After the interest from people over the recent posts of Goblins and Goblin Wolf Riders, I thought I would photograph all of my painted Goblins to give an idea of what they look like as whole.
This presented a challange as I been photographing miniatures on the two small boards on a shelf. However, by adding a cloth over a big wooden chest in the living room, I managed to get a big enough space for distance shots (Dwarf Gyrocopter recon shots if you like!).
Now it would be crazy for me to photgraph all of the Goblins individually in one go and then post them all at once. I have also forgotten which goblins I have photograhed, and so did'nt want to end up posting the same Goblins all the time.
So the plan is to start again, taking groups of 40 Goblins per blog update, and photographing them in two's and three's . I chose 40 as that is the standard size of my Gobbo Warrior Regiments, or of two Archer regiments. I will still add whatever WIP's I am doing to posts as well.
I still have many more Goblin warriors, archers, wolf riders, warmachines, chariots, and other odds and ends to paint.
Concerning other things, I am plodding along with the Dark Elves, and have included a few finished (but unbased) and WIP photographs. I am kind of bored with them as I have lost the feel for the army as I have been photographing Goblins, and picking up odds and ends of Skaven. Might switch to something else and come back to them, or maybe just focus and keep going.
Anyway, here are the Goblins:
All the painted Goblins and associated regiments (please excuse the state of the living room bay window!)
In this photo are 415 Goblin Warriors, 104 Archers, 43 Wolf riders, 80 Great Goblins/Gnolls, 20 Trolls, 25 Ogres, 4 Giants, 3 Chariots, 4 Warmachines (and 13 crew), and 6 Wizards.
All but one of these miniatures are metal (and that one is resin).
In total 661 Goblins.
Most of my Goblins are 1980's Citadel Goblin's, but there are a few others from Grenadier, Alternative Armies, Essex, Harlequin/Black Tree, Marauder and smaller companies, but no Citadel Goblins later than 1990.
Slightly better, if further away view
(I stood on a chair to take this photo!)
Nine regiments of 40 Goblin Warriors
View of the Goblins on thier left flank.
Right flank of the warrior block.
Warriors, Archers and a few Wolf Riders. Each of the archer units are 20 strong, although a couple of regiments need the addition of standard bearer.
Closer up to the archers.
Two regiments of 30 Great Goblins/Gnolls in front, and one regiment of 20 just behind them.
Giants, trolls, Ogres, Great Goblins, Warmachines, chariots, wolfriders, and wizards.
I will start to photograph the Trolls again too, but not the Ogres as I have already done those completely.
Goblin wizards, from left to right; Pogo Wildchant from the Goblin Raiding party set, Ratnose Snotgurgle from the Goblin battle Chariots, Great Goblin/Gnoll Shaman, Orc Shaman from BC4 Mighty Ugezods Death Commandos (he's missing the tip of his staff).
A Ral Partha miniature I use as a nightmare style Goblin wizard, and a witch with haunted club and face mask.
Essex Miniatures Goblin on wolf, and a tiny Goblin on Dog from Battleforge.
20 Goblin archers.
I picked two random regiments of Goblin archers to start the re-photgraphing of the Goblins.
For those of you unaware, I paint my Goblins a mix of flesh colours, browns, greys, and other similar shades as I am painting them in the style of Brian Frouds artwork for the Labyrinth and the Goblins that appeared in the film, as well as giving them a slightly more fairytale feel to them from the artwork of Arthur Rackman and Alan Lee.
The second of this blogs update of 20 goblin archers.
From the first regiment; the standard bearer (technically the Shaman model, but it serves better as a standard) and musician from the Goblin command packs, and Goblin archer (or Sticka).
Centre is a Solid based C13 Night goblin, and is flanked by two Iron Claw Goblins.
3 more Goblin, the ones of the left and right are dismounted Wolf riders that were also sold as archers.
On left an archer with Hasslefree shield, centre is a bearded goblin, and on the right a random goblin archer.
Another two later 1980's citadel Goblins, either side of an Iron Claw goblin.
...and the inverse, two Iron Claw Goblins with a central citadel Goblin.
Iron Claw goblin, and C12 goblin called Zit. Instead of a shield on his back I gave him got a large pavise. He reminds me of Terry Gilliam.
The command from the other Goblin regiment.
A Ral Partha Orc horn blower. I added him to the goblins for want of anywhere else to put him, and he fits in well.
The other Goblin is a Black Tree Design/Harlequin Shaman, again better use as a Standard bearer
Goblin with whiskers, Iron Claw Goblin, and Goblin Archer, Bow 22 from the old 1991 Red Catalogue.
Three more Iron Claw!
I love the deatil of Iron Claw Goblins, I might do a seperate update on just them and their details .
Solid based C13 Night Goblin in jesters hat, a Harlequin goblin, and gobbo stcikka (Bow 10). For many of the Goblins I have not painted the legs bare, but gone for painting in leggings. I think it adds colour and gives a more realistic feel to them.
Yet again, 3 more Iron Claw!
On the left is an Alternative Armies Goblin, and two more Goblin Stickas.
Two more of Kev Adam's finest late 1980's Goblins (again one with a beard), and a Snagga Goblin from the 1980's Citadel Lord of the Rings Range.
These 3 goblins are part of the half dozen spare Goblin whose regiment is'nt finished yet.
All are later 1980's goblins, the one on the left being a C12 Goblin with a crossbow (which sadly counts as a short bow as goblins are'nt allow to wield them in Warhammer) named Blart.
and these are the other 3 goblins, another C13 Night Goblin in jester hat, and two more late 1980's goblins.
After getting a little bored with the Dark Elves, I thought I might try paitning a few Skaven.
Here is a Poisoned Wind Globadier.
Skaven Warpfire-thrower team.
I am slowly starting a Skaven army for 3rd Edtion as it's the only army I never really collected (beyond about a dozen and a half).
The two scantily clad Harpies from the Dark Elf Army.
I went for this colour to give them a less human feel than if I went for flesh colour. It also ties in with the Dark Elf flesh tone I am using, which surprisingly is a Vallejo German World War 2 Field Grey base and higlhlighted with white.
Grenadier Rock Dragon/ Wyvern.
I have ditched the HippoGriff in the Dark Elf army and subsituted it for a Wyvern as I prefer it and it suits the army better.
Rear view. I like the way the tail has been sculpted around the rocky outcrop.
WIP: Solid based first version of Mengil Manhides Dark Elves.
and to end, a group shot of 415 Goblin Warriors.