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Shambling Undead
Legend
Shambling Undead
Record
58/18/19
Win Percentage
71%
Orc
Legend
Orc
Record
40/9/9
Win Percentage
77%
Overall
[R]
Super Star
Overall
Record
449/141/171
Win Percentage
68%
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2014-04-11 13:07:36
24 votes, rating 6
High Elf painting blog - Finished!
The team is finished, complete with display base. The last 2 teams I did for the NAF were pretty unique and rather involved conversions, this team is more generic but also closer to the existing GW style. The good thing with this is that they are clearly high elves and it is easy to tell each position apart.



I settled on making the NAF logo mostly blue as I wanted some yellow and white but they were too similar when next to each other. I painted the football brown as it matched the gloves/boots of the team.

I used the same basing technique as with the khemri, cutting disks out of the grass mat and then glueing them to the bases. I did cut holes in these disks to fit the player’s feet so there would be a straight plastic to plastic bond. 1 pence pieces have been stuck to the bottom of the bases to add weight and so pinning was difficult without drilling through the coins and that is a lot of hard work with only a pin vice.



Their shoulder pads were mostly too small to allow me to paint player numbers on so I’ve gone for painting them onto the bases. Unfortunately I am a bit short of spare round bases or I wouldn’t have used those had already been sprayed white. The display base has a tendency to scratch the black paint off the rims and showing the white undercoat through. But I have given the rims several coats of varnish to reduce the risk of this. The players themselves will got a light coat of varnish to protect them with a 2nd coat on the exposed areas that will come into contact with the pitch. One reason I like plastic and resin over metal is that paint chips a lot less easily than metal, which is pretty important for Bloodbowl models since they get more wear and tear than in other game systems. Here is a pic of the finished catchers to show the bases completed.



Sadly my weekends are busy in May so I won’t be able to make it to the GT this year and will have to post the team again.

Finishing the High elves is not the only progress I’ve made, I have completed 8 goblins as well. Their main colour scheme is red, white and blue since they are circus performers and suit bright colours. But as the models are rather varied there will be other colours used too. I’m sticking with blue for armour such as shoulder pads to tie them together. Yellow is another colour that will be used here and here since it is bright and the team already has green skin.
I did give the goblin strongman a leopard skin outfit as that seemed appropriate.



The other 4 goblins mainly focussed on the clowns. I wanted the white face to be shaded to goblin skin so started with green and added steadily more white to it. For the snake charmer you can glue the snake being held but I preferred it on the ground and painted it with a pattern I found online for real cobras.



A good nurgle colour scheme is still evading me, but the test model I used was quite different from the warriors I have made. So now the high elves are out the way I think I will start painting one of the actual players with basic colours to get it right. I have got several different shades of purple and can test some washes and shading techniques to make it suitably unhealthy looking.

I have been chugging along nicely with painting, getting 3-5 models done each week which is good progress for me. I’m hoping to complete the goblins in May and have the Nurgle done sometime in July. I have already been looking at what to work on for the 2nd half of this year.

Janmattys has asked me to paint up another 2 teams for him. Doing a tabletop version of the famous Lavino Fighting Hellfishes was one of my earliest commissions. The first team I’ll do is a dark elf team, there have been some very nice plastics released recently and I already have a pretty good bits box as well as the old warriors, corsairs and new witch elves. The test model on the right is the direction I am thinking of going for the linemen and blitzers with the blitzers having more. The new witch elves will be very simple to turn into bloodbowl players. That just leaves the runner and assassin, both are AV7 and so would be worthwhile to make easily distinguishable from the rest of the team.



I’ll also be working on some Orcs for Jan, using the Neomics range but adding more armour, particularly on the Black Orcs so they look AV9 and more like Bloodbowl players rather than bar patrons. But I may not be able to finish them until early 2015.

Another project I intend to complete in 2014 is the Willy miniatures Imperial Halflings for Topper. The models are really nice so they should be pretty a pretty straight forward paint job, the main decision will be centered around whether to paint them in bright primary colours or softer pastels. I’ll be doing a couple of stars for other teams for Topper too, Morg and Roxanna. So whilst I’m in a Dark elf mood i may well convert Hubris and Horkon from Shadowblade and some of the plastic models to get me closer to my goal of having done all the teams and stars.

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Comments
Posted by harvestmouse on 2014-04-11 13:10:42
I think the above is your best work yet. Certainly the concepts are uber top notch!
Posted by SvenS on 2014-04-11 13:50:45
Wow amazing job! :D
How long time do you use per team on average? Full time or evening work?
Impressed not only by the quality but also the amounts of teams you finish! :D
Posted by Wotfudboy on 2014-04-11 14:50:28
Absolutely superb!
Posted by Purplegoo on 2014-04-11 14:52:14
Good stuff.
Posted by Burnalot on 2014-04-11 15:31:28
Great job, well done.
Posted by Jeffro on 2014-04-11 17:23:58
You always seem to model and paint up teams that I wouldn't have thought I would find interesting or exciting... and you end up making them both. I continue to be JEALOUS as all get out.
Posted by Wizfall on 2014-04-12 08:44:19
It's more than nice.
Quite envious too but then easy to guess it is a lot of work (and talent).
I'm wondering if you have a site with all your team displayed (can't find in your bio if any).
Posted by Topper on 2014-04-12 15:36:55
Yeh another great team mate :)

Here´s a link Wizfall:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/413511162070190/
Posted by Nightbird on 2014-04-12 16:33:57
Great work as usual spub!
Posted by Axtklinge on 2014-05-01 20:41:54
Fantastic conversion and pain job.
Congrats!
Posted by JanMattys on 2014-05-13 22:20:22
Squeeeeeeeeeee
:D