Inspired largely by this forum I've recently started painting again, although I'm nowhere near the standard of most people here. I'm a bit ashamed of the massive heap of unpainted Empire figures that keeps growing, so I thought I'd try a couple of Blood Bowl teams first to get my eye back in as a smaller and more manageable size.
At any rate, the first team is the Red Sabres, a human team. They have a successful history in their online league, and recently purchased a dilapidated stadium in Bad Badenhof with intent to renovate. Originally known as the Bad Badenhof Recreational Ground, the stadium has quickly become known as the "Bad Wreck" by the fans, or just "the Wreck", due to its condition.
Here the Sabres pose on one of the supporter stands, in an early stage of construction. I must apologise for the lighting, which is terrible. If I can find somewhere better-lit (hard in this house) I'll try again:
The team isn't quite complete yet and some of the figures shown need some work doing to them, especially around the face. While working on the team my painting has come on rather dramatically (compare the ogres on the left and right!) and while I know I could carry on working on them forever it would be nice to get the whole lot to a consistent standard.
But I'm also missing a couple of key figures for the team. Firstly, an apothecary. I've scoured the internet but haven't found a satisfactory doctor or apothecary figure. Oddly there are plenty for orcs and goblins and even a few elves but not many humans. Those I've found are either sci-fi medics, which isn't quite what I'm after, or "sexy" nurses (and not even too many of those). I'll have a sexy nurse if I must but I'd rather not. Does anyone know of anything appropriate? I'm not a confident converter, but could probably manage some basic clipping or part swaps if necessary.
I'm also at some point going to need some fans for the stadium. Obviously I don't want these to be too taxing on the wallet so I've been casting around for plastics. So far the best-value plastics of the right sort of style are, oddly enough, the GW Empire militia box which are still about a pound per figure. Is anyone aware of anything I've missed on that front?
Forthcoming: head coach, more star players.