Dreadball Team Two.

A couple of weeks ago I finished a small team for Dreadball.  They were some very nice sculpts, Orcs (or Orks or Orx) depending on your upbringing.  They painted up well and I was pleased with the outcome (except for those horrid Mantic bases…)


So, as it takes two to tango (and play Dreadball) I picked up a cheap second team and popped some paint on these too.  Overall, the poses of these individual models, and the look of the team, with the futuristic armour and helmets, is great.

Once undercoated though, the detail on the sculpts seems to be less defined and painting them left me slightly deflated as the details blurred with each colour added.  In the end, I left them slightly more simply painted than even I would normally do.


Another small issue was that I did not plan ahead.  Blue was on the painting table so blue was applied.  Just like the last team…  No home and away strips as such so I had to add a dash of colour to make them stand out from the Orcs (not that the green skin and teeth don’t make the Orcs stand out already…)

Overall, Not my best painting experience but a second team all the same. If I go for another team I will be looking closely to see that the models have suitably deeper sculpting details before buying anything new…

Busy Doing Nothing… Not Really…

Work life often gets in the way of home life.  Know how that feels?

Lately work is casting a slight shadow over play.  But I have managed to get a few things done.  Mostly due to the kindness of the girls in my life who have allowed me to get out to the shed as a place to chill for an hour or so when things get hectic.  Thanks to them I have things to show you. Sadly work demands are stopping me from getting these things on the blog as regularly as I would like.

Anyway things to show…


A friend (as is often the case) turned my head to these little beauties.  He placed a copy of a rulebook and a team in my possession and left these seed to grow.  4 months later we played a game and 4 days later these were painted.

Dreadball is Mantic’s futuristic sports game and reminds me of Bloodbowl to some degree.  It is however much more playable and fast moving meaning even we got a game in, in an after dinner hour or so.


I can see us playing this more in the next months as a small pick up game for those days when a larger game would take too long.

Will be painting up a human team in the next weeks for another friend to get involved.


I now just need to get a copy of the rules for myself and a board to play on.  Oh, and maybe a ball or two!