I took on a private comission recently in anticiaption of the NAF Blood Bowl World Cup. Skaven. Wormito’s Skaven – Eine Kleine Schlachtmusik.
Wormito’s Blood Bowl team are a mix different Blood Bowl generations. Knowing my passion for 1980s lead Wormi based the bulk of the team around the classic Jes Goodwin sculpts from Blood Bowl’s second edition. Jes’s work on the Skaven was seminal – the Skaven were the first race he brought to life from scratch. Of particular favourite is the number 9 kicker model (at the front below). Ahh, remember when Blood Bowl had kickers and catchers? There’s a smattering of third edition Gary Morley models, and then a 2010 Warhammer Island of Blood Rat Ogre.
Wormito specified the colour scheme. White?! They’re rats that live in sewers. Blue?! But that’s the Forge Father signature colour! To pull it off I avoided the standard Skaven colour of brown and went for a pale Dheneb Stone fur that’d work with the Astromican Grey plating. I upped the redness in the flesh to provide visual interest. I like doing Goblin Green rims on my own Blood Bowl models, but that’d clash with the blue so I went for muddy brown bases. With brown rims. Mmmmm, brown rims.
Eine Kleine Schlachtmusik will be flying out to Amsterdam for the Blood Bowl NAF World Cup later this month. You can follow Wormito on Twitter, join in his frequent Name That Tune contests and groan at his puns.