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Alucard56
21-06-2009, 05:10
Here's the test mini for the start of my Night Goblin Army. I originally was going to try a really pale green for the skin colour with the idea the night goblins are so use to being in dark caves their skin has become almost white. I couldn't get it to look right so I ended up going with the same skin tone as my ork boys. He's pretty much done except the base. Base will most likely be scorched brown drybrushed with bubonic brown, bleached bone. Some static grass and snow flock. Lots more to come as I nail down the colour scheme.

http://i672.photobucket.com/albums/vv89/bjakubowski/Night%20Goblins/wip.jpg

bob_the_small
21-06-2009, 10:49
He looks really cool, show me more!

Gargobot
21-06-2009, 13:32
If you're not satisfied you got to continue searching, but I think he looks great. And a whole army in this color scheme would look terrific.

Anardakil
21-06-2009, 14:03
I think the night gob looks veeeery good.

Cragum
21-06-2009, 15:38
that is a beautiful job on that skin there alucard! if you dont like it though then thats your choice because at end of day your army has to appeal to you more than anyone.

i thinnk its been done perfectly though but i understand where your coming from on the whole live in a cave gonna be pale but i myself have night gobbos know how hard it is to get pale green.

CapitanMee
22-06-2009, 00:30
once again a truly stunning job

Dakkapantz
22-06-2009, 03:12
This gobbo looks fantastic! If you do the same kind of work on these gobbos as you did on your ork boyz, then this army should be top notch.

Cheerz

Dakkapantz

Alucard56
22-06-2009, 08:16
Thanks for the comments guys. Lots and lots of models ahead of me , so far I've got 5 regiments of 25 night goblins assembled. I've actually got a box of the old night goblins mixed in with some of my newer models. I love the older models too it's a shame GW don't still stock them anymore. The regiments with the older night goblins mixed in look great, really rag tag. Here's a WIP of one of the regiments I'm working on. Just a basecoat on the skin with a wash of badab black so far.

http://i672.photobucket.com/albums/vv89/bjakubowski/Night%20Goblins/wip2.jpg

http://i672.photobucket.com/albums/vv89/bjakubowski/Night%20Goblins/wip3.jpg

http://i672.photobucket.com/albums/vv89/bjakubowski/Night%20Goblins/wip4.jpg

mrtn
22-06-2009, 08:28
Nice goblin.
:)

Kronos
22-06-2009, 14:58
looks great, really like the differeance of the larger ones and smaller ones, gw shoul have made an entry for Nightgoblin big'uns and still keep making (and because of the stats) selling them.

oh well, the unit looks great, really keen on seeing what conversions you'll do throughout the army.

Dakkapantz
22-06-2009, 15:18
Only 125 gobbos?!?!?! Double it!!:D They do look good. I love the old gobbos too, and am glad to see you using some. Are those wooden movement trays?

Cheerz

Dakkapantz

Alucard56
22-06-2009, 19:36
Did a little bit of work on another goblin. I've pretty much finished off the skin except for the final wash of devan mud. What do you guys think of the slightly paler skin tone?

http://i672.photobucket.com/albums/vv89/bjakubowski/Night%20Goblins/wip5.jpg

http://i672.photobucket.com/albums/vv89/bjakubowski/Night%20Goblins/wip6.jpg

Alucard56
22-06-2009, 19:40
Only 125 gobbos?!?!?! Double it!!:D They do look good. I love the old gobbos too, and am glad to see you using some. Are those wooden movement trays?

Cheerz

Dakkapantz

Thanks for the comment. The movement trays sure are wooden from http://www.irresistibleforce.com.au/default.aspx with a metal insert so I can stick magnets under the bases of the goblins. :D

Gargobot
22-06-2009, 19:55
Without the eyes painted he looks a little zombie like, anyhoo if you want pale green that's definately the way to go. In other words: I like it. :)

mrtn
22-06-2009, 20:55
I like pale gobbos.

Alucard56
24-06-2009, 11:30
Another small update with some more work on another Night Goblin regiment. Basecoat of Knarloc Green and a Badab Black wash on the skin. Snakebite leather on the cloth and rope areas and I've also started the wood areas on the back rows with Calthan Brown. The test goblin also makes an appearance in the back row ;) . I've mixed the Battle of Skull Pass short bow goblins with some models from a Night Goblin regiment box to get a bit of variety in the poses.

