Friday, February 3, 2012

Chaos Dwarf Blood Bowl: another team for 2012

I had said I'd done two Blood Bowl Chaos Dwarf teams in January, this is the 2nd one.
This is a good example of what I like about Blood Bowl and other 'skirmish size' projects: it's a nice sized project to explore an idea or theme, and you can get very different feeling projects, even with the same 'list' or 'army'.  A score or so of models is a great size to scratch an itch for a theme or style you want, without having to invest in a large army (although that can be very rewarding in it's own way too). Because of this, it's not unreasonable to have 2 of the same team or army, but have different themes.  For example, there are 2 different themes I want to use for making Ogre Blood Bowl teams, that I might get around to sometime this year...

But for now, on to the 2nd Chaos Dwarf team I've done this year.

This one uses Gaspez-Arts chaos dwarves, which are very different than the Greebo ones from the last team: they have almost no armor, looking more like barbarian dwarves. He didn't like their hobgoblins, but wanted something that would fit in with the dwarves: little clothing present and looking savage: I suggested the feral Uruk-hai.  Since the scale for Lord of the Rings minis is smaller than the typical 'heroic' scale minis, I figured they'd work fine as tall 'hobgoblins' at this scale, instead of the hulking uruks they're intended to be. The Minotaur is from Reaper.

I suggested the skin being used to carry any color: reds & ochre, and the uniform being black & ivory, for an ancient Greek feel.  Here's how they turned out:

The dwarves: I went for a 'Barsoomian Red Man' skin tone. 

The Hobgoblins: lighter skin tone, to show them as a bit 'weedier' than the dwarves. 
Order of the Stick has influenced me: Hobgoblins are Yellow to my mind now ;) 
see 'Vulcan's Hammers in the Hall of Fame for more yellow hobgoblins.

Centaurs.  


Minotaur.  A good Blood Bowl pose. 

The Coach.  Converted from one of the players: removed his fist-spike and sculpted a coach's cap. 

Here's the team, now placed in the Fall of Fame page to visit with all the other Blood Bowl teams. 
(Click for larger)

5 comments:

Dr. Willett's Workshop said...

Super team, the coach is my favorite.

Brummie said...

Very nicely done like the centaurs best from this team

Paul of the Man Cave said...

I really like this team too - for a whole lot of different reasons than the last one. Once again you've pulled off a great theme.

My favs are CDs 4 and 6 in the helmets; they look like the Knights who say Ni!

Michael Awdry said...

Once again a great looking team, love the colour palette for the skin linking them all together.

Laughing Ferret said...

Thanks all!
I've been wanting to do a team in Black & Ivory for awhile, so was nice to have the chance.

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