Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Blood Bowl Hobgoblin

There were never hobgoblins in 2nd edition Blood Bowl so you would have to use something else if you wanted to use the chaos dwarfs from thar era. I went with 1st edition orcs back when I did my chaos dwarfs, but I was never satisfied with the faces. So I tried to sculpt my own face.

Citadel Blood Bowl hobgoblin

I was aiming for a more oriental look in line with the Citadel AD&D hobgoblins. I don't know whether I'll be doing more, but it was a fun little project.

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Glart Smashrip

I've decided to play underworld denizens in an upcoming one day Blood Bowl tournament. Only problem is that I don't have a painted team. I have my skaven, but I don't have enough goblins and I also want to use a the star players Glart Smashrip and Skitter Stab-Stab. Who can say no to an obese Strength 4 monster with claw and a backstabbing gutter runner?

Glart Smashrip skaven blood bowl star player
Glart Smashrip

Forgeworld have released a version of Glart Smashrip, but it doesn't really fit with the oldschool miniatures that I collect so I decided to sculpt my own version. The result can be seen here.

Glart Smashrip front view

I used the hands and feet from a lineman and the head from a kicker since those are the hardest parts to sculpt.

Glart Smashrip side view

I don't have time to paint all the needed miniatures before the tournament so I will have to use what I have and the team will look somewhat eclectic. As long as there are no unpainted miniatures though I'm happy.

Glart Smashrip back view

I wanted to stay true to the original artwork, but I also wanted him to look a little more dynamic.

Glart Smashrip artwork
Glart Smashrip artwork

I studied images of sumo wrestlers and decided on a squatting pose. Below are some work in progress pictures.

work in progress
Work in progress