2018/08/14

Joseph Bugman IV & V

Picked these two at the Games Expo in May. But now, they are available at ForgeWorlds website.

So we have Coach and Star player Josef Bugman.
I'm a bit surprised that they went with the Josef spelling rather than Joseph I know however that it's been a bit of a mixed bag with how it's been spelt.
Usual packaging.
The small bit in the frame is the smoke for the pipe. For that dwarven coach feel.
Not a lot of assembly needed.
Instructions, both normal bases and blood bowl bases.
I would put the coach model on a square base though, to keep sideline consistent and separate from the players.
Rules for Bugman as a star player.

2018/07/26

Timeline work

Been working on some code for a comprehensive vertical timeline for the world that was and the world that is for blood bowl. A way to display the full scope of events, the length, proportions and what's going on at the same time. Didn't manage to find any ready written matching my needs so been trying to figure it out myself.

First at this point I realised how big the project was.
This was a test drawing out lines and dots for events. I staggered them to see how much overlapping I would get of entries, quite a lot it seems.
Haven't finished gathering all data yet but when I past 2000 entries I though should get going writing some code for displaying them to help with the monotony of gathering the data points.
The plan is when I got things working to make two parallel lines since blood bowl takes place in a parallel universe but they still share events. But will keep the blood bowl events on it's own line since they don't share over to the original/other universe.
Haven't been much other hobby done since I've sinked my hobby time into this project. Will try to get some more work done on the treemen for next month and might even start some colour scheme tests on the halflings.
Lines and dots brought to you by Scalable Vector Graphics
Script for writing out the lines and some bits for counting over laps. I’ll try to use the data to write a snippet that moves lines slightly off to the left or right and changes the colours so you can easier see each events span.
Script to extract my text entries. Not shown in pictures above.
Will combine these two scripts and  I’ll try to find a good way to attach these blurbs of texts to their line or dot on the timeline. Displaying at the right height and distances.








To be continued...

2018/07/09

Joseph Bugman II & III

So here are two more Joseph Bugman from Warhammer World.

Bar brawl Bugman with the option of wielding a bar stool or an axe. Spilled ale on the floor.
Was toying with the idea of using this guy for a player or even a coach.  Since then Games workshop has released a Bugmans coach and player. Spoiler alert it seams I have managed to acquire those two and even more Bugmans. I never intended on collecting lots of Bugmans models but seems to late now.
I probably will try to magnetise or pin it so you can swap out what he's holding.
And my third Bugman. Finescast. I like this guy most. He looks very comfy and at ease where he's sat sleeping.

2018/06/28

Treemen WIP

Been working on treemen for my halfling team. One will lend a hand to future wood elf team. Spruces and the full in the box seen here.

From left to right: Kicking pose, Deeproot Strongbranch (star player), Stomping pose, still need to cut the base on his foot though. Sadly no-one is planed to be posed throwing a halfling even though that will be their main duty.
I’ve removed all their hands because they looked too small and delicate. I’m going to sculpt up something more in the lines of the dryads hands.
This is how I want the hands. Also why the models have blu-tack sweatbands and think I’ll try and see how it would look with wire face guards.
Won't give them shorts but might put a wooden shield over the hole with their positional number but won't glue it in place until everything been painted since you can see in to their torso from the back.
Lined up with human player, 2nd & 3rd edition halfilings. Yes, I’ve managed to get my hands on some third edition halfling to fill out the roaster so can convert up 16 individual halflings.
Probably only need to do up 14 or even 13 since you want your 2 treemen and preferably a star player at least to help out. So 6 different sculpts in each edition and convert up 2 from 3rd and put remaining 3 players towards stock.

2018/06/11

Kurnoth Hunters

Halflings can have two treemen on their roster and hire Deeproot Strongbranch as a star player so that makes three treemen needed for a full house. I like the look of the new treemen but they are way to big for the pitch. Would like something ogre size maybe a bit taller if possible.

Three treemen you say?
Been thinking about these for awhile but not been sure about scale but took the plunge now.
Again haven't sorted out my photo shooting situation might be the thing that gets me to actually do a light box. But need to make it collapsable due to my current living arrangements, so that complicates it slightly.
There are some pictures of these sprues on Games-Workshops website but not from both sides. And can be nice to have some different pictures, it can help when trying to figure out what some bits are.
There is bits for all three weapon choices and extra bits for if you don't want to build the champion.
Quite a lot of sprites.
Think I've decided to go with dark grey with a red stripe down the middle for my halflings so the treemen going to be dark brown with greyish brown on the bits that looks like armour pads and then red markings and red autumn leaves.
Back in 7th ed fantasy I was talking about making a tree for my wood elves with a electrical blue hearth bit in the middle of the hollow trunk. They seem to have gone down the same route with these models see Piece 61, so think I'm going to honor that plan and keep it blue not sure if I'm going to sculpt something on the front of the torso though, it is quite a big hole.
Full colour instructions, not what I expected.
The scale is alright but this shoot highlighted something I hadn't considered; how it would fit on the base. The two other models only stand on one leg so think they'll be alright but need to have a think on what to do about this guy.

2018/05/31

Dwarf Team

Picture of my previous mentioned dwarf team in the works.

5th ed (warhammer fantasy) dwarfs. I like their jovial look. Haven't decided if I should add horns for the linemen helmets, like in 3rd edition (blood bowl). Like them without the horns but need my runners to stick out some how, been toying with the idea that the runners will hold tankards.
Due to not having my normal standard on the photo set up, I include another picture so you can see the best of both.
The back
So not much work done yet, just removed the axes and cleaned up both sides of the hand.
Here is my second slayer, the other slayer discussed in previous post is from Games Day 2006.
Not much work needed here, just a snip of the axe. Think a slayer will be dedicated enough to tattoo his positional numbers, so that could be some fun.
He's from the adventurers box for talisman I think. Pictures of the box can be found here.
Blitzer from the same box. I like this guy a lot. A bit sad about removing his axe but when painted up and in the team it will be justified.
From the back.
At the moment I'm thinking of building my second blitzer from this guy. He doesn't quite fit in with the rest but if I use previous blitzer as a reference I might be able to blend him in enough.
Got tokens and balls from the Dwarf Giants box and got four of these that will do well as reroll tokens. They come from the Battle for Skull Pass starter set
Picked up this miner musician to act as a cheerleader.
There is a slayer musician I want to add as well, I'll see if I can find him cheap on ebay.
Here are some other dwarfs I thought might come in handy for things but they are newer editions so don't quite fit in. But second from the left is probably gonna be the coach. Second from the right I thought about putting on a steamroller.

2018/05/10

Joseph Bugman

Picked up Joseph Bugman Banner Bearer at Bugman’s Bar at Warhammer World in Nottingham.
Thought he'll make a good cheerleader to my dwarf team.

Tankard held high.
He's a bit older so will fit in nicely with my 5th ed dwarfs.
Again not sure why they have stopped putting foam in with the models.
Old school banner pole have gotten bend but will straighten out again.
Shot from behind.
And the cut out paper banners. Contemplated if I should make it out of plastic and shape it with heat or if I should coat the paper with something to give it a bit of thickness and substance.