Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Iron Painter - 20th Feb

I'm ready for Iron Painter and am really looking forward to it! What's not to like :) ... 10 hours of painting, super nice and comfortable environment, music and most important of all .... Friends who share the same interest.

This is my list.

HQ : 1 Autarch

Troops : 5 Rangers
5 Rangers

Elites : 1 Banshee Exarch
6 banshees

Fast : 1 Spider Exarch
4 Warp Spiders

That's 23 models = 536 points following the FOC. I've only included WYSIWYG points and it does not include power upgrades for the autarch or exarchs.

As you can see, everything has been primed white and based. Now all i have to do is get my painting stuff packed and i'm good to go.

1. Paints
2. Brushes
3. Mixing containers
4. Semi-gloss varnish
5. Decals
6. Humbrol Decalfix
7. Humbrol Gloscote - for those nice shining eldar gems
8. Grass flock
9. Rags
10. Extra music for my handphone + earphone

I'm contemplating whether to bring my airbrush. I only need to use them for final varnish so maybe i can pop over to Alvin's or Iqbal's table for this. I'm sure they're nice enough to accommodate me :). Just have to make sure i don't disturb their usage of it though.

Plan for the day.
1. Banshees - 3 hrs (10am - 1pm)
2. Lunch (1 - 1.30 pm)
3. Autarch - 1 hr (1.30 - 2.30 pm)
4. Rangers - 4 hrs (2.30 - 6.30pm) with short break in between
5. Break (6.30 - 7.30pm) check the others and disturb their painting rhythm by asking lots of Qs
6. Spiders - 2 hrs (7.30 - 9.30pm)

Looks good as long as i keep to the plan and strictly monitor my time.

Let's bring back the People's Choice award for the Wild Host!!!

Wish me luck guys. How goes your preparation??

Monday, February 8, 2010

Sweet dilemma

Wow its been a month since my last post. Work and personal life has been quite hectic. Excuses i know. Which is why now i have more appreciations for all of you who regularly update your blogs. My hats off guys.


My wife wanted to get me something for the new year. The amount is good enough for me to either get :

or ....

First choice is the Aero Imperialis book deal from FW. For around RM270 not including tax and post i could get 2 books. The rulebook and expansion. Each book is around 180 pages of pure goodness in their Imperial Armour books standard. Being a collector of books, my heart is heading in this direction. To complete the order, my purchase would include ;

A pair of Thunderbolts to be completed in the Apostles all white color scheme, and

Three Hellblades for the bad guys.

Both cost around RM40 each so is well within my budget. This should be good enough for me to start a game going.

Second option is Battlefleet Gothic. I've already downloaded all that can be downloaded from the GW site and the reading and rules are very interesting. If i go for this option then i could spend all that dineros on models. And BFG ships don't come cheap. I could get quite a collection of ships for the same cost of the Aero books. As much as I would like to start an Eldar fleet, I'm thinking of Imperial. More choices and better looking vessel.

A few things i'm considering.

1. I will be in bangkok soon so perhaps i should wait and observe the hobby scene there before making a decision to start collecting a new game. That fund could be used to get more 40k stuff or even start a fantasy army!

2. But i do want the Aero books. There's one thing more i like than getting new models. Its reading new rulebooks. Esp when the subject matter combines my love for aircombat and 40k. Plus both books will definitely be gorgeously printed with full color pics, schematics, drawings etc. Good to have on the collection shelf.

3. I've printed all available free materials for BFG and after binding everything up...i ended with 5 binded books which kept me very happy for a few weeks. Am still going through the rules even now. One more excuse for not updating my blog. This is where Azlan comes in with an offer to bring his BFG models for a demo. Making our already hectic hobby schedule more mind boggling.

Kindred, Iron painter, next League (?), Sporecon, Legio birthday........man, what a year this will be!!

What would really help me is if some of you are interested to start either Aero or BFG.

What say you???