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Aelyn
25-02-2007, 14:14
The title says it all, really.

I have, in the last three months or so, built myself a rather large Night Goblin army - somewhere in the region of 2K points.

So far the army looks something like this:

- Night Goblin Warboss
- Night Goblin Shaman
- Night Goblin Shaman
- Night Goblin Shaman
- Night Goblin Banner Waver
- Night Goblin on Giant Squig

I likes me some options for characters.

- 25 Night Goblin Archers
- 25 Night Goblin Archers
- 35 Night Goblin Spearmen
- 35 Night Goblin Spearmen
- 35 Night Goblin "Warriors"
- 5 Spider Riders
- 5 Spider Riders
- 5 Wolf Riders
- 2 Snotling Bases
- 2 Snotling Bases
- 7 Fanatics

That's a nice looking Core selection, I think.

- 9 Squigs herded by 6 Night Goblins
- 6 Squig Hoppers
- Scratch-built Snotling Pump Wagon
- 3 Trolls

And some fun stuff for special and rare.

Of this rather formidable army, I think about... seventy, maybe, models are half-painted, and the rest need gluing and priming?

Now, my challenge to myself is... Can I get this entire army painted in one day? I am willing to continue painting until around 2 in the morning, which gives me about 12 hours of more or less continuous work.

I'm also going to be working on my entry into the painting competition, so there'll be one model which will probably take about half my time.

I've taken a photo of every aspect of the army already, and will be posting a lot of pictures in a few day's time, when the camera can upload the pictures. No pictures until then, unfortunately.

I'll be posting updates throughout the day to let you know my progress.

Posted at 2:00 pm my time. Soundtrack to the day: Sonic theme tunes.

LOG:

- Night Goblin Warboss
- Night Goblin Shaman
- Night Goblin Shaman
- Night Goblin Shaman
- Night Goblin Banner Waver
- Night Goblin on Giant Squig

- 25 Night Goblin Archers
- 25 Night Goblin Archers
- 35 Night Goblin Spearmen
- 35 Night Goblin Spearmen
- 35 Night Goblin "Warriors"
- 5 Spider Riders
- 5 Spider Riders
- 5 Wolf Riders
- 2 Snotling Bases
- 2 Snotling Bases
- 7 Fanatics

- 9 Squigs herded by 6 Night Goblins
- 6 Squig Hoppers
- Scratch-built Snotling Pump Wagon
- 3 Trolls

White = Finished.
Yellow = More than one coat done already, nearing completion
Blue = Primed and one coat done.
Green = Primed.
Red = Glued & converted, unprimed.
Purple = Unglued, nothing at all done.

Arhalien
25-02-2007, 15:02
You're mad, totally mad :) Any chance of some pics?

And good luck :D

Aelyn
25-02-2007, 16:13
Well, it's not going very well. Two hours in, and all I've done is primed the hand weapons and the Warboss, and got two coats away from finishing the Spiders.

I'ma start painting the Hand Weaponers now, along with the Warboss and the unpainted Big Boss.

Unfortunately, I can't provide any pics just yet... I should be able to post a huge number on Tuesday, though.

Worst case scenario, I do another six hours tomorrow and have a three-coat 1500 pt force.

EDIT:

Gaah, Nature has defeated me! The rain means I can't prime about, oh, seventy models that still need it...

Arhalien
25-02-2007, 16:15
Good luck... again :)

Steel_Legion
25-02-2007, 18:01
just get a cardboard box and spray inside, thats what I do, useful in Scotland where it rains alot

Aelyn
25-02-2007, 19:05
OK, so... I was a tad ambitious. I simply don't have the self-discipline to sit down and paint model after model. However, I am getting there, especially the one model I'm most concerned about finishing...

- Night Goblin Warboss
- Night Goblin Shaman
- Night Goblin Shaman
- Night Goblin Shaman
- Night Goblin Banner Waver
- Night Goblin on Giant Squig

- 25 Night Goblin Archers
- 25 Night Goblin Archers
- 35 Night Goblin Spearmen
- 35 Night Goblin Spearmen
- 35 Night Goblin "Warriors"
- 5 Spider Riders
- 5 Spider Riders
- 5 Wolf Riders
- 2 Snotling Bases
- 2 Snotling Bases
- 7 Fanatics

- 9 Squigs herded by 6 Night Goblins
- 6 Squig Hoppers
- Scratch-built Snotling Pump Wagon
- 3 Trolls

White = Finished.
Yellow = More than one coat done already, nearing completion
Blue = Primed and one coat done.
Green = Primed.
Red = Glued & converted, unprimed.
Purple = Unglued, nothing at all done.

