Street Bowl Pitch 2004

Some members of the TBB Internet forum ( " Norse "," I_dauguet " and " Niels") thought about a variante of Blood Bowl. And after five months writing and testing, December 2003, the first version of the rules was published at TBB forum. Here some words of one of the designers:
(" It's designed to be fun, it's designed to be quick, it's designed not to take itself too seriously... " Norse", TBB Forum , Wed Dec 10, 2003 )

If someone like to get the Street Bowl rulez, too, send me a email to rickassel.r at web.de. But please dont ask me something about the rules ... i just build a pitch and all the praise for this game variante belongs to the three designers.

After i read the rulez, i started thinking about how to build a pitch around this rulez. Some scribbles and drawings later i started with the gamefield, which should look like a cobblestone street. The plastic card with stone structure were bought in a Miniature railway shop.

The dugouts and the buildings are made of Hirstarts pflaster blocks. Some time ago i ordered molds from Hirstart and now this was a good chance to use them the first time. Ordering those molds from the USA maybe isnt cheap, but they are really worth the price. Very easy to handle, good material. I can recommend also the very fast and fair service of Bruce Hirst. For this project i mainly use the molds #40, #60, #63, #70, #71 and #260. After i got a second order from Bruce, i used #250 for the chimneys.

For painting the wall parts i used normal wall paints. To keep the buildings alike i painted them with just 4 different colors, which i mixed with each other: black, white and two different browns. After priming the buildings black or very dark brown i used about 4-6 different drybrush layers to get the shown result.

The wooden parts... again i used wooden sticks and boards i bought from a hobbyshop in different thickness. After glueing the single boards together and painting them with wood paint, i glued some plastic slices for nails at the boards.

For the markings of the gamefield and the scoreboard roof i cut some paper stencils. I use them with very little paint on the brush to keep the markings transparent like chalk markings.

The movable chimneys got a magnet inside, so they stick on the metal plate, on which i glued the roof shingles. The snotlings in the chimneys are real BB snotlings.

Well, " THE HAMSTER " ... , quite famous by now at TBB forum, made his appearance also while i build the pitch. He checked all openings of the buildings, did some test runs on the pitch and score the first Touchdown. So i can say, this pitch is " hamster approved ". :-)

Right now i´m collecting and painting different minis, which will represent some Kick Off events like Mrs. Miggings and her rottweiler dog "Fluffy ", the stray pony, the City guards, ...

 

First drawings and ideas... and the development of the cobblestreet. Street Bowl Pitch 2004 Street Bowl Pitch 2004 Street Bowl Pitch 2004 Street Bowl Pitch 2004

The use of Hirstarts molds... a test "dugout" and priming the building.

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Drybrushing of the primed buildings and the wallbuilding starts...

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First check of the wide of the pitch with minis

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First time all parts together .. the hamster did some test runs. Street Bowl Pitch 2004 Street Bowl Pitch 2004 Street Bowl Pitch 2004 Street Bowl Pitch 2004
All woodenparts done and painted. The marking of the pitch starts. Street Bowl Pitch 2004 Street Bowl Pitch 2004 Street Bowl Pitch 2004 Street Bowl Pitch 2004
Celebration ... streetparade of my orcs. Building of the scoreboard roofs. Street Bowl Pitch 2004 Street Bowl Pitch 2004 Street Bowl Pitch 2004 Street Bowl Pitch 2004
The movable chimneys Packing the parts in a suitcase. Space enough for two teams, too Street Bowl Pitch 2004 Street Bowl Pitch 2004 Street Bowl Pitch 2004 Street Bowl Pitch 2004
Some picts of the first game on the pitch at the Dutch Open 2004

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The pitch at "legendz", Amsterdam

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"Kaduc" and " Tim"

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Amazones versus Lizards

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me, in the middle

The Hamster´s Touchdown

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