Getting Squiggy With It – Part 2

It’s been absolutely ages since I painted any squigs and it’s high time I did something about that. Here’s three more bouncing, mayhem-fuelling fungi ready to munch their way through anything that takes their fancy.

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And here they are in the company of the rest of their nest.

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The eagle-eyed will have spotted that I’ve based them on round bases rather than square. Currently I must admit I’m very tempted to rebase my Night Goblin collection and make myself a Gloomspite Gits army for AoS. Whether this proves to be a flight of fancy or a serious plan only time will tell, although fans of the Old World need not fear, I’ve also got a plan to paint up a dwarf army for WHFB. Surely having more plans than there’s time in a normal lifespan to deal with is standard practice for every hobbyist! Whether any of these ideas ever sees the light of day is something that only the future can reveal.

Whilst I was working on the squigs I also spotted the poorly little goblin who comes as part of the new fanatics kit. I didn’t buy the new fanatics and I probably won’t, as I’ve already got five of these mad dervishes and I wasn’t feeling a particular draw to get any more, at least not straight away.

However I did end up acquiring the sick goblin alongside some bits somewhere along the line, so I whisked him onto the painting desk alongside the squigs and got him painted up as well.

Sick Gobbo

Poor little fellow – that’s what happens when you get tanked up on fungus brew and start throwing yourself around like that!


27 responses to “Getting Squiggy With It – Part 2

  • Pete S/ SP

    Those are wonderful.

    Cheers,

    Pete.

  • Mark A. Morin

    Love all of them, but a puking goblin takes the cake and loses his lunch!

  • Faust

    Nice work! I still need to assemble and paint a Goblin team, plus the Star Players to go with. The fourth Squig down, might be a good candidate. At either rate, I like his pose. I guess it makes sense that they are all jumping off mushrooms, but also seems a bit weird to me. The puking goblin is great. Is that like a status indicator in the game or just a random model? In Blood Bowl they sometimes have flat “prone” models for the Big Guys, so that they don’t crowd the whole board if you have to lay one down. So, just curious.

    • Wudugast

      Cheers! Yeah, I’ve got the goblin team lurking in the pile of shame myself. I picked them up because Blood Bowl teams are so wonderfully affordable (I mean seriously, starting another Blood Bowl team, or Necromunda gang, or Warcry warband is just so easy to budget for – I’d not be doing that with 40k or AoS armies unless I end up a millionaire!). Anyway, my excuse was that I wanted some gobbos to go with the Orc team (the one I still haven’t painted) and here we are… There’s a star player bounces around on a squig isn’t there? I think it may even have been a conversation with yourself that put the idea in my head but I’ve got all the bits to kitbash him, another one to tackle when time allows.

      As far as I understand the sick goblin is just a random model, I don’t think he actually does anything in the game (although my grasp of the rules is nothing to boast about so I may be mistaken).

      • Faust

        Yep, we have had some chats about the Squig/Rider Star Player “Madcap Miggz”. You gave me some ideas on which figs to use. I got some pieces, maybe not the exact ones I wanted, but enough for a decent mini I think.

        Didn’t realize you were looking to put together an Orc team too. Maybe you already mentioned that though. I’d love to see an Orc and Goblin team when you get to those. The Orc team is awesome, because you have the options of Orcs (duh), Goblins, and a Troll. It also makes them a bit more difficult for assembly/painting.

        On the one hand, I really want to paint up the Goblin team….on the other hand. I find picking the “perfect” Goblin skin color daunting. Since they aren’t necessarily a key team for teaching people how to play, they are getting sidelined for a bit while I try and make my way through the rest.

      • Wudugast

        Madcap Migz – that’s the guy! We’ll have to compare versions when we finally get around to making them 🙂

        Aye, the Orc team is built, primed and sitting waiting for attention. I had a plan that I’d do them during lockdown alongside my Cawdor gang. However because I work in remote locations I’ve been allowed to go back to work now so I’m suddenly running around like a maniac instead, and struggling to find much time for painting. I’ll get around to them sooner or later though.