Currently I'm deciding on whether to add some conversion models for inside my regiments to make them a bit more interesting. I've got another boxset of Skull Pass models and a seperate box of Night Goblins for materials to use. But since the Night Goblin models are so small conversion ideas aren't flowing to easy, hopefully I'll get something worked out soon. Lots more to come.

http://i672.photobucket.com/albums/vv89/bjakubowski/Night%20Goblins/wip7.jpg

http://i672.photobucket.com/albums/vv89/bjakubowski/Night%20Goblins/wip8.jpg

Kaos
24-06-2009, 19:35
I Approve! This will be awesome if we can compare with your 40k orks. :)

Will stay tuned for this one. Keep on painting!

Cheers-Kaos

bob_the_small
24-06-2009, 22:42
I really like the skin tone, i think it suits O&G well, not too green not too khaki, well done

BrazenSix
25-06-2009, 05:40
Nicely done. I like the original skin tone you selected over the more pale one. Great job on the highlights there too, especially the rope belt.

Alucard56
27-06-2009, 06:47
Small update on the regiment I'm currently working on. All the basecoat colours have been applied to the goblins with a wash of badab black. I've started highlighting up the skin tone on them now. I ended up going with the darker skin tone too, 3 goblins skin done 22 to go :).

http://i672.photobucket.com/albums/vv89/bjakubowski/Night%20Goblins/wip10.jpg

http://i672.photobucket.com/albums/vv89/bjakubowski/Night%20Goblins/wip11.jpg

http://i672.photobucket.com/albums/vv89/bjakubowski/Night%20Goblins/wip9.jpg

Alucard56
27-06-2009, 12:17
Finished the skin on the rest of the models on the front rank. The two on either end weren't alot of fun due to the bow hands covering most of the face making it extremely hard to get the brush in to highlight :eek:

http://i672.photobucket.com/albums/vv89/bjakubowski/Night%20Goblins/wip12.jpg

nkicik
28-06-2009, 22:26
Really like the pale skin tone. It's a bit different, makes sense and looks really good on those last 5 you've done.

Alucard56
01-07-2009, 09:01
Hey guys small update on the first regiment of Night Goblins. I decided to finish off the front rank of goblins and then move on from there. So here they are, about the only thing I still need to do is another layer of snow and a bit of bleached bone dry brushed on the grass to weather it a bit. Let me know what you think.

http://i672.photobucket.com/albums/vv89/bjakubowski/Night%20Goblins/wip13.jpg

http://i672.photobucket.com/albums/vv89/bjakubowski/Night%20Goblins/wip14.jpg

BrazenSix
01-07-2009, 10:11
Lookin' great man. I'm lovin those bases too... the snow looks great and goes very well with the b&w scheme you've got going on. Looking forward to seeing the whole unit complete.

mrtn
01-07-2009, 11:54
The skull of the musician's beater is a bit dark IMO, but it's all looking very good.

bob_the_small
01-07-2009, 17:33
I like the white outlines on the cloak, they work really well!

Alucard56
01-07-2009, 19:47
The skull of the musician's beater is a bit dark IMO, but it's all looking very good.

I was debating that myself. My original idea was that there was still a bit of rotting meat on the skull since I couldn't imagine the goblin really cared if it was nice and clean.

Gargobot
01-07-2009, 19:52
They look very nice, love the white flames.
I think the skull looks good as it is, if you go brighter (i.e. white) that might clash with the white flame pattern, imho.

Warlord Ghazak Gazhkull
03-07-2009, 14:22
Nice looking goblins, the unit looks really awesome.

Greetz
G

huitzilopochtli
03-07-2009, 20:03
How exactly did you do the skin? Looks so good I'm thinking of using it myself... Brilliant colours, flawless painting, keep up the good work!

Alucard56
05-07-2009, 04:15
How exactly did you do the skin? Looks so good I'm thinking of using it myself... Brilliant colours, flawless painting, keep up the good work!

Step 1: Basecoat Knarloc Green
Step 2: Wash of Badab Black
Step 3: Knarloc Green highlight
Step 4: 2:1 Knarloc Green/Bleached Bone highlight
Step 5: 1:1 Knarloc Green/Bleached Bone highlight
Step 6: 1:2 Knarloc Green/Bleached Bone highlight
Step 7: 1:3 Knarloc Green/Bleached Bone highlight
Step 8: Light wash of Devan Mud

Alucard56
05-07-2009, 04:17
Super small update today and probably not too exciting. I decided to do work on the movement tray for the regiment. I've also put magents under the bases for the 5 models I've painted so far. Hopefully more exciting updates to come

http://i672.photobucket.com/albums/vv89/bjakubowski/Night%20Goblins/wip15.jpg

http://i672.photobucket.com/albums/vv89/bjakubowski/Night%20Goblins/wip16.jpg

BeatTheBeat
05-07-2009, 06:04
Great army (or start of...)! What especially makes them come to life are their bases, how do you do the snow on them?

