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“The Weakness Of A Dwarf Runner…”

Updated: Jan 8, 2022


“…Is that they have lower armour compared to most of their team mates.”

"Greetings Blood Bowl fans, and welcome to yet another exciting edition of Friday Night Football. I'm Jim Maddenberg and along with my pointy-eared co-commentator Thom Grassyglade, I’ll be bringing you all the latest facts concerning our favourite amateur incarnation of Fantasy Football known as Sevens.”


“Hot off the press is the confirmation that the Rusty Buckets have signed retired Kicker Lotgran Whitfoot as the burgeoning club’s sole Runner. The second edition Dwarf has been convinced to once again don his steel-capped boots for an impressive 85,000 copper pieces, and has already been seen sprinting around the team’s meagre-sized stadium.”

"Blood Bowl" WIPs - The Dwarf kicker's beard was painted using "Vallejo" Heavy Red & "Citadel" Nuln Oil

“Indeed he has Jim. The 28mm scale second-hand metal miniature was originally (re)primed with a couple of coats of “Vallejo” Heavy Sienna, so as to mask the model’s previous yellow and blue colour scheme. The player was then dry-brushed with “Vallejo” Gunmetal, before being treated to a combination of “Citadel” Agrax Earthshade and "The Army Painter" Strong Tone Quickshade.”


“Next up, the Dwarf had his shoes, sleeves and belt layered with “Citadel” Abaddon Black, before his trousers and tunic received a coat of “Vallejo” Heavy Sienna and (more) “Citadel” Agrax Earthshade. The so-called speedster’s gloves were subsequently coated with “Vallejo” Heavy Brown, before being shaded in (even more) “Citadel” Agrax Earthshade.”

"Games Workshop" WIPs - Three Dwarf Lineman at various stages of completion

“And, as with all Whifoot’s fellow players, I believe the odd spot of "Mig Productions" Extreme Rust Wash was also used on the figure’s spiked knee-caps, elbow-pads, and shoulder-pads, Thom..? These areas were later given a delicate dry-brush of “Vallejo” Gunmetal to add some additional highlights to the aged metal.”


“Totally true, Jim. Of course, the former Kicker turned Runner isn’t going to be the only new Dwarf joining the Rusty Buckets, as we know of at least one more Lineman due to join the team during the next few days. Indeed, rumour has it that at least three more players are expected to sign their lives away for a chance to play on the Astrogranite within the next week.”


"Terrific stuff, Thom, and doubtless this broadcast will give Blood Bowl fans plenty of coverage of these new additions just as soon as the ink has dried on their contracts. Disappointingly however, that brings this particular Blood Bowl Sevens special to an end. But please do join us again when we'll be taking a closer look at some of this club's other players..."

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wsd50
Jan 08, 2022

I have to say I thought you'd made a mistake with that title when I saw it was a kicker, of course the text made it all clear and showed I should have had more faith! Another nice addition to your roster, there mate, I did ask the youngest about Bloodbowl sevens by the way and he said funnily enough he'd only heard of it himself a couple of weeks back as they had been discussing it on the BB forum, and he filled my in on the rule changes.


Cheers Roger.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Jan 08, 2022
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Cheers Roger. I'm taking the Rusty Buckets on a BB Sevens tour next week, so plan to cover some of the games via AARs once finished.

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planetmut
Jan 08, 2022

Lotgran looks excellent, matey, although I'm not sure if he's running or kicking someone in the nuts LOL! Great work on his face, he has a pretty mean look to him and the rusty armour is a great take!

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Jan 08, 2022
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Thanks very much Planetmut. Thoroughly enjoying working my way through the Rusty Buckets roster. 😀

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undercoat2670
Jan 07, 2022

Great job on the runner. The face really stands out as the focal point and draws your eye. Cracking job! I really enjoy your commentary style for these Blood Bowl posts, very good to read. Can't wait to see the whole team together.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Jan 08, 2022
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Cheers Undercoat. The whole team is actually now finished and should be showcased over the next couple of weeks. Not sure when I'll start on Bluebeard's Bombardiers, but it'll doubtless be a short while as I have some more Epic, a load of FoW and 2000 A.D. related minis to progress beforehand.

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wargamesterrainworkshop
Jan 07, 2022

Great work on the Dwarf Runner Simon, the rusty colour scheme really suits these models, and nice progress on the Lineman

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Jan 07, 2022
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Thanks very much, Dave. All the Linemen are now finished, so I'm hoping to post them up in all their rusty glory next week. 😁

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