Today I got two parcels. One was a set of printed figures for fantasy football games like Blood Bowl. First of all Greebo Games was pretty fast to send it, and then it got stopped by Swedish customs. I paid the fees yesterday and got the parcel today, which was surprisingly fast. Here’s some pics of the nice box and the contents.
The other parcel was a kit that I bought from the Swedish auction site Tradera.
This is the 4th bike in this scale that I have. Hopefully I’ll find time to build them as well.
I started painting black colour on the Blood Bowl figures, and it actually took some time as the colour clogged the nozzle, more often than I liked. After cleaning the airbrush, I used a few drops of thinner and flow improver, which helped.
While at it, I also painted my Age of Sigmar figures, so here is my black army!
Next I’ll do some Zenithal painting, starting with grey, then off white. Then I’ll continue to underpaint the figures to enhance shadows and highlights.
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.
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.
While waiting for the glue to set, I started with the referees, who was quite easy to assemble.
Next up was the trained troll. One of the large players for the Black Orc.
The large player for the human team is an ogre, which was fairly easy to assemble. The troll and Varag had more parts.
The ogre done!
Here are all the figures I’ve done 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.
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.
I also bought one more 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.