Sunday, 18 November 2012

Goblin Wolf Rider

I seem to have a few one-off miniatures laying around that fit into a variety opf armies but are not really usable as part of a unit. Here is the only Night Goblin (?) wolf rider I own. He should fit in nicely with the Tusker Riders I painted up a while back as some sort of scout to the heavy hitting riders.

It was very simple to paint, but the detail on the sculpt is just right to make my paint job look a lot better than it actually is.

As you may be aware I give my orcs and goblins particular skin colours depending upon what 'tribe' they are. I do not personally like the newly established Games Workshop 'traditional' green for them (although some of the paint jobs by GW and gamers do look very good utilising that colour scheme), as I prefer a more muted and realistic (?) palette. My goblinoids range from dark brown for trolls and ogres, through bronzed flesh for orcs, to lighter flesh colours for actual goblins, and finally Rotting Flesh for Night Goblins. My rationale for this is that the smaller the goblin, the less likely they are to come out during the day, thus the epithet Night Goblins for the smallest goblins. It works for me anyway.

Still to come are loads of Norman Knights, the Hitch Hikers from H2G2, a few more GW Dredd and sci-fi miniatures and a handful of cleric types.

1 comment:

  1. Gosh, I remember this figure from days of yore. I agree about the ghastly green GW goblins, better to have a mix of muted colours