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Sunday, September 29, 2019

Blood Bowl Nurgle Team - Rotters

I showed you the Bloaters, I showed you the Pestigors, now it's the time for the fragile, unsung heroes (not really) of every Nurgle team - the Rotters.

Unlike the other two kinds of players, this time the official ones from the new GW box were exactly what I needed! Small, scrawny, funny and easy to convert! This even fits well with my backstory, where the Bloaters are ancient, Pestigors are pretty old and the Rotters quite up-to-date with the times - it makes sense for them to look the same as the current team. Still, I converted every single one of them to represent the upgrades that they rolled - and it was both a great opportunity for some interesting modifications and a way to make them all really different.

When it came to painting, they had all that the Bloaters and Pestigors had - armor, flesh, tentacles, green clothes, some leather. That made them actually more tasking to paint that I anticipated! As for their names, I was inspired by Blood Bowl 1 video game, where they all had painfully mundane names with some disgusting, Nurgly byname. I decided to make a twist on it and make it more ironic, with noble and bombastic bynames, just to exploit some BB silliness where it fits the most - the poor, easily killable and replaceable linemen.

WIP can be seen HERE.


With the time-traveling Putrid Punters, the spectators can marvel at the ancient, elaborate armor of the Bloaters or outdated, but savage playstyle of the Pestigors, but with the Rotters, well, there’s not much to see here! Bereft of regeneration and easy to crumble, they die easily and are replaced so often, they are actually quite up-to-date! Their armor conforms to the current regulations and if their brains weren't mushed at this point, they would actually understand the fans’ current slang! Still, Grandfather Nurgle rewards them generously for their selfless service to him and the noble game with numerous mutations. This makes them quite versatile and useful on the pitch - no matter if it’s about kicking a ball or getting kicked by an Orc to keep him busy and let more valuable Punters actually score.

The one on the left here has the most useful 'Guard' skill - I represented it with shields he has all over him. The middle one, 'the Great' rolled a lucky Agility upgrade, making him as nimble as an elf! Because of that, he got a 'tricky' pose with a ball raised high. That and pointy ears too. The one on the right has 'Thick Skull' - I showed it by sculpting a turtle shell over his head - a built-in helmet!


Here, the guy on the left has the 'Big Hands' mutation (obviously). Since the WIP post, I glued a small topknot on his helmet to bind him just a tiny bit with the Bloaters and their headcrests - maybe he's the captain of the Rotters, or the oldest one? The middle one has 'Prehensile Tail', also pretty obvious and simple. The last one is the precious 'Kicker' of the team, so I changed his pose to make it seem like he's preparing to kick a ball. Maybe in the future, he'll get 'Dirty Player', which will also fit pretty nicely with this pose!

9 comments:

  1. Nieważne co ulepisz i jak, bo w twoim malowaniu wszystko się broni! Gościu z żółwikiem rulez!

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    1. A ja myślałem, że moje rzeźbiarstwo jest lepsze od malowania i że jest raczej na odwrót! ;P Wielkie dzięki! Teraz dopiero uświadomiłem sobie, że powinienem my pięść ustawić do przodu, wtedy miałby dwa żółwiki!

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  2. Terrific work. I like the way you've represented the skills on each model. Really cool.

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    1. Many thanks! Those 'visible upgrades' are a lot of fun during the converting phase :)

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  3. Yeah !
    My favorite player, Big Hands Guy, finally got some paint !
    Do you have a beast to make ?

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    1. Thanks! He indeed turned out pretty good ;) I am working on my beast right now - the unpainted conversion/sculpture should be up on the 13th of October.

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    2. good good, I'll be there ;)

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  4. Ted z tym swoim okiem przeuroczy.
    Szacuneczek również za 3 paski na gaciach :D

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    1. Dzięki! ;) 3 paski to mój trick na 'usportownienie' dowolnej figurki i dowolnego malowania - a no i szacun na dzielni też przy okazji jest!

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