        I really like the mixture of models you get with the Orc team, and a few gobbos running around looks cool. My thinking is that if I keep the colour schemes close enough I can reuse the goblins from the Orc team as the start of a Goblin team. I suppose it might get confusing if the goblins and orcs end up facing off against each other but frankly I’ll cross that bridge if I ever come to it.

      • Faust

        Well, you must be my lucky charm…because the package containing the mini I wanted to use for Madcap just arrived in the post yesterday! I had ordered it back in Jan or Feb, and had totally given up at this point. Hopefully the other three orders will see the light of day. One was a Kroxigor from Fanath Arts, which I really wanted as the big guy for my Lizard team.

        I’ve actually used a good chunk of this enforced indoor time to assemble almost all my Blood Bowl plastic. And then it’s just another small step to prime them up. I figure that gives me plenty of fodder for painting later. Even though, that’s the slowest part for me anyways. ;P

        Yea, I don’t see any problems with reusing the Goblins between the Orc and Goblin teams. The only thing you would want to watch out for is making sure the player numbers don’t conflict. I had planned on reusing some big guys in the meantime. Trolls on Orcs and Goblins, etc. The first guy we ever played BB with, had a lot of substitutions. I think Humans were used for Elves, etc. And you know, it didn’t really seem to affect our play either way.

      • Wudugast

        Wow, that’s a hell of a long wait for those packages, although I guess the old C-19 is playing havoc with the post (and everything else). I hadn’t come across Fanath before but I like the look of their stuff, that Kroxigor is a really nice model – I’ll keep an eye out for what you do with him.

        Aye, I know what you mean about substitutions, I played a lot of Blackstone Fortress with a good mate a couple of Christmases ago and, despite all the painted models I have in the house, we mostly played with unpainted heroes and proxies. Still had a lot of fun with it though. Back when I was a student and used to game a bit (certainly a hell of a lot more than I do now!) we’d play with empty bases with post-it notes stuck to them because that was all we could afford – and although I know there’s some rosy-tinted nostalgia playing a part here I know we had a lot of fun and really used our imaginations to bring it to life.

      • Faust

        Empty bases and sticky notes? Wow!

        We played our first run through of Newcromunda with paper standees. Granted, they were printed greyscale images of the models on some nice standee backings. But hey, whatever works. And like you said, player imagination can be pretty powerful!

  • Alex

    Brilliant painting of course mate, but the title gets my 10 paddle today 😂
    Gettin’ Squiggy with Mr. Biggie!

  • theimperfectmodeller

    Nice paint jobs all round, goes without saying of course. Not entirely sure I get the Squiggy’s but not being a gamer probably explains that. The Goblin and the Squigs I get more. I think it is the more human features and that they are Orc green. 😊

    • Wudugast

      Aye, squigs are funny beasts right enough, it’s basically a spacehopper with teeth. I have a lot of nostalgia for them from when I was young and so seeing them get a new kit, especially one that made them as crazy and dynamic as I remember them being (rather than the way they actually were – a bit lumpen and distinctly earthbound) was a real joy. I do wonder what I’d have thought if I saw them now for the first time though. Glad you like the gobbos, there’s plenty more of them in the pipeline (sooner or later…).

  • savageddt

    Loved the will smith reference in the heading. Great job mate.

  • Argentbadger

    Great stuff; I do love Squigs. I was very close to getting some of the new Squig Hopper miniatures when they were released, but remarkably they did not end up on the pile of shame.

    • Wudugast

      Thank you! Have no fear I’ve got that covered 😉 I got a box of them straight away (how could I resist? And of course I would paint them immediately – I’d be a fool to wait!) Ah well, I’ll get to them eventually…

  • imperialrebelork

    Haha it’s all just so cute. Very cool

  • patmcf

    I just love those Squigs mate and that sick Goblins great , well done !

  • Azazel

    Na-na-na-na, na-na!

    Love the squigs! Another thing I need to do en masse sometime (soon, hopefully maybe)
    Also, ewwwww on vomit-goblin…

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