Have a butchers at these…

See what I did there, gentle readers? OK, we said it was the site of gaming goodness, not punning greatness. Just wanted to show you my Guild Ball team so you can judge and criticize as you see fit. They are work-in-progress at the minute so give me a break. The ones with the grassy bases have been almost finished, I’m still not sure if I want to give them muddy boots and bloody weapons. Let me know what you think.

Here's a pic of the whole team. They're not finished yet but I'm glad I did the base colours first, it makes them look much better when all together.
Here’s a pic of the whole team. They’re not finished yet but I’m glad I did the base colours first, it makes them look much better when all together.

These are the first minis I’ve painted in a while. If you want to know more about my thoughts on painting, then just have a look here if you haven’t already.

Here's Brisket, the first one I painted. I'm quite pleased how she came out. Here arms were tricky with that white padding but they came out ok.
Here’s Brisket, the first one I painted. I’m quite pleased how she came out. Here arms were tricky with that white padding but they came out ok.
Here she is from behind. Check out that booty!
Here she is from behind. Check out that booty!

It’s funny how you don’t quite know how a mini is going to turn out until you base it. At first I thought the red was a little to orangey but when I saw it against the green grass of the base it looked ok.

Here's young Boiler. his goggles were really hard but I'm glad they didn't screw up too much.
Here’s young Boiler. his goggles were really hard but I’m glad they didn’t screw up too much.
Here he is from another angle. I'm proud of the shiny studs so I'm not sure if I'll cover them with mud.
Here he is from another angle. I’m proud of the shiny studs so I’m not sure if I’ll cover them with mud.

It’s the little things  that bring minis to life. The colour of the stitching, goggles and other little details help a model to stand out from the others painted with a similar colour scheme.

Shank, the speedy one of the team is modelled in a great running pose. As cool as he looks though, I know those chains will break off before long. Ho hum.
Shank, the speedy one of the team is modelled in a great running pose. As cool as he looks though, I know those chains will break off before long. Ho hum.
From this angle I think you can really get a sense of motion from the legs and that flapping white apron. That, and I'm chuffed with the boots.
From this angle I think you can really get a sense of motion from the legs and that flapping white apron. That, and I’m chuffed with the boots.

I’m loving that Guild Ball is played with characters rather than generic team bods. It really means that each one is fun to paint as it’s different to all the others.

Here's a WIP of Ox, the captain. Hope to get him up to the standard of the others.
Here’s a WIP of Ox, the captain. Hope to get him up to the standard of the others.
Without this, the game would just be Guild...
Without this, the game would just be Guild…

To finish off, I’ll put up a picture of the players I’ve finished. Can’t wait to get them finished and start on my Alchemist team. I’ll keep you updated as I go.

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Please leave any advice, criticism and praise (mostly praise) in the comments. What are you painting at the mo? What are your top tips? Do you have an issue doing the skirting boards? The best comment will win an exclusive painting lesson with yours truly (teach me how to paint…please).

Until next time gentle readers.


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