The Blood Bowl league launched its training season this weekend, so I was motivated to work on my standard starter teams that come in the 2nd Edition set. As it turns out, most of the folks playing have some acquaintance with the game, so I ended up playing my Lizardmen. Still, I was happy to make some progress on these guys. I thought the color on the base would complement the color of the pitch, but I'm actually going to darken the color on the base. After seeing some of the other teams' color schemes, a darker base helps the model stand out from the pitch, and you really don't notice the contrast between the base and the pitch.
My Lizardmen actually did well against their Skaven adversary, but, hey, it's a flaky dice-game -- it's not like I really outplayed my opponent. Not that I wanted to -- this was really a learning game, and I was really satisfied to play with someone who was at the same skill level and had the same attitude towards the game. We helped each other out, and we talked through the tactics and the logic for some of the decision-making on both sides. It was exactly what I had hoped for as a re-introduction back into the game.
I definitely wanted to fit in some painting today, and my mood led me to work on the Goblin Wolfrider. I probably spent more time on it than I should have, but I really enjoyed working on this model today -- I was zoned out while working on it, which is not a bad thing. I'm about 65% finished.