IntroductionAs well as players, games of Dreadball can involve other figures such as coaches, cheerleaders and even over-enthusiastic fans. I haven't got the models to represent all such ancillaries, but I did recently purchase some coaches from eBay. They were fun to paint up (and fairly quick too!), so here they are.
As an aside, for those of you who aren't really keen on Dreadball, I've almost run out of DB figures to show. It'll be something different next time, I promise!
He's an ork (obviously!), but rather a thin and weedy one. Indeed, if it wasn't for the head, his physique would be spot on for a human instead. Orky clearly doesn't believe in Theodore Roosevelt's "speak softly, and carry a big stick" policy. Instead, he wants to shout loudly and carry a big stick!.
ConclusionLike most of Mantic's models, these are made from their particular mix of resin and/or plastic that is sometimes referred to as "restic". This is not my favourite material to work and it tends to have a lot of flash and to lack detail. However, I had no problems with these figures beyond needing a little filler on Ratty.
All 4 coaches are somewhat unusual models and have no obvious Dreadball paraphernalia, so they could be transplanted into other SciFi settings very easily, I think. I've already got some half-baked plans to do just this...
So, what shall I do for my next post?
The rat looks like master splinter in TMNT ;) nice workReplyDelete
You know, I hadn't thought of that! Of course, he's Splinter :-) ...Delete
A nice set of figures the 3rd coach might see some ninja turtle action and the 4th some Orion slave traders perhaps.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Robert. I just didn't think of Splinter, but you're right. Now I need a Teraton ("turtle") Dreadball team!Delete
What an amusing cast of characters - and all painted superbly.ReplyDelete
Quite amusing collection of "extras" for the game - they do add to the general eye-candy and to the overall fun aspect of the game - not unlike having figures for refs etc. in a sporting game.ReplyDelete
The Ork guy though does look like someone wearing a 'joke' head/mask - made me smile !
Good paint-jobs, as always, C6.
Ha, perhaps "Orky" *is* just a human in a rubber mask!Delete
If I was really going to do the eye-candy properly then I'd probably get a full Dreadball stadium from Amera and fill it with a couple of thousand fans :-) . If...
I think it's exactly the case. If I remember correctly, Orcy is a recurrent character in Mantic blog, a man wearing a cheap ork mask. The miniature depicts him pretty accurately... If you search 'orcy mantic' on google, you can see they even painted human hands on it!Delete
I think you may be right! I hadn't realised this; thanks for pointing it out :-) .Delete
Great job C6! I totally agree about the "restic", it's an awful material to work with. It's the same with the Deadzone stuff, why I didn't like the Deadzone zombies much. Shame because the Mantic fantasy zombies were very easy to work with.ReplyDelete
Huh, I thought that Mantic's Deadzone zombies were sprued plastic, same as the fantasy ones. Or is that their "plague zombies" - are they different from your ones? I can't keep up...Delete