Tuesday 14 April 2020

Pact to the Future: Blood Bowl Chaos Pact/Renegades

Greetings all,

Hope you're all keeping well in these unprecedented times. As I mentioned before, this lockdown hasn't given me any extra time to work on painting projects, but I'm still working away as and when I can. This week, I've managed to finish off some human renegades for my Chaos Pact/Renegades team.

I've had these sitting on the table for what feels like forever, so I'm glad to get them done. I went with an homage to the classic Chaos All Stars colour scheme, which I'm pretty pleased with. The whole team is made up of classic 2nd edition BB models, and all my players are named after members of the shock rock band GWAR, just to make them suitably disgusting and debauched.

Nippleus Erectus and Sawborg Destructo

Cornelius Carnage and Stephen Sphincter

Pustulus Maximus and Hans Orifice

All the human renegades together, ready to fumble the ball and fail dodge rolls

Normally I'd go with colour coded bases, and I deliberated on it for quite a while. With this particular team however, all the players are either Linemen or Big Guys, and the only distinction between the players is their race (Human, Dark Elf, Orc), so the colour coding wouldn't have worked. I'll be leaving all the base rims as a nice tidy black for this team, although I may still add a gold stripe to the Star Players' bases to mark them out, as with the rest of my Stars.

That's all for now, on to the Big Guys next!

Saturday 4 April 2020

Myah! (And also some other Blood Bowl stuff)

Greetings all,

The slow progress of 2020 continues. It's definitely slow, but it's also definitely progress, and that's good enough for me. A lot of people have found themselves with plenty of time on their hands to clear their painting backlogs recently. Unfortunately working for the NHS means that I don't have that "good fortune", but I'm still working away on my leadpile as and when I can.

This week I finally managed to finish up this duo of sports wizards for Blood Bowl. I decided to do a good and evil wizard to serve my good and evil teams. One of them bears a striking resemblance to a certain incompetent evil overlord.

I know everyone does it, but I still couldn't resist

Keeping with the Blood Bowl theme (it's totally my jam these days), I painted up another Orc Thrower. I now have three throwers, despite the fact that they're a 0-2 choice, and they're objectively the worst player on the Orc team (my current team doesn't even have one). I didn't say it made sense, I just said I painted it ;)

That's all from me for now. Hopefully have something to show again fairly soon, as I'm still splashing a little paint on my Renegades. In the meantime, keep safe and keep well in these "interesting" times.