Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Is it me, or does that goblin have a banana on his head?

So, updates....

Today we have a bunch of Kevin Adams goblins (as if they'd have been done by anyone else...)

As always with my greenskins, these little fellows are an eye-searingly bright green. I've decided to paint most of the clothing black, with the odd bit in yellow or red, to allow them to be used as night goblins should I need a few bain and chain wielding loonies at any point. And beacuse one of them appears to be wearing a hat with a moon on it. Or is it a banana?

As yet there are only ten of these little chaps done, but I have another 12 or so lurking in the box o' lead.

Speaking of the box, I should mention that a couple of months ago I managed to get a large (huge?) haul of greenies on ebay, courtesy of some fellow selling his old army off. A quick peruse of the container shows me I have approximately the following (I say approximately because there may be the odd model hanging around elsewhere):

36 orc archers, including a further Harboth, and 3(!) champions
9 of Eeza Ugezod's Mother Crushers
2 old trolls and a stone troll
11 orc spearmen
2 Pump wagons, one with the chassis, one without
One of those ancient bolt throwers (from Notlob's Orcish Bolt-Throwing Engines I think)
A Man-mangler, sans face plate
16 orcs with various weapons
20 goblins with various weapons
12 goblin archers


A number of snotlings.

Quite a lot of stuff to get done then! Especially in terms of archers. Oh well, I suppose with that many the greenies might actually get a chance to hit something, even if it is each other.

There's also a number of orcs that I'll be using for characters (bosses, big bosses, etc...). The first two such are featured below.

Friday, 2 November 2012

Hairy Wizard

A slight departure from the savage hoards today (though there are some goblins awaiting a chance at being photographic models). Today's fine fellow is an elf with a twist. A hairy twist.

That's right: A BEARD!

According to collecting citadel miniatures this chap is called Macross the Seer, and is (supposedly) the only citadel elf with a beard. Whether that's true or not I can't say, but I don't ever recall seeing any other elves with beards. So that could be a challenge. Try to find other examples of scruffy elves.

The range of elf cavalry from this period are some of my favourites. Unfortunately I don't have that many of them. The horses are some of the most enjoyable I've painted, and I'm not normally very keen on horse painting. Probably why most stuff I paint tends to be infantry.

He also appears to have a stick with a hand on it. I'm assuming this is some kind of magical staff, and not what it appears to be, which is a arse-paddling stick. For ride-by arse-paddling. Though it could be, as we know that wizards have no sense of right and wrong...