Monday, January 27, 2014

Time to clear the mountain

After finishing up the night goblins, I was moving some stuff around in the cases and discovered these old Grenadier dwarves. I know I should be returning to my IG so I can get a game of 40k in, but these little guys are calling to me. I haven't figured out my color scheme yet, but am thinking nearly all greys, something so they reflect the mountains  and rock. Maybe some brown highlights, not sure yet. They are mostly covered with metal though so they will still be shiny little buggers.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Goblins are coming!

Thought I had a clear week to get some serious painting completed... I mean how often does the wife leave town for a week. Instead the week started with a sick one year old followed by a sick me. Well I finally managed to keep my eyes open and pull myself off the couch to sit down and base these goblins. I used the new Citadel texture paint Stirland Mud to add the mud texture and followed that with some Battlefields Highland Tuft - 6mm.

The Citadel texture paint is pretty thick stuff. I definitely will need to do a lot more work with this texture stuff. It may take a stiffer brush, but I found it hard to add to the base and with even the tiniest amount of water it was as thin as regular paint. That said there is a good amount of texture in the paint and the grains are very fine. I am sure some highlight in it will bring it together. Here are a couple of shots, let me know what you think.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Aaaaaagh! Goblins!

I finally pulled out some old figs that were sitting around primed for a long time. Originally these goblins were for my kids to paint, then the Reaper Bones came and they get much cheaper figs to paint. Well for these goblins I tried to stick to a pretty simple color scheme. Skin is GW goblin green, bleached bone teeth, mechrite red eyes. Charadon grey, bestial brown and vermin fur for clothing, brown wash and devlan mud washes. Shields were a simplified cal than brown with a moon Ivanden dark sun. The eyes are mechrite red and teeth are bleached bone. The shields were washed with devlan mud. Only non-GW paint is the golden brown from the Reaper Master Series for ropes. They were fun and I got them done quickly (well for me) and hopefully I get to finish basing and put them to play in a D&D game soon.