Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Apocalypse Miniatures - Female Chaos Fantasy Football Team

Hi All, long time no see!

Firstly, let me thank those who kindly asked were I have been over the last two weeks. Also my LoA customer who kindly let me put his commission on the back burner whilst working on this one.

This one, I here you ask. This one is in fact a commission to paint a Fantasy/Blood Bowl Team in preparation for its launch as a Kickstarter campaign. The successful result of which will lead to them being readily available as part of the Fantasy football range at Apocalypse Miniatures.  This Kickstarter should be going live some time next week(hence the need for me to interrupt my commission schedule).

They have been fun to paint, being very different to what I'm used to painting, both in scale and subject. They are, (how should I put this) unashamedly female as you will see from the pics below(which I hope don't get me banned from Blogger).

The team is made up of an Ogre, 2 Throwers, 2 Catchers, 3 Linewomen, 4 Blitzers & 4 Head Alternatives(which is also how I've grouped the pics below). They could be used as Human, Amazon or Chaos team members and I'm sure easily converted to others(I have my own plans in mind for these).

Ive also included a separate pic of the bases, which I created using my Flockbox. This gives them an astroturf look & feel.

Of course this post wouldn't be complete without a painting guide, which is here:
  1. Clean-up, wash, pin the feet & mark the pins/make holes in base
  2. Airbrush an even undercoat using three thin coats of 2:1 mix of Black Undercoat(V):Airbrush Thinner(V)
  3. Airbrush highlights/light sourcing for the mini using a 1:1:1 mix of 1:1 mix of White Undercoat(V):Black Undercoat(V):Airbrush Thinner(V)
  4. Airbrush further highlights/light sourcing for the mini using a 3:2:2 mix of 1:1 mix of White Undercoat(V):Black Undercoat(V):Airbrush Thinner(V)
  5. Airbrush the green areas with several thin coats of a 1:1 mix of Heavy Black Green(VGC):Airbrush Thinner(V)
  6. Airbrush the bases with several thin coats of a 2:1 mix of Airbrush Thinner(V):Royal Purple(VMC)
  7. Add highlights to the green areas using the airbrush with a 1:1 mix Sick Green(VGC):Airbrush Thinner
  8. Add further highlights to the green areas using the airbrush with a 1:1 mix Escorpena Green(VGC):Airbrush Thinner
  9. Re-define/blend the darkest shadows with a 2:1 mix of Heavy Black Green(VGC):Black(VGC)
  10. Re-define/line the green areas with a coat of Black liner
  11. Re-define/blend the highlights were needed with a coat of Escorpena Green(VGC)
  12. Add extreme highlights were needed to the green ares with a 1:1 mix of White(VGC):Escorpena Green(VGC)
  13. Paint the skin & all horns with a solid 1:1 mix of Chocolate Brown(VMC):Black(VMC)
  14. Paint the purple areas with a 1:1 mix of Hexed Lichen(VGC):Black(VGC)
  15. Paint any footballs with a coat of Dark Fleshtone(VGC)
  16. Paint the laces & white rings/markings with a coat of Light Grey(VMC)
  17. Paint any grass(modelled on feet) with a coat of Brown Violet(VMC)
  18. Apply patches of Agrellan Earth(C) to the bases
  19. Wash the skin, purple areas & any footballs with a 4:1 mix of Water/Flow Aid:Black Ink(VGC) - apply two coats to the eye sockets
  20. Wash the Agrellan Earth on the bases with a unthinned coat of Sepia Ink(VGC) 
  21. Re-paint the purple areas with a coat of Hexed Lichen(VGC)
  22. Highlight the purple metallic areas with a coat of Squid Pink(VGC)
  23. Highlight the purple cloth areas with a 1:1 mix of Hexed Lichen(VGC):Ivory(VMC)
  24. Add POL highlights to the purple & green areas with a coat of White(VGA)
  25. Extreme highlight the purple cloth areas with a thinned coat of Ivory(VMC)
  26. Apply a glaze to the purple areas with a 2:1 mix of Violet Ink(VGC):Water/Flow Aid
  27. Apply a glaze to the green areas with a 2:1 mix of Water/Flow Aid:Black Green Ink(VGC)
  28. Highlight the football laces & white rings/markings with a coat of Light Grey(VMC)
  29. Drybrush the Agrellan Earth on the bases with a unthinned coat of Zandri Dust(C) 
  30. Paint the whites of the eyes & horns with a coat of Ivory(VMC)
  31. Dot the eyes with a coat of Flat Red(VMC)
  32. Dot a POL highlight to the eyes with a coat of White(VGC)
  33. Re-paint the skin with a 2:1 mix of Chocolate Brown(VMC):Black(VMC)
  34. Highlight the skin with a 1:1 mix of US Field Drab(VMC):Chocolate Brown(VMC)
  35. Further highlight the skin with US Field Drab(VMC)
  36. Add further highlights to the skin with Medium Fleshtone(VMC)
  37. Add extreme highlights to the skin & paint any teeth or horns with Dark Sand(VMC)
  38. Shade any teeth or horns with a thinned coat/wash of Smokey Ink(VGC)
  39. Highlight to any horns with a coat of Dark Sand(VMC)
  40. Add POL highlights to any teeth or horns with a coat of Ivory(VMC)
  41. Glaze the bottom lips (paint any tongues) with a thinned coat of Dark Prussian Blue(VMC)
  42. Highlight any tongues with a thinned coat of Sombre Grey(VGC)
  43. Drybrush any grass with a coat of Goblin Green(VGC)
  44. Blackline were needed with a coat of Black Liner(BB)
  45. Airbrush a 1:1 mix of Airbrush Thinner(V):Satin Varnish(V)
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