Monday, September 27, 2010

Quiet Night

Not much tonight- just worked a bit on my French mortar platoon (the command team), and started doing some design for a blog facelift. More to come on that one.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

French Mortars Progress

Not a lot of progress I'll grant you, but it's better than nothing. With a little luck, I'll finish the other three stands (2 mortar teams and the command team), and this will be another platoon in the bank.

I hope everyone had a great weekend. I'm crossing my fingers before I go to bed tonight and hope that my fantasy football team kicks some serious ass tonight...


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Random IS-2

As some of you may have noticed, Adeptus Malaysia has fallen silent the last week. I apologize for that once again, but I've been a busy bee. I'm trying to teach myself how (and properly set up my hobby area) to shoot decent tutorial videos. I really dig stuff like Les Bursley's fantastic videos, and I've always got a desire to up my game and improve my hobby chops. Over the course of the last 3 or so hours, I painted and shot video of how to paint an IS-2 "quick n' dirty" for the Flames of War tabletop. I've got a lot more work to do to get this thing done, but it's fun.

As for my French, the hour is almost at hand. My progress has been horrendous, and I haven't completely finished any new models in two weeks. I've been naughty, but that doesn't mean I'm giving up on them. I might run over the time I wanted, but I sincerely want and plan to get these French done.

Hope all's well with you good people- I'll try and get back to my old blogging pace now that I'm "over the hump"...


Thursday, September 16, 2010

Posts resume this weekend

Sorry for the lack of updates folks, but I've really been hard at work on a future hobby project that I'm really excited about. I can't get into it now, unfortunately, but if I can align the stars and get some stuff done, it could be a really cool thing. When I'm able to share, I certainly will :)

I've prepped and based the mortar platoon, and I plan on painting it tomorrow at Hobby Night. I'll be sure to post some pics as well. Suffice it to say I'm way behind schedule at this point, but I'll battle until the very end of this month!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

HRR 6, Day 10

Days Remaining: 22

Models Remaining: 63

I didn't spend a whole lot of time hobbying tonight. All I managed tonight was to basecoat a couple of bases and assemble my Deep Recon Platoon (3 Panhard AMD-35 armored cars)

I better get off my ass if I'm going to finish this Hobby Rush on time. In the meanwhile, to console myself, I listened to the following song a few times and felt much better. Now, I just need something to slay...

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

HRR 5, Day 9

Quick post will do it for tonight, folks. I finished the first platoon's VB team and another Rifle/MG team. The heavier texture on the VB team (the one in the back) is from a little hobby experiment I tried. I took a whack at basing the stand with Vallejo White Pumice instead of putty, sand, and GF9 rocks. I like the pumice, but not at this scale. I think the ground looks too churned up/rough, so this is the only stand that will get that treatment. However, the white pumice would look fantastic on a 28mm scale fig, so this is definitely something I'm going to use on an army in the future. If you're curious and would like to know more about the pumice, check it out here at Vallejo's site. It's cool, and they've got a lot more textury goodness there as well.

I'm way behind, so I really need a strong hobby week next week if I'm going to pull this Hobby Rush off. Ugh.

Time to Get Back to Work

I took a few days off to recharge the 'ole hobby batteries, and that's put me theoretically behind the curve. However, I have next week off, and that's my chance to really break the back of this project. Tonight I shall resume and get some more infantry painted, and vehicles assembled. I got my bottle of VMC Gunship Green in the mail- the last color I need to paint French vehicles and equipment. Here we go...

Thursday, September 2, 2010

HRR 4, Day 4

Days Remaining: 28

Models Remaining: 65

Now, I didn't get what I should have done tonight- no doubt. I only painted one Rifle/MG Team for my 1st Platoon. HOWEVER, considering I had to take some work home and hammer away at that for a while tonight, I'm stoked that I got this much done. Besides, tomorrow's Hobby Night could see four or five stands done if I really nail it. We shall see. Here's the team in all its glory:

I leave you with a mind-bending video, that I hope will give you some 80's mind poison... DIG IT

Oh yeah.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

HRR 3, Day 3

Days Remaining: 29

Models Remaining: 66

Didn't get nearly what I expected done tonight- curses! I had some grievous airbrush difficulties this evening that kept me angered and tinkering for an equal amount of time (almost two hours). After fixing the problem, I was pretty much out of gas and only painted one stand: the Command Rifle Team from the 1st Fusiliers-Voltigeurs Platoon. Sorry no pic, but I'll see about posting that up tomorrow with the rest of tomorrow's progress.

Take it easy. I'm already behind the ball by 4 stands, so I need to get my ass in gear!!

P.S. Not posting a pic is freakin' lame. Here's the stand...