Here is a detailed tutorial for painting Blood Bowl Orcs in a classic Goff Klan inspired paint scheme. This tutorial is applicable to all sorts of greenskins: Goff Orks (obviously), Ironjawz, Greenskinz, Gloomspite Gitz... I aimed for a nice compromise between speed and quality and therefore, the tutorial is suitable for army painting as well. Find out more after the jump.More after the jump
Back from my vacation, I'm working on this batch of Human players from the Blitz Bowl boxed game, the Nordland Navalists. Painting goes a bit slower than with my Orcs, but I still think they're shaping up nicely. As I used Matt White Colour Primer for these models, those new Contrast paints from Games Workshop would have come in really handy. I'm really curious about this new paint range. Even though they're probably "just" specifically formulated inks, I think they're a great way to speed up painting organic details like fur, trousers or skin. Even for experienced painters. What are your feelings about Citadel Contrast? Yay or nay?
Chainsaws not only have a long-standing tradition at Blood Bowl, they are also a great excuse some conversions a try. Since I always wanted to field Ugroth Bolgrot once, but never liked the classic model, I built my own version. On the one hand, that had the advantage that I could use it, if I […]
Match reports are always a double-edged sword in Blood Bowl. They are wonderfully entertaining, but the documentation and smoothing can cost a normal worker like me a whole week of free evenings. For this reason I`ll have only a small summary this time, but full reports will surely come at some time in the future. […]
Here it is, my Orc team for Blitz Bowl, the little sister of Blood Bowl: the Gouged Eye Scarry Ladz. I painted these in only three weeks! A new record for me. Check out more pictures after the jump.More after the jump
Blood Bowl is still a game I love and there are some teams I love more than others. In most games I play I generally want to be a good guy. I am of the side of the light, right, the force and occasionally even the law. I don't do bad guys. I might pick a team that is a little less close to home if I think I am going to lose a lot. IT IS A RULE THAT I FIGHT FOR THE RIGHT SIDE. Except when I play Blood Bowl. Then I am just nasty.My favourite teams for Blood Bowl are basically the evil ones. Except elves. I don't like them either. What I do like in the game is chaos and death. Anything undead, skaven, nurgle and specifically chaos. Chaos is the right mix of violence and, well, more violence. Nurgle has its moments tooBoth have been a bit light on star players and there is only the one, the only one is Borak The Despoiler. I have plans to use one of the spare figures I have as a proxy but it looks like that might not be necessary.In truth, despite being an iconic character in the game, he is not the most skilled
Working on a test model for my human Blood Bowl / Blitz Bowl team, the Nordland Navalists. I found inspiration in the Uniforms and Heraldry of the Empire book, I really liked the pale blue and yellow of Nordland, and, as I live in the north of Germany, it was kind of fitting. As with my Orcs, I went for an economic paint scheme based on Matt White primer from The Army Painter, washed with thinned Drakenhof Nightshade for the clothes. The white primer also allowed me to paint the skin mostly with washes and a quick highlight. Now, all that is left is highlighting the leather, cleaning up the model, and doing the base. What do you think?
I'm making good progress on my Blitz Bowl Orc team. Four models are done, two more and some markers to go, plus bases. Note the slightly darker skin tone on the Black Ork. Already thinking about a possible paint scheme for the Humans... want to do a pale blue with yellow and white/beige undersuits... what do you think?
One technique I haven't used much when painting is painting miniatures using only washes. I tried the technique on some Imps from Impact Miniatures that I plan on using in a custom variant of Blitz Bowl.I first primed the Imps white. I then shaded their skin with a yellow wash, then washed the skin with a green wash once that was dry. The red and purple areas were first washed, then hit with a coat of Vallejo paint when the wash colors weren't saturated enough for my tastes. I finally hit the silver parts with a metallic Sharpie marker. So... it ended up that I did not only painting them with washes, but with a mixture of techniques instead.These are first miniatures that I haven't used a dipping media on in a long time. They turned out fairly bright, and for the very minimal time I spent painting them, I'm happy with the results....
I'm painting more Orks for Blitz Bowl, the board game version of Blood Bowl. You've probably seen the test model on the blog a while ago. It's a more "economic" paint scheme than usually, cutting corners here and there, as there are two six model teams included in the game and I don't want to spend months painting them. I try to finish the whole team before Easter, fingers crossed (they might appear a bit later on the blog as we prepare our posts a couple of days in advance). I'm also recording all the painting steps for another of our detailed tutorials, so stay tuned!
Where to begin? Oh, I know! I'll bury the lead and save the title subject matter for the end of the blog post ;) Blood Bowl So, the 4th season of Blood Bowl at my FLGS is going strong. This is the first season I've run where every single player has played at least one of their games. I know that doesn't sound like much, but considering every previous season has had 2-3 players who never play a single game, it's a huge improvement! I did do one match report when my Undead faced Nurgle, but so far that's all...continue reading
These models have been finished for a week or so, but I haven't got around taking some pictures. But here they are: The Scurvy Scurriers, a Skaven team for Blitz Bowl. Blitz Bowl is the board game version of Blood Bowl, it has a dungeon theme and thankfully you only need to paint six models for a team. I had five Skaven already painted, so I just needed to paint a sixth model and some markers, and there you go. More pictures after the jump.More after the jump
While the varnish on my recently finished Skaven Blitz Bowl team is drying (expect a showcase post next week!), I painted this test model for an Orc team in the classic Goff Ork paint scheme. Blitz Bowl, the board game version of Blood Bowl, contains two 6 model teams of Orcs and Humans, and I plan to paint them both.The model was painted almost exclusively with Warpaints from The Army Painter, and speed-painted for my standards. For example, the skin is only washes, glazes and a single highlight. Would you like me to write a tutorial?
In 2017, I started painting a Skaven Blood Bowl team – the Scurvy Scurriers. Unfortunately, after only five models, other projects caught my interest and I never completed the team. One of the few unfinished projects of mine. However, Games Workshop released a board game version of Blood Bowl last year, called Blitz Bowl, which only needs six models a team. Which means I am only one model (plus tokens) short! A nice in-between project after finishing my Silver Skulls Kill Team (stay tuned for the showcase post).Notice the dungeon style base that matches the Blitz Bowl game board – I will change my older models to match. What do you think?
I haven't done one of these for a while, but last night my Undead faced off against a great looking Nurgle team, so I got quite a few pictures and I may as well share them! Right now we're in the middle of a season of Blood Bowl at my FLGS. This was my 3rd game of the season and one I knew would be tough. Nurgle is a difficult team to face in general, and I'm trying to relearn the Undead too. So, I wasn't quite sure how to approach the game. Cryptkickers vs Bog Port Bloaters John, my...continue reading