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Tutorial: How to paint Goff Orks / Ironjawz / Blood Bowl The Gauged Eye

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

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WIP: Blitz/Blood Bowl Human Team #1

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?

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Review: The Army Painter Colour Primers and Anti Shine Matt Varnish

The Army Painter's Colour Primers are a combination of primer and coloured spray in one. The formula has been designed to be used on metal, plastic and resin miniatures. There are 22 colours to choose from plus two varnishes – advertised to be 100% matches to their corresponding Warpaints, the acrylic paint range from The Army Painter. Let's take a closer look in this review.More after the jump

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Showcase: Eldar/Aeldari Craftworld Iybraesil Kill Team

Ily’Haeth Khai: The blade that seeks out weakness – this Asuryani Kill Team from Craftworld Iybraesil was assembled to exploit the enemy’s every error. They follow the directions of by Farseer Ishtá Hanndroth's scrying without hesitation. Once upon the battlefield, all emotions are suppressed and only the dictates of purest logic will be followed. Their deeds may seem strange at times, but they all serve a greater end: Unbeknownst to any but the Asuryani, a new warp rift will soon open. Ancient technologies can prevent the weakening of reality from becoming a new rent, but only if deployed in the right place at the right time.

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WIP: Blitz/Blood Bowl Human Lineman

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?

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Review: Green Stuff World Metal Colors

Green Stuff World produces a lot of interesting specialist paints, including fluorescent and "chameleon" colour-shifting paints. Now they expanded their paint range with a set of acrylic metallic paints, including coloured metallics like red, violet, green and blue. Non-toxic and suitable for both paint- and airbrush, they promise super-fine pigments, ultrahigh coverage power and fast drying times. In this review, we take a look at all 14 Metal Colors and see how they'll stand up to the competition.More after the jump

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WIP: Blitz/Blood Bowl Ork Team #1

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!

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Review: The Army Painter Dungeons & Dragons Paint Sets

We continue with our series of The Army Painter reviews with a look at two of their licensed Warpaints paint sets: The Dungeons & Dragons Adventurers and Monster paint sets, designed to compliment Wizards of the Coast's and Gale Force 9's Nolzur's Marvelous Miniatures. These sets are not limited to just painting D&D miniatures but offer you a decent selection of colours. They are great for starting or expanding your paint collection. Find out more after the jump.More after the jump

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Showcase: Blitz/Blood Bowl Skaven Team (Skavenblight Scramblers)

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

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Review: The Army Painter Warpaints #2 - Washes, Metallics and Effect paints

Here we go, part two of our epic review of The Army Painter's Warpaints range, the most extensive Warpaints review on the web! In part one, we took a look at each of their 96 acrylic paints, this time, we see how their metallics, Quickshade Inks and effect paints compete. Brace yourselves for another long post.More after the jump

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Review: The Army Painter's Complete Warpaints range Pt. 2 - Washes, Metallics and Effect paints

Here we go, part two of our epic review of The Army Painter's Warpaints range, the most extensive Warpaints review on the web! In part one, we took a look at each of their 96 acrylic paints, this time, we see how their metallics, Quickshade Inks and effect paints compete. Brace yourselves for another long post.More after the jump

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WIP: Blood/Blitz Bowl Orc Lineman

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?

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Review: The Army Painter Warpaints #1 – Acrylic Paints

In this epic two-part review we'll take a look at the complete Warpaints paints range from The Army Painter. Yes, you read it right, for this review we will test every single colour, 124 paints in total.In part 1 we start with the 96 regular acrylic paints, while in part 2, we look at the rest – metallic paints, Quickshade inks and effect paints. Prepare for a looong post ;)More after the jump

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