Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Car project - Start

New custom miniature project: turning this Russian car to Ford Prefect. Needs new hood parts and bumper. And maybe headlights.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Naga - Painting and Playing

Naga guarding the portal glyph in Descent dungeon setup. Behind the door can be seen unpainted Tahlia figure and on the far right Sir Valadir lurking behind the corner.
Some basic colors and inkwashes done.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Naga - Sculpt

Basic form draft from Milliput Terracotta.
Wire skeleton for the sculpt for the new head.

Naga - Start

Pinning the original head.
Had an idea for two headed Naga - attaching the regular head in the right loop of the main body and making new second head on the old stump.
Red master Naga from Descent board game. Neck broke and needed some fixin.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Minotaur - Painting highlights

Painted dry brush highlights and gave the base some Astrogranite feeling.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Blood Bowl Match Report: Red Anvils - IK Turska Pojkar

These cards really bring more variation and even some kind of story to the game, making each of them unique. The usual strategies go out the window when there are two balls on the pitch at the same time.

First rush towards the twin balls.

Alas, the damned ball was a hoax! Viking boys are first on the touchdown line - but also first to be disappointed. This magic trickery was too much for the Norse sense of humor. Anvils score at the later part of the second period, after knocking the living daylights out of the opposition.

Anvils cage hold its form till the end, the second period was kind of slow grind to the finish, but win is always a win. Game ends 1-0 for the Chaos Dwarfs even with four players driven off the pitch because of fouling. But I kept rolling doubles with leveling too: Hobgoblin number 10 has now Dodge skill - rare feat with this lot.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Minotaur - Painting

Still missing some details and highlights. Just few inks on the shadows.
Grey and red being the dominant team colors, with some purple bits. And yes, the loincloth is made out of Chaos Dwarf beard dreadlocks.

How does the skin color of orc change after he has been left out to dry for quite some time? Not much, but added some blue ink to the shadows.

Some watered down primer to start with, don't want to lose those details.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Minotaur - Sculpting

After White Milliput was fully set, I made some fur textures and armor details with Green stuff.

Allowed the brown Milliput to dry, then continued with Superfine White. Also pinned some extra plastic spikes to the shoulder pad and the anvil. Used the same arrow form in headgear armor that used in making of Bull Centaurs.

Started the sculpt with some Milliput Terracotta. Secured the wire to base with the same stuff.

One of the early ideas was making the helmet look like team symbol Red Anvil. Here the basic anvil form is seen next to the orc: piece of insulation foam glued to the top of the head.

Pinned the orc head with wire - later adding there some vertebrae still hanging from the neck.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Minotaur build - Wireframe

In the bit box I also found this 2nd edition plastic orc without hands - so now off to harvest the head.

Some extra length for the horns - there should be enough to impale one orc head there...

The first build, looking for right scale and height.

Minotaur build - Start

Started to look for inspiration in my old Blood Bowl boxes, and found these cardboard stands from way back when this hobby of mine was still in it's infancy. As kid we only had few BB-miniatures so these had to do for the main part of the team roster.

There was this bulls head in my bit box after making the centaur. So, starting ingredients were this head, some wire and a slotta base.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Chaos Dwarfs Vs. Orcs Match Report

Heated battle between Red Anvils (Chaos Dwarfs) and Terveet Kädet (Orcs) started with unusual Weather roll:

This meant that both teams had to manage the game with less than 11 players on the pitch from time to time.

Rubber band trousers do not count as Secret Weapon do they? The ball landing on the middle line doesn't allow cage forming so huge pile up of players starts. First half was without touchdowns -but Anvils Minotaur killed Lineman Orc right after the first kick-off. Later the same Minotaur made one of the Goblins bleed too, making him the hardest hitter under the blistering sun.

Strange things keep happening: the attack is lead by solitary Dwarf Blocker - and not for very long I can tell you. Guess this wasn't the real offence but a way to postpone the Orcs forward momentum. Tunnel dwelling dwarfs really felt the suns evil rays: defense lines were full of holes. Orcs made the first goal in 6th turn of the second period, leaving Anvils only two turns to return the fire.

Whooaaaa! Making it even in the last round, hobgoblins seem to keep up their sunny side. Dwarf Blocker with Guard skill actually made this break thru of Orc lines possible. MVP went to the Minotaur - making it the first player to reach Veteran status in experience. Turned down the AG increase in favor of Guard skill - this Big Guy is definitely a keeper.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Blood Bowl Match Report

After the long summer break the Blood Bowl season is finally starting!

Played two games against the new Norse team (seen in all black undercoat jerseys), first with Chaos Dwarfs and then with my old Wicked Willows Dark Elf team.

Cage is tightly packed and Bull Centaurs are leading the attack from the front.

Damn those double skulls! They made me lose this match to the all black Norse team 1-2.

My Chaos Dwarf team history in the making: First touchdown with basic roster lineup!
Minotaur (miniature courtesy of Jani, thanks) has pounded all Norse opposition to the ground and Bull Centaur acts as fail-safe. Hobgoblins finally manage to throw and catch without messing it up. Most Valuable Player Award went to the scoring hobgoblin, so he is the first of the green skins to level up. In the previous games playing as team value underdog gave me inducement money to hire star players and they made all the goals.

The second match gave huge inducement payoffs to the Norse team, and here the hired gun Icepelt Hammerblow meets head on with Dark Elf lines lead by the Kruellagh Witch elf. This game saw many fast two turn goals: the game was 2-2 after the first period, both teams scoring in rapid succession.

In the final turn of the second half Dark elf Runner only had to make one extra Go For It square to score the winning touchdown... but the dice gave the infamous number 1 and Wicked Willows fans had to settle for the close call tie 3-3. All in all, the last game was great fast paced fun - and it could have gone for either of the teams.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Gamorrean Guard - Painting and Playing

Gamorrean Guard and Hulk are the last line of defence before the Emperors goal. But is it maybe safer to let the Wookie win...

One point of articulation, but still cant reach it!

Why the big hole in the front you ask - attaching the Guard to the game table.

Some dry brushing highlights.

Ink wash on the green stuff surface.

Some old Citadel colors (and some ancient ones) +Vallejo cold grey +Cadmium yellow =Gamorrean skin tone.