The Mean Green Geezers – Part 6

Back when I painted up my Orc Blood Bowl team the advice I received from experienced coaches was “add a couple more Big ‘uns and two more Blitzers”. To which I have nodded heartily, thanked them for their sage advice, and painted up a couple of goblins instead.

Now perhaps I should justify myself here a little. For one thing I actually own a load of goblins – which means I can contribute them to the “Paint The Crap You Already Own” challenge being run by Ann’s Immaterium – whereas I’ve yet to find a deal I liked to acquire myself the Big ‘uns or Blitzers. Thus painting gobbos is a way of clearing my backlog, whereas adding more models to the unpainted pile would have quite the opposite effect! Plus I intend, at some point in time, to be able to field an all Goblin team, and these bring me one step closer to achieving that. Thirdly, and most importantly, I just fancied painting a couple of little gobbos!

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There is a certain irony that the carefully (and to my eye rather well-) painted “15” on the back on the top model doesn’t really show up in the pictures, whereas the slightly smudged and lumpy “16” on the second model has photographed quite clearly. Ah well never mind – everyone knows goblins have terrible handwriting! Here they are next to the other two runts on the team.

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Of course now they’re done this does mean I really ought to get on with it and paint that troll. He’s assembled properly now at last so someday, someday…

33 responses to “The Mean Green Geezers – Part 6

  • Azazel

    Nice work! And we all know dat more gobboes is still more green boyz so it can’t be a bad fing, innit?

    • Wudugast

      Well… I guess dey iz green, so dey iz betta than humies or filthy elves, but they’re still not proppa boys are they? Still some of dem iz ded clevah even if they are runty gits so alright then, we’ll let ’em away wiv it – just this once…

  • theimperfectmodeller

    Very nice mate and good to see the colour green is back in vogue! 😉

  • Alexander

    Really enjoy following your work! Quite inspirational especially the Necromunda and BB bits 🙂 One quick question. What palette did you use for the ‘cream’ colored grubby shirts? Thanks!

    • Wudugast

      Thank you very much! 🙂 Let’s see, for the shirts I start with a basecoat of Karak Stone, then give it a wash with Agrax Earthshade over everything, then a layer of Karak Stone, then highlight with a 50:50 Karak Stone/Ushabti Bone mix.

  • Pete S/ SP

    Those are great- really like them.

    Always had a soft spot for grots.



  • Alex

    Excellent additions mate, the cheeky wee scamps!!

  • Ann

    Nice goblins. My favorite thing about little guys like that is you can throw them with the ball. 🙂

    Also, I’d say those goblins are very versatile. They would work for Blood Bowl (of course) as well as generic Fantasy or Sci Fi too. I think it would be humorous to field what is basically a BB team against an adventuring party in a D&D game. In fact, I think I’m going to make up an adventure where that very thing happens!

    • Wudugast

      Cheers! Yes, I’ve always loved the idea of the poor little goblin being bodily hurled down the pitch with the ball in hand, such a silly idea and so damn funny!

      That idea for a d&d adventure sounds awesome, you should definitely do that. I must admit when I first discovered Warhammer I didn’t really understand that Blood Bowl and WHFB were supposed to be set in different iterations of the same world and I’ve never really been able to shake the idea entirely, in my mind’s eye even when the fiercest battles are raging there’s always someone having a kick-about just around the corner. I also enjoyed the Blood Bowl short story (can’t remember the title now off the top of my head) in which a wizard – attempting to cheat in the game – accidentally opens a portal that sends a couple of players from one end of the pitch to the other via a 41st Millennium battlefield where Space Marines are locked in combat with a Tyranid hive fleet. Naturally the two players re-emerge terrified and a genestealer bursts through the portal alongside them with the ball impaled on one claw, races through the endzone to score and then charges murderously into the stands – to the delight of the crowd of course!

      • Faust

        Hahaha, that short story is true Blood Bowl chaos! Let us know if you ever recall where that was from!

      • Wudugast

        I think it might have been Mazlocke’s Cantrip of Superior Substitution. Even if it’s not that story is well worth a read, total Blood Bowl madness from start to finish. It’s in the Death on the Pitch anthology.

      • Faust

        Oh cool, I have the ‘Blood Bowl’ almanac books. I’ve yet to sit down and read them yet but maybe on the next big trip/plane ride.

  • b00sk0r

    Everything about these lil guys is fantastic, the models, the poses and the colour scheme. Thanks for sharing!

  • Kuribo

    Always nice to see some gobbos and whether they’re good or not in Blood Bowl is not really an issue because you managed to get some minis out of your backlog which is always a good thing I say!

    • Wudugast

      Cheers! Yeah, for me how good they are in game isn’t really an issue with anything I paint because I rarely play anything and when I do it’s never “competitive” – I just like painting models and there’s few things more fun to paint than a cheeky little gobbo! 🙂

  • Mark A. Morin

    Very nice, love the flesh tones and the metal work is amazing

  • patmcf

    Interesting little critters mate ,well done.

  • Faust

    Tsk, tsk. Wasting time on Gobbos instead of the key positionals?! Walks away in shame…

    Haha! I’m back and they look great. Honestly, I like to have a Gobbo on my Orc team and in our last tourney I managed to chuck one down field and score! So you go with those Gobbos, mate! I wish my snot had turned out as well as yours, I should probably go back and hit it with some gloss if I didn’t do that already. Also still really love that Night Gobbo head conversion, that was a great idea. Mine are sitting a box all primed, until I get around to painting that Underworld team. These Gobbos are certainly fun to paint, so I can empathize with wanting to work on them.

    • Wudugast

      Cheers! Well I’ve been kitbashing some more whenever time allows and I think a goblin team is definitely on the cards – I’ve been trying to make some of the secret weapons and generally sticking spare heads from the AoS/WHFB gobbos on left, right and centre. I suspect it’ll be a while before I really get anything done in terms of painting them but it’s another project I’m really excited about (so once again, expect to see them showing up here sooner or later…).

      • Faust

        Nice! And I hope you’re able to get a game in with them. They are one of the craziest teams out there. I feel like it’s always a flip of the coin with Goblins. Either you randomly stomp your opponent into the ground or you hurt yourself badly.

      • Wudugast

        Sounds right up my street! 🙂

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