Wednesday, 5 September 2018

"These Terrible Creatures Are Half-Beast And Half-Man..."

"...The twisted descendants of people and animals, who have been mutated by the power of the Chaos gods..."
"Salutations fellow sports fans. This is Jim Maddenberg, and congratulations on tuning in to this Mid-Week Football special. With the season's opening match getting ever closer, let's see what news Thom Grassyglade has heard coming from out of the dressing room of the Doom Lords... Thom?

"Thank you, Jim. Well just a few hours ago, club head coach Harry the Idolator announced he had signed his team's first Beastman Runner, Darkhide Doubledown. Well known for his skill with his horns, the 28mm miniature by "Games Workshop" was assembled using some of the hard-plastic pieces found inside The Doom Lords boxed set and undercoated with a couple of layers of "Vallejo" Heavy Brown."
Chosen Blocker WIPs - The models are slowly having all their details 'picked out'
"The Cloven One's fur was painted using "Vallejo" Charred Brown, whilst his leather belt and straps were 'picked out' using Heavy Sienna. All of these areas, alongside the mutant humanoid's flesh, were then generously washed with "The Army Painter" Strong Tone Quickshade. The Beastman's knee-pad, elbow-pad and head plate were pigmented via a double-coat of "Vallejo" Heavy Red and subsequent shade of "Citadel" Nuln Oil."

"I understand that owner, The Overfiend of the Lead Citadel, also insisted the Child of Chaos had his torn pants, fingerless gloves and right shoulder-pad painted "Vallejo" Black, Thom? And the Runner's left forearm armour treated to a combination of "Vallejo" Brass and (more) Strong Tone Quickshade by "The Army Painter"..."
Beastmen Runner WIPs - The models are being painted using a variety of browns for their belts, fur and straps
"That's right, Jim. The Doom Lord's mysterious benefactor was very keen to ensure the Red and Black will be wearing a unified colour scheme when on the pitch. But don't forget this player's horned head was given a lick of "Vallejo" Heavy Bluegrey, followed by a significant splash of "Citadel" Nuln Oil."

"That's great, Thom, and I'm sure those viewers who remember this team's victory in the 2487 Orcidas Cup will be delighted to know that Harry looks set to announce the arrival of three more Beastmen, as well as an additional pair of Chaos Chosen Blockers over the next few weeks. Plenty to look forward to there then in our next programme, so until then, don't forget to get some Shaman's cream for that itchy arm unless you want to be blessed with a huge crab-like claw..."

12 comments:

  1. Great looking beastman Simon and the other models are off to a good start as well. Hope you get them all finished in time for their first outing

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    1. Thanks very much, Dave. I hope to have my second Chosen Blocker finished over the weekend, and then work my way through the three Beastmen Runners next week.

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  2. Football is back! Hooray! I love the commentary style, great read. Darkhide looks really good, great paintjob. You have so many other minis on the go that it is clear this group of minis has really inspired you and I can't wait to see the team all together. More please.

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    1. Cheers Undercoat. More "Blood Bowl" minis are certainly planned as the deadline for their first match fast approaches.

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  3. Lovely work on that beastman!

    Cheers Roger

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    1. Thanks Roger. As test pieces go the Beastman has turned out really well, imho.

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  4. The chaos team is coming along nicely - I don't think I ever played against one though, so I'll be looking forward to seeing them in action.

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    1. Cheers Joe. I'm hoping to have a few "Blood Bowl" postings ready over the next few weeks as I build my team up :-)

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  5. Good finished result. Those beastmen really do look good.

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    1. Thanks Dai. I think the Beastmen Runners are my favourite "Blood Bowl" minis to date :-)

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    2. I dunno... those Pestigors are pretty flippin cool looking to me.

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    3. I don't own any Pestigors Dai, and haven't bought the Nurgle "Blood Bowl" team boxed set yet, so haven't seen them. I remember the old 6th Edition "Warhammer" unit though.

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