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-


  1. I'm just getting back into the blogging game. It's nice to see some lovely old gobbos being brought to life o the table again. Awesome work, especially on getting some nice variety out of your Goblin with club conversions.