Monday, 29 June 2015

Of Mycelium And Men

"...the last battle of our time."

The universe may be crashing in around us, but there's still some 8th Ed to be played. In this case, a green-on-green clash between my goblins and Kasfunatu's orcs (coming to a SkypeBoot near you at the end of this week).

My progress has been slow (or rather, sporadic - uncharacteristically, I have a half-dozen unfinished projects going on) and the goblin army I field may not even be fully painted (it truly is the End of All Things!), but I'll always try to bring something new to a SkypeBoot.

And who better to paint up than the campaign commander himself: Blacktoe!

Night Goblin Warboss
Such a fungi to have around.

The model is an old metal Night Goblin Champion (as far back as 4th Ed, I believe, when the boxed game was the lovely 'Grom vs Eltharion' set), but he's been given a promotion by virtue of his cheeky grin and superior hat.

And since he was shorter than even my rank-and-file night goblins, I sculpted a mushroom to raise him up (a wooden dowel for the stem, then greenstuff all over).

Night Goblin Warboss
Shield: one previous owner. Probably fond of skulls.

He seems to have acquired what I can only guess to be a Chaos shield. A little incongruous perhaps, but I like the grinning teeth, and it will make him stand out.

Same paint recipe as always for Night Goblins, of which I am getting very fond. The only exception was that I wanted to give him a white hood (a very grubby white hood) as a mark of his status. That took a bit of back-and-forth to ensure it was suitable goblin-soiled, but still a recognisable colour.

  • Skin: Elysian Green base, Drakenhof Nightshade wash, Nurgling Green highlights
  • Eyes: Black undercoat, Blood Red dot
  • Teeth and nails: Ushabi Bone, Agrax Earthshade wash
  • Robes: Black undercoat, Shadow Grey highlights
  • Hood: Space Wolf Grey undercoat, Nuln Oil wash, White Scar highlights, then repeat
  • Horns: Khorne Red undercoat, Agrax Earthshade wash
  • Sword and shield: Ironbreaker undercoat, Mephiston Red detailing, Typhus Corrosion wash, Reza Rush highlights
  • Mushroom stem: Kislev Flesh undercoat, Agrax Earthshade wash, Ushabi Bone highlights
  • Mushroom cap: Kislev Flesh undercoat, Brown Ink wash, Ushabi Bone highlights, Red Ink wash, Ushabi Bone spots, Agrax Earthshade wash

Night Goblin Warboss
The more common view of a Night Goblin.

And he's done! Ready to bring that fearsome Ld7 to the battlefield!

1 comment:

  1. That's definitely a chaos shield - the original Chaos Warrior box set, I think, all the shields had outsize faces on them. Proper old school, that.

    I'm looking forward to seeing the battle report! Nudge Kas for me in the process - there's a Chaos Dwarf civil war report lost in the backlog somewhere.