My turn for Under the Brush! Well, more like Under the Exacto/Snips as these guys haven’t even been primed yet. OK, technically a few of them were primed before I started working on them. This bunch of brutes is my Chaos Renegades (formerly known as Chaos Pact) team the Silver Tower Denizens. See what I did there? Tying together two of Games Workshop’s recent boxed games … their season is over, but I plan on playing them again next season, hopefully I can get them painted up by then as we’re in something of a break. Read on for more pics!
The first player on my team to level up was my goblin. He rolled a normal skill, but all the guys on the Chaos Renegades (except for the big guys) can get mutations, so I gave him the two heads mutation which gives him a +1 when making dodge rolls, in combination with stunty and having dodge already, this guy is a dodging machine! Too bad he usually gets taken out of the game pretty early on. I also have a normal goblin mini I can use if he dies and I have to bring on a rookie gobbo. This conversion was pretty simple, I just glued two heads together and filled in the neck gaps with green stuff.
Next I started woking on my ogre. I haven’t attached his arm on yet as I plan to try magnetizing so I can use his original arm and give him a claw option. Big guys only get mutations on doubles though so it will probably be a while before he gets it (he hasn’t even leveled up yet). But I thought it would be cool to make him look more than your standard ogre you’d find on a human team. I’m rather partial to the spike claw, but others say they prefer the pincer claw.
This troll figure was given to me by a league member, it’s from the old Warhammer Fantasy Battle for Skull Pass starter box. Originally he was holding up a piece of an old dwarven statue, but I felt that was out of place on the Blood Bowl pitch. I know, all manner of secret weapons are snuck onto the field, but usually not by trolls! Oh, I should mention the arms here, and pretty much all the bits except for the goblins two heads came from the old, out of production Chaos Forsaken kit. The models themselves from that kit are pretty goofy looking, but the bits they provide have been excellent conversion material. Now the troll sports some nifty shoulder pads and a “Hands up! Don’t shoot!” pose or a “WTF ref? I just got fouled!” pose.
This was the first of the human marauders I converted up. Since my guys are from one of Tzeentch’s Silver Towers I wanted to use the bits that read as Tzeentchy or at least more generic chaos. Pretty simple head swap on this guy and addition of a shoulder spike and loin cloth.
Ditto for this guy.
Oh a shoulder pad swap! Had to cut away on the shoulder pad of the human lineman. I think I should have trimmed down the chaos shoulder pad a little, but I still like the way this guy came together. He sports one of my favorite heads from the kit and I think it really fits the pose nicely.
This guy sports what could possibly pass as a big hand or a claw mutation. Also, I suppose he has some short stubby horns that could pass for that mutation as well.
The face only a crazed, chaos worshiping mother could love!
I hear this guy is actually a really good kisser. I suppose this guy could have the tentacles mutation. I’m not entirely sold on this guy’s head.
I plan on developing a passer at some point so I have this guy a little baby mutant arm. The head on this guy is from the Chaos Sorcerer that I had left over from a different project. I’m not sure it totally fits with the spirit of the mutant arm, but I liked the head for what passes (no pun intended) for the leader of the team.
And that’s the lot. I haven’t done anything on the skaven and orc models yet and I probably won’t. I also need to get a model for the dark elf as I’ve just been using a metal 3rd edition high elf lineman as a proxy for the moment. I think I’ll hold out for the upcoming Elf Union team to come out and use a line elf from there as a base for a dark elf conversion.
Green stuff is tricky to work with and it got built up too thick on a lot of these models, especially on neck areas where I was trying to fill in gaps. I’m debating trying to get some of it off and giving it another go. Either way, I think I’ll be picking up some liquid green stuff in the future to help fill in smaller gaps more easily.