Jump to content

Tangerine Goblin


buglips*the*goblin
 Share

Recommended Posts

So having found some Tangerine Goblin Skin in my Ral Partha paints, I decided to try some out. I started two gobbers while waiting for my still MIA Ogre, and not knowing how much time I had before The Big Guy showed up I decided to focus on one and finish him.

 

So he's out of the Ral Partha TSR AD&D line, and here he is:

 

 

post-3313-0-77687800-1348178935_thumb.jpg

  • Like 8
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Replies 36
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

orange?

 

Tangerine. And laugh all you want, but it's an Official AD&D Paint Color.

 

So really, the rest of you have been painting your goblins wrong. Now if I can get my greedy goblin gloves on the remaining stocks of these 20+ year old paints, none of you will ever be able to paint goblins the official color again!

 

Mwa ha ha ha ha! Now the full horror of my villainous scheme is revealed! Tremble, tremble at the fruits of my diabolic plan!

 

Or just paint yours green. Could do that too, I guess.

  • Like 5
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I always love it when someone steps out of the line and changes the "Official" paint scheme - red ultramarines, black paladins of light, tangerine goblins...

It makes me think - it's your mini, your imagination, your vision....

Well done sir, your orange tangerine goblin is so cool :)

 

But I didn't change the official paint scheme. That's what I'm sayin. This is the official paint scheme! Ral Partha Paints AD&D 77-768 Goblin Flesh Tangerine. There are no other goblin colours listed. So if Drow Flesh is what drows look like, and Behir Blue is what they look like - then Goblins were intended to be this colour. Painting them any other colour is changing the official paint scheme.

 

Has your mind turned inside-out yet?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

 

But I didn't change the official paint scheme. That's what I'm sayin. This is the official paint scheme! Ral Partha Paints AD&D 77-768 Goblin Flesh Tangerine. There are no other goblin colours listed. So if Drow Flesh is what drows look like, and Behir Blue is what they look like - then Goblins were intended to be this colour. Painting them any other colour is changing the official paint scheme.

 

Has your mind turned inside-out yet?

ok then, let me rephrase :)

99% of orcs and goblins I see are green. It's cool to see a tangerine goblin from time to time :)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

But I didn't change the official paint scheme. That's what I'm sayin. This is the official paint scheme! Ral Partha Paints AD&D 77-768 Goblin Flesh Tangerine. There are no other goblin colours listed. So if Drow Flesh is what drows look like, and Behir Blue is what they look like - then Goblins were intended to be this colour. Painting them any other colour is changing the official paint scheme.

 

I accept this as fact henchforth.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Indeed buglips! "A sane person to an insane society must appear insane". Also, I've always wanted to go back and paint a bunch of monster minis using the color schemes from the old D&D module covers.

 

One of the things I always thought would be fun/cool (cool in a very focused nerdlike sense) would be to paint my way through the first AD & D Monster Manual. I don't know if I'd ever get around to doing it, as I'm naturally distracted by other shiny metal objects, but the thought is always there. Plus I don't know how exciting it would be to paint ants for example.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I like tangerines personally, but only when they don't bite back.

 

It makes me wonder where they got the idea of tangerine/green/black or whatever colours are officially 'chosen' for their mini goblins/orcs etc from in the first place? I'm trying to think back through the early fantasy stuff I've come across - i'm not even sure if Tolkien prescribed the orcs or goblins as being any particular colour. If someone can find a (even better the first ever) quote from somewhere that says something like "and the goblins did assail them visciously, and they did have nasty tangerine skin in both texture and colour."

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
  • Similar Content

    • By 72moonglum
      Hello to all you Reaperthalians!
       
      Here's another figure I just got done with, Shara Darksteel, a Ral Partha/Iron Wind Metals figure.    I really like her skull mask, and tried to give her some darker slightly Gothy colors, without making her just black, and her robe ended up looking more or less like a monk's robe.
       

       
      my settings that I use seem to tamp down the color of these figures, her hair is much more vibrant and the features on her bolts are a lot more red.
       
      I used bright skin as her base color, which was a color I hadn't used in quite a while so that was nice to do something different.  
       
      I wish I knew who the sculptor was for this miniature, but not quite sure. Might have to hunt her down in the Lost Mini Wiki.
       
      So anyhoos, more to come as long as breath flows from my body and my hands don't shake!
       
      Hope everybody had a nice Turkey Day!
       
       
    • By 72moonglum
      Hello all you Reapertoniks!
       
      Here's a few more Partha classics, three more elves sculpted by Tom Meier in around 1976-1977, a musician that belongs I think to a command group, the commander with that command group, and a female elf that I think came separately?
       

       
      Used the same color schemes I had for my earlier elves, hope you enjoy!
       
       
    • By 72moonglum
      Hello Reapervites!
      So here are three more Wood Elf figures, been working on a group of these and getting them finished little by little.
       
      With them all, want them to be kind of the same but a little bit of variety, so tried to vary clothing colors and hair colors, but keeping it all in natural and autumn colors, browns, greens and oranges/yellows.  So anyhoos, here are three more:
       

       
      Tried to some freehand that would tie in on the shield and banner.  My freehand is sometimes not the greatest, but oh well, give me something to want to learn better!
       
      So enjoy!
    • By 72moonglum
      Hello all you Reaperlodytes!
       
      Continuing the work on some old school goodness, more Ral Partha elves from 1976 I think:
       

       
      These are all wood elves, and I've got some more coming, so I'm trying to get them painted in browns, yellows, oranges and greens.
       
      These are their two spearmen.
       
      Just like the Elven Princess, back in the pre-history of miniatures.  Super straight forward, a little awkward, amazing to compare these to Tom Meier's more recent figures!
       
    • By 72moonglum
      Good evening Reaperologists!
       
      So tonight taking a journey back to the past in the late seventies when Ral Partha was in its infancy, here is a Ral Partha Elven Princess, sculpted by Tom Meier.  A simple miniature from a simple time, it shows how far miniature sculpting has come over the years with an early Meier sculpt. Take this one an compare it to his more contemporary works, from Dark Sword Miniatures for example:
       

       
      More oldies coming soon!
       
×
×
  • Create New...