Hi I’m Frank Becker.
I live in Stuttgart, Germany. I’m most interested in model building and painting the miniatures. As a kid I used enamel paint to paint little Airfix soldiers, later I played with model trains (Märklin Mini-Club Scale Z) and drove RC-Cars.
In 1998 I saw at an exhibition in Stuttgart really good painted Warhammer Fantasy minis. I was very impressed, so I bought the WH boxed game. I started to collect the Bretonian, Lizard and the Undead, but so far I never played WHFB. The next year we attended the painting workshop of Wolfgang Zeller at the same exhibition, where we learned to paint with acrylics. Since I have not enough time to paint a 1000 point armee and I’m not really interested in playing a war game, Wolfgang introduced us to Bloodbowl. And this was the game for us! You have to paint only 20 figures for a team and the aim is to make Touchdowns and not to kill people. (Well some teams aim still is to kill, but not our teams). So I started to paint in 2000 my first team “The Flink Floyds”. But it took nearly a year until Baerbels Orc-Team was painted, so Wolfgang refreshed our BB-Skills. Highly motivated we attended our first tournament 2001 at the Auryn. It was very painful (because in the end I had only 3 players left on the pitch), but we had so much fun. We knew then definitively this is our game!
Because Baerbel liked the Amazones I painted them as fast as I could, so she started with them at our second tournament B7.
2002 we joined the Wobbles-League with Wolfgang Zeller as our Commissioner and - will wonders ever cease - we are quite sucessful, more than we would have expected.