Bloodletters Squad #2 Showcase

I managed to fit in a few hours here and there to wrap up this Bloodletter squad. I finished the first five of them seven months ago so this time I wanted to show the entire squad, not just the newly finished half.

In doing this I remembered the value of batch painting, despite disliking doing it. I had not documented how I did the first half of the squad all those months ago. I had a pretty good idea but some things were fuzzy. I hadn’t intended to wait so long on finishing up the squad and had the intention of documenting it much sooner. That left some guess-work in this batch.

The first lesson, do the entire squad at once if you can and if you can’t then make sure to document what you did do. The second thing, at least by doing two halves of the squad (5 and then 5), they aren’t all over the place in how I painted them. Each half has some slight differences but once all ten are mixed in it’s fine. So, at least I did batch them in two groups and have consistency. Could be worse.

Bloodletters Gallery

There they are. Sorry the lighting isn’t amazing. I didn’t adjust the lights very well for such a large squad. I’m used to doing a single model, not ten. I’m also realizing I should use something other than that white backdrop on these. The snow doesn’t really stand out against that white background.


Anyway, I’m pleased with the squad. I just did a tabletop quality job on them: base coat, dry brush, wash and a few select extreme highlights. I did work with the swords a bit more but I still didn’t invest a ton of time into those. It was some really fast blending and highlights on those hellblades. It’s passable I think for such a speedy process.

Not sure what’s next on the painting table but as I said the other day, my free time (in turn blogging time), is going to be greatly diminishing so it might be a while.

  • stats

    Very cool models, the blue tongue is fantastic!
    For my kabal and other jobs I got a small copybook of painting schemes, it is very useful when you paint an army in a large span of time, and to recycle techniques. The problem is when you paint half army and you decide that it is not the right painting scheme ahahah!

    • Thank you.

      I do have a notebook that I write down paint colors and techniques on stuff but I was lazy at the time and didn’t do it with these guys. I thought at the time that I’d do the other half right after but that didn’t happen. Lesson learned.

      Changing paint schemes is rough. I’ve changed techniques and stuff like that but never the paint scheme.

  • ming2005

    LOL…long tongued models…I’m more afraid of teeth than tongues…

  • Looking good dude :)

    I always bloody forget what colours I use when I batch paint large squads at different times. I hate batch painting at the best of times, so it is usually ages before I get round to the second half of the squad, by which time I have little recollection on what blends, washes or method ect I used to paint them. I should really use a notepad or something and reocrd what I do……

    • Thanks.

      I’m with you. I know the value of batch painting but I’ll be damned if I enjoy it any. I usually get so burned out on it that I take big breaks too. The notepad is really handy to have. I didn’t start using it until the last year or so when my painting schedule lessened and I had to do it to remember. I just forgot with the first five of these. I guess I need a notepad to remind me to use the painting composition notepad ;)

  • Very nice. Reminds me that I have to check my painting book and see if I wrote down any of my Raven Guard recipes from my Scouts.

    • Thank you.

      Reminds me too that I need to write down the process this time!

  • Love them man. More daemons to flesh out the army.

    • Thanks. I really need to get more too. It never ends.

      • Part of the GW plan isn’t it? ;)

        • Certainly is…

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