6 March 2017

Human Blood Bowl Team

It's been a while since I posted a 'completed' unit.. and I have to admit that it's good to get a unit/model 'done'.


This human Blood Bowl team is from the 3rd Edition box (1994). The models had already been painted when I picked up the boxed set thusly some of the finer details had been lost by the time they arrived in my care... I also found the models quite difficult to paint due to the lack of details on such retro models. It's fair to say that production techniques have advanced significantly over the 20+ years since these models were cast. Whilst I'm reasonably happy with how they come out; I found it a slog to work on 12 models at once. Anyway, it's great to finish a unit; one which was part of the 2017 hobby goals and leads me nicely on to the Orc team from the boxed set.


I've painted the models in the 'traditional' Reikland Reavers colour scheme from the 3rd edition era (Blue/Yellow/Silver). I re-based the models onto 32mm bases to bring them inline with the Blood Bowl Referees I recently picked up from Forge World and to make this unit fit a bit more with any of the newer Blood Bowl stuff. The transfers went on quite well, however, as they are 23 years old, there is a slight yellow discoloration in the film. I painted over as much of this as I could manage... but some of it is still slightly visible.

I also experimented with using static grass, applied over a textured layer for the base...and to add a little more interest to the bases, a light smattering of Blood for the Blood God has been applied.


3 March 2017

Stealth Hobbying!

Quick post covering what I've progressed whilst working away. 

Being away from home sucks for many reasons. In terms of hobby progress through, it has meant that my progress has been stopped in its tracks as I only have a few hours each Sunday to get my 'hobby on'.

A couple of weeks ago I picked up the Start Collecting Sylvaneth box with a view of providing the opportunity for away from home hobby progress. I'm happy to say that its been a success! On my first week away I built 16 Dryads and last week I base coated and shaded the armour on some Stormcast Eternals. 

Whilst I'm at the mercy of varying hotel rooms and specifically the quality of lighting; I think I have enough models to facilitate hobby progress whilst away from home... and that's the goal :)


24 February 2017

Sylvaneth Starter Box

Today I would like to cover a new purchase! ...and one which I've wanted to get started on since the release of Sylvaneth in the middle of 2016.

So, since November I have been working away from home during the week. Whilst spending some rather mundane evenings in various hotels, alongside making good progress with my goal to read at least 12 books in 2017, I'm finding it a challenge to occupy myself in a productive manner. My plan, which links directly to this purchase, is to spend an hour or two per evening building and base coating miniatures. Lets see how it goes!