Press molded silicone ghost pirate


Youngest nephew loves pirates, so I made special one for his birthday. Good fun was had and he seems to have liked it.

Summertime means usually less painting and more gaming, this year is not an exception. 

I’ve reopened my 40K boxes and even played with the new rules, kind of likes them.

Plan is also to finish the shadow war Armageddon team as well as start a new warband for AoS. 

Picking up 40k again meant opportunity to actually paint up some scenery that’s been unpainted for over 20 years, here’s some wip:

Today a box of goodies from reaper miniatures arrived, since I backed their bones 3 kickstarter two years ago. The to-be-painted pile is growing fast, but that’s ok though.

Moosotaur, Greebo Troll and som gobbos

Players for a Chaos Pact team; Troll, Dark elf and a Moosotaur.

Players for a Chaos Pact team; Troll, Dark elf and a Moosotaur.


The troll is from Greebo, the dark elf (not sure) and the Moosotaur is from Eurobowl 2016. The moose is sculpted by the Kalle (Gimpen) who also has made the beautiful Ogre team available from Impact. He has done a lot of other stuff, super punch troll and some goblins. The dwarves I do hope get some wider spread some day, we´ll see.

The team that they are joining are wearing purple and are generally darker. Thats what I went for. Mostly glazing and washing apart from the metal parts. Quite fun.
Looking forward to painting my own moosotaurs soon. Really happy with how the horns turned out.

Next up are gobbos, completing an Orc team.

The first three from left are John pickfords sculpts, from wargames foundry/Warmonger miniatures. The last one is greenstuffed.
The NAF trophy was won in febuary, not by me but by the team that the goblins are completing the savage orc themed team I painted earlier.

Bloodbowl Dark Elf Team – Malal Temple Dogs

Based on the Naggaroth Nightmares from 3rd edition, these models are quite iconic I’d say. They bring the total painted figure up to 26 for the year, which is quite good but also means I’d have to step it up a bit to reach the three-digit-goal.

The team is devotees of the lesser Chaos God Malal, thats why they have b/w skulls. The mascot is a Citadel Temple Dog, the assassins is an older whfb dark elf assassin and a 2nd ed Bloodbowl Elf which has been given a night goblin scimitar from the older plastic regiment box. The coach is a dark elf corsair from way back, he’s been weapon snipped and been given a greenstuffed book. One of the linemen is a 2nd ed runner.

Here are some of the positionals:

  
Here’s the other positionals:

  
Group in full:

  

The team has already been fielded on the pitch, a friend borrowed them last Saturday when we tried his roster for the upcoming NAFC in Nottingham. Good fun was had.
  
Next paint project wont be batchpainting a twentyfold squad, thats for sure.

Bloodbowl Wood Elf Team – Gardeners of Degalaque C

The Gardeners of Degalaque C are known for their swift and proper execution on plays on the pitch.That’s why they are called Gardeners, they are keeping the competition short, like the grass in a garden.

Amongst the elves in the vast Degalaque forest the title Gardener is a ceremonial upholder of the order, carrying out the verdict of the Elder Council.

The team used to be bitter enemies of the Treehuggers of Degalaque West but seems to have won that feud.

Team is coached by the fierce Mme Butterfly, a proper Gardener by profession.

So I’ve entered our Open League this season with a Wood elf team, painted these almost three years ago but yesterday was the first time I had the opportunity to field them.

  
They are druid themed, and the basis is some neomics punkazones with added hoods. But there is also some necromunda eschers, mordheim sisters of sigmar, mourning fangs from warzone/mutant chronicles in there. And some lovely pixies from Stonehaven in Canada.

  
The centerpiece is the Treewoman/ Entwife, called Growtwice in this incarnation because of well, fluff. I did a proper blogpost on her earlier.

It was also an opportunity to finalize the first minis for 2017, five markers/counters, tadaa:

  
Not so impressive I know, but focus has been on some dark elves.

Since they’re done in an assembly line style soon there’ll be a whooping 21 more models finished! Hopefully.

If you wan’t to follow the Gardeners progress on the pitch you can do it here.

Last week most of the nerd attention has been dedicated to discussing the upcoming necromunda-esque skirmish game from GW. Lots of people are getting really excited again!

On the painting desk -Dark Elves and more

So there’s been a while since I’ve actually finished any miniature but recently has been busy, outside of the hobby that is. But I’m putting in time, half an hour here and half an hour there.

New project is Dark Elves for Bloodbowl, most of the minis are 3rd edition. Trying out bulk painting, we’ll see how it goes. It’s not as rewarding as doing them individually but probably time efficient. Here they are so far:

  

Working title is Malal Temple Dogs, in the earlier warhammer lore they were a valid steed choice for heroes. This one is a animated jade statue brought to the dugout. The team follows the lesser known chaos god Malal whose mark is a black and white skull. I will try to prove the worth of the assassins even though people seen to frown upon them. A local coach has really followed through on that theme, giving a lot of the other players shadowing as well. Cudos, coma, cudos!

  
Also been doing some greenstuffing and kitbashing. Here is a coach for my chaos or maybe chaos dwarf team. Since the comeback of argue the call I need specific coach models for my teams. Not maybe need but you know.
The model is the MB7 Marauder Giant Head. 
Saw some artwork and it inspired me, may have been from the Realm of Chaos book.

  
  
  
 Also some work on more Bloodbowl goblins for an Orc team. Have many ideas, hopefully some will pan out. Been kitbashing as well, starting a Pro Elf/Elf Union team. Dark eldar torsos, chaos marauder legs, and some really old elven heads from the PBS warhammer fantasy regiment set. Here is the link to the awesome resource that goes by the name Stuff of Legends.

  
  
Some other stuff is also in the pipeline but that’s for another post…

BloodBowl Necromantic team -The Green Tide Deadites 

This Necro team (Necromantic Horror now) draws inspiration from basically two sources. The first one is the awesome movie Evil Dead and the other one is this blog. A greenskin themed necro team.

  
Everything is taken from orcs or goblins, apart from the werewolves. They’re are from the space wolf range in w40k.
Zombies: Parts from night goblin regiment box in plastic multi part. Shoulder pads are from a marauder regiment box.

Ghouls:Gorkamorka boys (GW)

Werevolves: Fenrisian wolves to W40K. Just added pants.

Wights: Inspired of the gmm blog I linked earlier, I made them halfway through their transition from a more esoteric form into a physical one. Parts are also from night goblin box, I’ve stacked two torsos on top of eachother. The craniums are banner heads. 

  
Flesh Golems: Orc Boar Boys (gw), slightly repositioned the legs.
Headcoach Ash´n´Slash can also go as starplayer Hack Enslash.

Base for Ash Williams is Hasslefre Miniatures model Barney (for Scooby Doo) with added chainsaw (from  Hasslefree Zombie Weapon sprue) and some greenstuffed jacket.

  
Played a season with them in 2014, but they’ve been idle since then. Maybe the deadites are coming once again in 2017?