Dreadball – Silver Centurions Progress

The weekend has arrived so its onto painting some of my own stuff, and today I’ve made a wee bit of progress on the Centurions:

Silver Centurions WIP

Silver Centurions WIP

Silver Centurions WIP

Silver Centurions WIP

I’ve worked up the armour with some highlights to the desired colour as well as adding the glowy blue bits I want on them. The only other part I know what I’m doing with is the number panel. This will be a blue version of the digital display seen on the Gamma Slammers. I still think I need something else on these guys to really make ’em pop, and other than doing more glowy blue bits, I’m at a loss as to what. Any ideas from you readers out there would be greatly appreciated 😀

Silver Centurions Logo

Silver Centurions Logo

I also did a wee bit more to the logo and am happy to say this should be the final design. Let me know what you think?

Warhammer 40k – Basilisk Finished!

Finished up on the Bassy today, and here she is:

Basilisk Complete

Basilisk Complete

Basilisk Complete

Basilisk Complete

Couldn’t come up with a good design for either side of the gun, so decided it was best to leave it blank. For now. If I do have some inspiration I may come back and add something at a later date.

I also got crackin’ into my next commission today, and here’s a wee sneak peak:

Next Commission

Next Commission

Warhammer 40K – Basilisk Progress

Added a few more touches to the Basilisk today:

Armageddon pattern Basilisk WIP

Armageddon pattern Basilisk WIP

Armageddon pattern Basilisk WIP

Armageddon pattern Basilisk WIP

Still think the armour needs a little bit more work, and would like to add a decal to either side of the gun as with the previous one, but am unsure as to what to do. I don’t want this to be a straight imitation of the last one, so I’m definitely not repeating the pattern. Have to have a good Thought Orgy and see what I can come up with 😀

Dreadball – DBR7 Complete!

Popped the last few details onto DBR7 this afternoon. Added a few things to the back, as the photos from yesterday showed it as a little bare, also took the opportunity to clean up a few of the white sections. Pleased with the results, and got to thinking whilst painting him how he would make an excellent Coaching Staff for the robot team :). Anyway, onto photos:

DBR7 front

DBR7 front

DBR7 Back

DBR7 Back

Let me know what you think 😀

Robots Finished!

The robot team is now complete, other than the clear hexes, and here they are:

Robot Jacks

Robot Jacks

Robot Jacks Back

Robot Jacks Back

 

Robot Guards

Robot Guards

Robot Strikers

Robot Strikers

Only have numbers on the Jacks, as with swapping in and out there’s not much point to having them on the Guards and Strikers, unless you have the same amount of each of these as you have jacks.

Next up for Dreadball I’m going to be painting numbers on the bases for the Gamma Slammers, as it’s fairly difficult to make out the digital displays whilst playing. Especially if your in the usual dark gamer dungeon we seem to play most of our games :D. I’ve also started on what will be my next team, the Z’zor:

Z'zor Team

Z’zor Team

I’m wanting to go for a praying mantis vibe with these guys, as I not only think this will look awesome, it also gives me the opportunity to paint a fairly vibrant team.

Dreadball Update!

Work has been progressing on the robots and here they are;

Jacks WIP

Jacks WIP

Guards & Strikers WIP

Guards & Strikers WIP

The idea at present is to have the eye and glowy bits of each variety a different colour, which should make it a bit more obvious as to which is which. So Blue for the Jacks, Green for the Strikers and Red for the Guards. I’ve started this off on them but obviously it still needs a bit more work, as does the red team stripes. I’m hoping that I should be able to make some good progress on this tomorrow, so keep your eyes peeled for the next update.

