Saturday, August 18, 2012

Good Start to My Hobby Vacation

I'll get some pics up tomorrow, but for now I just wanted to post up some progress and motivate myself for the upcoming hobby binge of Flames of War and 40K. For FoW, I painted the last four Rifle/MG teams today. This finishes 1st Platoon 100%- huzzah! I also managed to assemble, putty, prime, and basecoat my Divisional AT Gun Platoon of PaK36 guns. Muy bueno.

I've decided 100% that once this army is done, I'm going to make my final, well overdue push to get my Death Korps of Krieg finished. The initial 1500 point army is detailed below, with a nice start I might add!

Really, there's not a whole lot left to do to at least get my army on the table and rolling some dice.

I'll get another post done on Monday with full pics and details of the progress so far. Until next time....

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

SPARTACUS Just Around the Corner

I was fortunate enough to play quite a few playtest sessions on this game both here in Malaysia as well as in New Zealand, and I can definitely say this game is a lot of fun. It does a great job capturing both the intrigue and the arena bloodshed quite well in the game. When you play and participate in your first slave auction, gladiator battle, or alliance to ruin another player you'll see what I mean.

I haven't seen the finished game in all its glory yet, but I'll be certain to get a copy as soon as they become available! Try yourself when you can- I'm sure you'll dig it. If you're lucky enough to be able to attend GenCon this week, there will be a huge Spartacus playing area set up so be sure to pop by and check it out!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Two More Stands Done

More painfully slow progress with the completion of two more Rifle/MG team for 1st Platoon. I really need to get off my ass and get this army done before Tau, Death Korps, and Avenging Sons projects completely derail my Flames of War mojo...

Monday, August 13, 2012

Tau Camo Test

Fooled around tonight with a possible Tau camouflage scheme I've had stuck in my head for a couple of weeks. The concept is a camo scheme for an aquatic world that looks like water and bubbles rising up through it. For this test I used clumps of silly putty as the mask and then did an Ultramarine Blue to White gradient on top of it. It's admittedly abstract looking, but I'd love to get done feedback from you guys. My thinking is that the leading edge of the tank would be white and fade to blue towards the back.


Thursday, August 9, 2012

Two More Stands Done

Got two more stands done tonight- 1st Platoon's Light Mortar Team and one Rifle/MG team. No pics tonight though- I'll wait until I get the rest of the unit done and post them all up at once. If all goes well at Hobby Night tomorrow, we'll see those pics Saturday at the latest!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

1st Platoon Halftracks Done

Finally got these done, though I'm a bit disappointed with some decal silvering that occurred in a couple of spots. I'll probably paint up a couple more pieces of stowage and glue them on in places that will obscure those spots. I should've used more gloss varnish!

Painting has started on the platoon, and tomorrow should show some good progress. Here's another pic and the updated progress tracker- thanks for checking it out!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

1st Platoon Primed, Hanomags Well On Their Way

I haven't been setting the painting world on fire the last few days, but each day is seeing more an more done. Today I primed my 1st Platoon, and got a good start on their halftracks. I laid down the grey basecoat, painted on all the basic colors, gloss varnish, and the oil pin wash. I should've done the decals before the pin wash, but it shouldn't be a big problem. I'll let the oils dry tonight and tomorrow get them cleaned up, decals on, a little dust.... that's about it.

I really want to get 1st Platoon completely finished this weekend- we shall see...