On the coming weekend we have a Blood Bowl round robin tournament. Potentially 8 games of what the real fantasy football is.
In preparation for this, I turned my parents house upside down lookin for my original wood elves team. And I found them. So I thought I'd do a quick painting update to let you know where I've got to.
This is what they looked like when I got them home. Some classic painting from 2000-2005 in this box. As you can see, the team was halfway through a repaint anyways, with the yellow ones slowly replacing the purple and blue colour scheme.
Alas, as much as nostalgia filled my being when looking at these models, we'd agreed to push ourselves with the painting a bit. This is because following BWX we noticed that whilst we took 3 spaces in the top 10, we weren't competing as hard as in the painting side of the hobby. It's something we want to sharpen ourselves up on this year.
So without further ado, here are some sharper Wood Elves.
First off, one of my war dancers. He's featured before but is now complete. Really pleased with the fact he's only got one foot on the ground, it gives him a real sense of movement.
A Catcher - with fancy painted line on the base
Some linemen. These guys are the mainstay workhorses of any team, but costing 70,000 each this even more so for Wood Elves.
I'm pleased with how all of these have turned out. They are better painted than my most recent howling griffons, but I do feel like because the colour scheme is simpler that they've taken less effort. The bases in particular are something I'm really pleased with. They look like boggy, churned up Rugby (for my non British readers that's American football without any padding or helmets) pitches. Exactly the look I was going for.
So this is a 5 done, 8 to go in 5 days post. I'd better get back to it!