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

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Football Atiic's League of Blogs 2013: Hungry Ted's entry

Following on from my post about Football Attic's League of Blogs, Hungry Ted got in touch asking for their entry to be converted into Subbuteo figures.  Here's how the crazy, bearded, no-nonsense, man’s-man of a player turned out!

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Football Attic's League of Blogs 2013

The Football Attic is one of my favourite blogs to read; they have loads of articles about subbuteo as well as other retro football stuff.

For the past 2 years the guys at Football Attic have run a design your own kit competition called The League of Blogs.  This year I thought I would enter; have a look here to see this years entries.  Despite not winning, the guys at Football Attic contacted me asking if I could paint up their home and away kit and the kit for the overall winner.  I jumped at the chance!

Here's how the kits look on the little plastic men

The winning entry from Live For Football Shirts

Football Attic's Home & Away kits

Congratulations to Live For Football Shirts for winning the best kit; it reminds me of a cross between Chelsea and a Portugal away shirt.  My favourite entry (excluding my own!) has to be Hungry Ted; check out that kit design and beard combo!

Saturday, 6 July 2013

Aston Villa 1988/89

During a recent subbuteo tournament I played in, one player was playing with a team of unpainted figures.  I just couldn't have that!  After finding out he was a big Aston Villa fan, he asked me to paint up what has to be one of their most complex kit designs.  As I'm always up for a challenge, I couldn't refuse.

Here's how it's turned out

I do love those Hummel kits from the late 1980's!