As long as I have 1500 to a 3-colour standard for gaming Tuesday, I'll be OK.

sir.spamalot
25-02-2007, 22:27
Wow, your crazy. Good luck I'm very interested in the outcome of this.

cheers

Mephistofeles
25-02-2007, 22:35
Well this is interesting, looking forward to seeing how this goes. Good luck!

RizzenBlade
25-02-2007, 22:37
Well in the very least you have made a dent in that flood of green

Aelyn
25-02-2007, 23:11
I'm getting there! So far I have, to at least three-layer standard:

Warboss
2 Shamans
Banner Waver

25 Archers
35 Spearmen
35 Warriors
5 Spider Riders
5 Spider Riders
3 Fanatics (working on them atm)

Once I've finished the Fanatics, it's onto the Squigs and Squig Hoppas.

liamrob
26-02-2007, 14:26
Woah your mad. I haven't painted any fantasy models except i think 3 chaos marauders and 2 warriors. The most i think i've painted in 1 day is 10 urukhai and 10 minas tirith warriors for LOTR

I hope this gets done in time.

sir.spamalot
03-03-2007, 00:01
Anything yet? Have you got any progress I'm expectantly waiting...
*taps foot*

Voronwe[MQ]
03-03-2007, 09:40
Are you insane? GOod luck anyway.

Voronwe

Aelyn
03-03-2007, 22:47
- Night Goblin Warboss
- Night Goblin Shaman
- Night Goblin Shaman
- Night Goblin Shaman
- Night Goblin Banner Waver
- Night Goblin on Giant Squig

- 25 Night Goblin Archers
- 25 Night Goblin Archers
- 35 Night Goblin Spearmen
- 35 Night Goblin Spearmen
- 35 Night Goblin "Warriors"
- 5 Spider Riders
- 5 Spider Riders
- 5 Wolf Riders
- 2 Snotling Bases
- 2 Snotling Bases
- 7 Fanatics

- 9 Squigs herded by 6 Night Goblins
- 6 Squig Hoppers
- Scratch-built Snotling Pump Wagon
- 3 Trolls

White = Finished.
Yellow = More than one coat done already, nearing completion
Blue = Primed and one coat done.
Green = Primed.
Red = Glued & converted, unprimed.
Purple = Unglued, nothing at all done.

Stupid County Champs taking up the weekend...

I will be finished soon. It feels good to see none of the dark colours there, and the amount of yellow feels especially good as all those models look fine on the tabletop.

Spacejens
04-03-2007, 07:52
You won't make it in time, but you actually make good progress very quickly. Keep up the pace and you will have a finished army within a week or so. Or be dead from exhaustion, whichever comes first ;)

Paulus
04-03-2007, 13:08
Your progressing well with this Aelyn, any chance of some piccies for us all to have a look at?

Aelyn
05-03-2007, 00:34
Your progressing well with this Aelyn, any chance of some piccies for us all to have a look at?

Alas I don't own a camera! However my parents do and should be emailing me the photos sometime soon so I can show you what they looked like before, and I will try to get a photo showing the army once fully painted - and I'd like that to be rather soon.

Darknight
05-03-2007, 16:00
You, sir, are mad as a badger. And not just one of those normal badgers, oh no, sir. One of those crazy badgers you see on the common drinking meths and saying that owls are made of the spare bits left over from when they make toilet seat covers.

However, that said, this is pretty damn pimp. An army of Goblins and nothing else painted in about a week? Wow.

Aelyn
05-03-2007, 16:19
You, sir, are mad as a badger. And not just one of those normal badgers, oh no, sir. One of those crazy badgers you see on the common drinking meths and saying that owls are made of the spare bits left over from when they make toilet seat covers.

However, that said, this is pretty damn pimp. An army of Goblins and nothing else painted in about a week? Wow.

Well... Actually, since my "I'm not gonna play anything that I'm not actually trying to get painted up" resolution, my 2K Lizardmen army has been under the brush a fair bit as well.

Shame I only have two or three nights a week for painting - it's rare I have more than about ten or fifteen hours painting any given week.

Lostdruid
05-03-2007, 20:19
Your progressing well on this, despite your lack of time to devote to the cause. I'm looking forward to the pics, if we're getting any. :D

The "Paint to play" resolution is a blessing and a curse. For those who have little time to paint it causes long periods of time with no gaming, but when you are done, it's all worthwhile. Good luck, hope this goes well for you!

