2017/11/11

The Scarcrag Snivellers

Let's have a look inside the Goblins team box for Blood bowl.
Was a bit on the fence with the stile they went with but I like them the more I look at them.
Snotling in ball costume is the best ball so far.
Was odd to find a plastic tub inside the box. Haven't seen those other than for metal models. I got a sneaking suspicion it's to fill out the cardboard box to keep the same size as the other teams, these smaller sprues could have fitted in a box half the size.
Two of each two sprues.
You get one of these when you buy the 4-pack Blood Bowl Goblins.
The only mushroom (two if you count duplicates) is the one on the snotling ball which is a surprise. Goblins and mushrooms usually goes together like bread and butter.

Transfers

2017/10/28

Team Tokens

As said many times before I'm not a fan of duplicates. The teams comes with two of the team tokens so there is one that won't be used. When I saw Forge Worlds Chaos Renegades and Underworld Denizens tokens, I felt that it was a bit of a cheap out, and they charged quite a lot for what work they had put in. As a challenge to see how hard it would be I tried to replicate them, not to minute details but a general impression.

Not a fan of their flat mushrooms so I made mine a bit more meaty. Left the armour on the arm felt that sculpting the fur was more effort than it was worth. But added spikes on the top bit like the bracelet in forge worlds.
The warp stone bits at the ground was more pain than I expected. Tried making them out of leftover sprue bits but they ended up a to narrow and got a bit cluttered when encircle the arm. Made some bigger once out of erasers and left it at that.
I struggle keeping the straps sticking to the plastic so a lot of superglue splashed around at this one. Where worrying about keeping the straps straight and sharp. Later I saw that forge worlds weren't that much better.
Should have done smaller rivets on the arrow and stuff but I used what I got at home, could have done it out of green stuff but felt this was good enough.
Put all on bases because it's a joke trying to keep them standing without a base.
Wasn't sure how I felt about all these arms sticking up. They have started to grow on me and it is nice with the consistency.
That said I'm not going trying to sculpt a elf arm from scratch so this is the team marker for the Dark elves, until they get released. Going to try to freehand their logo on to the banners.
There isn't much holding the pieces together so I'm slightly concern about the durability.







I might pick up the dwarf box just to get the token and the balls and sell of the team since I already got a team in the works. Might be able to do something chaos dwarfy out of one of the tokens. My current plan is a standard bearer so more in lines with the dark elves token.

2017/09/14

Militarum Auxilla Bullgryns

I had missed these coming out. I found them when I was hunting for Ironguts that apparently is web exclusive i.e. you can't get it from web stores, only from games-workshop.
I needed some more ogres and these come with tank tops which isn't that bad for blood bowl. I think they'll be a good base to work from.
A cloud moved over just as I was taking the photos so they are a bit grainy.
Bottom left corner two heads that I'll probably come to use might switch them round with otter ogre if I haven't already attached their heads.
Might be able to do something fancy with the armour.
Weird funky bit with the hat up in right corner.

I wonder why this guy receive less shielding in the to area of the shield seem like it might be better having it up on top rather than down by the feet.
A lot of spacey bits I'm wondering if I one day will find a use for...

A lot of spacey bits I'm wondering if I one day will find a use for...
Nice full beard on the guy top left corner, he will most likely also be drafted.
Instructional manual and three bases. Sadly not 32mm.

2017/08/20

Dark Elves Blood Bowl Team

Blood bowl team sizes are way more manageable for my hobby speed. I've managed to complete two teams (Not painted yet but still, so lets pretend that I'll get that done before the end of the year) with in the first year of the re-release when I didn't even manage to finish one army before they cancelled warhammer fantasy.

Group shot. 15 players with assassin. Doubtful that the assassin will become drafted but if someone wants to experiment or try him out he's there. If the team needs the remaining two linemen I'll tackle the lack of legs when the team get there.
The assassin is from a adventurers box from back in 2000 for talisman?
Arms looks slightly over proportioned but actually it's the torso that is under proportioned. It's from the Doomfire Warlocks don't know why they are so small.
Back. I had to pose myself to figure out how to fix the shoulders. Hard to tell in this angle but hopefully they look alright when painted.
Here's the box.
These models have lots of character. The witch elf has been gifted away and borrowed out some others. With some luck I can get the halfling back. The two dwarfs will be featured in upcoming dwarf team.
Which elves for those who didn't catch them at the bottom of the unboxing post.
Not the easiest to see when sprayed black.
Linemen all girls, tried to get as many girls in the team as possible since that was preferred by the receiving coach.
Backs, just took of the vents and left it like that think it will work.
Second runner a bit behind since I ran out of legs. This guy got a pair of Dark Eldar Scourges legs. I was going to greenstuff shoes on him but then thought why not leave him barefoot he's a elf runner after all.
This girl got the legs previously preserved for the runner.
Backs
Dark Eldar Kabalite Warriors legs.
Was going for a bit martial arts "come at me bro" pose (Like prometheus in the Matrix.), didn't resculpted the hands though. And a head tilted upwards since A lot of players are bigger and his collar would be a bit in the way otherwise.
Reconstructive butt-surgery. His crack used to be more prominent but decided to tone it down a bit. Added a bag to give some detail since all other players are caring around loads of stuff. Opted for not more vial belts since they are already sufficient represented. The dark patch on the bag is because I dropped it before it properly had set and some fuzz got stuck in it when I stepped on it. Didn't want to redo it completely so left it, drenched it in superglue and cut/scraped of until I got a smooth surface. Hopefully not noticeable once painted.
Blitzers
Black Guard helmets. Left most got Corsairs legs that I found in my bits box. So did I with the torsos that is a mix of cold one knights old spearmen and two that also might be cold one knights unclear due to it just being in a bag of bits.
The backs. Left most got a green stuff upper arm so he could fondle his hair. The rest of the arms are also just mix of dark elves arms I found.

2017/08/10

Dark Eldar Wyches


So these will be the main bulk of the Dark Elves Blood Bowl team.

Linemen will have a different heads and maybe some arms.
Blitzers will have different body and heads. So the legs is the most desired bits in here.
Sadly not much of bent left arms.
Again sorry quality of the photos wasn't great.
Found the spiky arms a bit too spiky and haven't used the net arm feels like there is a good use for it out there so didn't want to waste it.
Will use two heads for runners since their lower armour value 7 they won't have helmets. 













Almost done with the team expect blog post in about a week.

And up see Part III

2017/07/29

Witch Elves

Dark Elves team next up, for my other half. A lot at stake so I'm trying to make an extra effort. Bought some Witch Elves for just that, the two Witch Elves on the team and think I can make some cheerleaders out of them as well. So here is an in the box and will post a army break down later in August when I've hopefully finished the rest of the players.

Front cover
Alternative build/models
Banners and stuff
Other side
The picture quality isn't the best sadly but had already cut it up when I saw the pictures.
There isn't much of customisation sadly since each arm goes with a certain body. But instead you get very dynamically posed models.
Here are the two gals I picked for the job. Will have to cut down the rocks to a bit smaller size to be more likely on the pitch.



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