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WIP: Blitz/Blood Bowl Human Team #2

Another update on my human team for Blitz Bowl, the Nordland Navalists. Or Nordland Seagulls? Can't decide on the name... Anyways, two more models to complete the Blitz Bowl box!When painting these models I learnt a lot about painting over white primer. With every new project, I try to learn something new – focussing on a certain painting technique or use colours I haven't used before. It's a great way to pick up new skills and keep painting fresh. How about you? Do you like experimenting or do you stick to your established techniques?

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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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WIP: Dark Angels Infiltrator Sergeant

In my last post I wrote about how hard the Apothecary was to paint. I've thrown in the towel. I got so tired of detailing over white armour that I picked up a different model to paint. This Infiltrator Sergeant sat upon a Get a Grip Basic is my 'quick win' project to keep motivation up. I'm hoping a quick turn around on this model will help with my enthusiasm with the Apothecary.

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WIP: Dark Angels Primaris Apothecary

Out of all the models in the Conquest publication, this model is the hardest by far. Anything with a white undercoat sees me spending ages putting shadow and shading back into the model with every time I pick up a paint brush I run the risk of an accidental slip and getting a dark colour on the light armour. Just like I've done on his raised hand. This model is dragging as well. He's taking so long to paint I'm not enjoying it at this point. Just want it done now. 

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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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Back to the Brushes 222

The great thing about painting figures for a Arab or Moor army is the adaptability of the main troop types. Spearmen, archers, skirmishers and light cavalry are easily inter changeable between different armies.This is less so with more specialist troop types and looking at the lists for the Granadine armies circa 1450 hand-gunners jumped out of the page as just that one.After trawling the net to see if suitable figures could be found, as only four will be required. No such luck.So what to do? Well Gripping Beast produce plastic Arabs and the Perry Twins produce plastic Late Medieval Mercenaries which include hand-gunners. Like many things the answer is simple once found: kit bash.The results are below and with a bit of milliput here and there these will do the job nicely.Overall, very pleased with these and and think that they  will fit in well once finished. Cheers for now

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Post Adepticon Breakdown Part Three: Astartes on Ice 40k Team Tournament Board

Coming back to you with more Adepticon Coverage, this time our last minute board and theme.The forthcoming podcast will talk more about it, but in short we had another large amazing theme planned for this Adepticon. Unfortunately one of our team mates had to bow out this year for a family emergency. In solidarity with him, we decided to put that on the back burner and in two weeks time pulled off this board and theme. It basically came about because Chris joked my Redemptor looks like he is Ice Skating. And since all good boards start with a joke, we went from there.So here is the finished productHow did we get to that? Well a whole ton of last minute work.I personally built 3 bikes, painted 6 bikes, an attack bike, and 11 intercessors, and painted the Realm of Battle Boards. Chris did TONS of construction on the boards, integrating all our motors, put together our draft pamphlet, and helped with bases, while Jason helped finish off bases and added all the snow once we were in the hotel. The whole thing was f

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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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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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Back to the Brushes 220

After a week away from the brushes post Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge a return to the painting table shows the carnage left behind.With three major rebasing projects ongoing at present:Late Romans and alliesMoors for ADLG and SAGAEnglish Civil War in 15mm There hasn't been any space or time for painting.The top of the composite picture shows the whole painting table in its chaotic glory with a range of 15 and 28mm figures in varying states of painting.The bottom two pictures show the ECW (left) and the Moors for SAGA. One part needing basing the other finished.Hoping to get back to painting some dark age types this week.Cheers for now.

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