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I've just started getting back inro wargames and the like after a 3 year hiatus, I decided to start off light and convert the beastmen plastic regiment into a bloodbowl team.
I already have chaos warriors or which I can have 4 in the 11 man team. These have dark silvery metal armour, with dark angels green cloaks and brown fur over the shoulders.
i'd quite like to tie the beastmen into the paint scheme of the warriors, i'm just really not sure how to do it! The beastmen models will be converted to not have any weapons, so there really won't be a whole lot of metallic areas on the models. I will also be getting a Beastman lord (the one with the awe in two hands over his head) so any ideas for him would be awesome also
oh, and i'm not the greatest painter ever, but have a few years experience so not a noob either
Hm, if you want some extra metal on your beastmen, the shoulder pads from the marouder box might do the trick, if you could get some of them.
For the colours, I think I should go along as good as I could. You've got enough of loin clothes and such to paint the green. Try to pick bits which have alot of metal and you'll have that part too. The fur color you used might work good to fit the theme. Myself, I think I would go for a dark brown skin for the beastmen.
Dark Flesh washed with Devlan Mud gives a nice, dark reddish skintone, similar to that found in the BoC book.
As far as tying them together, I'd try and make the cloth/metal areas the same colour, they are, after all, a team...
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yeah thats a good idea, i'm just not sure how many bits there are gonna be in the beasts box that are metallic that aren't weapons... i mean its a sport afterall lol.
and thanks very much for the tip on how to get them like that reddish brown colour from the book... I really liked the colour scheme on those ones and I don't know anyone that has managed to do it yet! I'll give that one a try I think
I don't think you'll have to worry too much about the metal and cloth bits. I've looked through my old beastmen and I can tell that you'll have plenty of bits for both clothing and metal upon their bodies. All you have to do is getting your team ready.
And I hope we might get to see some painted models too
thanks for the tip about the cloths and metallic parts, i was kinda worried about needing to get some extras from somewhere but now I won't do anything rash in the shop... like buying a box of mauraders when I already have 2 full units haha.
yes! I have my last exam in 40 mins time (yay mechanics... my favourite... NOT!) and then i'm off home till sunday (yes boarding school does suck!) so i'll pop in and get the regiment and get started ASAP!
I'll post pics after construction and then throughout painting. Construction is my fave part... like i said i'm not the best painter!
I can't wait to get started now!!
(oh, and for now i'd like to leave you with a couple of pics of an airfix tank i did a couple of weeks ago. The diorama base is an old saucepan that was being thrown out with the handle removed!!)
I'm trying to think of what you can do with that double handed ax to make it work as a weaponless blood bowl mini. Maybe if you replaced his hands with chaos warrior guantlets you could have him standing up in a triumphant roar? It's hard to say for sure.
Good luck, and may Nuffle forever smile upon your brushes.
Well i went into my local modelling shop to buy some beastmen this morning.... and predictably they didn't have any! Not even the blister with the lord it it
So I guess we'll have to wait a while to get the minis
I did however find a box of 10 chaos warhounds for £12 and seeing as I've been following phoenix's new army book discussion (which anyone interested in beatmen should look up on here!) I've become more and more attuned to the idea of making a beastmen army, as well as the bloodbowl team. So i'll show you how those go over the next week
Oh, and I had a great idea! I have a few cadian imperial guard empty helmets left over in my bits box, so with a bit of filing and clipping they'd go perfectly on a couple of beastmen for the bloodbowl team
Oh, and so's you know, I don't want to convert the lord model at all, I may mount him on a bit of slate on his base to make him stand out, but as I just love the pose, and want to use him as Gnashrak Blackhoof who has the mighty blow ability and a mught higher strength, I figured that a beastman with an awe would probably inflict the same amount of punishment
If the warriors are largely silver and green, green cloth would tie them in as others have stated. However, dark brown may clash with the silver.
Maybe try using a pale earthy green-grey for the skin, like an undead color and have very dark fur to give it some contrast.
An easy way to do their horns would be to paint it all snakebite leather, white highlights, heavy 1:1 wash of water:bleached bone, then highlight white. The bleached bone wash over the snakebite will give it a very nice and realistic tan/grey tone in the recesses and should turn the 1st layer of white to a bleached bone color. 2nd layer of white will highlight that