Unusually for me I’ve been painting some third party models. The Blood Bowl obsession is still in full flow. After finishing the Nurgle team I’ve treated myself to a Chaos Dwarf team. I’d been eyeing these up for a few years now. The official team from the 90s is hard to come by now. You can get it on eBay but it’s a lot and then you need Bull Centaurs and a Minotaur too.
I also considered a kitbash but parts aren’t easy to come by for Chaos Dwarves either. These models are full of character so I think I made the right decision to bite the bullet and get them. Here they are as advertised on Comixininos.
They arrived as mainly metal models with the Bull Centaurs and Minotaur as resin.
The Chaos Dwarves are nice and squat and full of character. The hobgoblins are tall which differentiates them from the Dwarves and from other goblins. The Minotaur is huge and very much a Chaos Dwarf Minotaur or Lamassu Minotaur as it’s advertised. The bull centaurs aren’t huge, and certainly are much smaller than the current forgeworld ones that are more like Ogre Centaurs. A couple of times I’ve wondered if they are small but they are to scale with the Dwarves. As in the dwarf part is the exact same size as a dwarf and the rest is then to scale with that.
I’m really pleased with this team as it is and I think there is a lot of great Blood Bowl poses going on. So I wasn’t going to do any converting and could get right on to painting them.
I toyed with the green scheme on the website as I really fell for the team on there. But I went classic Red and tried to do a real Blood Bowl style.
I took some cues from the loading screen on the video game. I particularly liked the white stripes on the armour and trousers. Anyone else ever noticed the eye ball on this guys hat spike before?
I tried giving him a real pro Blood Bowl player look by making the paint on the armour look chipped and damaged.
There’s some more damage on this guy. It’s for me an uncomfortable amount of damage on their armour considering they are all bare chested. But they are covered in scars and hard as nails so it fits.
Here’s the 6 of them together…
Then some more pics!
I put a gloss on the armour sections and actually in hindsight it is distracting from the chipping and details I had put there. So I’ll be Matt varnishing these guys (from pot, too scared to spray). As they are metal and play Blood Bowl they are bound to chip in real life which would also distract from the effort I’ve put in.
Hope you guys like them,
P.S. The team are called ‘The Bullshitters’