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.

2018/04/22

Odds and Ends

Moving around again for trying to sort out work not as much hobby but managed to do some ball pegs and got a token from earlier.

Cleaned out a Reikland Reavers / human team coin and added a Lizardmen glyph. It might need a bit of thickening up.
Phonetic Lizardmen Glyph for PH
But I based it on these bits that goes on the bottom on the Standard, from Lizardmen / Seraphon Saurus Warrior Box
Did up these pegs still need to clean up the edges a bit. Will go over them with a file at some point.
Attaches to the magnet and voila peg restored for those who don't have magnets under their bases.

For those with magnets but different polarities I got a plan for that with a ferrous disk that goes under the ball. Think it will work out but I'll report back when I've tried it.
Slots in.
I find it a bit ironic that the ball that i stuck into the ground is the one that can’t go on the ground and has to go on a players base.

2018/04/17

Games Day 2006 - Daemon Slayer

Picked this up in a moment of bad self-control, don't think I payed a ridiculous amount but still for not having a dwarf army, but it's a very iconic piece with the dwarf on top of the head of the golden daemon. But now with blood bowl all my lose ends find new meaning and some love. So this guy will be playing as a Troll Slayers on my dwarf team.

I've shown picture of the packaging before when I bought it. But didn't open it at the time.
Surprised that there wasn't any foam or something else protecting the miniature inside, it's just a bag.
This is all that was held inside.
You can see the holes and the cutouts for the feet of the dwarf on top of the daemon head.
Back side of daemon head.
Back side of slayer.
Close up.
I'm not sure what will be done with the head. Can't promise that it won't get a magnet an possible a goblin or snotling on top. We'll see.

2018/03/27

Snotlings

I should stop procrastinating / trying to make puns and get on with writing the blog post...














Continuing on the stunty theme. Tried to make a selection for some snotlings for my ogres.


Tried to gather up all my snotlings, easier said than done...

Due to poor lighting in the other pictures I attached two pictures in the end to compare with if something is a bit unclear.
So these 10 is the lucky/unlucky I went with. Will probably add 6 more as I come across good candidates.
Taking a dump in someones helmet. and trying to pry loose some orc teeth. Such small distractions won't do much difference on a snotlings performance on the pitch.

These are from the Thieving Grots pack
Two original snotling blood bowl players. The guy pointing upwards will make more sense when seen in front of an ogre.
Easiest coolest snotling, from Games Day 2007

and to the right, one disarmed snotling formerly with a club.
Here is two snotlings still holding their clubs.
More snotlings robbed of their clubs.

Left one is from the 5th edition night goblin regiment box. The one to the right is from Warhammer Quest.

For you wondering what the first picture was about, it was at this point of writing it came about. My apologise...
Could have turned their arms down something like this but left them up for functionality. Easier to get hold of them and lift them in the arm if there would be a bit of a squeeze on the pitch.
The plastic one is from the plastic Fanatics box and the other one is a miscasted snotling that I removed a spore ball from his hand and working on restoring his leg and arm that was missing due to metal not flowing properly or the lack of it.
This is one is cast properly.
Couldn't resist adding magnets while I was going at them anyway.
Here is a picture of the ball he was holding before.
These are some that was considered but didn't make the cut. Very long legs one would be fun. Wanted to use the one with the mushroom but don't like players to hold implements.
Here are the two pictures included due to poor lighting in the other pictures.
In case something was a bit unclear.