In other news the Gamma Slammers have had their 10 game winning streak broken by the Playa H8ters :(, who have also now stolen the top spot in the league. It was a damn good game but I was completely outmaneuvered the whole way through. I went for a very bashy game as this is what has worked for me before, but the Veer-myn’s prominence of strikers, which the coach utilised to their full potential, ran circles around me. I did however manage to retain my kill streak, with another 2 deaths caused by my Guards :D. The league organiser gave a very apt write up which you can find here: https://www.facebook.com/edinburghdreadball

Although I lost I still managed to get another of the guards up to level 3 and spent a coaching dice to roll on the Extra Coaching table. Rolling a 6 meant that I got to choose anything I wanted so opted for Grizzled. This is a fantastic ability, meaning the opponant loses an extra dice when performing a slam or slamback against this player. After analysing this match I think I’m going to have to give my jacks a bit of a push next time, not only to level them up, but to get a bit of a different game.

You can check out the league table here: http://dreadballedinburgh.leaguerepublic.com/l/standingsForDate/51755152/2/-1/-1.html

Dystopian Wars – Galen Class Escorts Finished!

Finished the first members of my fleet this afternoon and I’m extremely happy with how they turned out :D:

Galen Class Escorts

Galen Class Escorts

Galen Class Escorts

Galen Class Escorts

Very pleased with how the glow on the weapons looks, but for next time I’m gonna try and make it look brightest in the inner, rather than the outer, sections. Next up for the Victorian seas I’m only moving up to something a little bigger in the form of 5 Plutarch class Destroyers and 5 Ptolemy bombers. In the meantime some Dreadball robots are needing some love. some work has begun on getting the armour up to its finished stage, and I’ll give you a peek at them soon…

Dystopian Wars – Galen Class Escort Progress

The Galen class escorts are coming along nicely. This afternoon I have added the decking and most of the metals;

Galen class escorts WIP

Galen class escorts WIP

Galen class escorts WIP

Galen class escorts WIP

I’ve still to add some highlights to the metals, as this is them just after a wash. Following that there’s not too much to add, I am wanting to add a glowy effect on the weapons but instead of the green seen in the Spartan scheme I’m thinking blue instead(still wanting to stick to cold colours). Once thats done I will have my first very tiny members of my fleet 😀

Dystopian Wars – Painting has begun!

Began painting the first of my Dystopian Wars fleet this afternoon, and thought I’d start of small with the few Galen class escorts I have. I knew straight off the bat that I wanted to stick to fairly cold colours across the models (they do hail from Antarctica after all), and that I wanted the main hull to be dark blue with a whity/creamy camo stripe effect. So set about getting some paint on these to see how it looked (I’ve had a few colour schemes in the past that looked great in my head, but in reality sucked big time), and was so pleased with the first one I got the others up to the same stage…

Galen class escorts WIP

Galen class escorts WIP

I really am chuffed to bits with how they turned out, and am glad I’ve got the main colours down so early as it usually takes a whole load of mmmm’ing and aaah’ing before I settle on a colour scheme.

Not quite as exciting due to yesterdays update, but I have got all the robots up to the same stage now:

Chromium Chargers WIP

Chromium Chargers WIP

These guys have been fairly simple so far with just the metals that where there when I got them, which I believe to be leadbelcher, with a nuln oil wash. Then a coat of fortress grey (leaving the recesses dark). Simple 😀

Dreadball Progress!

Today I started work on the first batch of Robots, starting off with just a basic basecoat…

Chromium Chargers

Chromium Chargers

To be honest this gives a clear indication of what the team will look like in the end, as the next stages for the main colour is just highlighting up to white. Beyond that is just the team colour stripes and the blue glowy bits.

One of my mates also gave me a team name for my Marauders, who shall now forever be known as…

Gamma-Slammers

and in addition to receiving a cool name (Thanks Neil), I also managed to paint up some reinforcements for them over the weekend in the form of another Orx, Goblin and Slippery Joe:

Reinforcements ReinforcementsBack

With a league kicking off this weekend I thought it would be a good idea to have some extra players to hand, and the excitement of some hardcore Dreadball meant I couldn’t put the brush down 😀