Here’s the second batch of my Undead team, finally completed after something like close to two decades. Zombies! Now, it’ll be pretty obvious that these Zombies are all wearing different strips and are from different races. The reason for that is that when I was building and starting to play this team, I decided that it would be good to base some zombie models on the team members of my opposition teams – that way when I managed to kill off an opposing player on the pitch, I could then replace them with one of the zombie models I’d especially tailored for their team! These models use a combination of various WHFB plastic kits (and some Dark Eldar arms) as well as (obviously) the plastic Zombie kit of the time.
With the exception of the player whose strip was nominally based on the Philadephia Eagles, they have their “new” numbers scrawled onto their gear so as not to interfere with the player numbers of the actual Undead in this squad. While I never got as far as building any “proper” zombies for this team, that’s something I’ll look into once the rest of the players I’ve got on the go are all complete – along with any upgrades to choose a list to make them work with the new, current rules. Thenm again, I could always build more zombies to match the other teams in my own collection (when do-able – ain’t no plastic Big-Hat Chaos Dwarf kits to zombify!) And then, I’ll sort out my Orcs…
Having completed my 3rd Edition Blood Bowl Chaos Dwarf team, it’s time to go back to my other unfinished teams from that era and get those models finally complete. This first batch is from my Undead Team – based on the Champions of Death player positions, I started this lot before the rules later came out for Khemri/Tomb Kings teams – so the models aren’t exactly in line with those, and after having a good look at the current Undead BB options, are actually more in theme with the current Champions of Death/Shambling Undead – though at this stage my plan is to simply disregard any and all current rules and team make-up until I’ve got all of my original model conversions painted and complete – and then I’ll have a look at the 2022 options for a “proper” Undead, and even Khemri team (once the later are released?) and probably add a few things in as needed. In the interim, there’s nothing stopping us using these models in friendly/home games as long as we like. I’m pretty sure that the Blood Bowl Current Rules Police won’t kick my door down, anyway….
These four models are based on the Legendary Paul Muller 1998/1999 metal Warhammer Fantasy Ghouls. Still the best ghoul models from Citadel in my opinion. Side note – you can still get Paul Muller-sculpted Ghouls in 2022 over at Heresy Miniatures. either in Metal or Siocast thermal plastic. I’ve got the metal set myself, that I, err.. still need to assemble and paint. I named three of them back in the day but for whatever reason still needed to name the fourth one, so I did that yesterday. I also don’t recall where those shoulder pads came from, though I do remember that they’re plastic, I needed to cut a slot out of them on the underside. I added the “detail” to them with some thin brown lines over gold. The football was also created by adding some putty over the rock that one Ghoul was holding, and then trimming it back.