Sunday, 12 March 2017

Blood Bowl Fever!........Dwarves, W.I.P.

Hi All

Bluddtoof here with an update on my blood bowl painting progress.
I've put the orcs on the back burner until GW release a Troll, gobbos and the orc team box; I want the official figures for that team.
The Dwarves are a perfectly playable team straight out of the box so I've moved on to them for now.

So first up...... lets talk about that huge elephant in the room!.....

BEARDS!!! I'll say it again... BEARDS!!!

I love em! Even the troll slayers ridiculously huge trailing monstrosities which appear to have been possessed by some form of magical spell from an errant side line wizard and are now capable of propelling themselves and the troll slayer down the pitch!!
I understand why a lot of people don't like em but I do and there's been plenty of hate for em in the web community so nuf said I think.

The rest of the teams beards are probably the best bit of the sculpts in my opinion, really nicely done and good to paint. As for the rest of the models (and this goes for all the new bb stuff I've bought so far) the sculpts are generally nice, not up to GW's usual high standard, but good nonetheless, with a few minor exceptions; around the feet they often lose distinction making it hard to see where shoe, sock and pants start and end. Also on one of the dwarf blockers, the head and shoulder don't quite match where the right shoulder pad is concerned and some of the head/hair connections are a bit ropey.


Considering that this is a nice introduction game for new customers and the figures are designed to be push fit and the price is significantly less for a team box than for a typical 40k troop choice box with equivalent model count, then I don't really have any serious complaints. And I'm enjoying painting em!

So here's a few wip piccies of the work I've done so far, following through the process...

I took the team to this stage, the blue is Tamiya metallic blue; a nice colour but the paint has a slightly oily texture making it challenging to use. Then I decided to take 1 model to a finished state to see if the scheme worked...

and some stills including extra work on the team and counters...

Another vid of the single miniature mostly done...

And the current state of the team....

The bases are just GW textured paint; astrogranite, with black wash and lots of dry brushing, they'll be finished off with some patchy snow and blood stains and the team will get a little weathering.
I've also got a plan for a modelled dugout including beer barrel counters and a bar full of cheerleaders and assistant coaches!
Pleased so far with these and not a huge amount left to do, as ever c & c welcome.




  1. Looking really good Bluddtoof - can't wait to see 'em all done and face off against them!

  2. As always these look so much better in the flesh, nice to see you embracing some video and facebook to Boss. I to look forward to a future face off. Cheers DOC