Right to start with “Happy Halloween!”. Right that’s enough frivolity now on with the (semi) serious stuff, well it’s been a funny old week, as this is a bit of a fill in week between Zomtober and Mo’vember it was just a case of finishing off the rest of the “Champions of Death”, “Bloodbowl” team I started last week. Now this has not really proven to be a problem time wise but it has however caused me a little concern as to what exactly to write in my blog posting this week as though they are a little different to last week’s figures they are basically the same colours (well they are a team after all!), so apologies is a sense of deja’vu occurs I can assure you that nothing has changed in the “matrix” it’s just me rehashing last week’s post.
As I’d based and undercoated these chaps at the same time as last week’s painting fodder I could simply pull them out of the drew they had been resting safely in and just touch up any missed bits on the matt black, then they were liberally dry-brushed with chainmail. Next it was out with the bronze and copper again and these were applied as an undercoat and highlight to a variety of pads, gauntlets and helmet bits before these were dry-brushed with rust to age them a bit. They’re uniforms came next these were undercoated in royal purple and highlighted in lupin as per last time, and then the flames atop the skull motif’s on their shoulders and such were added in bright red and lemon yellow. As four of the six are skeletons their faces and the odd bit of bone was next on the agenda, coffee and cream taking care of this and while I was at it I added the disks for their numbers at the same time in the same colours. The faces on the two mummies were painted in blue grey and highlighted with a little light blue, talking of the mummies their bandages were then undercoated with chocolate brown (as were the leather belts, boots and gloves), before the bandages were highlighted with coffee and then again with GW bleached bone (leather brown finished the boots etc..). White and black took care of the eyes and teeth and dark grey highlighted with light grey covered the hair some of the figures had. Then it was “gore” time so out came the bright red again and a little was dry-brushed over their hands (I didn’t do any around the mouths this time as I don’t recall mummies actually eating human flesh).After a coat of strong tone “Quickshade” basing was carried out as per last week, with a base coat of earth brown being heavily dry-brushed with scenic green and a covering of pasture green flock completing the bases.
Well that’s it October is over the nights are drawing in and it’s time to put away the razor, as next week Mo’vember begins….
Sleep tight dear reader and sweet dreams. Cheers Roger.