Forged in the heat of the most fearsome of battles true warriors emerge. Men and creatures that command the respect of those around them, talismans with the ability to lead teams from the brink of destruction to triumph against all the odds, legends bestowed with arcane knowledge and experience – and then there was Coach Awdry!
Although I’ve only played a couple of games of Blood Bowl, I was keen to find a suitable miniature to represent Coach Awdry, screaming his team plays from the side lines and constantly wondering why he picked the lumbering Kroxigor that was once again heading the wrong way up the pitch – for the love of Lustria! Fortunately for me the 'Comixininos' site had a couple of suggestions and so it wasn’t long before I was the proud owner of a Saurav Geet from the Hell Dorado universe.
I had toyed with the idea of simply putting him together and slapping a bit of paint on, but it just felt that a little something else was needed to sell this as a Blood Bowl coach. To that end I carefully removed the fearsome looking dagger and in its place a clipboard was added. I imagined him frantically waving and screaming at his players who, once again, had misunderstood the play! I’m afraid these photographs, taken at night under artificial light and have washed the colours out a bit, but you should be able to see the wonderful details on this model – far too good for me. That said I loved the idea that he was wearing the remnants of some rusty old body armour and a tattered cloak giving him that ‘all the gear, but no idea’ look*
Finally with the addition of the ball at his feet** Coach Awdry is ready to lead his team out onto the field of battle, provided of course he can persuade them to follow him!
*This sums up my Blood Bowl experience to date!
**This can be removed for game play.
You're too kind. ;)Delete
He reminds me of my old sports teacher, in looks and mentality!ReplyDelete
I certainly had one of those too, foaming at the mouth and incandescent with rage.Delete
very nice mateReplyDelete
with such a coach i would be afraid to make mistakes!ReplyDelete
He doesn't look too forgiving does he? Thank you Luca.Delete
Thsi is a coach where you don't go in discussion with him! Excellent work Michael!ReplyDelete
PS: Liked your Zomtober contrubitions to! Very scary!
Thank you Peter, you would certainly want to think twice before answering him back.Delete
Great conversion on him! The tactics look rather too complicated for a bunch of lizards though. You sure are demanding of your players. I'd imagine straight lines and running through everything would suffice :)ReplyDelete
Thank you and I think you're right about the tactics - probably why his screaming. ;)Delete
:D top stuff, once again ... will there be an unbiased (Lizard) referee?ReplyDelete
Now there's an idea Roy, but it will probably have to wait for the time being.Delete
Great conversion work, advanced and subtle tactics to come ...ReplyDelete
Thank you Phil, hopeful that the Coach will see his team on the field of play in the New Year.Delete
Nice work on the clipboard! The play on it looks like a guaranteed touchdown to me!ReplyDelete
Thank you Brian, but knowing my luck those lizards will drop the ball.Delete
Ahh the notorius "eu raedasaurus" venting his spleen in rage. He's a great animated figure worthy of the care and attention you've given him - he's got to be my favourite "dino".ReplyDelete
Thank you so much Joe, that's really kind of you to say so.Delete
What a wonderful coach for your team. Lovely painting Michael :)ReplyDelete
Thank you Tamisn.Delete
Thank you Mike.Delete
Damn attractive fellow!ReplyDelete
A spitting image of my good self. ;)Delete
Finely done, Michael.ReplyDelete
Thank you Jan.Delete
Just lovely. I think he'll do it's best to spur on his team.ReplyDelete
Thank you, he certainly looks up for the job.Delete
I used to love Bloodbowl back in the day. That's a cracking conversion sir - bravo!ReplyDelete
Thank you J.P. I'm hoping to have another game or two before long.Delete
Great work Michael! The clipboard puts it over the top. Awdry the apoplectic is born.ReplyDelete
The group shot makes a gruesome trio indeed.
Thank you Bob, that is very kind of you.Delete
Amazing work, Michael. Love the clipboard addition!ReplyDelete
Thank you Dean.Delete
If this is your alter ego, I fear for the life of the Sainted Mrs. Awdry :0)ReplyDelete
Well done sir!
I think she will be ok, she knows exactly how to put me back in my box! ;)Delete
Nice PR picture, Coach. Your white teeth sparkle like polished ivory.ReplyDelete
Thank you Jay, but they had to do bit of work in post production! ;)Delete
Love him, look a bit like Coach Cower when something went wrong LOLReplyDelete
Thank you Ian and when I play everything goes wrong!Delete
I like him but not a patch on the real M Awdry. I love the colours and the contrast play with the colours. Top work thereReplyDelete
Thank your so much Pete, kind words indeed.Delete
I'm glad you like him J.D.Delete
Top work Sir M. you'd certainly do as you're told if he asked!!ReplyDelete
Thank you Ray, those pesky Skinks need to beware of defying the boss!Delete
Fantastic Michael he looks superb!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much simon.Delete
Not good enough. You know why? He needs a sheepskin coat.ReplyDelete
Joking aside, lovely mini and a cracking paint job.
Now that's a genius idea! I wish I'd thought of that.Delete
I think his players try very hard not to disappoint.....Gulp! Well done!ReplyDelete
Thank you Christopher, I understand that his bark is worse than his bite.Delete
The clipboard gives him the coach feel wonderful job.ReplyDelete
Thank you Robert.Delete
That made me laugh out loud mate. I can only imagine what his half-time team talk must be like! Absolutely brilliant. :-)ReplyDelete
Thank you Millsy, given his rising blood pressure I'm not sure that he will get to half time!Delete
Super job Michael very characterful, love the clipboard idea :)ReplyDelete
Thank you Scott, it seemed like sacrilege at the time given the quality of the miniature, but it has come good in the end.Delete
Hah, brilliant! Lizard with a clipboardReplyDelete
Thank you Phil, not sure who's writing the plays though?Delete
Real nice work on that lizard...super paint jobReplyDelete
Thank you Captain, that's very kind of you Sir.Delete
I hear coach Awdry once benched his starting quarterback by hitting him over the head with an actual bench.ReplyDelete
Top drawer stuff, as always.
Thank you Mr. Finch; I'd heard a similar story - all rage and not enough reason!Delete
Very very nice!ReplyDelete
Excellent addition for your sideline !ReplyDelete
Well done, Sir.
Thank you Stefan.Delete
All i can say is.... Great work.ReplyDelete
That's very kind of you Sir.Delete
Fantastic as always Michael - half the fun of blood bowl is getting your figures done and building the personality of them through the games.ReplyDelete
BTW if you haven't got a Krox for your team yet you might want to consider the "Kartikeya" from the Heldorado range, which I found a pic of here:
Thank you Paul and what a great model - I'd forgotten about him.Delete
You don't let up at all! More inspired painting. The mod with the clipboard is brilliant, as is your brushwork.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much Monty, although I'm not sure how many more I can get finished before the end of the month.Delete