The team shot!
Twenty-one minis and tokens, with a few mods in there as well. Add the learning factor on the different skin tones and checkers, and it’s not surprising that it took me longer than the last couple teams.
COVID in some inexplicable ways, helped progress but hindered at the same time. I have less painting time most days, as we are with the little one 24-7 now (please send me a big bottle of Tylenol or whiskey or both!).
But I found assembly easier to chomp through, maybe because it was easier to tackle that during a work break, and shove it off to the side. Whereas painting wouldn’t work, as it requires more time to clean up brushes and get everything set up again.
As with all big projects, there were good times and bad. I started to run out of steam after getting base colors on the lot of them. I had to mentally push myself to “just finish highlights!”. Sometimes thinking “They are so close to done!”. When in actuality, there is still the base pinning, the decals, the clear coat spray, etc. Oh, and the @#$%^ missed detail that you have to go back and do!
Not the toughest minis I’ve had to paint, but not the easiest either.
The really good news is that they are done. Games wise it ticks off a big item on my list. “Complete the minis from the original 2016 box” (and then some!). And it really gives me an opportunity to play with the “starter teams”. I still feel like any person who learns the game, from 3rd edition to BB2016 to even BB2020, should start off playing Orcs vs Humans. It’s like a rite of passage.
So naturally, I have both teams stored in the same box, ready for next time you all come over to my house and want to learn how to play …. BLOOD BOWL!
Up Next: Kazoo!