Monday, 11 November 2013

Blood Bowl is a great strategy game if you aren't a prig

1988 Box art.  Rather sad but I still have my old copy.

"Friends don't let friends play Blood Bowl" is an unfortunate turn of phrase relayed to me some years back.  A friend of a friend of a fairly prominent North American GW employee passed on this little mantra from the former with a laugh and it became a bit of a punchline any time people expressed interest in playing it at the local hobby shop.  Recently this joke resurfaced in a discussion about the, "mystery box that wasn't" (Blood Bowl was rumoured prior to the Innocence rumour that replaced it then died) and someone tried to extol the "wonders" of Dreadfleet while disparaging the Game of Champions.

Friday, 8 November 2013

Penitent WIP part 2

Broken doll

I put a basecoat on the penitent.  Nothing more than than blocking out some colours to get the canvas rolling.  I wasn't sure where I was going with the skintone and honestly I don't think I'm there yet.  I'd considered a healthier pallor but the background I've been throwing around isn't rooted in clean and healthy living.  I like the face at this early stage.  The chalky complexion, hollow eyes and malformed scalp brought an eerie porcelain doll to mind.  I like the allusion to a broken or discarded thing.

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Penitent WIP

Arms I added look terrible side on but the model's natural profile is worth photographing

 I was really taken in by the models Jeff Vader had posted recently on his own site and on the Inq28 forums at The Ammo Bunker.  The Warhammer Witch models are both graceful and dynamic and my green hobby monster was compelled to grab a kit and see if I could manage anything so amazing as he had.