Monday, July 26, 2010

The Sauruses

I've started with my saurus warriors. As mentioned i have 40 saurus. Which will be grouped into 2 blocks. 1 block will be led by a scar veteran. I've never painted 40 models at a go and the task does look....overwhelming. Afraid of falling into the mindset of just getting it done quickly and sacrificing on painting quality. Ooh well, my experience in production line should be of good help here.

1. The 40 saurus.

2. I spray painted them ice blue. Although air-brushing them saved me a lot of time, spraying 41 models took quite some time.

3. I then gave them a wash of asurmen blue. Asurmen?? Isn't he an eldar? Hehehhe

Close up of the scar veteran.

And in between the spraying and washing, i managed to assemble the stegadon. Its a really nice model. Iz advised me to get another one. I think maybe i will ;) The skink and saurus are there just to show the size. I stuffed the stegadon with clay so it has some weight to it.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

24 skinks are done.

Yes sir, my first unit of warhammer fantasy unit is done. 20 skinks led by 4 braves. And as someone requested, some close up shots. Your wish is my command.

Not too shabby huh?? I mean the pictures. Vast improvement over the last few posts. Wonders what the Sun Lens of Fujidigitalcameratix can do. Truly the blessings of the old ones are embodied in this magical and ancient artifact!!

Next on the table - 40 saurus warriors. 2 blocks of 20 warriors each. One block led by an oldblood.

Let's how long these will take me. I'm targeting 2 weeks. Wish me luck.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The Lizardmen Cometh !!!

Ok ok not the clearest of pics i know. Well they say that a picture is worth a thousand words. And since my picture isn't too clear i'll give you a thousand words. So get ready for a long post....

The Lizardmen will be my first fantasy army. Just like the eldar they just called out to me. . It wasn't even a difficult choice for me. I saw their model range, did some reading and like most of you who finally made up their mind on a particular army choice, started buying like crazy :)

As you can see from the pic, i've still got a long way to go before they're ready to walk the battlefields of the old world. I'm almost done with the skinks and have started to assemble some saurus warriors. I have 40 sauruses in total which will be led an oldblood. After that, the slann, temple guards, stegadon, cold ones. That's it. Unless i give in to my desires and buy another stegadon, some salamanders and kroq-gar over the weekend ;).

The new fantasy rulebook is there in the pic esp for all my brothers back home and also 1 in bkk who haven't got theirs yet......You haven't got it yet!!!! Man, it is awesomely awesome!!! Don't even get me started on the price of books here in the Land of Smiles. Yes, i want you guys to be envious of said awesome tomb currently in my possession but wouldn't be nice to make you drool by revealing the price. Please support your LGS :).

Is that a thousand words yet?? Nope...ok

The lizardmen will be only my 3rd army of miniatures that i've collected in my short time in the war-gaming hobby. My first was the Protectorate of menoth. Had a decent collection until i gave up on the game. 2nd would be my proud saim-hann which i've put into semi-retirement. Playing the same army time and time again does this to you. Boredom. Maybe i should start a new 40K army....nah!!! Lizardmen first.

I've noticed a trend in my army choices which i didn't realise at first. All of them are heavy magic users. POM have really good magic casters, eldars with their psychic powers and now the lizardmen. Although i haven't played them or even seen anyone play them, most tell me they're the ultimate magic users in fantasy. Let's hope this is right. Because i can't wait to start dooming, guiding, fortuning and rune of warding my opponents!! Huh....wrong system?
Better start reading the rulebook then. I'm only up to page 17 of 512. Did i tell u that its awesomely thick? No. Well guys, its awesomely thick!!!

My sincerest thanks to brother Iqbal for getting me the metal musician and standard bearer. Thanks bro :)

Also sincerest thanks to brother Jeff for lending me the lizardmen armybook way back then and the many discussions we had which help me to cement my decision to collect them :)

Cheers guys. Not a thousand words yet??? I'll decide to flee then. 3 dice for leadership and pick the lowest 2. Now doesn't that sound like the abilities of some space faring elves....

Thanks guys. Korp khun mak krap.

Craftworld Saim-Hann : i need to get a camera

I really need to get a camera soon. The pics i took from my phone isn't clear at all.

This pic was taken by either Jeff or Azlan for Legio's 2nd Birthday Bash. Didnt even get their permission to use it first. Ahh well, i'll buy them lunch when next we meet.

This vessel is 1 of only 2 that i've completely painted. The others as you've seen in my previous post have been airbrushed to saim-hann colours but not detailed yet.

I've decided to shelve them for the time being to start on a new project. With the new fantasy rulebook out plus the crowd here more inclined towards fantasy, i reckon its the best time to start on my fantasy army. More on that in my next post.

In the meantime, i'm quite happy with how the wraithships have turned out. Definitely have the Saim-hann look to it. Didn't do anything fancy for it. Just orange linings to bring out the red. I haven't played a game with them yet which is a bummer. No bfg action in these parts so i'll just have to wait for my next legio nite. In september i hope.