Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Big Grumpy Monsters

So for my return to Blood Bowl I wanted to make a team I'd never fielded before.  I've always been a big fan of Norse mythology so I decided to go with a Norse team and after a couple of games with them on Cyanide, I found I really liked their play-style.  But I love modelling and wanted to play some real life games so I had to get on with converting a team at some point.

Oddly enough, the first player I started converting was this guy, my Yeti.  He's made completely from scratch out of green stuff and wire and it's been a pleasure creating him.  Progress has slowed a little as I'm a bit apprehensive about the finer details and the hands but I'm happy with how he looks so far.

I want to hug him, and pet him, and call him GRENDEL!

This was my first ever foray into the world of scratch-building models (I've only ever filled in gaps before!) so it's been a test of my skill and patience, but I'm glad I did it.  When he's finished, I'll have a unique Yeti that no one else will have.  He is a little on the large side due to a mathematical error I made in the planning stage but he'll be fine.

This next guy isn't part of the project but he may well be part of the team some day.  He's a model that I used to use as a werewolf in my Von Carstein army (remember when those were legal?).  Well, the Von Carstein army was sold on eBay a long time ago but I found this guy hiding in a drawer at my dad's house.  And I sure am glad he was because I really like him.  He's too big to be a Norse Werewolf outright but would look great as a ST5 werewolf if luck is ever on my side!

And that's all for now folks!  I'm working on some basic Norse positionals so I guess next time I see you I'll show you some progress on them.  Cheers for reading.

Sunday, 27 May 2012

Welcome to Fitch Face's modelling blog!

Hullo and welcome to my modelling blog!  To start here's just a quick snippet about me:

My start in wargames came in 2000 when I picked up a box of Ork Boyz in a dingy old hobby shop.  This was the tip of the iceberg and I amassed a huge collection of miniatures.  I tried out almost all of Games Workshop's games but mostly stuck to Warhammer Fantasy and developed a particular love of greenskins.  I had a really great time in the hobby but little boys do grow up and at the age of 14 I decided to quit.  I sold most of my miniatures and set about being a booze-hound and trying to get a girlfriend.

Almost 8 years later, here I am getting back into Blood Bowl.

But why Blood Bowl!?

  1. You don't need many models.  It's cheap and easy to get a legal team on the pitch.  You can feasibly convert all the models to create something unique.
  2. Blood Bowl has retained its goofy charm where Warhammer and 40K haven't.  Probably because Games Workshop all but abandoned Blood Bowl before they got all serious.
  3. The Blood Bowl community is amazing.  Such a passionate, friendly and helpful group of gamers I ne'er did see!
  4. It's just so damn fun!
So, most of what you see here will probably be Blood Bowl related.  I may start playing other games at some point but I have enough on my plate for now.

Hope ya enjoy the blog!