From CurtA very cool entry Jamie. I liked how upon reading Brian's Orx entry you were inspired to get your own team based, painted and ready for the arena - well done! The Soviet number decals are a brilliant touch and your repositioning of the poses really adds dynamism to the team as a whole (I'm adding a few extra points for the effort). Great work!
Thursday, 25 December 2014
From JamieM - Dreadball Veer-Myn team (44 Points)
The Orx team published a week or so ago inspired me to get out my Veer-Myn team, who had been sitting in their green undercoat, gathering dust for a while.
I like to think of it as a game of "spot the difference....
I find that I sometimes have excuses why I can't paint something - "I don't have the right shade of purple for the epaulettes", "I can't start them until I have all 400 figures that I need for the full army" or in this case "I don't have the little clear bases that DB players come with". I gave myself a stern talking to after seeing the Orx team and found, in about 14 seconds of rummaging in the garage, some wooden hex bases of the right size that I'd bought for some other reason, stuck them on and I was away.
I'm normally a man who washes any figures that move, but I decided I liked the weathered look of the armour and so didn't want to chance changing it too much with a wash.
I was even inspired to make some small change to the poses so that each model is slightly different, but it reminded me why I dislike working with Mantic's "restic" plastic as it's horrible to cut and re-position.
Numbers from the FoW soviet tanks, as that seemed oddly appropriate. The bases were black to match the standard futuristic pitch with an orange line to show the front and backs of the bases, as facing is very important in Dreadball.
I do like a good game of Dreadball, simple to play and fun.