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Snotlings, and Snotling flingers

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Well I got a craving to quickly knock up some snotlings for an Ogre team in my current blast of enthusiasm for all things Blood Bowl (I even have a spreadsheet tracking the readiness of all the various teams I am collecting!). So I now have all the snotlings (15mm winged goblins) painted up and ready to take to the field... I just have to find me some Ogres to go with them. The figures themselves are not exactly what I was hoping for and they don't really have a uniform which sucks a bit but they are figures that I have had laying around for ages and I figured I might as well put them to some use. This is going to be my fifth painted up team... although I am still lacking support staff on most of my existing teams!
Speaking of which. Both the Wood Elf above (mostly included for scale) and the Treeman below mark the completion of my last vestiges of the Wood Elf players. The Wood Elf Coach (a converted wardancer) is being painted up along side my Amazon team.



Also - apologies for …

Netflix DVDs kicks in!

My girlfriend recently splashed out on a Netflix DVD account to help increase the variety of things we can watch. I have been allowed to list a few movies on it and wasted no time on getting as many of the remaining films as possible up on the list. The first to arrive was Cool Hand Luke! This was an interesting film. I have very little knowledge of Chain Gangs but I am not sure that really matters much, the film is much more about the psychology of captivity in much the same way as Bridge over the River Kwai and The Shawshank Redemption. It was a good film, not happy and I am unlikely to watch it again but I certainly don't regret taking the time to see it.
69 Films still to watch: (Bold are on Netflix at time of writing)52Django Unchained (2012) 102Witness for the Prosecution (1957) 106A Separation (2011) 107Yojimbo (1961) 117On the Waterfront (1954) 119The Seventh Seal (1957) 123The Kid (1921) 125Scarface (1983) 126Rebecca (1940) 127Wild Strawberries (1957) 130Ran (1985) 131Ikiru (1952) 13…

Priming Black Scorpion Minis

Tristan has asked that I provide some info on the primer I used to get a successful bond to the Black Scorpion minis so:

Black Scorpion Miniatures are nominally 'resin' however it seems that they have a large plastic component (I can verify this having left one in acetone a bit longer than I should have!). This is what gave me the idea of a Spray Primer designed for Plastic. I had originally been wanting to use Krylon Plastic Primer having heard good things about them, however my local hardware store didn't have any so I went with Rustoleum Painter's Touch Flat White Primer.

Rustoleum Painter's Touch Flat White Primer works GREAT! Please PLEASE make sure you wash and scrub your figures thoroughly first, using dishsoap and a good rinse after. The resin has a lot of mould release on it to stop it sticking to the mould it's cast in but it also stops paint adhering to.

Regarding stripping paint off of these figures: Acetone does work but be careful otherwise they wi…

The Steelers - How annoying it can be to prime resin

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The Wood Elf Blood Bowl team I posted a while ago came from Black Scorpion Miniatures. I am a fan of the sculpts but have repeatedly had issues getting the primer to really stick to the figures. This time has been by far the worst. Presenting The Piranha Swamp Steelers:



Eventually I had to strip the paint off of the and respray. Fortunately it seems that I have finally found a primer that will actually stick and it's now full steam ahead with the painting:






This is all under a bit of a time crunch as we are playing a tournament and as long as they are unpainted my opponents get a +1 fame bonus against me. But once I get them all painted, including this converted coach figure, I get to appeal any foul ejections on a 6!



Now, back to the painting!