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Now, I have a pile of unpainted stuff. Time to reduce it by some amount. I got all of these from Bones 4, but I think that the rank and file goblins are from the previous kickstarter.
Since I didn't want to play around with the poses I started experimenting with colour choices. Some classic orange, modern green, royal violet, baby pinks, icy blue and even a grey sorcerer.
Some other points:

  • Batch painted (apart from the experiments)
  • NMM (it really teaches you much when you do it for large amounts of figures, I really love Prussian Blue and wet blending really helps in NMM)
  • Experimented with using Vallejo spray paint: it gets somewhat tacky when it dries for a while, but that disappears when you paint over it with acrylic paint.


Overall I like the detail on them, but some poses could be more generic for the rank and file goblins. In my personal the large sabre goblin is the worse of, it is a fun and interesting pose, but it only works for 1 goblin. 

Now the photos are not the best (it was getting dark when I got the time to take them. Plus I have yet to make a good photo shoot)

Let us start with Modern Green. The right hand side goblin has one of the better NMM sabres. Currently they have a gloss varnish. 
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Royal Violets and Baby Pinks: Both violets and pinks work. Sadly the photo for the violets didn't come out well, so you only get a top down shot of them. 
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I also found an old metal miniature at my local hobby store, so I included them here. If anyone knows where it is from I would appreciate if you could tell me: 
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Classic Orange: Now my favourite pose from the rank and file goblins is the spear. You can rank them up and they look like a real army! And they have a pose that works for defence, retreat and attack. The photo doesn't really do them justice

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Icy Blues and Grey Sorcerer: The sorcerer is a really nice sculpt. He has a nice pet spider on his back. sadly the sun was already pretty low and all other photos didn't come out well. 

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I painted the spider as a RedBack. See a lot of them here. 
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Armoured Goblins: they are fun, really like those sculpts. There was another armoured goblin in Bones 4  (I previously posted him). I don't think he really fits in with these as a goblin.

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They look good. Nice use of colors, I wouldn't normally reach for orange and violet when painting goblins. I think weapon swaps would work here. You could trade the 2nd saber for an axe. 

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10 hours ago, Inarah said:

I think weapon swaps would work here

Yes they would, but I wanted to get them done as soon as possible.

Overall, the problem I have with the two-handed sabre is not the weapon. It the position of his legs. They are really good for a wimpy goblin struggling to hold something up, except they don't look good as a unit.

As a character, he is really good. As a rank a file, the sculpt is lacking flexibility. 

I remember some people complaining about this in some other hoard miniatures and me thinking that more character is better. Now I realise they were right. <_< 

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