It’s been a while hasn’t it, read readers?
Truth is I’ve been absolutely rammed at work and long days coupled with the stresses associated with the project I’m currently working on mean that I was in close to zero mood to do anything other than collapse in front of a DVD box set.
Anyhoo, the long-overdue revival of Blood Bowl has got me well and truly back into the swing of things. Thus far I’ve built up the two starter teams of Humans and Orcs, as well as the two Forge World Referees. Not only that, but I’ve an on-sprue Skaven team to do as well!
Today I painted up the first model for my human team. It’s not perfect and I can see a couple of areas to touch up in the photo, but here he is.
I still don’t know what to call my new team. My old human team from ’93 was the Averland Angels, but I’d like something punchier this time round. Tomorrow I’m going to pour over the fluff in my old Warhammer Fantasy Battle 8th edition rule book and see what I can see.
It’s so very good to be back 🙂
As promised in my last post, I’ve returned to my Drawer of Shame and resurrected another minute I started all too long ago.
I started this little beastie in August 2013, it was the first time I used the then-new Citadel Colour Sprays and I even blogged about it. I quickly grew frustrated with this project as I’d made a schoolboy error in fully assembling the kit before painting. As a result I gave up with but a single Ectoplasma Cannon painted and it languished in The Drawer for over three years.
Until last week.
I’m so very glad that I managed to finish this guy, I think as a reward I’ll start on something totally new before venturing back into my long and inglorious history of half-finished projects.
Here’s a tale I’m sure many veteran wargamers are all too familiar with. Back in 2013, I bought a box of Possessed Chaos Space Marines with some left over birthday money. They then went to the back of the queue as I had so many projects on.
In early 2014, shortly after my wife and I bought our house, I remembered I still had these chaps on ice so I released them from their sprue prison and started to paint them. I then got bored, moved on to another project then picked them up again four months later. This is the state in which they remained, languishing in my Drawer of Shame, until two days ago.
You see, I have a 3,000 point game against Trenchmate Tim tomorrow (it’s a Scottish holiday) and I thought I’d bring out some new units. Fortunately, my wife’s been working all weekend (she has a looming deadline) so I’ve escaped chore-free and I’ve been able to dedicate this free time into finally finishing these gents.
This is alas, not the longest-neglected project residing in my Drawer of Shame, I plan to resurrect a couple more over the coming weeks.
Today I finished the second Knight from the Renegade box I got for my birthday a few months back. As I painted the first knight as a filthy loyalist, I decided to give my Chaos army some love. While I’ve yet to give this war machine a specific name, I think Plague Knight fits for now.
I’ll be unleashing him in a 3,000 pointer on Monday, hope he makes the Grandfather proud!
Finished these chaps over the last few days, this now means that I have a good troops base for my daemonic allies. It also gives me a halfway decent small Age of Sigmar army…
I’m going to miss painting Nurgle minis, I still have a Forge World Chaos Marine Nurgle Sorcerer and a Renegade Knight that I hope to paint in the Grandfather’s colours, but I think I should concentrate on my millions of half-finished projects currently residing in the Drawer of Shame 😉
I love simple paint schemes! This chap only took me five hours or so to paint.
This model forms the effective start of a small Nurgle contingent for use with my main Heralds of Desolation Chaos Space Marine army. I’m still working out the details but my plan is for this warband to be significantly older than the Heralds, so much so that whatever livery they possessed has long since decayed away.
Next up should be some Plaguebearers and a CSM Nurgle Sorcerer.
Keeping with my Nurgle force, I decided to adapt the Betrayal at Calth plastic Contemptor for the service of all things icky.
The only real difficulties, if you could call them that, we’re shaving off the Corpse-God’s iconography and cutting out the sculpted helmet so that I could put in the Aspiring Champion’s one from the Chaos Marine box.
The icon on the chest is a wet green stuff (two parts yellow to one part blue) cast of the Nurgle icon from the Chaos Vehicle sprue. I elected to use a sculp as wet green stuff is very pliable, unlike the plastic original. I used BluStuff to make the cast, if you haven’t tried it yet I strongly suggest you do, it’s awesome!
I dotted some green stuff boils here and there so I’ll have to wait until tomorrow to start painting as I’m sure it’ll take some time to properly cute in this accursed heat.