Wednesday, January 11, 2017

More Bloodbowl!

So back in my original blog post on my Bloodbowl team, I mentioned that I had a few previously, and very poorly, models that were to be stripped and repainted. Well, they're done! As an initial matter, these pictures were taken with my terrible cell phone camera (and heavily corrected in photoshop) so they may be a bit pixelly.

First up are the two remaining Longbeards and the single remaining Blitzer. Each of these was a duplicate model of one I'd already painted. I made sure to paint their beards differently and I mixed up the gloves as well. Other than that, pretty standard.


The other model I had to repaint was the Bloodbowl Star Player Grim Ironjaw. I don't really feel that the pictures do him justice as I think he's one of the better models I've ever done. The blend on his belly is way smoother in person, I promise!

Because Ironjaw is a star player, I didn't want to paint his trousers in the same read and white color scheme as the rest of the team; I figured he's mercenary and wears what he wants. However, I also wanted to stick with my original theme so I chose yellow and blue for the colors as these are the colors of the most common away kit of Arsenal Football Club. I also made sure the make the yellow and blue quite bright. I kind of view slayers as the "Guidos" of the Warhammer world--very flashy and ostentatious. As a result, no muted earth tones for him!

Finally, I went back and painted identifiers on all the Bloodbowl models. You can see the rune in the last picture for Grim Ironjaw. I didn't want to use imperial numbers for the Dwarfs and the dwarfen numeral system is pretty much just tick marks, so I instead opted to use the Dwarf alphabet. He probably didn't need one, but the rest of the team did, so I can identify who has what skills and so on.



6 comments:

  1. Blood bowl!! I'm so glad this awesome game is back! Quality work on those dwarfs (dwarves?), definitely one of the better looking 3rd ed teams in my opinion.

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    1. Thanks! The new edition coming out was part of the motivation to make me finish painting it.

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  2. So many Bloodbowl posts about the blogosphere right now! (And this is a great thing.)

    Fantastic work once again mate - the skin on the star player especially is very well done.

    Making me want to pull out, strip and repaint a team too! Question is, 2nd Ed Darkside Cowboys or 3rd Ed Orcland Raiders?

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    1. Thanks! The skin looks better in person.

      Definitely go for the raiders. Because fuck the Cowboys.

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  3. Good stuff! I sympathize with cell phone camera woes, they're so convenient but most, with the exception of the iPhone, are crap. I still refuse to own an iPhone though. @Dai Orcland Raiderz! I've have plans to do the Santa Orka 69ers and Waaghin' Skum Greenskinz.

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    1. I still do all my miniature photography with my old Samsung Galaxy. I keep telling myself to get a real camera, but am afraid of the outlay.

      In any case, your dwarves look grand, Andrew! Good luck on the pitch.

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