It was too bad that I didn't finish the model in time for the Redstone Rumble gaming convention this weekend. But as it turns out, I didn't need to have my army ready anyway. As the ringer, I'm called on to play only if the tournament has odd numbers. All 5 games had an even number of players, and there were no drop-outs, so I was content to hang out with the guys and finish painting the chariot. If I had been called on to play, I was going to combine my army with a borrowed army.
I rarely paint goblins with green skin, actually. Especially bright green skin. I've painted goblins with this level of saturation only once or twice before. I'm not a fan of the saturated green, because it's too commonplace and expected in goblins, and I prefer more natural tones. I'm more a fan of goblins as depicted by Brian Froud, Charles Vess, Tony DiTerlizzi, and Paul Bonner -- all illustrators who depict goblins in a variety of colors, including human skin tones. However, for this project, I was feeling the green. The box image inspired me to channel the spirit of "old-skool Warhammer", which I actually never had the pleasure to experience back in its heyday. So this was my way of recreating and enjoying nostalgia that I missed!
|I wish I had taken pictures at some other angles. There are some interesting details on the sword hilts and scabbards.|
I really overachieved on these goblins, given that I was painting a unit for an army. But I just found myself enjoying the process, even though the details will go largely unnoticed. The same thing is happening with the horde of archers that I'm painting. I guess they'll just get done, when they get done!
|The front rider is actually the leader of my gobling army.|
May I introduce to you, Maverik, Chieftain of the Clan of the Ill Wind!