Thursday, November 21, 2013

Hobby Night RSVP 22 November 2014

It's grilling time at Legio for tomorrow's Hobby Night! And delicious extreme burgers and hot dogs are on the menu folks.
For everyone who have signed up to join our feast, grilling will start at around 8.15 and we expect to finish around 9pm. So if you want your food fresh and hot you need to be there around this time.

Also up is the Special choice fantasy throwdown. All participants are reminded to bring their models by 9pm as judging will start then and finish at 10pm.

Itl's going to be a BLAST!!! Rsvp here if you're coming :)

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Wrath of the Omnissiah 40K Tournament CANCELLED


Wrath of the Omnissiah 40K Tournament CANCELLED

Howdy Folks,

After careful consideration, circumstances have led us to decide to cancel our Warhammer 40,000 tournament scheduled for December 14th. Given the high amount of 40K tournament activity over the last month in the Klang Valley area, we feel that we might be better off giving our community a bit of a breather!

The good news is that this is going to open up an opportunity for us to run our second Warhammer tournament early next year. We have tentatively scheduled this tournament on Saturday, March 8th. This is one week after the completion of our Legio Army Throwdown at the end of February. We're thinking of putting the points for this somewhere in the 2000-2500 points range. We'll create a Facebook event page for this, and we encourage anyone interested in attending to give us your feedback on what points level we should do this at.

We hope no one is too terribly inconvenienced by this cancellation. Many thanks for the hobby community's continued support, and we look forward to bringing you all more of the very best in hobby events and activities in the future.


Monday, November 18, 2013

This Friday at the Forge.. Dice, Games, Minis, and.... Burgers??!!


In consideration of both the upcoming Ascension tourney as well as our second Throwdown coming up, we thought it might be fun to have a festive Friday Hobby Night and bring down our grills for some cookout burgers and dogs!

Anyone coming to Hobby Night this Friday has the next TWO DAYS AND TWO DAYS ONLY to put in and pay for your own freshly grilled beefburgers, cheeseburgers, or hot dogs done up by Jeff Brooks and Khairul Effendy. Burgers are RM10.00 each and hot dogs RM 5 each. Buns are being baked just for us by the French bakery L'EpiD'or downstairs, and they are going to be great!

Funds are payable directly to Hobby Forge staff, Jeff Brooks, or Khairul Effendy. Orders must be placed and paid for no later than the end of the day tomorrow if you're interested.

See you Friday at Hobby Forge! :)

Thursday, November 14, 2013

It's Almost Time for Iron Painter!

Hola hobby amigos!

In anticipation of this week's Iron Painter competition, I thought I'd repost some advice I gave out years ago when we ran our first Iron Painter back in 2008. For those who've never done it before, it's tough! Have a read, and use what you can. It's going to be a blast!!


First, let’s start with the army you’ll be painting. The most common problem with past competitors is that they didn’t bring a LEGAL army. A big part of the idea behind Iron Painter is to get something done that you can use on the tabletop by itself. So, if you decided to compete with a Warhammer army, you better make sure you’re painting an army general and sufficient Core choices from your chosen army. If you don’t have those things, your army isn’t legal! Remember that you need to have at least 30 models. Do up an army list for yourself and make it easy to prove that you meet the mark.

Now, let’s get on to the practical side of painting. Use the time you have before the Iron Painter wisely. Clean all the flash and mold lines off your models, and assemble them nicely. If you plan to glue sand on the bases, do so before you spray prime them. When you prime them, make sure you get every crack and crevice of EVERY model. Set yourself up to be as successful as possible- SAVE TIME AND ENERGY.

When the bell rings at 10:00 AM Saturday, be sure to get crackin’ and keep crackin’. Know beforehand how you’re going to paint your army- don’t wait until that day to figure out a color scheme. While you’re painting, be thinking of the next step so you waste as little time as possible. Get up every few hours and take a short break. Walk around a little bit. Check out the competition. Get some fresh air. Then, get back to work!

I strongly recommend that you paint your General, Command HQ, or HQ choice first if you want it to look good. Your mind will still be fresh. Your best painting is only going to last the first 6 to 10 hours or so unless you have inhuman mental endurance. Take advantage of that “good time” and paint the difficult stuff right off the bat. Save the block painting for when your mind turns to mush at 5:00 AM Sunday.

Finally, I have a list of things that experienced Iron Painters tended to bring with them in the past. Read through this and make sure you bring what you’re going to need (other than your army and standard hobby supplies!).

• music player with headphones
• Charger/batteries for your MP3/music source
• Portable lamp that clamps on to any table
• Your favorite snacks and energy drinks
• Seat cushion (if you have a hard time sitting for extended periods)
• Pillow to catch a cat nap on the floor

Finishing an Iron Painter is like finishing a marathon. Make no mistake- this is not an easy thing to do with any degree of skill. Fatigue will smite you without a doubt. The average Iron Painter contests I've run in the past had a whopping 75% dropout/failure to complete rate. Grind it out. Keep putting forward effort no matter what. The feeling you get by finishing something that hard is well worth the lack of sleep. Remember, you’ve got the rest of Sunday to fall into a painting induced coma!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

RSVP for Hobby Night & Fantasy Army Throwdown

First up, we'd like to announce that Legio Malaysia have shifted from Battlefront Miniatures' office to the new Hobby Forge. Due to space constraints that we were and are still currently facing at the factory, we knew that we needed to shift Legio to a new location. This location had to be spacious enough for us to hold our regular Hobby Nights, events & tournaments and more importantly allow our tables to be laid out at all times thus protecting them from damages.

We're sure all of you will agree that the new Hobby Forge fits all these requirements and more. So please join us in thanking Alvin Khaw, the owner of Hobby Forge for kindly allowing us to shift Legio Malaysia's base there. Thank you dude.

Secondly, our Fantasy Army Throwdown : Core unit will be held tomorrow during Hobby Night. For everyone who have joined us in this painting madness, you will need to bring your completed Core unit. All entries must be displayed by 9pm. Those who bring their entries late at 9.01pm onward will not be eligible for voting so please come early. 
Voting will start from 9-10pm and is open to everyone who comes for Hobby Night. So even if you're not taking part, we'd appreciate if you can come to support and vote :)
Just in case you missed the first part of this post, the Throwdown will be held at Hobby Forge. Do not go to Battlefront Miniatures tomorrow night! Only zombies and ghouls will be there. 

Thirdly, our annual year end event will be held on Saturday, 14th of December. Wrath of the Ommissiah will a 1850 points Warhammer 40K tournament. The rulespack is already out. Just click on the banner above for details. We are having 20 participants for the event so please sign up quickly to confirm your entry. Be prepared for devastating steel rain from above!!! You cannot hide....

Fourthly, our Iron Painter event will be held next Saturday until Sunday. Again please click on the banner above for more details. No limit for participants so come join us :)

Lastly, since we're now based at Hobby Forge, you don't really need to RSVP here for your attendance but we'd like to keep the tradition alive. 

We've been based at Battlefront for 6 long years....Ave Legio!!!

Wow, that was a long post. RSVP here if you're coming.