I don’t actually know what company he comes from, but regardless, he is obviously meant to be a referee for Blood Bowl (one of Games Workshop’s many wonderful, yet sadly abandoned, games). For a while, I puzzled over his hat, which reads ‘CHUB’. A day or so later, it came to be out of the blue. It stands for ‘Chapel Hill Underground Blood Bowl’. I guess there wasn’t room to paint the final ‘B’!
I went to college at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and spent most of my time at Cerebral Hobbies, a (sadly long-gone) gaming store that was in the basement of a small shopping complex. It was in Cerebral Hobbies I played in my one-and-only Blood Bowl league, ‘CHUBB’.
Considering the miniature must be about 18 years old, I think the paint job is pretty good. I could have done a bit more with the basing, but how about those zebra stripes! Anyway, I’ll be keeping him now for sentimental reasons, not the strength of his paint job.
I also found the miniature of my team’s star player, but that will have to wait for a future post.