|One of my tourney armies|
on the display board
2012 was the year of Chaos Dwarfs for me. I made my first purchase at the very end of 2011 and within a year, I managed to collect and paint a sizeable army. Although my painting speed was not at what I'd have liked to be, I have no complaints about the overall theme and the way my army looks. 'Nuff said, 'ere is the tally. Will leave the photos as links, otherwise the post will be unreadable:
Sorcerer-Prophet on Great Taurus
Dark Castellan BSB
51 Infernal Guards
2 Chaos Dwarf Unit Fillers
8 Bull Centaur Renders
6 K'daai Fireborns
Deathshrieker Rocket Launcher
Hellcannon (sold it afterward for a hefty sum)
5 Hobgoblin Wolf Riders
And the total numbers are:
Display Board & Terrain Pieces
116 infantry & cavalry (inc. the unit fillers)
13 monstrous creatures
1 War Machine
Building a Chaos Dwarf army helped me improve myself in many ways, both as a wargamer and a hobbyist. First of all, I got to play an army other than dwarfs. OK, technically it is a Chaos Dwarf army; but although still limited, the Legion of Azgorh list offers way more variety in troops choices when compared to regular dwarfs. Guess what: Using troops other than infantry is fun. Who would have thought...? :) Also, as a wargamer, I have to mention that I continued to win every single sportsmanship award in the tournaments I participated. Yep, three times in a row now. I even named my army as Zharr Naggrund Gentlemen, heh...
|This guy earned me a |
Pro painter title
One of the most important events for me this year was something that I like to brag. Yes, I am talking about that: Me, being announced as a Propainter by no other than Heresy Miniatures itself. It was pleasantly surprising for me to have this honours and really encouraged me to keep on what I was doing.
Another big news from this year was that I bought my first airbrush within this year. It's a beginner's kit that I bought following the advice from my buddy Mr. Lee. Even though I am still a n00b when it comes to using the airbrush, it already started to work its magic for me. It was especially helpful when I was painting the display board and big monsters like the Destroyer and Giant.
Chaos Dwarfs has been my second army after my vanilla dwarfs, so I guess my one of my new year resolutions will be to collect and paint a new army every year. That one sounded very bold while writing; but unless I tackle a super-horde army, I think I can get it done. I already have an idea about what will my next army be and the theme that will go with it. Just waiting a juicy end of year sale to seal the deal. Btw, birds told me that there will be a massive sale on Black Tree Design soon... :wink: :wink:
So, that was my end of year post. Hope you enjoyed it and enjoyed the year as much as I did.
Happy new year...