I did wonder if you'd been practicing your technique on your nails!
Love the lightning effects on the balls. Very Skaven warpstone-like Big chappy's coming along nicely too! Do you think you'll be able to get him finished in time?
Thanks Ynnead! The Warpstone was all done using Caliban Green as a base, followed by a Nuln Oil wash. After that, highlights on the raised edges using Warpstone Glow and then Moot Green, finished with a spot of White Scar where the ridges meet. The secret is the Ardcoat layer though, it makes it shine and reflect like glass, which really sells the Warpstone look IMHO.
MIAMI HEAT FAN!? Now you are in thin ice with me. The Dolphins, the Marlins (I loved Josh Beckett till he wore out his welcome) I can abide... but Lebron!? Never! (even though he's back in Cleveland) lol Thats cool that you are a Marlins fan. Man they really cut the fans down a raw deal down there. Blowing up the team, constantly trading all their good players. Really soured the fanbase. Oh well we aren't here to talk sports!
Mrs Loosh and I have watched the Heat twice, during the Big 3 era. She has a Chris Bosh T Shirt, while my favourite player has always been D Wade. Whilst I appreciate the skill of LBJ, I think that The Decision was probably about the most Douchy thing that anyone has ever done in sports...and as such, I can't really get past him being a bit of a conceited prick to the people of Cleveland at the time. And yeah, Loria sucks the fat one.
Love the football and that cool little token. The purple and bronze/copper look really cool. But dear lord that Rat Ogre is sick! I absolutely love it.
I'm not a fast painter either so I feel your pain! Do keep us posted though. I really want to see that Rat Ogre when he's done
The Rat Ogre is a cool mini for sure, but he's a long way from complete; stupid family time and double stupid work!!
I did, however, have time to wash him last night, using Agrax Earthshade. So very messy at the moment, but the next hour should sort that out as I'll be concentrating on tidying up his skin in a major way.
Hopefully if I get some peace and quiet, I'll be able to crank this guy out. Fingers crossed!!
So, I rattled on with this guy, took some WiP photos, but ran out of time to post them on here, so I'll catch you up now.
So, having to put my son down for a nap and look after him when he woke and Mrs Loosh rested, it put a certain crimp on my painting time, but by 1515 GMT, I had got the Rat Ogre to this stage:
Essentially, I had done 2 layers on the skin. The first was a straight Cadian FLeshtone layer, followed by a Kislev/Cadian mix. I had touched up a few of the details in rudimentary fashion too, but time was really against me as I had to finish him by 1700 in order to be able to get ready and get to the Blood Bowl games night at my local GW.
He isn't the best Blood Bowl mini I have done, but for effectively half a day's work (About 6 hours total), I'm fairly happy with him:
I need to go back and retouch a couple of the highlights and pick out one or two other details, but he fit in and looked the part.
So I'm back now and the night was tremendous fun with a great group of guys.
I got paired against a hyper experienced player, called Mike, that has played numerous tournaments in the UK and overseas. He was using Skaven, which scared the Dickens out of me, as I know just how rapid they are. It was incredibly close, but he was a great guy that pointed out little mistakes before I made them and really tried to bring me along well.
Big mistake though, as my dice were absolutely on fire and I only had to burn 1 re-roll through the entire game. Mike, on the other hand, couldn't help but roll about a billion 1s. The Rat Ogre adamantly refused to suffer from New Model Syndrome as he clubbed half the opposing team into submission. I scored quickly to start the game and ground out the half to go into halftime 1-0 up. Mike got a little bit ruthless in the 2nd half and scored quickly to level up, 1-1. I then ground things out to score in my last turn of the game, just squeaking a 2-1 win. Huzzah!
The second game was against Tom and his beautiful Skaven team in which every player was named after a type of cheese. They were also painted to look a little like Swiss Cheese, or something similar. Great guy, but he was up against it after the first 4 turns resulted in 4 casualties for his team. Outnumbered and outgunned, I beat him 2-0. Tom took it all in good spirits and I had my first real Cavalier moment as I looked down on a board covered with stunning miniatures:
Afterwards, we voted for the Most Sporting player and Best Painted. There were also prizes for the most touchdowns scored over the 2 games (1 guy managed two 5-0 wins, so was the runaway winner) and also the Most Deaths suffered.
A guy who I didn't know won the Most Sporting, while the winner of the Best Painted Team went to.........
.......the other Skaven player. And damned rightfully so. His minis were lovely and a deserved winner. I got some voted and placed in the Top 3 (Don't know if I was 2nd or 3rd, but it doesn't really matter, as the other Top 3 guy had some lovely Orcs).
Here are a few pictures of the other 2 Top 3 teams:
And my guys on the field (Unfortunately, in the darkest corner of the store):
So that was my little Blood Bowl adventure. I got on well with the other guys, none of whom I had met before tonight, and hopefully can get some games in with them in the future. Sorry for the obnoxiously long post, but I hope you enjoyed it!