And finally, they are done. What was going to be a speed painting exercise turned out to be the team that took the longest to finish. I started painting these in may, but decided to paint two teams in between, before finally completing this team.

When painting these, I focused on the bases, which turned out quite nice. I am probably able to paint shaven bases in a similar way, but use green/yellow instead of red/yellow. Enough talking. Here they are, Thugs of Hell!

Nanoo nanoo

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Hello everyone!
I have had more time to paint than making updates on the blog. As a matter of fact, I have finished painting the chaos team, and my next update will be the last one before the next project, whatever that might be. I just need to apply Matt varnish, and they are ready for the final photo shoot.

This post, however, is going to show their bases. After base coating the bases with chaos black, I painted the lava orange.

I continued by washing the lava with a yellow wash and painted the edges red because they ought to be the "coolest" part of the lava.

I finishen by highlighting the baser with yellow and white in the middle.

Next time I'll upload pictures of the finished team, but until then,

Nanoo nanoo

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Happy Saturday!

Today, I have started modifying the bases for my chaos team. The end result will hopefully look like lava and rocks, similar to the field I received from Willy miniatures. Like any great journey, this one starts with power tools.

I have decided to try something new. Instead of applying the basing material above the base, I will apply them inside the base, using it as a bowl.

I started by drilling a couple of holes in the bases. This made the cutting and the sanding a lot easier. After sanding the inside of the base* I used plastic glue to attach the bases to a plastic table mat. The plastic glue makes the plastic melt together, which will be important, as I have to sand the outer edges before priming the bases.

Once again, I decided to use cork as rocks. These were glued to the bottom using a glue gun. I finished today's work by filling the cracks with a mixture of regular glue and water. Hopefully, I am able to create a cool wave effect as the two types of glue dries differently.

*I didn't polish the base to much, as a couple of sharp edges might give the appearance of rocks around the cork as well, creating the look of lava running between rock islands**

**Also, I'm quite lazy

Finally, I've added some red ink to the beastmen's armour, making it a bit more red than the cloth. I've also added a black wash to their boots and started to work with the ivory details.

Bonus! Look at this bad boi. Just look at him. His name is Tommy.

Nanoo nanoo.

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Hello friends, followers and fans! Long time no see. I've been away from blogging since I finished the lovely orc team due to two reasons:

First of all, I started painting the ratmen team with the intentions of them becoming some sort of masterpiece. But when I started painting, I just couldn't make it look good. I realised that the hours of work I needed to do in order to prep the metal to make the paint stick properly, was hours I simply do not have at the moment. I still haven't decided whether I'm going to paint them anyway and let them be poorly tabletop standard figures, or if I should wait until I feel that I can hours needed with sand paper.

Secondly, I've started a new job, and I've been going to bed at prime time painting hours.
Ah well enough about me!

I have been managing an online Blood Bowl league at FUMMBL*, in which I play a chaos chosen team. I felt I needed to continue working with the team I started painting in may


*the first season is entering the playoffs next week. If you want to join, let me know!

Said and done. I wasn't really happy with the skin tones of the figures, as they didn't really feel as the same team**. To fix this issue, I decided to paint over the existing colours using human skin colours. Of course, they still have different skin colours, but I think it's more subtle now.

**follow the chaos tag to see how they looked earlier

I also added a first layer of gold, red and coal black. To paint the gold and red, I used the technique I described when painting the chaos warriors.

Hopefully, I will be able to update more frequently and until next time

Nanoo nanoo

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Finally, the 3rd edition orc team is painted, varnished and ready for gory, bloodstained glory. I've had fun painting the team, even though I had some problems with the old metallic versions of the Blitzers and the Black Orc Blockers.

I have tried to work with contrasts while painting this team, especially when I painted the miniatures' skin.

If you want to see photos of my other orc team, follow the orc tag added to this blogpost.

The next big project will be revealed at the bottom of this blog post!

And today, with the timing of a unicorn's Casio, the ratmen team from Willy miniature arrived! I have opened the box and I can tell you that we are in for a treat!

Last but not least. Here are some balls.

Until next time:
Nanoo nanoo

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Happy Friday everyone! I just finished highlighting the miniatures' yellow details. I tried to separate the steel details from the cloth by highlighting them with white, aiming for a more shiny look.

I really liked Citadel's Yriel Yellow. It works well with Averland Sunset and Agrax Earthshade (lawdamercy).

Next up: Grey Metal details

In other news, I have received a confirmation email from Willy Miniature (pun intended?) saying that my Ratmen team is finally on its way! Looks like what was supposed to be my summer project is turning into my autumn project. At least it will get here rather soon.

Until next time,
Nanoo nanoo

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Hello fans, followers and the rest of you!

I have completed painting the purple highlights. As you can see, I decided to use pink as a second highlighting colour.

After painting five minis or so, I thought the pink was a bit much and I regretted using it. But seeing the figures in daylight, after the paint hade dried properly, I think that they get a really nice glow.

I really enjoy painting these orcs, and hopefully, the end result will be satisfying.

Oops! It seems as I forgot the white highlights on that black orc. I'll have to fix that right away!

Next up: Yellow metal and yellow cloth. I'll probably give you an update rather soon, after completing one or two minis.

Until then.
Nanoo nanoo

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Good evening! I got some news regarding my Orc team: The green skin is painted. It has been fun painting it and I feel as if the major parts of painting the team is behind me.

I have started highlighting the armour and it seems as if I am able to paint al the purple armour in one or two more sittings. I need to reconsider whether I am going to add another colour besides white in the mix. I just might be crazy enough to use pink this time. You never know...


Furthermore, it was decided who I am going to play against in Hog Bowl 2. I will try to pass the pig "Ylen Oilers", fielded by Niclas Bråhn. He. Users my other Orc team, which I have previously presented in the blog. I am hopefully able to get rid of the pig this time. I was quite happy to hear that his thrower got injured, and will miss this game. He might have to spend a couple of re-rolls picking up the ball, as he will miss sure hands and agility 2.

More updates regarding the orcs and Hog Bowl are to be expected, but until then,
Nanoo nanoo

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After shading the miniatures we can start with the highlights. Today I tried the colours I'm going to use on a lineman and a black orc.

The colours I use for highlighting the orc skin are olive green and warm green from privateer press. Final highlights are painted with livery green from Vallejo and yriel yellow from citadel. I added some off white as a final touch.

Painting the skin on all the figures will probably take some time, and I don't think that I will update that often during the process. But I will be back and until then,

Nanoo nanoo

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All the orcs are finally base coated and shaded. I have had other things to do, and the progress has been slow. That's the reason why I haven't updated the blog.

Among other things, I have painted some blue balls (no pun intended). It looks a bit boring when all the figures are painted the but the balls ate not.

The blue balls are from the dwarf setand the red ones are from the third edition orc set, and the 2016 orc set.

Speaking of Blood Bowl, my Dark Elves are still undefeated after playing against the other teams in the league. We are still looking for the first victory, as all the games have ended in draws.

This week, I played against the Second Spruce, a well developed wood elf team. My inducements, a wizard and the star player Horkon Heartripper helped me to get rid of my opponents wardancers, which made the game comprehensible.

I don't know if I have to play for the pig or the win yet. It depends on the league's final match.

Until next time,
Nanoo nanoo

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