Quite a bit going on since last I chronicled. Let’s see what I can remember though…
I got to play this with Kamui a few weeks back. I honestly knew nothing of the game beyond the basic setting. My lack of interest in 40K has included anything in the setting.
So, getting to play the game meant learning everything. I mean, that goes without saying with a new game, but as I said – I knew nothing at all about this game.
Anyway, it was a lot of fun. Our goal was to learn how the game worked, not to play it through conclusion. We played through a few explorations, worked through the precipice stuff, etc.
I tried out a few heros. I tried the Rein & Raus (Ratling twins), Dahyak Grekh (Kroot dude), the Imperial Robot, and the Healer guy. Yeah, some names elude me and I can’t be bothered to look them up ;)
I really, really enjoyed the Ratling twins. Such a fun and different style of play. I also really liked the Healer/Priest guy. He heals and he’s not a slouch at combat like your typical healers in games.
It’s a little tricky to learn at first, but once we got through our first combat it all went quickly from there.
The model was fun to work on, I learned a lot, and I’m glad he now has a home where he’ll get some use.
Undead Blood Bowl Team
I need to come up with a proper team name.
Anyway, I started painting up the Undead team.
As you’ll see, I’m going with a dark purple and then some orange accents where I can sneak them in. I’m also using black as a secondary color with the purple here and there.
I like making each model unique, so I don’t match up everything model to model, and you’ll see I always played around with some Zombie skin tones quite a bit.
These shots are the last I took of each while working on them. So, these are all done and will get proper shots when the team is ready.
The other thing I’m doing with the team is keeping with learning NMM. So, you’ll see some attempts at NMM on these models, some better than others, but I’m learning.
I’m having a lot of fun working on the team and taking my sweet time with them. I can’t wait to get to the fun models like the Wights, Mummies, and Ghouls.
New Paint Brushes!
I’ve been in the hobby since 2006. In those years I’ve used some very cheap brushes. The past few years I’ve tried the Citadel brushes, which have been hit or miss. Some of those GW brushes will last for months and months while others die in weeks.
Well, I finally decided to spend a little money and got myself some Raphael 8404 Kolinsky brushes.
I’ve used these a few times since I got them and I love them. They hold an amazing point and the bristles are very soft. The large belly lets me load up the brushes with a lot of paint as well.
Anyone who says that you’re better off using cheap brushes because they’ll get destroyed is certainly not taking care of their brushes well, and also has certainly not used something like this.