So I went with Green for these 32 Gobboes
Green is the GW colour after all, but I tried to keep it to an earthy green instead of a bright green.
There wasn't really any rhyme or reason to painting so many champions, standards and musicians (mostly hidden at the back looking at the photos!), but they'll come in handy once I paint a whole load more of them for multiple units, because as we all know, the only better than goblins is more goblins.
I went with red for their outfits as I thought black was a little drab.... and painting that many black cloaks didn't fill me with excitement!
I've been following the debate over "tabletop standard" which has been very interesting and it has helped me decide to do what looked good on the tabletop as opposed to "real life" sometimes, so no rust on the weapons, despite the fact I'm sure rust would be all over goblin weapons, as I didn't like the colour clash with the orange being so near the red and dirty metal just looked better. The red cloaks are also a little neat for that exact reason, but they will cut quite a dash across the tabletop, I can assure you...!
This is the side of them I'm hoping to see most of as they charge towards the enemy.
And where would Goblins be without their larger cousins to back them up?
Nowhere good, that's for sure so here are 6 smelly Trolls (or Troggoths as the IP wizards at GW insist of calling them - insert eye rolling smiley here).
Colder colours for these chaps as they are river trolls so I wanted them to look a bit slimy.
Lots of rusted weapons as orange rust goes rather nicely with the blue/grey in this wargamers humble opinion. I also tried to give the scales a shiny look, which was successful in parts, but a little heavy handed in others.
Lots of flesh to highlight on the back and I really did find them rather good fun to paint. The scale difference of them with the goblins is brilliant, here's a shot to show them with their little cousins.
32 Goblins and 6 Trolls down and whole lot more of them needed! I was supposed to be painting elves, but seeing this lot made me want to paint them up..... and we have to follow where the painting muse takes us after all.
Haha! I loved your Attenborough commment Jamie - that one made me laugh aloud.
I've never really taken to GWs orks, but I've always somehow liked their Goblins. What is that all about? Anyway, the fact is I really think these little guys are pretty cool with their pointy noses and obsession with
These Toggoths/ not-Trolls are spectacular! I really like the blueish/purple you've used for their skin and scales, and their weapons look suitably rotten and manky as well. Loverly.
A very respectable 202 points for the bag, Jamie. Well done!