Blood Bowl teams – part 2

After the Star players, referees and big uns was done, I started with the thrower and linemen for the human team.

Thrower and linemen started
Thrower and linemen started

After a while all figures on the first frame was done.

Thrower, 3 linemen and 2 bodyguards done
Thrower, 3 linemen and 2 bodyguards done

Then on to the black orcs.

Orc 1
Orc 1
Orc 2
Orc 2
Orc 3
Orc 3
All three pretty boys
All three pretty boys

Then I made three goblins.

The 3 first goblins
The 3 first goblins

Both the orcs and the goblins could have different heads, which makes a nice variation.

While at it I also built one of the ogres I’ve bought.

Ogre with gnoblar
Ogre with gnoblar

On these there is also some variation of heads, shields and shoulder protection.
This one is made in grey plastic which felt a little more like normal plastic.

I’ll do one more and a few gnoblars, then I’ll start again with the humans.

Blood Bowl Second Season Edition – Games Workshop

Blood Bowl is a fantasy game based on American football, but with a lot more violence, and the players seems to be from the Warhammer or W40k universe. With the game there’s a pitch, dug outs, dices, cheat sheets, rule book and two teams, one orc and one human (basically). You have to assemble and preferably paint the teams and the two referees, and the balls and markers.

I started building the star players, the large players and the referees.

Griff and Varag Ghoul-chewer
Griff and Varag Ghoul-chewer

The parts are easy to clean up and once you figured how some parts are supposed to sit it fits perfectly. Barely no visible seams at all. The plastic feels a bit soft, so a bit carefullness is required when removing excess plastic.

According to the instructions, the face should be glued to the body first, and then the helmet slipped over somehow. For me that didn’t work at all, so I had to open up the helmet a bit. That resulted in the bands to the bow breaking off. Once the head was inserted into the helmet it became much easier to get things in place.

After gluing the bow, I could use that as a support for the bands hanging down. The eagle also was a bit tricky to figure out how it was placed on the arm or gauntlet. There was a notch in the medal hanging down which seems to fit on a tab on the back of the glove.

Griff and Varag almost finished
Griff and Varag almost finished

While waiting for the glue to set, I started with the referees, who was quite easy to assemble.

The referees
The referees

Next up was the trained troll. One of the large players for the Black Orc.

Body and one leg to the troll
Body and one leg to the troll

The large player for the human team is an ogre, which was fairly easy to assemble. The troll and Varag had more parts.

Troll and ogre almost done
Troll and ogre almost done

The ogre done!

The ogre done
The ogre done

Here are all the figures I’ve done so far!

All the assembled figures so far
All the assembled figures so far

The only thing I haven’t done so far is putting them on their stands. I need to figure how I want to do with them, covering up the slots and perhaps getting new ones without slots and smaller ones for the goblins and referees. Later I’ll also add grass and stuff.

On to the rest of the teams next before I start to paint them. I might even play a bit just to try out the game before I start painting.

I also got two extra teams that I can build.

New purchase – 13/7 2022

Back in the 90’s I got the Blood Bowl game, and we played quite a lot.
A friend asked if he could borrowed it and even after asking for it several times, I never got it back!
Lately I’ve seen that there was a 2nd edition of the game, and I just had to check it out.

Blood Bowl 2nd season
Blood Bowl 2nd season

I also bought one more team.

Black Orc team
Black Orc team

That was a bit of a mistake as there already are a team of black orcs in the box.
I just have to paint these a bit differently.

I wonder if there are boxes for ogres and other special players, and cheerleaders could be a nice addition too. Have to check that out.

RAF Battle of Britain Airfield Set – Airfix 1/76

I started building this kit a while ago. A kit that I bought from a friend in UK about 7 years ago. Sometimes it takes a while before a kit ends up on the building table.

RAF Airfield set box
RAF Airfield set box

This is a kit consisting of old kit and contains a Spitfire Mk1, Fuel truck set and a set of airfield personell. These kits have been around for a while as I remember them from when I was growing up. The set also contains glue, a bunch of small jars with acrylic colours and 2 decent brushes.

Contents
Contents

I started with the Spitfire by removing parts, cleaning up and test fitting a bit.

