Welcome to Librarium Online!
Join our community of 80,000+ members and take part in the number one resource for Warhammer and Warhammer 40K discussion!
Registering gives you full access to take part in discussions, upload pictures, contact other members and search everything!
Welcome one and all to my project thread. Now, having been out of the scene for a while I have decided to return to the hobby. Unfortunately however only after having sold, gifted, or scrapped my entire collection of models, books, paints... the works. Anywho, I am now aiming to start an army that I always wanted to do, but never quite managed to do. Night Goblins.
My problem has always been buying a mass of figures and never painting them all, so I am hoping this thread will focus me nicely. I am by no means a "great" painter, but I think I do OK. Just don't go expecting works of art.
Anywho, Here we go!
- Night Goblin Archer Unit (20 Night Goblins, 2 Complete) (Pic1)
- Night Goblin Squig Hoppers (6 Squig Hoppers, 0 Complete)
- Night Goblin Shaman (Pic1)
- Night Goblin Spear Unit (30 Night Goblins with Full Command) (Pic1) (Pic2)
Last edited by Knape97; July 15th, 2008 at 15:43.
So my first update, well not really an update more just not wanting to clutter up my opening post
I know my aim was not to buy a billion figures and end up with loads of unpainted figures, but I got 65 models from eBay for £15! They all need to be stripped of paint, and are the 6th edition starter box Orcs mostly but for that price i couldn't pass them up.
Since getting Skull Pass a week or so ago I have been painting up my Night Goblin Unit. Rather than 2 small 20 man units I am going for a single 36 man (gobbo?) unit with full command. Am hoping to get the last 7 finished up tonight so that I can move onto the Orcs
((Edit: I got tired of painting Gobbos, so this unit is going to stay at 30 for the time being.))
As my OP said I am no great painter, but here are my first load of pics
I also decided I didn't want a Goblin Big Boss in my force, so did a very basic conversion which I think turned out OK. Chopped off the top of his great weapon and put on one of the small Bad Moon icons from the Skull Pass markers to make a staff. Looks alright IMHO and gave me a free Shaman.
Last edited by Knape97; July 9th, 2008 at 15:15.
The little guys look pretty good to me! The green skin looks a little flat to me, so if you have the time (I know there are a ton of models) you might want to add another highlight to them.
Great work though, can't wait to see the Shaman and squig painted up.
The skin is flat Only one coat of Knarloc Green and nothing else. The whole paint scheme is very basic with no real highlights, partly because they are small and fiddley, but mostly because for rank and file I go for overall unit apperance rather than each model being a work of art.
Next time I am in GW I will probably pick up some ink for them to give them some more definition. That should make them look a bit better and I will need that for the Orcs anyway.
They look great as a unit, just give them one coat of the new washes and they will look awesome, good look with your project and let the painting commence!
Back in the zone!
First of all, nice work on your army. I have painted my Vampire Counts Crypt Ghouls Knarloc Green, and highlighted them (as I get the time) with Gretchin Green followed by a 1:1 mix of Gretchin Green to Kommando Khaki. I personally like the look, and I'm a big fan of Foundation Paints.
Good job on the free-hand banner, too.
Can't wait to see that Troll painted.
Thinking about it I have some Snot Green and Scorpion Green which I may experiment with on one unlucky gobbo. Maybe a simple 50/50 mix of those two just lightly drybrushed across the face and hands?
Heh, didn't know it was molded on.
Anyhow, I wanted to upload some of my Vampire Counts when I get some good shots. I use a Dark Angels Green/Snot Green/Scorpion Green colour scheme on them, which might look great on Orcs and Goblins as well.
I hope to get them up some time next week, if you want an idea of the outcome.
Nice to see some work from ya Knape.
I think you got some solid models going on here. Simple colours that look good in numbers, which is what you want when you are playing goblins.
Keep 'em coming.
Just a little update today.
Decided I was bored of Night Goblin Spears and so downsized the unit from 36 to 30 and so that is all finished up now. Started working through cleaning the eBay Choppa Orcs (pics later in the post) and while they were sitting in the Brake Fluid I gave one of the NG Shamans a go. Like the spears this could do with some shading using the new ink washes so next time I go to GW that will be on the shopping list, but for now he is classed as finished. Good enough for gaming at least.
Now for those Choppa Orcs...
Now I just need to speand some time painting these up and stripping the rest down. Am aiming for a unit of 30 overall, but the plan is to paint up the first 10 and then move to something different (probably some wolf riders) to break up the task.
Last edited by Knape97; July 9th, 2008 at 15:15.