Thursday, April 22, 2010

Night Out = Not Much Progress

Well, I didn't end up doing any painting last night. My wife and I decided to head out for the evening, and had a fantastic meal at one of my favorite restaraunts. If you have a chance and have never tried it, pop by Sunway Pyramid and have a meal at "Mantra". It's one of the restaraunts overlooking the ice skating rink. They have a wide variety of stuff to eat, but the Indian food is tops. I love it.

Despite not painting, I did actually assemble another part of my force. My Light Gun Platoon is now assembled, equipped with the LG 40 75mm recoilless gun (pictured above).

Tonight I need to work on BFG campaign stuff, including the sub sector map I'll be posting online, as well as a campaign results form. I doubt I do any painting, but if somehow I manage it I'll try and post some pics.

For those following my progress with the Flesh Tearers, don't despair. I have by no mean abandoned them. With our Market Garden campaign coming up, I just want to get at least a playable, fully painted 1000-1500 point FJ list done. I really hate playing with unpainted miniatures! As soon as that's done, 100% of my hobby effort will go into finishing my savage Blood Angel successors...

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Flames of War Hobby Time!

Now that my Chaos Battlefleet Gothic fleet is finished and ready for the campaign, it's now on to Flames of War! :)

Last night I finished building a battery of four StuG III D assault guns. My plan is to immediately start painting them tonight, using the airbrush and everything I've learned from Soo Jinn and Nick. Up to this point, I haven't had much luck painting 15mm scale tanks to a standard I'm happy with. I hope that's about to change tonight!

After those it's on to the bulk of my fallschirmjager company with the command section, two full infantry platoons, and a light gun section. That will give me my first 1000 points, which will allow me to play games in the upcoming Market Garden campaign we're running at Legio. It'll also form the foundation of a full 1750 force that I'd like to get finished in time for SPORE. If progress goes well, and I can work out the logistics, the current plan is to play in the Flames of War tournament this year at SPORE. We'll see...

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Chaos Fleet is Finished

As you can see, I got "Vitae Corruptus" finished, along with the escorts for my fleet. This allows me to play a 2200 point standard game, or have a 2K campaign fleet no problem. The Chaos fleet has been officially finished- HUZZAH!

This week I'm starting the first 1K of my Flames of War Fallschirmjager force for the upcoming "Market Garden" campaign. Stay tuned here for some painted pics :)

Sunday, April 11, 2010

An Early Night, But Cool Nonetheless

Well, as all the local folks at Legio know, we have a new BFG table. It's sweet, and I think my fleet is damn sexy on it! ;)

I didn't get a game in, as I left early, but I'm sure as hell getting one in this Friday. This week I'll finish the large planet and the rest of my fleet, so I can move on my Flames of War Germans and my Flesh Tearers. Tune in this week for more pics and news on both...

Friday, April 9, 2010

POLL: Sanguinary Guard... Yes or No?

Hmmm. Now I'm not so sure about Sanguinary Guard.

When I first saw them, I thought they were beautiful models that had no place in my Flesh Tearers army. Too...beatific. Now though, after seeing this Flesh Tearers scheme on the GW Blog with the black wings, they seem like they might just be sinister enough with the right paint scheme.

So, please take a vote in the poll to the right and tell me what you think. I'm on the fence!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

A Night for Battlefleet Gothic

Last night was very cool- without a doubt a watershed moment for the Battlefleet Gothic hobby at Legio Malaysia.

To start with, I finished the first 1000 points of my Nurgle-devoted Chaos fleet. The flagship is a Repulsive class grand cruiser "Bringer of Despair", accompanied by one Murder class cruiser, two Slaughter class cruisers, and the Devastation class cruiser "Malevolent", pictured above. I even painted up fighters, bombers, and super sexy ForgeWorld Dreadclaw assault pods. They look great!

Khiarul and Azlan have also finished their starter fleets, both Imperial and both looking great. They both also painted up fighters and bombers, which look great on the table. That brings me to the last and coolest thing about last night- the table.

What you see above is a trial run, done by our own Soo Jin. He took a 9" x 12" piece of clear acrylic and painted the celestial phenomenon "in reverse" on the underside of the acrylic, and then painted black over it. You then flip it over, and POOF!, you're looking through clear acrylic to see the stunning starscape underneath. So with the successful test done, that my fleet above is cruising on, Soo Jin spent the rest of the night doing the same thing to a full sized 6' x 4' table.

I'll paint the black background on the table this week, and next hobby night I'll take some pics so you can see what is probably one of the best Battlefleet Gothic tables you will see ANYWHERE. I can't wait :)