A couple of small shots of the Oiler’s main stars. Still a little blunt, but they’ll do. One of the guys in my league called them “the cutest centaurs he’s ever seen” which I suppose is a sort of backhanded compliment. I like them because they’re still recognisable against the blockers and you don’t need to use an ungainly prone marker when they get knocked down.
Well, my Foldio arrived this week and apart from the headache inducing chemical smell that accompanies the backing sheets – I’d have to say I’m pretty impressed. I also knocked off the final Blocker this morning and am now giving the Foldio a proper run.
Lets begin with the Blockers:
and follow up with the Hobgoblins:
After reviewing the Boar Centaur photos I wasn’t that happy, so I’ll re-take them and go with the rather squashy team shot for now:
The premier outing of the now painted Hamedan Oilers was champagne Blood Bowl for coach Fassbinder. My opponent Karnov the ever gracious and sporting, who’s torso graces the background of the photo showed little exasperation as the sky blues knocked down his entire Condemned Eleven. My boys showed crisp technique (I rolled well) and set up the ‘police cordon’ around the hobgoblin Ramen (noodle) who is safely ensconced and about to score. The Condemned thrower, Joe Warsoar lies sacked and under un-armed guard by Reza and Roozbeh. Karnov was unlucky in his response as Lee Roosterman slipped inexplicably on the goal line late in the first. The Oilers dominant, 2-0 the final.
I’m not sure why I find converting miniatures as daunting a prospect as I do because it never turns out to be as difficult as I expect. Maybe its the fear of hack-sawing a precious miniature to death. I’m glad to say that all sacrifices (dwarf legs and boar heads) were made for the greater good, in this case these two boar centaurs that turned out rather well in my estimation.
The ‘apron’ pieces which serve to mask my novice level green stuff work are from Maximini.
Now, on with the painting.
After summoning the wherewithal (which included a frustrating search for the hacksaw) I started wrecking 25 year old OOP models a couple of nights ago. I’m at the point where I start green stuffing the boar to give the legs some barding and generally build up the volume so he doesn’t look so top heavy.
The Hobgoblin is the last on the side, and probably my favourite. It was a lot of fun painting that grimace.
A couple more Oilers are done, the Orc Lineman that is one of Kev Adam’s worst sculpts, and the “Catcher” Dwarf with the white glove. Two un-chopped boars are peeking out of the back that will get Dwarf torsos grafted on. I am still attempting to summon the courage to take the hacksaw to them. Soon…