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Blood Bowl

About a hundred years ago me and a couple of friends ventured into the amazing Old World with our fantasy football teams. The game was Blood Bowl and we loved it.

Recently Games Workshop decided to revive the game with new releases, and from what I’ve seen it is still awesome. I had to get a box from my local gaming store immediately and start up a team. I’ve decided to go with the human team. I haven’t decided on a name yet but I have an idea of the paint scheme I am going for. I think they will look great in grey, white and red. The orcs I am going to save for later. I love the greenskins, but first things first.

The box comes with round slotted 31mm bases – I actually measured them – but I prefer bases without slots so I am going to use regular 32mm ones. To my appreciation the new game board with the field is somewhat scaled up from the classic one, making it easy to fit slightly larger bases on it.

I started up my team by gluing together the figures I am going to use. This was super-easy and no miniature had more – nor less – than three parts to fit together. They also had very few mold lines making this process pretty quick. I altered one of the blitzers a bit, allowing his head to face slightly to another direction. I like the models but they would take quite some effort if one wanted to personalize them further than that. I am tempted to do this but at the same time I want my team painted up as fast as possible.

 

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Progress

The last week of vacation is passing fast. Too fast. I still have a bunch to do at home, furnishing the bedroom and more.

Anyway, I try to do some work on my Plague Marines and I think they are coming out nice. It is a somewhat slower process than I expected but I am finally getting the robes painted as well as the ropes holding them together. The few weapon belts get the same treatment as the ropes. Six out of the ten primed models are done to this stage.

I am painting the robes with Vallejo Model Color German Grey (70995). The ropes and weapon belts get their colour from a pot of Citadel Rhinox Hide. I think it was a mistake gluing weapon and arms to the miniatures before painting – I will not do that again! Because of this I need to do a little touch up of the armour every now and then, while painting the robes. It is not too problematic but I could have saved some time on this. For repainting the armour I use Vallejo Model Air Aged White (71132).

I am aware the paint looks very thick in these pictures but it really is not. I always use well watered down or thinned out paints. I almost got myself into retaking the pictures but it is late and I need to get a lot of stuff done tomorrow.

 

 

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Two squads of Plague Marines

I have now reached the point where I am ready to start up the painting process of my Plague Marines – yey! They still lack their shoulder pads and the two Plague Champions haven’t got their weapons yet, but I will sort that out later. The pads aren’t going to have the same colour as the rest of the armour anyway and the weapons should be easy to match with the rest of the models once they arrive from Anvil Industry. By the way, Anvil Industry have some pretty cool bitz – and more – and I recommend you to pay them a visit at https://anvilindustry.co.uk/.

 

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First Blood

Like most hobbyists know using sharp knives tend to lead into small – but nasty – cuts every now and then. Tonight I draw first blood scratching off mold lines from my upcoming Plague Marines.

Back in 1977 Marvel Comics published a special KISS comic in full colour, presenting the band as superheroes. Blood from each band member was drawn by a nurse and poured into the vats of red ink. That ink was then used in the print of said comic.

Should I do the same? I could poor a little of my blood into the paint I am going to use to paint the red eyes. Well, I probably should not. But you have to agree with that it would be pretty cool?

I admit progress has been somewhat slow but the two squads should be modelled in a day or so, not counting the shoulder pads which have yet to arrive.

 

 

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