Monday, December 21, 2015

Leaping Lizards!!

More new stuff for you... this time, something for all us Blood Bowl fans!!!

I've played this game since at least the early 90's, and it's amazing to see all the fantastic new figures that are being created for our beloved game.

Thanks to RN Estudio, the Baton Rouge Lethal Lizards shall rise again, with their impressive array of Saurus, Skink, Krox and star players!!

I will be featuring a number of the different teams available from RN Estudio here, from Orcs to Humans, Chaos Pact and more...

Here is a link to their site, and the Lizardman team.

These images show the actual figures, which are wonderfully cast in white resin.  The mould lines are absolutely minimal, and they are almost all one piece casts.

That's very important in this kind of game, where the figures take a beating in more ways than one.  The resin is resilient, and a very nice silky texture for painting.

Primed and ready for paint!  I am going to go back to the very beginning for me, and paint this like my original team.  This means that each player will be painted with different colors and markings.

I will see if I can find some of those original images, so that I can match them with these newest versions.  I am also looking forward to using lots of jungle vegetation, and some splashing swampy water.

 I will have to come up with an especially cool scheme for this big guy!  Definitely splashing water on the base as well...

The big guys are well designed, in that they are not so enormous that there is no room to place them in all the middle of the pitch scrums that will inevitably follow!

So, stay tuned from much more on these lizazrds, and from RN Estudio!!!  Go check them out.

Alien Invasion!

Another little Grey Man for you tonight!  He is from the Boxed Set of Hired Hands of the Watchers.

Each Hired Hand box, no matter what faction it might be, contains ten figures, each one with a unique pose.  They are all on marked plastic sprues, and come with instructions to help you locate those pieces more quickly.

Just as I did with the last example, I tried to make the base be the primary color contrast.  In addition, I tried to have the green glow of the weapon tie both of those disparate elements together.

Lots of fun was had placing various shades of grey... some more teal/blue, others more purple or even brown in others.  I did an entire painting video called Shades of Grey, and I have been drawing on my experience in creating that video a lot as I paint these little guys!!