It’s been a very unproductive few months here at Nanotanks with illness, and then a bit of a painting funk taking over for a while. I’m not sure where it came from actually – well the illness was just winter, but the funk I’m not sure. What I have been doing is playing a heap of boardgames, which has been quite a bit of fun. The last thing I posted (the Mannequins), I was quite happy with. However, that’s now behind me and with the Orc team completed I’m moving on to another Bloodbowl team to get a quick little project under my belt. A while back I orders a Necromantic team from Willy Miniatures which I recently assembled and have now started to apply paint to. Where better to start than the heroes of the team: The Werewolves.

usc-werewolfx2nullI will start with the Werewolves’ flesh and fur. For the fur I’ve wanted to do something a little more interesting than a single colour. So I opted for a grey Alaskan Wolf (see the image to the right). If you look at the images of the minis below, the white around the mouth brings the attention to all those teeth and gives it really sinister look which I think is pretty cool. I chose green for the eyes mainly to make them pop from the rest of the model; red would have been more conventional, but would have been lost with all the red already on the model. The flesh is a bit of an experiment. I didn’t want anything too bright, as it would detract from the fur – which is the real highlight. However, I wanted it to be distinct from the fur. So I went to my dirt greys which bring a green/brown tint, but don’t dominate the fur.

  • Dark Fur:
    • Base: Black Grey (VMC 70.862)
    • Wash: Black Shade (VGC 73.201) – 2 washes for very dark
    • Highlight/Dry Brush I: Black Grey (VMC 70.862)
    • Highlight/Dry Brush II: London Grey (VMC 70.836) – lightly applied
    • Highlight/Dry Brush III: Sky Grey (VMC 70.989) – very, very lightly applied
  • Medium Fur:
    • Base: Black Grey (VMC 70.862)
    • Highlight/Dry Brush I: London Grey (VMC 70.836)
    • Highlight/Dry Brush II: Sky Grey (VMC 70.989) – lightly applied
  • Light Fur:
    • Base: London Grey (VMC 70.836) – very dilute, almost a wash
    • Highlight/Dry Brush I: Sky Grey (VMC 70.989)
    • Highlight/Dry Brush II: White (VMC 70.951) – lightly applied
  • Eyes:
    • Base I: German Camouflage Bright Green (VMC 70.833)
    • Base II: Flourescent Green (VMC 70.737)
    • Highlight: Lime Green (VMC 70.827)
  • Mouth/Tongue:
    • Base: Hull Red (VMC 70.985)
    • Wash: Red Shade (VGC 73.206)
    • Highlight I: Red (VMC 70.926)
    • Highlight II: 50% Red (VMC 70.926) & 50% Rose Brown (VMC 70.803)
    • Highlight III: Rose Brown (VMC 70.803)
    • Re-Wash: Red Shade (VGC 73.206)
  • Teeth:
    • Base: Desert Yellow (VMC 70.977)
    • Highlight: White (VMC 70.951)
    • Wash: Sepia Shade (VGC 73.200)
    • Re-Highlight: White (VMC 70.951)
  • Skin:
    • Base: German Fieldgrey (VMC 70.830)
    • Highlight I: 50% German Fieldgrey (VMC 70.830) & 50% Medium Grey (VMC 70.987)
    • Highlight II: Medium Grey (VMC 70.987)
    • Shadow: USA Olive Drab (VMC 70.889)

Next I’ll list the colours I used on the uniform. These will be consistent across the team, so you’ll see a lot more of these as I progress. Again it’s another college football team, this time from the Pac-12: USC. Now, I don’t particularly like USC, but I do like their colours: Gold and Crimson.

  • Shirt/Pads:
    • Base: Cavalry Brown (VMC 70.982)
    • Highlight I: 50% Cavalry Brown (VMC 70.982) & 50% Rose Brown (VMC 70.803)
    • Highlight II: Rose Brown (VMC 70.803)
  • Trousers:
    • Base: Yellow Ochre (VMC 70.913)
    • Shadow: 50% Yellow Ochre (VMC 70.913) & 50% Sepia Shade (VGC 73.200)
    • Highlight I: 50% Yellow Ochre (VMC 70.913) & 50% Pale Sand (VMC 70.837)
    • Highlight II: Golden Yellow (VMC 70.948)
    • Highlight III: Pale Sand (VMC 70.837) – only tiny points
    • Stripe: Cavalry Brown (VMC 70.982)
  • Straps:
    • Base: Flat Earth (VMC 70.983)
    • Wash: Sepia Shade (VGC 73.200)
    • Highlight: Brown Sand (VGC 70.876)
  • Buckles:
    • Base: Oily Steel (VMC 70.865)
    • Wash: Black Shade (VGC 73.201)
  • Skulls/Ornamentation:
    • Base: Gold (VMC 70.996)
    • Wash: Sepia Shade (VGC 73.200)
  • Ball:
    • Base I: Light Brown (VMC 70.929)
    • Base II: Read Leather (VGC 70.818) – 2 coats, diluted 1:4
    • Highlight: Brown Sand (VMC 70.876)
    • Wash: Sepia Shade (VGC 73.200)
    • Laces: Ivory (VMC 70.918)
  • Base:
    • Lip: Cavalry Brown (VMC 70.982)
    • Top: Green Brown (VMC 70.879)
    • Turf: Fine Turf – Earth (WS T42)
    • Tufts: Calcareous Tufts – Late Fall (MN 737-24S)

I’m happy with these two guys. The fur, the flesh and the uniforms all work well together. I think I’ll reuse this flesh for the Zombies, it has a bit of a necrotic look to it. But next up will be the Wights. I might have to tweak them a little, unlike every other BloodBowl model so far, they’re almost entirely clothed. So all that yellow and crimson might be a little too much.



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