Friday, June 22, 2012

Attic Studio Annual 40k Tournament 2012, Bangkok

This will be my last tournament in Bangkok thus a befitting farewell to the gaming community here. It's been a pleasure to roll dices and hobbying with the Bangkokians, truly an experience I will not forget. Also a farewell gesture to the current 5th edition as it will sunset in a matter of weeks. I must apologize for my lack of updates and I have no other excuse than my current busy schedule at the moment. Still I took a little time off to join the tournament which also includes a painting contest. I will not get into much details of the tourney other than it was a 1750 point based and comprised of 3 rounds. I will post the tournament details in the download section later. I fielded my Space Wolves for the tourney, the list as per below.

Rune Priest

Wolf Lord
Storm Shield, Frost Weapon, TW Mount, Runic Armor, Saga of the Warriorborn

Pack 1
8 Grey Hunter melta gun power fist Wolf Standard MoW
Wolf Guard power fist Combi Melta

Pack 2
6 Grey Hunter melta gun power fist Wolf Standard MoW
Wolf Guard power fist Combi Melta

Pack 3
5 Grey Hunter
Wolf Guard power fist Bolter  

Pack 1
3x Thunderwolf  2x SS 1x TH

Pack 2
3x Thunderwolf  3x SS 1x TH 1x Meltabomb  

6 Long Fangs
5 Missile Launcher

Razorback Las/Plas
Razorback Las/Plas
Drop Pod

1749 points

I did quite well, finishing 3rd overall with 2 wins and a lost. The first round was against the Orks which I won big, second round against the Necrons which I got massacred and finally rebounded with a huge win in the third round a against a tough Tyranid player. To quickly sum up, it was a great tournament and the best part I got to meet new and old 40k players that day as we shed blood and gore together, a great camaraderie which something I will treasure during my time here.

As mentioned, I also joined the painting contest and ended up second place. My entry was a Space Wolf rune priest as you can see in the pics below.

I did a mild conversion especially on the fur and the stave of the runic weapon . Other than that, it was the painting part which took me about a week to finish him. I'm elated with the end result, though there's room for improvement. Appreciate your comments guys.

Below are some picture during the tourney.

Me (reading the army list), 1st round against Orks

Nicely painted Eldar war host

John, the winner of the tourney

Jom, bagged second place

My Thunderwolves, assaulting Ork Boyz

Blood Angels vs Blood Angels!

A real life Grey Knight!

A nine year old 40k player, having a blast!

John, feeling pretty good after a huge 1st round win!

Surrounded by xenos!

Tau vs Tau! Haven't seen them in action for a while.

Me (on the right) vs Kana's Tyranids, 3rd round

Me vs John's Necrons, I lost this round.

At the end of the tournament, happy faces though exhausted!

The Wolf Lord with his bounty!

Kudos to organizers and judges!
Well that's my update at the moment. By the way 3rd placing prize was a voucher worth 1000 baht store credit. I'm going to save it for the 6th edition rulebook which about to hit the local hobby shop on 30th June. I'm really looking forward to this after months of reading rumors, leaks and etc. Till then, laters..

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Thunderwolves Cavalry Part 2

A quick update, I've finished with one Thunderwolf model as per the pics below. My schedule has been hectic and can't hobby as often as I like at the moment. I'm going back to Malaysia in 3 months and so many things to clear up here in Bangkok before I'm repatriated back. In the meantime enjoy the pics and will post more hobby updates as soon as I can. Laters..

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Thunderwolves Cavalry

Not much GW hobbying as of late as my focus more on Dust Warfare. Just got the rulebook last week and I'm slowly dissecting the book for its rules. To be honest, I love it! For those who started playing Warfare or Tactics previously, Dust Warfare is somewhat a 'breath of fresh air' in terms of miniature wargaming. Rules like Reaction towards opponent's movement and attacking in the same turn and also dividing weapon hits towards appropriate targets are some of the awesome rules Dust Warfare has to offer. Seriously people, get the rulebook and learn the game!

Ok, back to my Space Wolves. I finished painting a tabletop quality Thunderwolf. You know me, always aiming for rank and file type of finishing. Well, I kinda love the end result despite its simplicity. For the wolf's black fur, I began with a basecoat of Adeptus Battlegrey. Then wash the entire model with Badab Black.I lightly drybrushed the whole model with Adeptus Battlegrey and followed by a light drybrush of Khemri Brown on the lower part of the model. I drybrushed on the coarser fur and upper part of the wolf with Codex Grey. To finish, a light drybrush of Space Wolves Grey on the coarse fur and upper part of the wolf.

I've yet to experiment with the new GW paints and frankly is waste of money as I still got lots of the old GW paints. Probably I'll try some of the new glaze and dry brush paints but that is not a priority at the moment. As you can see below, I did a small conversion on the TW rider with some fur at his back and some primitive weapons attached. I like the feral, semi barbaric look, befitting a true Fenrisian TW rider rather than having a pure power armored Space Wolf. I will post the pics once I finish painting the whole model.

Well, that's it from me at the moment, see you in the next post. Laters...

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Vlka Fenryka - 2 Rhinos completed

2 Rhinos completed in 3 weeks, that shows how slow my progress is, let alone I already missed my March dateline. I have to blame my busy schedule at the moment so this project's dateline will be extended indefinitely. As mentioned previously, I'm for going for a snow themed army thus the heavy snow effect on the Rhinos. The snow effect was actually a mixture of water, GW snow and PVA glue. Instead of applying glue and sprinkle the snow on the tank surface, I mixed all the elements in a small jar until you get a certain snow thickness. Then I used an old brush and started layering the snow on the surface. This method will allow you to get a better snow effect and avoiding the unwanted snow residue if you use the normal 'snow over glue' method. Check out the pics below.

I used the similar technique on the Long Fangs but not too much on their armor plates and missile launchers. Just enough for them to appear rugged befitting their Fenrisian snow environment.

I'm  not sure what I'm going to do next. In the meantime enjoy the pics and I'll see you guys in the next post. Laters..


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