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“Blood Bowl Sevens Teams Are Drafted..."


A Dwarf Blitzer (09), Linesman (05) and bareheaded Blitzer (14)

"Greetings eager sports fans, and welcome to the latest edition of Sunday Night Football. I'm Jim Maddenberg and along with my comrade-in-arms Thom Grassyglade, I’ll be bringing you all news concerning the latest developments for Blood Bowl Sevens.”


"The big news today is that the amateur game appears to have attracted the attention of an aspiring Dwarf team called the Rusty Buckets. Thom, those are some seriously old long-beards at no mistake. Do they really go as far back as the game’s classic second edition..?”

A Dwarf Kicker (01), Blitzer (10) and portly Blocker (15)

“That’s right, Jim. Remember the days of the World’s Edge Wanderers, Zhufbar Marktag, Durums Destroyers and the Dwarf Anvils..? Well, all eight of the players on this latest team’s roster stem from those heady days of single cast metal sculpts, courtesy of a much-appreciated gift from Iain White of “caveadsum1471” fame.”


“Why the club will even be re-employing an old Kicker model from the Dwarf Giants to use as a Runner for the modern-day rules. Sadly, there’s no sign of a glamorous Cheerleader or two, though Jim. But, to be honest, I doubt the Rusty Buckets would currently have the copper pieces to hire any.”

A Dwarf Blitzer (09), Linesman (07) and Linesman (05)

“So what’s the plan for these old, second-hand players then, Thom? Is their colourful yellow and blue attire going to survive the transition to the amateur leagues, or can we expect a completely new kit for these grizzled thirty-year plus veterans..?”


“Well time certainly isn’t going to be these guys’ friend, Jim, as they’re all due to be re-primed and given some particularly rusty-looking sportswear which better suits their club name. In addition, a further eight Dwarf players are impatiently ‘waiting in the wings’ to form either a second Old World Sevens side, or help bolster the Rusty Buckets’ roster to becoming a full-blown professional Blood Bowl team in the near future.”


"Thanks Thom. That just about concludes this particular Blood Bowl Sevens show. But please do join us again next time when we'll be taking a closer look at this club’s change in attire…”

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wsd50
Nov 22, 2021

Well well well, the old 2nd edition BB Dwarves now there is a blast from the past and no mistake, great post I always enjoy your commentary style with these posts. The Dwarves are one of the few BB teams I never owned (in fact I still have three or four that have never been painted) mine are third edition I think?


So will you get these done for Mo'vember do you think? (no worries as you are already "golden" as they say with your Ape troopers).


Cheers Roger.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Nov 22, 2021
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Cheers Roger. I thought a post about some new (for me at least) Dwarf minis for Bloodbowl would make a nice Movember posting, LOL!!. The plan is indeed to get a couple finished before the month is out, and then leave the rest for the AHPC. I actually have enough for a second 8-dwarf team too, so intend to paint the Blue Bombardiers during the AHPC too... Or simply expand the Rusty Buckets to a 16-strong squad.

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undercoat2670
Nov 21, 2021

Great posting, I love the commentary style! Well those are some old school minis, a lovely gift to receive and great to see them getting a fresh cost of paint and a chance to make some blocks on the pitch in praise of Nuffle!! I adore the name of the team too. Fabulous choice and rusty armour/uniform fits in perfectly. Can't wait to see these on the pitch. I bet they look small next to the current teams but who can resist the charm of them?

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Nov 21, 2021
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Thanks Undercoat. I think these Dwarves are similar in size to the modern-day Halflings tbh; especially the Linesmen figures. That is one of the reasons I thought I might just use the old sculpts just for 7's...

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planetmut
Nov 21, 2021

Love the way you wrote this post! Those are some classic figures, are you going to strip the old paint off before starting over?

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Nov 21, 2021
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Cheers Matt. I do try to give all my Blood Bowl postings a sports commentary vibe. No stripping for these guys. I've just tidied up and gritted their bases, so they can all have a single prime of "Vallejo" Heavy Sienna, then it'll be on to some metallic dry-brushing, and some rust effects, before picking out any flesh or leather etc.

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wargamesterrainworkshop
wargamesterrainworkshop
Nov 21, 2021

Some great classic models you got from Iain Simon, look forward to seeing the new colour scheme.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Nov 21, 2021
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Sacrilege indeed, Dave. I own two of the astro-granite boards nowadays, and plan to paint one up so it looks less foam-made. But I wouldn't dream of cutting it up!!! Oh dear me no... the sheer horror of it!!! LOL!!!

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