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Futuristic ball in 1/56 scale - DreadBall v1 for DreadBall from Mantic Games, 201ximage © Mantic Games
sculpt © Mantic Games
painting © Mantic Games
Painted DreadBall Ball v1 for DreadBall from Mantic Games

The DreadBall Ball v1 for DreadBall from Mantic Games is a futuristic ball.

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Details - DreadBall v1 for DreadBall from Mantic Games

Miniature equipment: DreadBall Ball v1

Product name: DreadBall

Product Code: ?

GN Code: ?

Sprue: -

Set:

  • DreadBall Multi-Ball Booster: contains 5
  • DreadBall base set: contains 2?
  • DreadBall Deluxe set: contains 2?
  • DreadBall Extreme set: contains 2

Range: WarpathDreadBall range (Futuristic/ Futuristic fantasy)

Series: Warpath

Company: Mantic Games

Production: -2012-2018-

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Type: Ball

Size: Tiny (S0)

Technology: Modern/Futuristic (Advanced)

Based on: ?

Accessories: -

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Scale: 1:56 (28mm / 32mm)

Proportions: Realistic / Heroic

Size: 6mm diameter ball, 7mm diameter base

Material: hard PVC - gray; the balls in the DreadBall Multi-Ball Booster set are said to be metal

Priming: Primer is not necessary

Assembly: One-piece, Sprueless, No cutting needed, No assembly

Posing: Very hard

Paintjob: Unpainted

Base: Integral flat base

Conceptual design: ?

Sculptor: ?

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Review - DreadBall v1 for DreadBall from Mantic Games

Futuristic ball in 1/56 scale - DreadBall v1 for DreadBall from Mantic Games, 201xpainting © Kadmon
Painted DreadBall Ball v1 for DreadBall from Mantic Games

Material: Hard PVC

Glueing: As it is not polystyrene, you can't use polystyrene cement, only superglue.

Priming: You don't have to use primer, but as restic is sligthly hydrophobic, it's recommended, as it will be easier to paint it. Use non-water based primers, as those might have problem with sticking to it.

Painting: The material is sligthly hydrophobic. If you don't use primer, then don't dilute your paint with too much water, or be prepared to paint more than one layer of paint on an area to cover it entirely. Also, if you use water based wash, paint the area beforehand (even if the original gray colour would fit you), otherwise the wash will just drop off.

Quality

The balls from both of my sets had a small chunk of sprue remain on all of them that had to be cut.

Painting the ball

If you'd like to follow the original paint scheme, you can use two methods:

A) From the inside

  1. Choose the colour of the inside glow and paint it on.
  2. Choose the colour of the outside shell and paint it on the shell. Try not to let paint into the recesses.
  3. Optional: Weather and highlight the outside shell.

B) From the outside

  1. Choose the colour of the outside shell and paint it on the shell.
  2. Choose the colour of the inside glow and use a wash to paint it on.
  3. Optional: Weather and highlight the outside shell.

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Comparison photos - DreadBall v1 for DreadBall from Mantic Games

DreadBall v1 comparison with 1:56 (28mm / 32mm) miniatures: From left to right: Orc with Spear #2 from Renegade Miniatures, Yndij Reaver from Mantic Games, with DreadBall v1, Bretonnian Bowman #1 from Games Workshop.DreadBall v1 comparison with 1:56 (28mm / 32mm) miniatures: From left to right: Orc with Spear #2 from Renegade Miniatures, Yndij Reaver from Mantic Games, with DreadBall v1, Bretonnian Bowman #1 from Games Workshop.
Size comparison of DreadBall v1 with 1:56 (28mm / 32mm) miniatures: From left to right: Orc with Spear #2 from Renegade Miniatures, Yndij Reaver from Mantic Games, with DreadBall v1, Bretonnian Bowman #1 from Games Workshop.

 

Size comparison of  DreadBall v2 with 1:56 (28mm / 32mm) miniatures: From left to right: DreadBall v1 from Mantic Games, DreadBall v2 from Mantic Games, DreadBall v1 from Mantic Games.
Size comparison of  DreadBall v2 with 1:56 (28mm / 32mm) miniatures: From left to right: DreadBall v1 from Mantic Games, DreadBall v2 from Mantic GamesDreadBall v1 from Mantic Games.

 

For further comparison images: Mantic Games-DreadBall-Ball v1 comparison images

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Using the miniature - DreadBall v1 for DreadBall from Mantic Games

Possible uses

  • 1:100 scale: Ball
  • 1:72 scale: Ball
  • 1:64 scale: Ball
  • 1:56 scale: Ball
  • 1:50 scale: Ball
  • 1:35 scale: Ball

Uses for games

Rules for the miniature

 

Uses on the website

  • none yet

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Resources - DreadBall v1 for DreadBall from Mantic Games

Official

 

Contents overview

Craig (from pigment.apply): DreadBall Models: Contents overview of DreadBall set, that contains RefBot Mk1 and DreadBall v1.

monkeytroll (on DakkaDakka): Re:cyborks & flyboyz : Back to da boyz....and a...thing: Contents overview of DreadBall set, that contains RefBot Mk1 and DreadBall v1.

TUZ (from Hobby Before I Die): DreadBall - Unboxing: Contents overview of DreadBall set, that contains RefBot Mk1 and DreadBall v1.

Painting

 

Showcase

Cheetor (from sho3box): DreadBall Referee: Showcase article of RefBot Mk1 and DreadBall v1.

Darren (from Darren's Hobby Blog): DreadBall Diversion: Showcase article of RefBot Mk1 and DreadBall v1.

Dysartes: Dysartes' Showcase - I painted my balls: Showcase article of metal DreadBall v1.

Lee (from 2screens): Brushwork – Sunday 3rd April: Showcase article of RefBot Mk1 and DreadBall v1.

My Wargames Page: [DreadBall] Balls: Showcase article of DreadBall v1.

Ridmasta (from Fanplastic Little Men): Morning!: Showcase article of converted? RefBot Mk1 and DreadBall v1.

Suffer (on AusBowl): [DreadBall] Show us your minis: Showcase article of RefBot Mk1 and DreadBall v1.

Reviews

 

Conversion

 

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Buying the product - DreadBall v1 for DreadBall from Mantic Games

Price

Base price (DreadBall v1): ? GBP, Price / mini: ? GBP

Base set price (DreadBall Multi-Ball Booster)(2018): 3 EUR / 2 GBP / 3,5 USD, price/ball: 0,6 EUR / 0,4 GBP / 0,7 USD

Base set price (DreadBall base set): EUR / GBP / USD

Base set price (DreadBall Deluxe set): EUR / GBP / USD

Base set price (DreadBall Extreme set)(2018): 70 EUR / 50 GBP / 80 USD

Where can you buy it?

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Possible substitutes - DreadBall v1 for DreadBall from Mantic Games

Mantic Games - DreadBall - DreadBall v2

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Do you have the DreadBall v1 miniature equipment for DreadBall from Mantic Games? How do you like it? Would you recommend it to others? What further uses can you come up with? Tell your opinion in the comments!

 

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