Spitfire build start
Spitfire build start

The interior got some interior grey green, which was typical for RAF at that time.

Interior grey green painted
Interior grey green painted

Next the pilot got some paint, as I need him to be seated before I can glue the fuselage halves.

Basic colours on the pilot
Basic colours on the pilot

Once the pilot was finished and some details painted, I could glue the fuselage, rudders and wings.

Body, wings and stabilizers glued
Body, wings and stabilizers glued

I had glued the upper wing parts to the lower wing half, but by the looks of it, I perhaps should have glued the upper halves to the body first, as there was a ridge that had to go under the wing root on the body. Doing it the way I did created a few minor fit problems.

Wings not fitting properly on the underside
Wings not fitting properly on the underside

After some adjusting and more glueing, I managed to get it look alright. I had to do some scraping and sanding as well.

While putty and stuff was drying I started with the Bedford fuel truck.

Fuel truck cabin parts
Fuel truck cabin parts

There’s no driver or steering wheel on this one. Obviously the driver took it with him when he left the truck! 🙂

The fuel trucks also comes with a few figures that luckily is molded in the same kind of plastic as the kit, which makes things easier. The kit is old so there’s a bit of flash to clean up.

Airfield figures
Airfield figures

There is also a set of soft figures, but I will use these ones primarily.

I started gluing the undercarriage with suspension parts and rear axles. I also prepared some of the other parts for paint.

Chassies assembled
Chassies assembled

All parts prepared for paint.

Parts prepared for paint
Parts prepared for paint

And then painted RAF blue (Hu96).

RAF blue painted
RAF blue painted

Details was added to the rear of the tank.

Details added
Details added

And then some more painting was done.

More paint
More paint

Then I did some assembly.

Some assembly done!
Some assembly done!
Getting ready for paint
Getting ready for paint

Wheels painted

Wheels painted
Wheels painted

The whole truck was painted again and the rims on the wheels painted.

Everything painted
Everything painted

I started with the parts to the other trucks.

The other truck started
The other truck started

Then the first truck was assembled.

First truck assembled
First truck assembled

Next I’ll put a clear cote and add decals.

More on this build in the next post.

New addition to my wall

The other day I visited Susanne Wärn-Persson in her gallery called “Lilla Paris”/Little Paris, and bought a painting from her. She got a lot of very beautiful and often very colourful paintings with thoughtful themes. The one I choose to buy is this one, called “Guardian Angel”.

Guardian Angel
Guardian Angel

I had a great time there, chatting away over a cup of coffee, with her and my eldest son, who was driving as i had a sore thumb.

You can find her art here https://artbysusanne.se/

Newly arrived – 11/7 2022

I picked this one up a while ago.

MB 300 SL box
MB 300 SL box

I haven’t checked it out yet, but it seems to be a quite nice kit in a large scale, and the 2nd one from Revell that I have in that scale.

Newly arrived 5/7 2022

I’ve probably gone bonkers with my purchases at the moment! Have to make a stop soon! At least for a while. Anyway this little kit was collected yesterday.

Countach 5000 Special box
Countach 5000 Special box

It seems to be a quite nice kit. Will have a more thorough look in the box later. In 1/16 it’ll become quite large. Not sure if I want it to be white though.

Newly arrived 1/7 and 2/7 2022

The other day I picked up this little beauty, that I bought from a seller on an auction site.

SAAB J 29F Tunnan box
SAAB J 29F Tunnan box

The kit is fairly new and this seller had it on sale for lower price than normal, so it’s a bit of a bargain.
This plane isn’t very large even in 32nd scale, so it will be interesting to see how it is to build later. Could be a bit of a challenge to get the bare metal right.

Then yesterday I collected a parcel with four kits, bought from a friend on a Swedish model building forum.

Bedford QLT and QLD trucks box
Bedford QLT and QLD trucks box

Seems like I’m stuck with different Bedford trucks in that scale. These are newer than the Fuel trucks set, that have been around for quite some time.

Bf110G-4 box
Bf110G-4 box
Dewoitine D520 box
Dewoitine D520 box

First french WW2 airplane, which could be fun to build.

Ta152H-0 48th box
Ta152H-0 48th box

Sometimes I just act on opportunity! 🙂