Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Some modelling updates over the Past month

Last day of September today and i'm like a frenzied bloodletter typing away to get 1 more post before midnight...

Some work in progress shots trying to the cheques onto my converted ork warbuggy. I cant believe I took 2 months to decide how to paint them and then in an anti climax, settling on just go faster cheques.

Note to self.
Masking off cheques only really comes out nicely when using a spray (airbrush), I didnt take a photo of the horrow after I peeled off the masking tape and realising all the white paint had run!

The ork wartrakk has been around I think since when I quit 40k ermm 16 years ago. I decided I had to upgrade and modernise the kit alittle, Chopping off the frontbike and adding the new awesome looking ork warbike on the front.

Mental note to self: damn, the wartrakk just got even larger.. would I be able to stay completely out of line of sight (LOS) now?

Green Stuff and  Talcum powder on converted Painboy on Ork Warbike.

Warboss Alex and I had a 2v2 game against Charles and Alan, it was one of those games, where we were laughing all the way, convinced that we were going to lose and enjoying every minute of it. A miraculous roll of dice on 2 of those D3 points for objectives cards, suddenly swung the game in our favour.

Anyway the star of Alex's army was his beautiful core unit of warbikers and his painboy on the warbike. I decided I needed one too!

Alex's warbiker on their volcanic asphalt type basing.
GW didnt make a model but I thought I saw a few converted models online. After clipping off the waist and legs of a painboy, I did some dry fitting onto the biker legs and onto the warbike itself. Hopefully the surgery and reassembly would please the Mad Doc himself!

Heres a tip.
I realised that GW wants the builder to assemble the bike first, then insert just the lower legs over the saddle. And then glue on the upper half. Its almost impossible to seat the ork fully assembled into the seat.

This works great if this is an out of the box build but with the painboy conversion there wasnt a smooth mating surface between the upper and lower halfs.

In order to create a small mating surface between the upper and lower halfs of the conversion, I first aligned the 2 halves, placed a pin through them and squished some green stuff between the 2 halves. BUT BUT before squishing the 2 halves together, I dusted talcum powder.. (well actually SAF foot powder because Orks like it like that) as a form of 'mould release agent' so that the 2 halves wont get too tacky and stick together.

2 halves pulled apart, showing the talcum powder between. Note the pin that will help to align both halves together later on.

talcum powder washed off and the green stuff left to harden.

Once the green stuff has fully hardened, I can continue to prime and paint both halves and then gluing together when I'm thoroughly satisfied.

All quiet on the western front?

It’s been quiet on the blog since the GR invitational tourney but its actually been quite the opposite here in our gaming world.

Well firstly we heard about the closure of my favourite gaming haunt, this led to our many discussions about what to do etc, we haven’t an answer yet. 

Because we have built up a nice little community of regulars who are both fanatical about wargaming and modelling, we really want to keep the community going.

Also we had a mad run to stock up on mini’s and supplies in the said shop’s closing down sales.
Whole shelves cleared in a few days! Ray in his earlier post, obviously helped to clear the shelf too!

We even had a chance to celebrate the opening of a cool bakery in the Kg Bahru. Lots of yummy cakes! Thanks Swarmlord and JE!

"Say Cheesee!"  Photo (courtesy of Mrs AM, used without permission =p )

Something that got me excited is the announcement of the 1500point ‘Last March of the Titans Tourney', I really want to give it a good run.

I decided to give myself a few goals of
1.)    Putting together a decently competitive ork army
2.)    Play competently (heh)
3.)    Fully paint every one of them green skins..

Grey? tide..

Tall order? Miracles happen in Ork-tober! We’ll find out. 4 weeks left to the 1500pt battle …

Here's the new banner for the all up coming Orky posts!

Last but not least, heres a photo by special request..  =)

Monday, September 28, 2015

Distractions! Malifaux has landed at ABO

Such beautiful models! So when Rico let one of his boxed sets go, I thought I would take it to try them out. And man, these models are SWEET! Really fine models. Think Harlequins. True scale too, making them really nice to look at.

Amazed that these models had no mould lines. Could it just be my boxset?
I went and used Green Stuff and pressed them into moulds (thanks Melvin) to create the cobblestone effect you see on the models' bases.

Used my airbrush to create the shades

Just some WIP before we played the next day

Virgin game!
Patrick hosted the intro game for us and lent me his Lady Justice Crew. My wife actually played my Misaki crew. It was quite confusing initially but I think I roughly get how it works. The Cheat mechanic really made the game more about risk management. The later the game gets, the more interesting it gets.

Got me really pumped to get more stuff! ERMAGAWD!

But don't worry, 40k still a big part of my life so this blog will still be updated. Look what I just bought the other day.

Ed's face: Priceless
See you guys soon and enjoy your week!

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Slowburn - 1000 Point Clash of Patrols!

This Shortrep is kinda late but this was taken during Month 4 end when we each brought our 1000 point Slowburn armies to battle it out. So we ended with really beautiful armies and all had a blast playing. Really feel that 40k should be like this. All nicely completed and no one bringing spam lists. Well done chaps! 

Mark lining up his Orks-even at 1000 points it's a massive horde! 

Charles grinning before letting hell down

Alan and his semi complete Night Spinner-tsk tsk tsk! Sam with his beautiful Dark Angels Ravenwing

My Blood Angels vs Zim's mobile White Scars

Tough fight! 
The day eventually went to Zim who also took the first Slowburn 2v2 at ITE! Looks like we have the makings of a champ here. Watch out as he continues to smash heads!

Two more events coming in October as Patrick preps his 1500 Last March of the Titans and I prep Titan Souls Apocalypse. 

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Slowburn Month 5 Progress

As with all leagues, attrition is guaranteed. This month only 3 people managed to turn up, although I know a few of the guys actually have valid reasons. Nevertheless, really proud of the guys who did and completed their pledges despite being so busy with life. Here they are! 

Sam and Ray - Death Angels! 

Sam's 3rd army this league! 
While he didn't get them all to his usual top finished standard, this is his 3rd army. Started with Eldar, then Nids and now Marines! Madness!

Red wants to go fasta! 
Month 5's theme was Red Wants to go Fasta hence I completed these fast units. But as a bonus, I completed the Terminators and Cassor the Damned as well.

Probably spent the most time on these guys in my entire painting career these Terminators. I do love them though. Each one of them dripping with character.

Mark and his really lovingly crafted Orks! 
Sam, Mark and myself are thinking of doing a battle between the Death Angels vs the Orks. Mark will need reinforcements in the form of Alex though! 1500 vs 1500. Bring it! 


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