Mal Blight, compensating.
…And we’re done. 14 months after arriving in the post the second of my warriors of Poxton is done and dusted. Given the four month lay off since finishing my last Pestigor, I thought he turned out well. The miniature quality helps tremendously, Jes Goodwin’s work is always a joy to paint.
This chap is named Mal Blight, after Australian Football coach Malcolm Blight, who happens to have a particularly Nurglesque name. Two of my Warriors will be roadblock types while the other pair will take up killer roles. With his zoidberg claw, ol’ Mal here’s a killer.
The colours I used are:
FLESH: VMC German Green, VMC Light Sea Grey, VGC Elf Flesh
PURPLE: VGC Black, GW Xereus Purple, VMC Fluoro Magenta, VGC Squid Pink, VGC White
BONE: VGC Charred Brown(?) VMC Flat Earth, VGC White
RED: GW Khorne Red, GW Evil Sunz Scarlet, VGC White
INK: VGC Red, VGC Brown
BASE: VGC Charred Brown, GW Agrellan Earth
I’ve managed a couple of small sessions this week, the first since October last year Muscle memory is a wonderful thing, and I finally have a little bit of content for 2015.
This delightful chap is a converted Nurgle Champion from the Jes Goodwin stable of greatness, circa 1988. I’ve snipped off his mace and replaced it with a monstrous claw. I think there’s an original shot of him around somewhere as well…
Nothing awakens the desire to paint better than the purchase of manky old lead, this time in the form of some Pink Horrors. Said desire of course must be harnessed quickly before it fades – and these blighters end up on the pile.
I’ve long harboured a desire to use Kev Adam’s and Trish Morrison’s Horrors on the Blood Bowl pitch. Some Quebecois chap put together a Slann team out of them (along with a Lord of Change) some years back, and with this being the internet I thought I’d slavishly copy him.
I have also home-brewed a roster, (which I’ll share in time) for a Daemons of Tzeentch team that I plan to run in a fun, unscheduled league against other people’s creations in a few months. I feel like the roster is a bit similar to Underworld on the power curve, slightly more resilient than the Skaven/Rat combo but not nearly as bashy.
I actually have a huge swag of old Horrors in a box somewhere, these pinks are the cherry on the top. Now, to the bath with you!
Well, its a quiet end to the year – as previously mentioned. The Melbourne Blood Bowl Season is done, my Poxton Stranglers finished a creditable 3-3-1 (W-L-T) after facing a pretty difficult schedule. The side has developed well after taking some early hits, and I look forward to stinking it up further in the new year.
As far as painting goes, I want the team ready by July for Eucbowl. 2014’s Chaos Dwarves unfortunately didn’t sit well my peers and I didn’t place in the painting, after taking out the title in 2013. Not fielding a big guy may have been a mistake, in hindsight. This won’t be an issue in 2015! The minis were also perhaps a little petite. When submitted to peer judging, paint jobs and minis need to be more Kate Upton and less Kate Moss – if you take my meaning.
So to all my (7,lol) readers (or the people who just search for pics of Dorjak Sureclaw and Galmen Goreblade), have a wonderful Christmas/Hannukah/Whatever. I plan on lying in, drinking coffee, overeating, playing with my daughter, playing a Blood Bowl 7’s tourney, doing cryptic crosswords, having a six player game of Twilight Imperium with my friends and generally not a lot of anything else for the next couple of weeks. It’s going to be great, I can’t wait!
See you in 2015.
Well, its been ages since I last posted. I’m blaming work mostly – I’ve got a new role internally that has required me to travel lately, and also my computer has overtaken my hobby space since its wifi no longer works thanks to Yosemite wrecking it. When Apple gets around to fixing their OSX bugs, I’ll have some space and maybe some time to get the brushes out. Novelty!
And here’s the almost finished product, just the base to go. Not the most putrescent mini ever, but more than acceptable. For some reason the Pestigors have French & Italian names on my team, this one is Corruzione (corruption).
Oof, another month without a post. I had a false start with my previous four-armed Pestigor, as much as I like the mini, he’s just too darn big. He towers over my late 80’s Realm of Chaos warriors and my opponents were confusing him for the ST4 Pestigor on the side. So… in comes the old 2nd edition star player, Slarga Foulstrike. No horns on him but the scale is good and he’s a decent enough mini. Here he is, work in progress. I’ve tried to make him look as sickly as possible without resorting to sores. Jaundiced skin and putrid greenish fur.