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“Welcome To Blood Bowl Sevens…”

“…The fast and furious game of fantasy football.”

"Hello sports fans, and welcome to a brand new edition of Monday Night Football. I'm Jim Maddenberg and along with my fellow co-commentator Thom Grassyglade, I’ll be bringing you all the latest news concerning the game’s most recent development known as Blood Bowl Sevens.”


"To begin with the amateur game seems to have already attracted the attention of a mysterious Human team, known simply as The Marauders. Thom, is this club associated with the much-missed Middenheim Marauders, or perhaps connected to the modern-day two-time Worlds Edge Super League Winners known as the Maulers..?”

"Blood Bowl" WIPs - The Human Lineman was layered, shaded and dry-brushed

“It wouldn’t appear so, Jim. Rather this team of out-of-production 28mm plastic Humans seems to have simply had their kit’s colour scheme inspired by a similarly aged metal boxed set from the early Nineties which was labelled The Marauders. For now all we do know is that the Sevens side’s first of five Linemen is ready for the pitch.”


“Costing 50,000 copper pieces this player was primed in a mixture of “Vallejo” Black Surface Primer and Gloss Black. He was then given a double coat of “Vallejo” Gunmetal, before being shaded with “Citadel” Nuln Oil and dry-brushed using (more) “Vallejo” Gunmetal.”

"Blood Bowl" WIPs - The Human Lineman's "Vallejo" Gold areas were layered with Heavy Sienna first

“I understand the Lineman’s boots, straps and gloves were treated to a combination of “Vallejo” Heavy Sienna and “Citadel” Agrax Earthshade, Thom..? Followed by his hip cloth being pigmented with “Vallejo” White, Sun Yellow and a splash of “Citadel” Reikland Fleshshade.”


“That’s correct Jim. Finally, the Human player’s shoulder pads, belt buckle and helmet crest were given a coat of “Vallejo” Heavy Sienna and subsequently Gold, as well as plenty of “Citadel” Agrax Earthshade. As a last touch, his trousers and belt were tidied up using a little “Citadel” Abaddon Black, and his armour darkened right down with another application of Nuln Oil.”


"Thanks Thom. That just about concludes this Blood Bowl Sevens show. But please do join us again next time when we'll be taking a closer look at some of this team's other players..."

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phillipcurran2008
Jul 11, 2021

Looking good so far Simon. How is the New house???

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Jul 11, 2021
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Thanks Phil. New house..? Do you mean the website? Its certainly a lot easier to post than Blogger, and contains lots more features - I just wish I had the time to better use them, LOL!!!

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wsd50
May 18, 2021

BB figure looks great, I have some of them up in the loft! mine are blue (I think, it's been a while since I saw them 😀).


Cheers Roger.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
May 18, 2021
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Thanks Roger. Simple stuff but a lot of nostalgia imho.

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planetmut
May 17, 2021

Absolutely love the way you've painted these chaps, and doing the post like football commentary is just genius! Nicely done!

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
May 18, 2021
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Cheers Planetmut. Very much appreciated. Hopefully I can get the entire team finished over the next few weeks in between some other miniatures.

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undercoat2670
May 17, 2021

Old school Blood Bowl minis! How brilliant! You are lucky to own these as they still look amazing. Great colour scheme and I like the face, especially the eyes.

Great blog too. Love the commentary style you have adopted.

Cracking read, really enjoyed it. More please.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
May 17, 2021
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Thanks Undercoat. I don't recall which show I bought them from, but only recently found them lost amongst some old metal "LotR" minis. The colour scheme is pretty straightforward, and I wanted them to look dirty as they're just an amateur club - so don't particularly look after their kit. It makes painting them easier too, LOL!!! I certainly hope to have more 'Monday Night Football' postings in the future - just depends if I can get the minis painted in time.

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wargamesterrainworkshop
May 17, 2021

Well these are a total blast from the past Simon, having had to paint so many of these for intro gaming boards over the years. Are you going to be painting the faces, or are you leaving them black to add mystery to the players ?

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
May 17, 2021
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Glad these brought back memories Dave, although having painted just the first of my Linesmen I shudder at the thought how many you must have pigmented in the past. All the faces will be painted. I've got a range of colours in mind for their flesh too.

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