Human Blood Bowl Team Painting Showcase (Titan Bay Thunderhawks)

I began working on this team as soon as Blood Bowl came out, so end of November. It’s been slow progress on the team since then, but I also approached it that way.

I wanted to step back from the assembly line painting of Warhammer 40K, and focus on working on a model or two at a time to a higher standard.

So, it took me 4 months to paint 13 models, but I had a lot of fun doing it, and I’m happy with how the team has turned out.

Titan Bay Thunderhawks (Human Team)

I came up with the team name for my Human team as a result of the paint I use for the team, Thunderhawk Blue. I was trying to decide what color to paint the team and was having no luck. So, I started browsing the paints at my FLGS and saw the Thunderhawk Blue. I really liked the color so I grabbed it, and that’s how the team came to be.

For the team logo I decided to base it off of the Seattle Seahawks logo, but more simplified considering the scale it would be painted.

Lastly, I decided to not do a clean look, which I do with my Chaos Marines, but something that looked like the models were in the middle of a football game.

So, I did some paint wear, armor damage, dirt, etc. Pretty simple and basic stuff, but it really made a difference in the end.

First is the team pictures, but below are shots of each position grouped together.

As always, click for a larger view.

Linemen

Blitzers

Catchers

Thrower

Ogre

If you’re interested, you can read my tutorial on painting the Ogre.

The End

I’ve had a lot of fun working on the team, but it’s always nice to finish a project too. I painted up the tokens later, and you can see those if you like.

Also, if you aren’t playing Blood Bowl then you really should be. I did an article about just that, why you should be playing Blood Bowl.

Oh, I also have an Undead team and a Necromantic team as well if you want to check those out.

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Berman

Skin tones came out great man. I look forward to seeing these in person. I wager they look even better.

Turkadactyl
Turkadactyl

The time and hard work shows. These look fantastic. Colours work really well together. Is Thunderhawk a GW colour?

Rory

Could look over those photos for an age.

stats DGDWH

Thor your painting has a smooth feeling that I really like. Colour transitions -above all the blue- are great! Also, I can imagine the blitzers using their helmets like rams with sharpened horns: I do not know if it is their job in BB but I like the idea. Great job! If the team is finished, I am wondering what’s next!

Nils Holmbergh

They look great together and I really like the amount of weathering on them, they definitely look like they are in the middle of a game. I hope you’ll keep doing tutorials like you have for them, it’s been very interesting to follow.

NafNaf

Now they look great! Not interested in the game itself, but your paint jobs are excellent, and the time you have put into them has really paid off

Westrider

Looking great! I’m also basing my Norse scheme on the Seahawks, since they’re my local team. The Bjornling Fjordhawks. Too bad we’re on opposite sides of the country, so we can’t get a Game in.

Adam

They have come up looking great. You can see the time that you put into painting the skin has really paid off!

Kamui

That’s a great looking team! Good call on the winged helmets too. Showing the whole team really highlights how hard it would be to spot the blitzers from the linesmen without them. As others have said, great work on the skin tones. I really like that you took the time to vary shades of skin tone to add some nice variety to the team.

Jeff Jackson
Jeff Jackson

Good grief. This is the best human team I’ve ever seen. I’m totally in love with them.