Bushdio: Descension Faction Starter

I’ve barely gotten any Bushido games in, and yet I still managed to talk myself into getting the Descension faction starter. Who does love some bird people?


The box is mostly one piece metal models, which is friendly for a beginner.


The owls are what really drew me in to the faction.


I went with a few different feather colors. I kept it mostly the same within each model, however.


I’m trying to evoke a late spring on the mountain in the bases. There’s some patches of snow left, and the plants are still brown from the winter.

Descension starter

Blitz Bowl: Snotlings

One of the great things about Blitz Bowl is that one Blood Bowl box is enough for two teams. These Snotlings were ones that a friend was kind enough to share with me.

And they are just too cute. These three position players come with 25mm bases, which is smaller than the 32mm of most Blitz Bowl models. I stuck magnets to the underside with superglue and green stuff so they can still hold balls.

The main body of Snotlings (six! as many models as most teams get altogether!) also came with 25mm bases. I went even smaller and put them on 20mm bases. It makes them look even smaller and cuter on the table, and helps to distinguish them from the postional players. And since the game is played on a grid, the bases don’t really matter.

They don’t have magnets for the ball, but there’s so much room in the grid that it doesn’t really matter.

Pump Wagon

The Pump Wagon is the big boy of the team, getting a 32mm bases that it really doesn’t fit on. Plus four snotlings getting a ride.

And of course, a variety of accessories. I based the standing ball, as is my current practice. I also tried basing the marker to help it stand. I’m not sure how I feel about that approach yet, though I wish I had cut off the built in base.

Snotling team

Shatterpoint: Witches of Dathomir (Mother Talzin squad)

Time for some more Shatterpoint.

Mother Talzin

Both the cloaks and smoke use one of my new favorite paint techniques. I put two GW contrast paints next to each other on a wet palette (say red and yellow). Then I alternate between them when loading the brush for painting. The goal is to let them loosely mix in the brush or on the model, giving interesting variations.

After its dry, more washes and highlights give more depth.

Savage Opress

The contrast paints can also be used as a wash on the base, to give a quick-and-dirty OSL effect.

Witches of Dathomir