Arhalien
05-03-2007, 20:23
10-15 hours painting time per week? Not much? Crikey, if that isn;t mcuh then what would my paiting time per week be described as; in term time 2-3 hours per week max!

Darknight
05-03-2007, 22:55
Shame I only have two or three nights a week for painting - it's rare I have more than about ten or fifteen hours painting any given week.

I wish I had such time to sleep . . . . being webmaster for an apostolate means you tend to work long hours and have little time for other pursuits!

ilikebmxbikes
07-03-2007, 16:45
some pics if you can

Aelyn
09-03-2007, 22:53
PHOTOS!

Firstly my Great Squig, undercoated but not yet painted - while I'm happy with the concept, I'm not happy with the actual modeling so this will be redone.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v124/Aelyn/Warhammer/Picture001.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v124/Aelyn/Warhammer/Picture006.jpg

And my Big Boss, modeled but not undercoated:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v124/Aelyn/Warhammer/Picture007.jpg
And his shield:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v124/Aelyn/Warhammer/Picture009.jpg

Aelyn
09-03-2007, 22:54
Next, a few shots of the army:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v124/Aelyn/Warhammer/Picture010.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v124/Aelyn/Warhammer/Picture011.jpg
And the Bosses:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v124/Aelyn/Warhammer/Picture012.jpg

Aelyn
09-03-2007, 22:55
A few unit shots:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v124/Aelyn/Warhammer/Picture013.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v124/Aelyn/Warhammer/Picture014.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v124/Aelyn/Warhammer/Picture015.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v124/Aelyn/Warhammer/Picture019.jpg

Aelyn
09-03-2007, 22:56
And finally, the Big Boss in all his painted glory:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v124/Aelyn/Warhammer/Picture033.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v124/Aelyn/Warhammer/Picture034.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v124/Aelyn/Warhammer/Picture035.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v124/Aelyn/Warhammer/Picture032.jpg

Apologies for the photo quality. So, that's how the army was... hopefully it won't be too long before a shot of the army as it is.

sigur
10-03-2007, 13:44
Interesting log here, I'm liking many of your ideas, especially the Big Boss convertion. Maybe it's just me, but turning this Night Gobbo eye-symbol by 90 makes it look..... quite anatomical.:eyebrows:

Might I suggest to water your paints down before applying to the miniature? It looks like this could improve the results of your painting greatly.

When painting Night Gobbos, you definitly encounter the situation that seemingly forces you to appy yellow to a black basecoat which in almost all cases ends up either desastrous or at least very exhausting.

That's how I did it on my Night Gobbos: graveyard earth base followed by a coat of White (advantage: doesn't warp colours applied afterwards, disadvantage: white tends to get grainy/chalky) or Bleached Bone (advantage: less chalky when being watered-down -> smoother surface, disadvantage: might make the yellow applied over it look different.). Now you apply the yellow colour. Again, in thin layers, this will give you the best results in the end. Afterwards,, you can highlight or shade it in every way you want. I used Sunburst yellow over a white base, highlighted with Vallejo's Ice Yellow and shaded with a mix of sunburst yellow and a very strong orange (Lukas Acryl Paint - Orange).

You've chosen quite a big project here, Aelyn. Good luck with painting all these little buggers!;)

Aelyn
10-03-2007, 14:47
Interesting log here, I'm liking many of your ideas, especially the Big Boss convertion. Maybe it's just me, but turning this Night Gobbo eye-symbol by 90 makes it look..... quite anatomical.:eyebrows:
... True. I hadn't noticed that...

Might I suggest to water your paints down before applying to the miniature? It looks like this could improve the results of your painting greatly.
I do water my paints down. Unfortunately the camera hasn't produced very good photos - the skin especially on the big boss looks significantly better than that.

When painting Night Gobbos, you definitly encounter the situation that seemingly forces you to appy yellow to a black basecoat which in almost all cases ends up either desastrous or at least very exhausting.
Actually, it's a very deliberate decision to go with the greeny-yellow, somewhat dirty looking yellow - I don't like the bright yellow look most goblin shields have, I prefer the somewhat dirtier appearance. The shields of the main army will be red, built up from brown.

Make no mistake, I do appreciate the criticism and advice, and I've been making a point of working a bit more carefully and putting a little more effort in now I've got rid of my deadline.