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Griddon
post Apr 2 2018, 08:29 AM
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It's been a while.

Back in 2008 through 2010 or so I painted, played, tourney'd and enjoyed much of what GW had on offer.
Had children. Things changed. Lost time, patience, sleep.
Given the way GW was treating customers with pricing and creative direction it was easy enough to let the hobby slip away. I think I enjoyed the break! I do play infinity and I have a decent collection of ariadna. I probably paint 1 or so models a quarter. Hardly the required speed to field anything meaningful in GW terms.
Anyway, regardless of GW policy, if they re-released Bloodbowl it was on the shopping list. I've had this box for a while and I only recently scraped together mojo enough to paint. That said, my patience is still lacking so I looked for ways to cheat.

The human team. (yet to be named - but Cerulean Hawks would be fitting)
I wanted to try zenithal highlights. I have an airbrush. How hard could it be?
Well, it isn't as easy as I thought and finer control is required for the lighter shades. As it is, the lighter shades dominate too much and things like shoulder pads look a little monotone. However, with this colour I think they will pop nicely. Again - keeping with the lack of patience theme, I went tone on tone with the undergarments and washed them up with a greeny/blue. When I do name the team I'll either use some transfers or free hand some emblems. Add a little static grass and we should be done.

The orc team. (again.... yet to be named)
I like yellow. Never painted any in my life but know enough about the pigment and the paints to avoid as much brush work as possible. RobPaintsModels on youtube has a shadespire tutorial on the Orukks. He steps through pink to light yellow. I didn't have pink. Did have purple. Gave it a go.
These guys have hours of work left but I did do some testing on one model. Worked through the GW airbrush yellow range and finished up with a seraphim sepia brushed into recesses and a white edge highlight. The GW yellow glaze is applied with brush over the top. I think it works nicely.

Anyway. Onto photos.


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Thanks for looking.

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post Apr 2 2018, 04:56 PM
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Looking good mate! smile.gif

As you can see from my Sig it's by far y favorite GWS game system! Love the start on these! smile.gif

Where about are you based? There may well be a League near you playing some games and most in Oz are pretty easy going smile.gif .

Will watch with interest as you finish these guys off.


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post May 15 2018, 09:27 PM
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Looking forward to my first Shadespire games this weekend. Finished these guys off tonight.
Tried a few new techniques. Happy with the result. Though the metallics on the sword really were a buzz kill and the result is really not what I was looking for. I will probably steer clear in the future and attempt NMM for flat surfaced metal areas.

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post May 15 2018, 09:33 PM
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post May 15 2018, 10:41 PM
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Really nice work, I hope to see some more!


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post May 17 2018, 02:58 PM
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QUOTE(Arch_Magos_Kasen @ May 15 2018, 10:41 PM) *

Really nice work, I hope to see some more!


Got to agree with AMK.

Very nice brushwork. Looking forward to seeing more smile.gif


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post May 17 2018, 05:18 PM
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Very nice green on the armoured dudes/dudette. What colour did you use? I like the combination with the metal.
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post May 18 2018, 05:34 PM
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Thanks for the feedback.
The green was an experiment.
I basecoated in purple and then ran multiple zenithal highlights through to white leavong purple as the shadow colour. Then glazed with citadel waywatcher green. Green on purple = grey and the green over the white is obviously green.
The reason i went this way was to avoid a stark green on the main surfaces.
The technique was super easy. But mistakes would be hard to touch up so needed to be super careful after finiahing the green.
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