IntroductionAnd now, for something completely different...
I've been thinking that it's about time I showed some more of my models, since that seems to be what people like. I've had a few Dreadball models for quite a while now (a year?) and they've languished on my painting desk, undercoated and unloved. However since my son and I played a few rushes in an exhibition game at Claymore 2014, I've been trying to finish off a couple of teams of my own so that we could explore the game properly. Here is the first such squad - the orx and goblins of the Mean Green Team, just completed yesterday evening!
The Mean Green Team
First up: 3 guards. Orx guards are the best available in Dreadball, which is hardly surprising since their role is basically to flatten anything which gets in their way. These guys are plenty big enough to do that in style!
Obviously, these models all have the same pose. Normally I wouldn't be happy about that, but for this game their role needs to be easily identifiable and having them similar will make this a bit easier. In any case, I've varied the paint schemes a bit to help separate them.
The Mean Green Team doesn't have any strikers (specialised ball handlers), so it relies on its jacks instead. A jack-of-all-trades can do anything that a striker or a guard can do, but the jack doesn't fulfil either role as effectively as the specialists. In other words, these goblins are a bit clumsy. Ah, well...
For the most part, I was reasonably happy with the hand-painted numbers on the players' armour. However I can clearly see in this shot that I've made a right mess of 06 (in the centre). Bother!
Final thought: this ref-bot is trying to tell off number 02 for some infringement. I hope they have a spare referee handy; I don't think the player is taking it very well!
Damn fine work Hugh! and 'a mess of 06'!! Not in my book - looks splendid to me!ReplyDelete
Thanks :-) (though I still say that the '6' is about 25% taller than the '0' :-( ).Delete
Hand painted number look great, great job!ReplyDelete
Again, thanks. They're not perfect, but most of the numbers will pass the "2 foot test" quite well.Delete
Yet another game I have never played. It may be very good indeed, but as I do not like "BloodBowl" I can't see myself playing it. The figures look good though and I would be eager to see more from you.ReplyDelete
I'm currently working on my second team and will probably show it in due course. So far, it's not going as well as the models shown here, though...Delete
That's a fantastic paintjob Colgar, really well done!ReplyDelete
When I started on these Mantic figures, I thought that they'd be very difficult to paint because of the masses of intricate detail [and that's slightly blurred by the type of casting material as well]. However once I got going I found that they weren't as bad as I had feared :-) .Delete
Lovely job C6.ReplyDelete
It's not too bad a game, much faster than Bloodbowl, easier to learn as well.
Thanks, Bob. I'm looking forward to trying the game out, though I cannot see myself becoming a really hardcore player :-) .Delete
Generally speaking I do like Ork teams and whilst yours are very well painted I find myself liking your cute ref-bot best of all. She's ace!ReplyDelete
While I'm pleased that you like the refbot, I'm slightly surprised. I thought that this was one of my less successful paint jobs. Still, just shows what I know, right :-) ?Delete
Good looking squad C6 and I do like the colour scheme. I've never played Dreadball but I have been through all the incarnations of another very similar game (*ahem).ReplyDelete
Thanks, Joe - I'm quite pleased with them myself. Can't think what other game you're remembering :-) .Delete
I love the ref-bot.ReplyDelete