Thursday, 21 January 2016

From Barks - Halfling Blood Bowl Team (113 points)

This is my Halfling Blood Bowl team, The Wild Flings, from Willy Miniatures. They are so full of character, and the faces were such fun to paint! I based the colours on the Cleveland Browns, inspired by a variant logo by Daniel Gold.

(I just realised the colours are also AHPC blog themed!)
The Wild Flings!















(This guy was my Epic Fail entry, not to be scored for this round)
To give them a sliver of hope, I got them some treemen in support. You can only get two on the team, but are also entitled to a star player, and then I had a fourth tree floating around so I thought I'd paint him (her?) up whilst I was on a roll.


This model is a solid hunk of white metal. Great fun to paint.






Another Halfling team staple is their Master Chef.



I'm taking this team to CanCon for the 23-25th Jan tournament, wish me luck!


Mr Barks that is an absolute ripper of a submission! I'm kind of lost for superlatives as there are just so many things to like about them. I've never heard of Willy Miniatures but I suspect I'll be looking through their catalogue as a consequence of seeing these fine fellows. I've very much taken by your colour scheme and the wonderful job you've done on their faces. I hope I get to see them on the table this weekend as I suspect they are even more amazing in the flesh.

The raw score is 103 points but I'm awarding another 10 points for the, um... "projectile" and his mate peering out of the back of the Treemen.

56 comments:

  1. Fantastic, brilliant, hysterical. Give me a W etc.

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    1. Thanks, Martin! Fans are welcome

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  2. Awesome! Pure joy seeing these painted up! Fantastic work!

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    1. Cheers, Mr Lee, I was really taken with this team when I first saw the sculpts, and am so glad to have painted them up!

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  3. Fantastic team Barks! Good luck with the competition :)

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  4. These are just great but it is meant to be one of the hardest teams to win with.

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    1. Yeah, so now I have excuse for being a poor player!

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  5. Amazing stuff! Great looking sculpts and your colour scheme really does make them pop!

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    1. Cheers, Samuli, it does me good to use some bright colours every now and then!

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  6. These are fantastic! I've never played "Blood Bowl" but it looks fun
    The color scheme is a dead on match for the hapless Cleveland Browns of the NFL.

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    1. Are they hapless? Oh dear.

      Blood Bowl is great fun, get a match in if you ever get the chance!

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  7. Its a special kind of coach who takes a Halfling team (which explains why mine is still unpainted) but clearly you are going to have fun with such characters regardless!!!

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  8. Stunning entry, what great character these have!

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  9. Fabulous work !
    funny team! good luck for the games !

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  10. If I played Blood bowl this is the kind of team I would like. They look outstanding.

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    1. It's all fun and games until they're pounded into the pitch repeatedly...

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    2. LOL sounds like just the army for Me!

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  11. colors remind me of the Cleavland Browns... despite that they look good :)

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    1. and now I see that you were going for that... silly me for just looking at the pictures and missing the introduction..

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    2. I don't know anything about American Football, but their colours caught my eye!

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  12. Yet another GW game I wish I had bought in the 90's. Great looking team. Good luck in the tourney.

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    1. Thanks, Sean! The rumour mill suggests you may be able to indulge in the future...

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  13. Nice work, I'm guessing you like Cleveland Browns??

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  14. Have fun and good luck at the tourney Barks! What a great looking team.
    Cheers Peter

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    1. Thanks, Peter, I'm looking forwards to it!

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  15. Great work Barks! This is really cool. No doubt they will do better than the Cleveland Browns...

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    1. I dunno, how many deaths have the Cleveland Browns had in their last few matches?

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  16. Excellent team, Barks! Each and every one are a great character, including the one who watched Tae bo! ;)
    The tree men are truly the reward for playing a halfling team, those are painted really well too. A lot of stuff to like here!

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    1. Thanks, David, I really like these sculpts!

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  17. They are awesome! You are going to lose, but lose with style ;-)

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  18. They are wonderful, great painting work!

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  19. Absolutely awesome! Love it. My favs are the busted eye dude and the chef and the tree dudes but they are all excellent. Great close up photos really gives player profiles. Great work. Cheers

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    1. The injured guy is one of my favourites.

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  20. These are brilliant! I love the colours by the way, but then I'd have to wouldn't I.

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    1. Ha! I only noticed at the last minute!

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  21. Damn these look good! With such a good looking team you are doomed to defeat. See you at Cancon!

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    1. First game with a newly painted team? Doomed! Dooooomed!

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  22. I think the best entry of the Challenge so far, most excellent

    Ian

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    1. Thanks so much Ian, that's very kind!

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  23. Barks, these are just fantastic. I loved the badly bruised chap you put into the Themed Round, but the others are just as wonderful. What a great team!

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