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?