The State of the Hunt, Week 35/2018: Back in the green — at least for a bit…

Hey everyone, my every working hour last week was given to working for an international youth and media participation project with people from all over Europe in my hometown, and while it was all an incredible blast, it left me with very little sleep and, arguably worse – literally no hobby time to speak of. On a more positive note, however, I had squirreled away a bit of new content for a rainy day, so to speak, so I do have something new to share with you all:

Remember the little Goblin Nurse my friend Annie gave me for my birthday?

Well, I actually managed to get some paint on the little guy a while ago. Take a look:



Seeing how there’s a bit of a vintage Kev Adams look to the model, I decided for a couple of slighty retro painting touches, such as the purplish lower lip and the extra gnarled look for the skin. I am actually really happy with the model, and it gave me a bit of an appetite to do a bit more Blood Bowl related stuff.

For instance, while I was at it, I also added a couple of tweaks to the Blood Bowl balls I had finished earlier, adding some patches in a different leather colour as well as an Orkish decal or two, just so the squig ball doesn’t entirely steal the show:

And I also built some markers and reroll tokens for my team. I could probably just have picked up the “modern” versions from ebay, but I wanted to get a bit create with some of my old greenskin bitz. So here’s what I came up with:

Painting these tokens should be quite a bit of fun, so I have already prepared them for for whenever Annie and I have our next shared painting session πŸ˜‰

All of this was great fun to make and paint, as Blood Bowl related things tend to be. I also have one more, mostly unrelated, thing to share with you for today, though:

When Azazel unveilded his idea for a “Technical August” community challenge, that is a challenge focused around techniques that one has not yet mastered, I had such lofty ideals: I wanted to finish the next two members for my true scale Deathwatch Killteam…

…namely these two guys, a Castigator and a Lamenter:

And just to make sure things would be properly “technical”, I decided to go for an effect I really haven’t mastered AT ALL: Freehand painting. I was going to freehand both of their chapter icons — yay, go me! πŸ˜‰

Alas, that was basically as far as it went: I did manage to finish those left shoulder pads, freehands and all…

…but the models still look just like that, and seeing how there’s no way I’ll be finishing them before the end of August, this will have to be my meagre contribution to Azazel’s hobby challenge this month: two shoulder pads 😦

So yeah, that’s it for today! It goes without saying that I would love to hear any feedback you might have.

And, as always, thanks for looking and stay tuned for more! πŸ™‚

 

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18 Responses to “The State of the Hunt, Week 35/2018: Back in the green — at least for a bit…”

  1. Lovely work on that Gobbo mate, and nicely done on those shoulder pads!! Very cool

  2. Green is beautiful!

    I even cracked out my epic40k army to build a count-as AT force recently πŸ˜‚

    Long time since I’ve seen a review from you. Will you pick those up again?

    • Cheers, mate! As for the reviews, except for the odd one here and there, I actually doubt I’ll be getting back into them in any meaningful way: They take hours to write up, and it ultimately doesn’t really seem like it’s worth it, to be honest, when I could actually be building or painting stuff at the same time — I realise that they were something that drew interest to my blog, and it’s too bad that this interest will probably be lost, but in the end, I’d rather use my hobby time differently, to be honest. Sorry 😦

  3. The gobbo-nurse is just so funny and cool! love it!

  4. Great work on the gobbo, looks perfect for Blood Bowl. Shoulder pads are looking good too, I too struggle with freehand so I know how tricky it can be but you’ve done a great job there πŸ™‚

  5. Nice work on the freehand, and really good job on the goblin. Also love the custom Blood Bowl tokens. I’ve been thinking of basing the turn and score markers, but otherwise will be pretty plain.

    • Thanks, Faust! I actually thought about leaving them unbased, at least the shield-like ones, but in the end, it seemed nicer to have a unified look for them, and using bases also allowed me to go all out on the big one πŸ˜‰

  6. Love the nurse, love the shoulder pads!

  7. Nice work on the freehanding there mate – the shoulder pads look great – particularly the Lamenter. Grot orderly looks great as well – love the effect on the hypodemic needle, and I look forward to seeing how the tokens come out for your BB team!

  8. […] from Eternal Hunt did some lovely freehand work on a pair of his WIP Deathwatch Kill-Team Members. It’s certainly shaping up to be one impressive unit, both in terms of uniqueness, build and […]

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