Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Goblin "Skyrocket"

Hello,

I finished up my Goblin rocket team or rather "skyrocket" as its refereed to in 3rd edition. Nice little model, easy to paint up which provided a quick little interlude while I sort out and clean up all my wolf riders.

I'm a little at odds with a couple of the goblins, while I like the miniatures in general Im not too keen on the binoculars and goggles a little too WoW for me.


 Bye for now,

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Heartbreaker Goblin polearm regiment

Hello again,

Finished up this here regiment of Heartbreaker goblins and despite the numbers and lack of diversity I quite enjoyed them.  I believe these are all Kevin Adams sculpts and for the most part quite nice if a bit heavily armored for goblins.
Normally when painting large units containing mostly the same miniatures I try and vary the color of skin tones, armor and clothes etc but for these guys I just painted them pretty much all in uniform and glad I did.  I actually found it relaxing plugging away at these guys without having to put much forethought into each of them. The bases were a slog to paint though.


42 nasty well armed and armored goblins.





The bulk of the regiment is made up these two fellas. Very difficult to rank up, unfortunately I had to split the unit pretty much down the middle to get them to rank up.



All of these guys are of course metal, with the exception of the one below on the left. I got him with Impact Miniatures recent kickstarter re-producing most of the old Heartbreaker models in resin or rather some kind of plastic/resin.  He's not actually an exact copy of the original as he has armored boots and a flame etched onto his blade.



I do have about a dozen gobbos made up of these guys to help break up some of that tedious uniformity.

The command. A little bit of a skull fetish..



So onto the next project.
I think I'll be working on sorting out my wolf riders. I believe I now have enough metal wolves to get things moving along. The only thing I hate more than the old plastic wolves is the old plastic boars. But anyhow I should now have enough metal wolves to swap out my 90's wolf riders with proper mounts.





Bye for now!

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Half year review 2018

So way back in October or November of last year I tried jumping on the Oldhammer painting challenge and although I didn't actually enter, I have endeavored to follow the rules or at least the spirit of the challenge and get myself some painting done these past 6-8 months.

Last night I did a quick photo shoot of everything I've finished painted since roughly last Novembor.

Here's my "army" laid out on my new FLG gaming mat. Not exactly a "legal" army by Warhammer Armies supplement standards but that's not what I was shooting for and frankly the beauty of  3rd edition was its open interpretation of the rules. A good case in point is my goblin slingers unit. Not a normal troop type in the Warhammer Armies supplement but I fancy them used as skirmishing slingers rather then proxies for goblin stickas with shortbows.

The "army" so far:





First done was this mighty horde of Orc arrer boyz with crossbows

A huge pile of Trolls




 A levy of Orc villagers


   A bunch of bolt throwers 'Spear Chukkas' 


Orc boyz and their captain.


and last the Goblin slingers


More goblins in progress-
Bye for now-

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Goblin slingers

Well things got a bit bust around here and these guys took a bit longer to get finished then I had expected, but better late then never.

While rummaging through my considerable number of un-painted gobbos a few months ago I found I had 8 slingers in the mix and that got me thinking. Add a command and we're at 11 and I just need 9 more to make a proper unit. After a few conversions and a couple oddballs tossed in I've got myself a proper unit of 20 Gobbo slingers.




As far as I can tell there were only three slingers released in the main Goblin line or at least thats all I can find in the 1988 catalog. The one in the middle and on the right must be fairly common as I have multiples of them. I also have to admit I've always had a soft spot for the one in the middle ever since I spotted him in the Heroes for Wargames book years ago.

A few of the oddballs. The fella on the left is a 40k grot I'll probably replace if I come across something more suitable. The gob in the middle is a pre-slotta goblin with sling and fits in fine.  The grinning fella on the right, well I suspect he has a sling, he just got a little confused when the boss told him to put his rocks in it (or maybe he knows exactly what he's doing idk).


A few minor conversions. I must have a dozen of the Marauder MM30 goblin with club (middle) and converted a handful for this project.



The boss is one of my favorites from the Kevin Adams line of gobbos. A simple sculpt but the mutton chops and mustache lends him a natural air of authority (the spiked club helps too).


I also managed to paint up a Goblin shaman from the old Heartbreaker line I believe.




So that's it for now. I'm not sure whats coming next I have another unit of Goblins I'd like to paint but things a busy around the compound again so it may be a while.

'till next time-

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Last 10 Orcs finished. Mork's Mutilatorz complete!


Ten new recruits have wondered down the valley to join the infamous Mork's Mutilatorz gang.


Finished these guys last week and finally got them photo'd up. A little rushed but they still came out pretty good. The fella with the mohawk helmet is one of my favorites.








 So that makes for a nice fat unit of thirty Orcs and no duplicates! Looks like the Mutilatorz gang is all set for a season of raiding a pillaging the local farmsteads.


OK, on to the next project. I think my goblins need some attention now.

Bye for now-

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Ten more Orcs and 2 spear Chukkas'

So ten more Orc boyz are done as I crawl towards what I hope to be a large unit of 30 Orcs. 20 down 10 to go.

Some more examples of Kev Adams excellent 80's work.
Though I'm not sure about the one second from the right as a Kevin design. I was a little unimpressed with him at first, he's smallish and sort of man-ish but he painted up well and I kind of like him now. The guy on the far right is one of my favorite designs. Some of you might recognize Bruglodd in there, he wont be part of the greater unit but he was in reaching distance when I was painting so he got the treatment.  I'm thinking the banner depicts "Mork da' Kunnin" or maybe its Gork I don't know.


And the next five. Nice models in general although the one on the far right has a face that is a bit miscast with what might be his left eye resting on his cheek.





The completionist in me made me pick up these two spear chukkas. They are similar to the Notlob bolt throwers I previously shared except they are festooned with all sorts of furniture. I believe these were the Dwarf bolt throwers from the same period. Unfortunately I could only dig up enough crew for one of them at least for now.


While taking pics I noticed one of the boyz had acquired himself a cute eight legged squigly beast. 


OK, so 10 more orcs to go.

Bye for now-

Monday, March 5, 2018

Ten more Orcs and two more Trolls

10 Orcs boyz and couple more trolls completed.

I think I finally got my Orc painting mojo back. The crossbow Orcs I over blended their greens, the villagers I got bored and relied too much on dry brushing but these guys came out just right sticking with bolder contrasts.





I also feel the need to re-iterate my love for these old models, each with their own uniqueness. I was pleasantly surprised to find the drummer's drum is made from a stretched gobbo hide, which adds a little charm.

A mix of Kevin Adams and the Perry twins with one White Hand LOTR Orc that I'm not sure who designed probably one of the Perry's or Morrison's.




Showing off their artistic side. Its difficult for an Orc to create a face uglier then his own.




Last a couple more Trolls. Both are from Heartbreaker. The one on the right is from their Magic the Gathering line, the other is from their later Tim Prow line I think but mine I picked up with the recent Kev Adams/Tim Prow kickstarter run by Impact! Miniatures and is cast in a plastic/resin similar to fine cast.

More Orcs in the pipeline.
Bye for now-