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.