Goblin Leader

Ye gods I am tired today… I took one look at the painting desk and yawned ‘naaaahhh’. I didn’t sleep too well last night and have had a full on day today including visits from councillors as well as the head honch of the education department.

I did remember to take a photo of the Goblin on the swamp beast…

I do like him, but there is something not quite right colour wise, I just cannot put my finger on it. It might be the armour or it might just be the colours on the beastie.

I do think that I need to do something about the beastie’s teeth and get the eyes filled in too.

To be fair to myself I am painting these in school, without my brushes and without a wider selection of paints.

Final Dwarf

Well that’s the final dwarf done…

Here is the full warband with the crossbow being the final one.

Not sure where to go next. More Mordheim or something different.

Snow is melting now, by by all accounts it might be back on Tuesday.

Two More Dwarves

This evening I got another couple of dwarves done. This takes the total to five out of the six starting miniatures.

This leaves only the crossbow to go. Luckily he is half way done…

Hopefully I will get him done tomorrow.

I managed to get a bit more done on my goblin general…or rather his mount.

Working on the Dwarves

Well all schools were off today and I was on Child protection training all day. My daughter and I were going to do some more stuff on Ark, but sadly it needed a 7GB update so I painted while we watched ‘The Mitchell’s Versus the Machines’.

I would have got a lot further but my good lady forgot to turn the bath off. Water intake outpaced the overflow and to cut a long story short we have no dry towels. On the upside we have a concrete floor under the Lino and it is a single story house.

So back to the painting I eventually went. I managed to get this far…

Still a long way to go, but getting there, with these three anyway.

Snow is still here and the temperatures have dropped way below zero.

Geek Club Goblins

Today was Friday after school Geek Club. I decided to take some of my goblins into school and paint them during Geek Club. I didn’t get as far as I wanted as my boss phoned up, but a start is a start I suppose.

I decided to do the general on his swamp creature as well make a start on a couple of the unit leaders.

The general miniature is really lovely and I spent ages trying to decide on the colours. Bright and poisonous or lurking colours.

I split the difference and did a bit of both, it was only when I was painting the head that I realised that it looked a bit like a shark’s snout. Hence the blue green colouration. Stripes are going to be yellow I think. The belly will be a light colour as befits a creature that lives in liquid.

Now the background for these is that the goblins are in red cloaks. I am not sure about this. I am thinking dark green instead. I suppose, my world, my rules.

Piggy Boy

🐷 I got him finished during Geek club today.

Now I am going to be honest, when I first saw these alongside the chameleons I was not overly impressed. Not with the sculpts, but I was disappointed that they weren’t conquistador pigs..

I actually really love them now and printed a couple to do at home sometime.

Berserker Finished

Tonight I managed to get the berserker finished. I slapped a bit of paint on some of the others too.

I will work on the rest tomorrow.

As the female engineer actually has more than just her face painted then I think subconsciously that she is joining this warband.

Working on the Dwarves

Tonight was another evening of Dad/Daughter bonding. We spent most of this evening preparing for a new base move. This was moving into a more dangerous area so we needed to prefabricate walls and doors ready to get them on the ground as soon as we got there.

We survived, a few hairy moments but in the end got a new protected base camp set up in the Boondocks.

This meant that painting time was reduced. I still managed a small amount.

The clan colour for these is green. My back story for them is that they have a fungus in their caves that give the cloth a green hue.

As you can see, the berserker’s hair is now a darker orange.

Well, the long weekend is now over. I will have to drag my sorry ass into work. Made all the more difficult as I am one of only three schools on Shetland open tomorrow. Pretty much, the same number is open on Orkney, the rest of Scotland seems to be on strike.

I will try a bit more painting tomorrow..

Getting Hairy

Tonight my daughter and I were playing Ark again. Which mainly involved raiding Deinonychus nests for high level eggs. High level eggs means high level parents, who funnily enough object to nest raiding. Some extreme close calls occurred. We now have a hunting pack of six with more eggs to hatch. Next up… the breeding programme.

All I can say is thank goodness this isn’t Jurassic Park!

Because of the gaming I only really had a chance to paint some hair…

I will carry on tomorrow…