Saturday, August 29, 2009

I Lurv Hobby Nite!!!

Last night was just brilliant! I had intended to paint up the bastion and a couple of other concrete-looking bunkers in the terrain box, but got enticed into an excellent Planetstrike game with Doc before I could even finish unpacking my paints (Doc didn't really have to try too hard in his 'enticement' - I'm easy). And he revealed his brand-new Ork army, with lots of Orky konvershens - including an Ork fortress and bastion.

On the other gaming tables, it was interesting to see Arzmi's new-config Inquisitorial army - much more flexible than the old one, IMHO. Joe's daemons were on the rampage, ploughing through Eldar and mon-keigh alike. Iqbal took on the Inquisition with his Raven Guard - it's always good to see his marines. Faizal's new IG army is progressing along nicely - the brand-new Leman Russ Executioner model he brought is niiice. Khairul's second game was his baptism of fire in Planetstrike - and his defence held my Alaitoc to a standstill.

Jeff brought his Unclean terminators and daemons, all primed in white. I believe the intent was to paint up the Lord in termie armor with base colors, and then give him the dip. But what happened was truly amazing - the termie Lord was painted and dipped, and so was another termie, and a few daemons to boot. On top of that, he also finished basing some of the Catachans from last week. Talk about productive!

I don't know about you, but this dip thing is a true revelation for me. Previously I've only read about it. But now having seen real-life examples - I'm sold. The termie Lord is particularly impressive. Jeff just block-painted base colors over the white undercoat, picking out metal details and cloak, etc. No highlighting, no shading,just flat colors. Then the dip brush came out. And a couple of seconds later - it's completely shaded, and actually gave the effect of highlights too! He's going to actually paint up the highlights for the Lord after the dip is dry, but he'd save a lot of time already. I won't get further into this, go check out his blog - I fully expect him to post pics there.

And Jeff was doing most of this while chatting with Saleem, who also brought some food. In fact, Saleem and I broke fast at the Legio. Redeye was there as well, assembling his brand-new Predator, no doubt from his newly-acquired Astartes armored column. Looking forward to seeing that painted in his chapter's white livery.

Anyways, I ramble. Looking forward to next hobby nite - and actually getting to my bastions :)

18 comments:

  1. Awesome post dude- we need to do more HN recaps like this in the future.

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  2. whats there not to luv about hobby nites???:)

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  3. How about the sad fact that I haven't been able to make it and that my army is still not assembled and painted.

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  4. can we come in at any time to hobby nite

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  5. @bob- Well, not ANY time, but yes, you can come to Hobby Night. Hobby Night usually starts around 6 pm or so, with last games starting no later than 10 or 11. Friday is the only day Hobby Night is run- it's held at Battlefront Miniatures which is a factory, not a retail location. You have to RSVP to attend, but there's no cost.

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  6. rsvp phone call or email cause i dnt kno it will b my first time goin

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  7. You can email no problem- the link is on the right in the "Contact" box. Legiomalaysia AT gmail dot com

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  8. Yes, I run Battlefront Miniatures Malaysia, and I allow Legio Malaysia to use our upstairs gaming space for Hobby Night. Legio is not a business or anything like that- it's just a hobby group. The factory produces the Flames of War range of miniatures for Battlefront...

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  9. Yes I definitely play Warhammer, as well as 40K, Flames of War, and a few other things. Anything that involves putting toy soldiers together, painting them, and pushing them across the table generally sounds good to me

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  10. i for one am excited about next hobby nite ... then again, i'm always excited about friday nites ... HN is like the highlite of the week for me

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  11. let me guess u play deathkorps of kreig

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  12. I've had two DKoK armies using Armageddon Steel Legion models, one of which I sold and one I donated to a GW Hobby Center while I working for them. I'm working (VERY slowly lol) on my latest DKoK using all ForgeWorld models. Over the years DKoK has been my favorite force in the 40K universe... them and Salamanders

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  13. I hate MAS for scheduling my exam early the next morning... I missed an awesome hobby night! :(

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  14. Planetstrike was cool lan!!! Many thanks for the intro. We must do it again. This time will make a list for designed for planetstrike defense and attack.

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  15. @Jo ... bring your attacker and defender armies this Friday ... we shall have good slaughter

    @khairul ... looking forward to it

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