Sunday, 26 January 2014

Blood Bowl: Undead Dugout


Inspired by Bull's dugout project, and with our next game due in a week, I spent some time yesterday to start my own dugout for Blood Bowl.

Those of you who have been visiting this blog for a while may remember my unfinished cemetery terrain for Malifaux. It's been sitting in the attic for quite some time, with no hope of ever being finished. With a bit of creative chopping the cemetery became the perfect undead dugout.


In addition to the plastic walls from the Garden of Morr kit, I also managed to save the card stonework from the cemetery board, which saved a lot of time and grief. I'd bought the GW plastic walls and fences kit a while ago for Malifaux and make use of the leftover pieces to complete the basic construction, allowing me to separate the Reserves, Knocked Out and Dead 'boxes'.


I found a metal corpse in amongst my recently purchased Ghouls and this simply had to go in the Dead box. Similarly I had some Mantic zombies, so cut a guy in half and had him emerging from the Reserves box. I also made use of a Renedra plastic gravestone, originally bought for the Malifaux cemetery. One final piece was the signpost from the walls and fences kit, complete with lamp.

Any suggestions of what to paint on the signpost gratefully received!


A lot of PVA glue and sand later the dugout is looking in good shape. As soon as the weather clears up I'll get it sprayed.

The intention is to get some basic colour on it in time for the weekend – hopefully there won't be much use for it on match day!


11 comments:

  1. Brilliant. I really admire the way you have thrown yourself into this project.

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    1. First hobby project I've been excited about for some time

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  2. Oh mate - that is really looking good. I love what you have done to the floor with bits of slab peeping through. I can see a way forward for my own dugout - its not copying so much as building on the shoulders of those with knowledge and skill ;-)

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    1. It is looking good, but I cheated using plastic kits – you're building yours from scratch. I cut out rounded cornered rectangles, of various sizes, out of thick card and glued them onto the base to look like a paved floor. Easy.

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  3. Oh my that's impressive, you two have certainly got the scratch building bug - brilliant job!

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    1. You inspired us with your cricket pavilion masterpiece!

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  4. that's a great looking dugout mate

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    1. Cheers! Hope to have some paint on it soon.

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  5. That looks wonderful. I have a similarly dustbinned Garden of Morr and your example may have given it purpose.

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    1. Yes, the GoM is a great terrain kit – it's criminal not to put it to some use! Would love to see your take on the Undead dugout.

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  6. Great dugout Mike- I used my Garden of Morr for a Pulp Cemetery but this is a top idea
    I'm really looking forward to seeing how this comes out!

    If I might make a suggestion? You could build a great scoreboard at the back too!

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