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Thursday 30 July 2015

Blood Bowl: Wood Elves - "Elverton" (Part 4: throwers)

These are, I think, my favourite models from the Blood Bowl team. I like the pose and the hair is mental!

I think also that the placement of the red gemstones on these guys makes them generally more vibrant than on the other models.

Thursday 23 July 2015

Blood Bowl: Wood Elves - "Elverton" (Part 3: catchers)

Some more models from my Wood Elf Blood Bowl team - this time some Catchers.

I don't know what it is about Blood Bowl teams - to me they always seem to take a disproportionately long time to paint!

Blood Bowl: Wood Elves - "Elverton" (Part 2: some more linemen)

Here are the second set of linemen for my Wood Elf Blood Bowl team.

My only issue with this team is I'm struggling to find somewhere to paint on player shirt numbers!

I'll need to think about that - aside from that they are complete.

Sunday 19 July 2015

Blood Bowl: Wood Elves - "Elverton" (Part 1: some linemen)

Unfortunately I discovered when I started working on them that the team I'd bought as a set some years ago didn't conform to the Blood Bowl rules. There was one too many Blitzer/Wardancer models. Given that I only had 15 models anyway, this meant just 14 playable. The maximum Blood Bowl team size is 16 models, so I needed two more recruits.

I had a few plastic Elves from an old GW game called "Kerrunch!" which was produced as a rules-light, budget intro to Blood Bowl many years ago. They're not great models, but they'll do.

I fully intended going to town on them and making them into a proper, brightly coloured team, but when I actually started looking at the Elf physiques and the way they were attired, I decided on a simple studded black leather look. I think it's worked. They look like extras from a 1980's "Hair Rock" video.

I promise the next team will be brighter. Honest.


Thursday 9 July 2015

Solar Auxilia - Dracosan Transport (Part 4 - finished!!)

I really enjoyed doing this tank. Forgeworld have put so much detail into it that it almost paints itself. They didn't leave much room for decals though!

A genuinely lovely model. I want more of them ;-)

Monday 6 July 2015

Solar Auxilia - Dracosan Transport (Part 3 - detailing)

I like the way this is going!

There's still some way to go (searchlight, exhausts - including a repair, gunner, smoke launchers etc.) but I'm definitely getting there!

Thursday 2 July 2015

Solar Auxilia - Dracosan Transport (Part 2 - starting to paint)

The paint is going on!

Since my earlier post, I've masked off the tracks, searchlight and weapons and then re-sprayed the whole tank with grey rattlecan primer.

The masking was removed and the whole tank brush-mottled with a slightly darker grey, before getting a heavy drybrushing in white.

Next I will start work on tidying up the details on the tank, which is all brush-work. I like this two-phased approach of "broad brush"/"detailed work". As long as you're prepared to treat the detailed phase as "pick out the important bits - don't try to paint everything" I end up with a tank which (I think) looks great overall and isn't too time-consuming to do.

More news as it comes in.