Piling onto our July 9th post about DreadBall fluff, this BreadDoll editor wanted to remark on a favorite bit of background with a separate post.
The lore for Lucky Logan / Kreed is ace. The best however, is the tale of 0Rabb1.
Unfortunately, the model for 0Rabb1 is difficult. As part of the ‘People’s Choice Champions’ MVP set, it is not difficult to find. Instead, it’s difficult to assemble. Once erect, it’s also just a little difficult to admire.
0Rabb1 is five-piece build, and not one of the strongest miniatures in the DreadBall line. The scale is particularly unfortunate, especially when compared to its predecessor, the Medbot (or, Medi-bot, depending on how long you’ve been coaching).
The Medbot model is fab. It’s full of character; silly and sleek like all z-grade science fiction. Cast in plastic, the Medbot also lends itself to easier customization. And so a project was born.
“I WILL CREATE MY OWN 0RABB1!” – Andrew Wodzianski
Editorial rant: I paint miniatures as a means to an end. I wear many hats, but when it comes to hobby time; I’m a gamer first and a painter second. My first world priority? Paint towards a table top standard to assist in play immersion. I’ve painted every single piece of DreadBall, because my league and I play with every single piece of DreadBall. I play games with friends to escape banal reality. But every once in a while, something deserves a little more effort. I thought 0Rabb1 needed that kind of attention.
Why stop with a customized MVP? Why not make a diorama? Why not make a story? WHY NOT?!
Materials for an uprising:
- 1 Medbot model from DreadBall / Deadzone
- 2 prone Martians (1 from DreadBall, 1 from Mars Attacks!)
- 4 Mechanite bits from DreadBall
- 9-10 straight metal push pins
- 1 table from Starship Scenery
- 1 monitor from Starship Scenery
- 1 coloured advert from Mars Attacks!
- 1 tile from Hexagon Construction Set
- 1 wooden plaque
- 1 black plastic capped push pin
- 1 placard from Crown Awards
- Paints, varnishes, and pixie dust
Cut, glue, stomp, paint, spin a blender, and add more hours than needed; FINISHED!
Form follows function, so this diorama’s 0Rabb1 can be removed for gameplay.
The goal was to create a little narrative, depicting 0Rabb1 at the launch of it’s revenge on organic life forms. Perhaps during its tenure on the DreadBall pitch, it grafts the spikes seen on the official model. For this early interpretation, those angled pieces of metal are envisioned as repurposed tools from an operating room.
Now it’s time to SLICE AND DICE. Enjoy.