshees
1 box of fire dragons
1 box of dark reapers
1 box of rangers
1 box of warp spiders
and of course the codex.
Getting all these goodies in one go was pure heaven. I was spoilt for choices on which to start first. Finally started with the Wraithlord but the funny part is, after developing my list the wraithlord to this day is unfinished. Perhaps one day.
How come GW doesnt make army boxes anymore? I know there's megaforce but none for eldar. Wouldnt mind getting another eldar army box.