Keep up the painting! :)

doc_cthulhu
05-07-2009, 06:25
how do you do the snow on them?

Keep up the painting! :)

Heh. I was just about to make the same comments... :mad:

Darkritual
05-07-2009, 15:21
Realy nice work!! cant wait to see more!

Solun Decius
05-07-2009, 16:55
Ah, very nice golins here. Good skin tones and a clean eye catching style on the hoods.
The bases really complete the excellent job!

Alucard56
12-07-2009, 03:07
Small update time again, I haven't been doing any painiting but I've been working on my giant for the Night Goblin army. It's still WIP but the basic idea is of a giant Fanatic :D. Still lots more sculpting to do on the hood and a few more goblins and snottings to add to him. I was originally going to add a big fanatic ball but I liked the idea of him just grabbing a bunch of fanatic balls and chains and heading off. Let me know what you think.

http://i672.photobucket.com/albums/vv89/bjakubowski/Night%20Goblins/giant.jpg

Urgat
12-07-2009, 04:00
Just a comment about the unit itself: are you sure it's a good idea to deploy them in ranks of 5? W/o suggesting to do what I do (2 ranks, 10 wide :p), maybe you should at least go for 3x7...

Funky giant :)

Alucard56
12-07-2009, 04:33
Just a comment about the unit itself: are you sure it's a good idea to deploy them in ranks of 5? W/o suggesting to do what I do (2 ranks, 10 wide :p), maybe you should at least go for 3x7...

Funky giant :)

Eventually they will be just the only movement trays I have for now ;)

mrtn
12-07-2009, 10:33
Nice idea for the giant.
:)

Dakkapantz
12-07-2009, 11:36
Nice Giant!!!!!!! Awesome conversion. You have to put a bunch of fanatics on his base just spinning around him.

Cheerz

Dakkapantz

Solun Decius
12-07-2009, 12:04
You have to put a bunch of fanatics on his base just spinning around him.
Or still hanging on to the balls he's holding!

Very clever conversion! It's giving me some ideas so thanks!

Warlord Ghazak Gazhkull
12-07-2009, 15:39
The giant looks great, can't wait to see it painted:)

Greetz

bob_the_small
12-07-2009, 15:47
Cool giant, I like the hat!

Alucard56
14-07-2009, 00:06
So I've finished the work on the giant now. Finished off the hood with the threads connecting the different pieces. I've also added some mushrooms growing out of his skin as I liked the idea of him being a cave giant with fungus growing all over him. I added another strap across his chest for the goblin in the lookout box(Not the best looking design but hopefully with some paint I can fix it). Lastly I've added a few snotlings to the base and one sitting on his shoulder ready to throw a fanatic ball at an unsuspecting enemy. I've been debating adding a sack to the giants back full of fanatic balls for the little snotling to grab more ammo but not sure if it will be to much for the giant making it too busy.

http://i672.photobucket.com/albums/vv89/bjakubowski/Night%20Goblins/giant2.jpg

http://i672.photobucket.com/albums/vv89/bjakubowski/Night%20Goblins/giant3.jpg

http://i672.photobucket.com/albums/vv89/bjakubowski/Night%20Goblins/giant4.jpg

http://i672.photobucket.com/albums/vv89/bjakubowski/Night%20Goblins/giant5.jpg

Warlord Ghazak Gazhkull
14-07-2009, 07:52
The giant looks great:), I must steal that idea for one of my giant.

Greetz
G

RaZeR
14-07-2009, 08:18
Yep, really nice giant :)
Loving the painted gobbos as well, fantastic stuff here.

tcraigen
15-07-2009, 17:13
Cool force, very creepy. I love the hood on the giant. You make goblins seem like a scary thing.

Lorcryst
18-07-2009, 10:04
Another NG plog, another style ...

I like your pale gobbos, and that black-and-white works well on them ... but right now, the masterpiece is your giant, can't wait to see it painted !


I'll follow this plog closely ... and I might, with your permission, loot some ideas for my own giants (still in project ...).