The Dwarf Giants

Bought these since I wanted the balls & the team tokens/counter and wouldn't mind the coin. I got some old 5th ed plastic dwarfs I'm going to convert up for a team, but I want to support Games-Workshop's release of Blood Bowl so they don't drop the ball again.

So my plan was to paint up the team to the paint scheme on the box and sell them off. I've been considering leaving it to paint it to requested colour scheme but that would mean a bit of a time pressure on getting them done in a reasonable time frame.
I've been considering that I would be able to convert up one team token for my chaos dwarfs but not sure what it would hold rather than a tankard, probably a forging hammer.
Transfer/decals, assemble instructions team roster and bases, all the usual.
The face on the coin is actually protruding out higher than the rim so it can't lay flat face down and doesn't  stack up well with other coins if it's not on top. The goblin coin suffers from the same issue.
It's nice that you get two different heads for your slayers so even do they are slightly ridiculously posed they look unique. Same with the blitzers. Another great value box.

So if you are interested in this dwarf team painted or unpainted let me know. At some point I will put up a trading page with things I got for trade and things I'm looking for.


Lizardmen team finished

Part I
Since I had some models done up from before I decided to go for speed and make up the rest in the same stile. I was a bit sloppy since I tried to speed paint them but they look nice on the table all painted up. Tried going for sandstone bases, wanted the early 90's cartoony stile with a lot of yellow and saturated colours but got a bit of a shock when I applied the base yellow and tried to tone it down, it didn't turn out as I planed but it's alright.

Managed to get two alright group shots before a cloud moved in.
Easier to see them from a slightly higher angle. But don't have the same team line up feel.
Added a bit more colour to the kroxigor's stomach,  touched up the gold and some other details.
Tail in the way but numbered as well.

When I reattached Slibli to the base I managed to break off both horns and his arm. I really need to pin him but wasn't going to happen now. If he gets enough play I'll do it then. As well as remove all mold lines that young me hadn't learnt to do and repaint him a bit better, he's a star after all.
Here are some numbers that are easier to see.
Went in to Games-Workshop to pick up some paint, all my green had dried up. Was met by: "Let me guess, you're gonna paint some nurgle?" He was quite surprised at it not being nurgle and additionally it was for Lizardmen. But I like 5th ed Lizardmen best, before they all turned blue.
Next three saurus.
Will try to get some statistics on which helmet gives best protection and worst.
And the last five makes 16 excluding Slibli.
Hopefully they'll see the pitch soon.


The Elfheim Eagles

A little peak inside the Pro Elves box or Elven Union as they are called now.

I think I will paint mine in a white and blue colour scheme.
Balls with gems on them. In White Dwarf december 2017 issue there is rules for the Soulstone Ball. The ball carrier can use a skill from players in the casualty box i the dugout.  
A row with faces with or with out masks in top left corner. Another excellent kit, I'm very pleased with how Games-Workshop is turn these out.
It is very weird looking with the faceless heads.
Decals, assemble instructions team roster and bases as usual.



Flings' spotted on the sidelines. Getting ready to get a team together.
These 2nd edition halflings arrived from GitGames on eBay, who graciously gave me free postage due to my blog, Woohoo! Sixth guy wasn't available but he has been orded from different seller.
These from previously perusing halflings at eBay. They will do nicely in the stands. Rat on a stick anyone? New Orcidas shoes or Knuckledusters? Fan enjoying something from McMurty's. Rightmost will be acting Bloodweiser Keg.
Comparison with human Biltzer and ball and Crumbelberry. They are quite small compared to crumbelberry.
Have to get one of each pose from 3rd edition models in to fill up the roster. Didn't ordered any on the made to order because I liked the 2nd edition better and where hoping for a new release. Didn't think about there only being six sculpts of second edition though. Thought I would be able to mix with future GW release but doesn't look like that will work well with scale.
((left most) also owned since previous purchase)
Puggy Baconbreath only appearing in this picture due to excruciatingly high appearance fees.
Does anyone know if he has any official colours? Hard to find and background fluff on him, only found what is mentioned on his card from 2nd edition e.g. played for Bluebay Crammers.

Halfling Master Chef and two for a tug of war if both sides have a chef.
Backside with ladle and other characterful details.


Dark Elves Part III

Part I | Part II
Missing numbers and a coat of protective lacquer. Got a really old can of purity seal but a bit hesitant to use considering how much problem people have with the new cans. Got paint on 'ardcoat but doesn't feel like the right solution either. Tried to spray some balls with the purity seal, got good result. So will go with that when I get back (away with work for three months (but got some stuff with me so don't worry have content planed out for the blog)).

Here they all are! The bases are going to be lush well kept green grass with black borders on request by the coach.
More vials. Second from the left with Black Ark Corsairs legs almost look bare now with out a belt (The back is normally covered by a cloak hence the lack of detail.).
Having gained a bit more positive attitude towards the assassin I think this should be a sufficient line-up. If the team get developed and want to branch in a different direction I'll make more girls according to the need.
Not fussed about left most back, there used to be a slot for a back banner there so doesn't have the scaly middle bit. Not sure if I should do something about it.
And the last three. Left most has acquired a more feminine bosom since last shown on the blog. Something that shouldn't have been left until after the arms where attached. Her right arm was very troublesome during the procedure.
I'm not sure where I'll put their numbers I didn't make any dedicated area for it when I built them thinking that I'll sort that out when they where painted, starting to wonder how easy it will be...


Skavenblight Scramblers

As you saw in the Team Tokens post (where I converted up a underworld token) I'm also in the possession of a Skaven box. I really happy with these team boxes the quality of the plastic is great. I really enjoy the different balls and think the ascetic on the teams is good as well. The Dwarfs is the one team that I'm not completely sold on.
I think the price for what you are getting isn't bad either compared to other GW products and compared to some 3rd party teams. However I think GW overall could lower their prices a bit and be a bit more accessible with their products.
Transfers team roster and bases
I'm a bit curious how long the tails will last and it's going to be tricky extracting that ball from the throwers tail.
I haven't planed things out to see if some players need to double as both skaven and underworld players. I gotten the booster pack as well but haven't broken it open. I have more than enough of throwers since you get another one in the booster and I also got a Poisoned Wind Mortar that I was going to convert up. Got some spare skaven as well that I can bolster up the ranks with for linerats and such.


Dark Elves Part II

Part I | Part III
Haven't painted properly in a long time but it's rewarding being back even though I'm a bit rusty. These are the very first "human like" models I ever painted. Only done goblins, orcs, squigs, lizardmen and such. I started on my wood elves but never got to the skin and such.

Here are the first 5, 11 to go but they are on their way.

They aren't golden deamon but far better than bare plastic. Will do fine on the table. Think I should 'ardcoat them or seal them when they got their numbers painted on. So that the paint won't rub off from use.
Witch Elves

Being the first human like models I found out about the struggles of faces, eyes and hair.
It probably would have been better to do the hair with a wash or something but feeling a bit rushed trying to finish this team before new year I just bashed on with what I've done before.
More scantily clad players.
Vials for potions and some mysterious goldish container and other stuff. Was thinking about painting the cloth ribbons with special colours referencing skills since so many models have these cloth bits but not sure if it's all that practical anymore.
On to the a bit more controversial piece. Was quite sure I wouldn't include  a assassin but after hearing "Anything but a one" talk about dark elves and recommending taking one or two for them being a fun piece to play with. I got a bit more welcoming.
Bit unclear if it's suppose to be a vial at his belt but painted it blue to add a bit more colour rather than more brown.

Not sure what I'll do about the bases but will I'll ask the coach and figure it out when the rest of the players are done.