Under the Brush: Tale of Tuesdays Wood Elves #2

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I’m back again with the next installment of my wood elves for Tale of Painters’ Tale of Tuesdays Blood Bowl painting challenge. For my next three models I painted one each of the wood elf positionals. Catcher, thrower and wardancer.

While I started all three models at the same time, I really struggled with the flesh tones on the wardancer and the thrower’s face, so the catcher was finished first. Again here upon painting I realized I didn’t properly fill the crack on his butt (that sounds a bit awkward, doesn’t it?).

I gunked up the thrower’s face pretty good on my first attempt, so she ended up taking a bath in LA’s Totally Awesome to strip her again. Fortunately the new contrast paints and inks I used came off really quickly but left my zenithal prime intact. I did the face first this time, and once I got it looking humanoid enough, I finished her off.

The wardancer was the one who gave me the biggest struggle. This is the first model I’ve painted that has so much human (well elven, but you get the point) skin. He ended up taking two baths in the stripper. Once I had the thrower’s face done I felt confident enough to do the wardancer. The skin is still a little rough, but it’s at a point where I know if I try to smooth it out more I’ll end up screwing it up. So I’ll call it good enough.

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That leaves me with half the team completed! Which also happens to be a Blitz Bowl squad, which in case you missed it, we came up with some house rules for. I’ll leave you at the end with shots of the team on my brand new board. I know the pics make the board look much darker than my standard Blood Bowl grass basing, but to the naked eye they look pretty good on the summer side.

Warcry: Shattered Stormvault Unboxing

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I’m a bit late to the party this time with the Shattered Stormvault.  I used up the last of my Paypal money to order this fellow off Ebay so it arrived a little bit after the release weekend.  Read on if you wish to see the secrets of the Stormvault revealed!

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Pitch, Please: A Wood Elf Pitch Unboxing

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Another wood elf related unboxing! Yesterday arrived my new wood elf Blood Bowl pitch from Games Workshop. Not a lot to say about the box, but there’s the front of it. More pics after the break.

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Tale of Tuesdays: Badlands Blitz – Black Orc Blockers

Having come around to the 2016 release of Games Workshop’s classic game of gridiron mayhem, Blood Bowl, it’s become time to update the ladz with a new kit. With many other projects in the queue, the Tale of Tuesdays event was the perfect time to start making progress.

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Warcry: The Corpsewrack Mausoleum Unboxing

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The hype-train has finally pulled into the station!  Well. some of the train has.  I made the mistake of pre-ordering Warcry directly from GW so I don’t have the game in hand, but I was able to pick up some sweet terrain for the game with the Corpsewrack Mausoleum!

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Warcry and the Allure of Chaos!

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Half of this website is dedicated to our love of the game Mordheim.  The gritty and violent nature of the game is unmatched.  Unfortunately, there hasn’t been much in the way of new content for the game in a very long time.  To compound the issue the scale of the game has surpassed the old 28mm standard making the original classic models appear more and more outdated.  So Mordheim may be fading away, but there is a new source of excitement on the horizon.

The past few months has seen the steady drip of glimpses into the world of Warcry.  Does this game have a chance of stealing the Mordheim crown?  More importantly, lets see some new models!

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Under the Brush: Cleavedhead Barrows pt 4 for Tale of Tuesdays

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Hard to believe that this project is still a work in progress.  After decreeing that it would be completed by the end of 2017 it is still trucking along.  In all fairness I had to move and leave the country for a bit which made painting impossible for a good chunk of time.  Upon my return I’ve been in an out of school and my work tempo has been through the roof.  Still, I try to work on the project when time allows and keeping with the Tale of Tuesdays Blood Bowl challenge, I thought I would provide an update of my progress. Continue reading

Under the Brush: Wood Elves for Tale of Tuesdays

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The day after I wrote my unboxing for the new Games Workshop Atherlorn Avengers kit, I started painting some minis for the Blood Bowl painting challenge put on by Tale of Painters. If you’ve seen my post on the Blood Bowl Community over on Facebook, I’ve been playing around a lot with Photoshop trying to nail down my team colors. While my Arsenal and Codillion Clarions color schemes got lots of likes, in the end I decided to go with a Celtic inspired theme. I felt this was both sporty and fit with the nature aesthetic I felt most wood elf teams would go for. Continue reading

Blood Bowl Athelorn Avengers Unboxing

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Something is about to happen which has not happened for an age … a WS&TZ unboxing! Yesterday I picked up the new Blood Bowl wood elves release, the Athelorn Avengers and thought I’d do a little unboxing for you all.

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