Sunday, 3 February 2019

Saturday, 22 December 2018

Subbuteo Stadium

It's been a long time since my last post!  I haven't painted a team for a while, but have been actively playing the game with friends over the past couple of years, playing within a local club and at tournaments across the country.

Over the past couple of months my focus has moved towards building a Subbuteo Stadium.  There are a large number of stadiums that are available to view on the internet and social media to take inspiration from.  Mine has an Old English lower tier vibe to it. 

Made from mdf, it's fairly heavy.  It's modular, so can be taken apart and stored away when not in use.

Enjoy the pics!

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Justice League of America

The Justice League of America is a strike force comprised of the world's mightiest superheroes with the DC Universe.

The seven original members were Aquaman, Batman, the Flash, Green Lantern, the Martian Manhunter, Superman, and Wonder Woman.  I’ve also included the 4 recruits from the 1960’s to complete the Subbuteo team – Green Arrow, Atom, Hawkman and Black Canary.

Here’s how they’ve turned out on the little plastic men (and women).

The Justice League

Superman, Wonder Woman

Green Arrow, Black Canary

The Flash, Green Lantern

Atom, Martian Manhunter, Hawkman

Batman, Aquaman

The Justice League

Sunday, 21 June 2015

It's a trap! It's an offside trap!

So a couple of years back I painted up  Star Wars Stormtrooper team.  They've played in FISTF and WASPA tournaments, but for my solo leagues at home have had no real opposition and have defended the Empire for the past 2 years.

The Rebel Alliance have now got together and Admiral Ackbar has managed to get Red Squadron up and running in a bid to thwart the Empires dominance.

Let battle commence!

Over the next couple of posts the Rebel Alliance will hopefully grow.  Keep an eye out for more teams in the near future!

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Schmohawk Wanderers

The manager of the worldwide SubaLeague International team Schmohawk Wanderers got in touch with a request to paint up their squad for their forthcoming season.

Having signed up a number of squad players, Schmohawks’s manager Richard thought it would be a great opportunity to get his whole team painted up on an individual basis.

The Schmohawk squad consists of the following 18 players:

Stevie Wonder
Paulo Maldini
Stuart Pearce
Dirty Harry
Ron Nasty
Harry Nilsson
Cosmo Kramer
George Stobbart
Rober T Ironside
Steve Bull
Happy Gilmore
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
CJ Spiller
Super Hans
Giovanni Henriksen
Elliot (from E.T.)
Toad (Super Mario)

The biggest challenge was figuring out how to get Ironside into his wheelchair!

You can keep up to date with SubaLeague on Facebook (you’ll have to search for them as it’s a closed group).  View a  short video for their 2013 Christmas Cup at

Here’s how the team’s turned out

Monday, 29 July 2013

Tottenham Hotspur 2013/14 Home Kit

I thought I'd give this kit a go as Tottenham are the team I support.

After painting this kit, my wonderful wife said "oh, you've painted a team of sailors!"  Thanks then!

I'm still undecided as to whether I like this kit or not; if Spurs get into the Champions League or win a trophy this year I will love it; if they win sweet fa then it'll be another forgotten kit!

Here's how the "Sailors" turned out on the little plastic men

Monday, 22 July 2013

Borussia Dortmund 1997 Champions League Winners

I recently had a request to paint the Borussia Dortmund Champions League winning kit from 1997.  I've painted a Borussia Dortmund kit before, but this kit from 1997 is a bit more complex.

For those of you that don't know, Dortmund beat Juventus 3-1 to lift the Champions League trophy.

Here's how the team turned out of the little plastic men