Repaint – Dreadball Corporation

Dreadball is a game from Mantic Games., I backed the Kickstarter and was rewarded with a box and and a few extras. I have always had a soft spot for sports games, perhaps ts because of the fun I had with Blood Bowl when I was younger.

So inside the box I got a few teams and I decided to paint the Corporation team first. I went for a red and white scheme but I think my biggest mistake was using the dip. This is because all the white parts of the figure turned into brown and while this works for a lot of figures did not look good for a futuristic sports game.

So once the team was done, I left it in my display shelf and tried my best not to look at it.

A year or so later, I really wanted to play Dreadball and decided to repaint my team.

Repainting your team is a great way to rekindle an interest in the game. I had an idea of what I wanted the new team to look like so this made the impetus a little more easier to happen.

I did not want to strip the figures as this would take a while and probably kill my momentum moving forward. I lined them up and gave them all a coat of Matt White. I don’t recommend doing this especially when you have already dipped a figure as the matt finish does not look so good.

The figure was then given a Blue Wash diluted 80/20 with water to pick out the details.

You could probably stop here and play, they looked good enough with a blue glow.

But I spent the next hour or so putting in some Matt White Highlights and when then was done working the shadows with pure Blue Wash.

Paints:

Matt White Spray

Blue Wash

Guild Ball : Mortician’s Guild – Cosset

I wanted to finish the Morticians Graves model and realized that I want to standardize the basing. I tend to do all my basings in one go, so this only meant one thing. Finish the Guildball starter.

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Cosset is a very nice figure, I like the pose and it looks pretty intricate. However, I did not like the face/ head part. The forehead was sculpted slightly large and it was struggle to get the face done right, as I was getting prime color ready for a kabuki paint job

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I also changed the hair color to purple because while testing, it looked great to frame her face. I also changed her dress to a grey white color so as to give a very team like feel and so the figure will gel with Graves. The straps were also changed to brown for consistency. The sash was given a purple tinge so as to give the figure color but not dominate the figure itself.14895481_10154681194774993_1901672055_o

This one took a few hours, with a 2 hour break to catch Pokemon.

Colors used:

AP Uniform Grey Spray

AP Matt White Spray

AP Purple Tone

AP Dark Tone

AP Alien Purple

AP Shining Silver

AP Crystal Blue

AP Deep Blue

AP Matt Black

AP Skeleton Bone

AP Pure Red

AP Barbarian Flesh

Vallejo Game Color Flat Brown

Master Series Paints Spectral White

Citadel Color Fesh Wash

 

Guild Ball : Mortician’s Guild – Graves

Guildball from Steamforged Games arrived in the store in July and we could not wait to give this game a go. Sales were swift for the starters as players slowly chose their guilds to represent.

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Personally, I like the idea of Guildball. Its just six figures that you need to paint minimum and the tactical options are quite vast.

I chose to play the Mortician’s Guild, and quickly moved that off the shelf and into my painting line which was already considerably long.

There it stayed for months.

Last Monday, i bit the bullet and decided to paint it. I do want to play some Guildball and I did not want to wait anymore.

The cleaning of the figure was easy enough. Minimal flash and mould lines. (I tend to miss mould lines so this was good for me)

The assembly however was a little frustrating. It took me at least 15 minutes to get the arm to hold. I use super glue and many a drop went into trying to get the arm placed right.

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The figure was then based using the Army Painter Uniform Grey and a directional spray of Army Painter’s Matt White.

I decided to paint the face first and also decided to use white/off white for the hair, instead of black. This gave Graves an older look which I quite like.

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The details on the figure is very good and forces you to not neglect them. Which is great  because there is a lot of detail on the figure.

I also did the straps a more leather look instead of the dull black, and repeated this for the gloves as well.

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The trick then was to bite down and just lay down as much flat paint as possible. By experience, this is usually where a lot of painters just give up and begin to use the figures to play. I admit, this is also a hard part for me. But just a little bit more, gets you very very far.

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I did not want to dwell to much on the figure and this figure took about 2 hours to complete.

These are the colors I used to get this figure done

AP Uniform Grey

VGC Flat Brown

AP Matt White

AP Barbarian FLesh

AP Matt Black

AP Dark Tone

AP Skeleton Bone

AP Shining Silver

AP Plate Mail

MSP Ghost White

Citadel Color Flesh Wash