Monday, 10 April 2017

World Eaters Army

Hey once again, I'm back with another little post to show off something I finished up not so long ago. 

Those of you that follow the blog might have seen some of the World Eaters commission army I've been working on but up until now I've not actually put the army all together for a proper photo shoot. 
Now that I've finished the main Bulk of the army, I decided to get some pics of them as a whole before I packaged them all and sent them off to an new world to eat. 

Hope you enjoy - 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I've really enjoyed my time working on these guys so am sad to see them go but I know I've still got a few bits to do for them, namely a Mastodon and some fliers so watch this space....

I'll leave you with a little peak at something I'm currently doing for a new customer - Space Hulk....

 

Thanks for reading! 

Until next time....

DB


Monday, 3 April 2017

Blood Bowl – TROLL!!! (and of course some Marines)

I have finished my Blow Bowl Troll.



  
I am very happy with him, and I think he holds up well to the new designs of the game. I went with suggestions and I did manage to get him on a 32mm base and he looks pretty good.

Next up for Blood Bowl are the 2 new referee models.

As usual I have been pointing more marines too (a lot on fact)

First up a Landspeeder Storm



Lovely model loads of detail. I have another one to do later in the year (when I need a Storm Bringer formation)

A storm needs some scouts to ride in it

 

Next up some character models, I have been a bit behind in getting the new plastic marine characters.

But here is the terminator captain




 And this is the power armoured librarian with staff



Again lovely models and a pleasure to paint

I realised that my marines have very little in armoured support, so little that I could not field an Armoured Task Force formation! This has been corrected with anew vindicator






 I also have a predator on the paint table!

To try them out I had a game at the weekend. I used the Anvil Strike force for my force organisation. It was a pretty brutal game and between us we only had 5 models left. On turn 5 I was winning but I just ran out of time and shots so by turn 7 I had lost! I got some pretty tough cards and some at the wrong time, but can’t blame them.




Finally a sneak preview of a WIP for my dad’s birthday present


It has been pinned and i am happy it holds together reasonably well without any glue. Below is the test colour scheme.




Once I have the base colours done and the model assembled then i will attempt to put some vine thorns on it.

Thanks me for the moment, until next time

TB

Monday, 27 March 2017

Blood Bowl Fever : Lizardmen wip


Howdo, long time no blogging for me.



I've played Lizardmen for a long time, so my skinks are old warhammer models with the weapons removed (the quivers are filled with rocks to slow them down so the elves can catch them).




The Sauri (Saurusesesss?) are a new addition found in a bits box at the local fgs (Worcester Wargames), they're Salamanders from Mantics Kings of War range, the scale is good against the new GW minis as the old Sauri are only human sized however I may have to find a new Kroxigor.




In an attempt to get back into the swing I've installed an app on my phone 'cos I never seem to have chance on computers. (scratch that, the blogger app is as useful as a chocolate fireguard so went back to the browser) 

Cheers and remember the ball! 





Sunday, 19 March 2017

Khemri Blood Bowl Team - Showcase


Evening All

Doc here with a showcase of my completed converted Tomb Kings / Khemri team.  They are all converted from the old GW range now out of production.  I will say this was a fun little project and I decided to complete a full 16 player roster (ever hopeful that I might get to that number).

So the rest of the post is going to be very picture heavy.....


Full team shot including converted turn, re roll and score markers


In action against skaven in my first game a 3-0 loss (eek) I will say they are a hard team to play at first

Ok so close ups


All my Lineman




Tomb Guard (yes I can start with 4 strength 5 blockers!) 



Blitz Ra's (why Ra's its a throwback to how they used to be named in a previous version of the game) 


Thro Ra's (one using the human ball and one the orc ball)


My converted counters (seemed easy to do using the bitz box)

So what do you reckon of the team comments are always welcome the base names have caused a split opinion amongst the code40k players what do you reckon needed or not?

Cheers All

DOC out......





Sunday, 12 March 2017

Blood Bowl Fever!........Dwarves, W.I.P.

Hi All

Bluddtoof here with an update on my blood bowl painting progress.
I've put the orcs on the back burner until GW release a Troll, gobbos and the orc team box; I want the official figures for that team.
The Dwarves are a perfectly playable team straight out of the box so I've moved on to them for now.

So first up...... lets talk about that huge elephant in the room!.....

BEARDS!!! I'll say it again... BEARDS!!!

I love em! Even the troll slayers ridiculously huge trailing monstrosities which appear to have been possessed by some form of magical spell from an errant side line wizard and are now capable of propelling themselves and the troll slayer down the pitch!!
I understand why a lot of people don't like em but I do and there's been plenty of hate for em in the web community so nuf said I think.

The rest of the teams beards are probably the best bit of the sculpts in my opinion, really nicely done and good to paint. As for the rest of the models (and this goes for all the new bb stuff I've bought so far) the sculpts are generally nice, not up to GW's usual high standard, but good nonetheless, with a few minor exceptions; around the feet they often lose distinction making it hard to see where shoe, sock and pants start and end. Also on one of the dwarf blockers, the head and shoulder don't quite match where the right shoulder pad is concerned and some of the head/hair connections are a bit ropey.

However......

Considering that this is a nice introduction game for new customers and the figures are designed to be push fit and the price is significantly less for a team box than for a typical 40k troop choice box with equivalent model count, then I don't really have any serious complaints. And I'm enjoying painting em!

So here's a few wip piccies of the work I've done so far, following through the process...








I took the team to this stage, the blue is Tamiya metallic blue; a nice colour but the paint has a slightly oily texture making it challenging to use. Then I decided to take 1 model to a finished state to see if the scheme worked...

video


and some stills including extra work on the team and counters...







Another vid of the single miniature mostly done...

video


And the current state of the team....




The bases are just GW textured paint; astrogranite, with black wash and lots of dry brushing, they'll be finished off with some patchy snow and blood stains and the team will get a little weathering.
I've also got a plan for a modelled dugout including beer barrel counters and a bar full of cheerleaders and assistant coaches!
Pleased so far with these and not a huge amount left to do, as ever c & c welcome.

Bluddtoof.