Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Gloomspite Gitz Fanatics

The fungus brew was almost ready. Skabrot stirred it slowly in the bubbling cauldron, waiting until Gork (or was it Mork) told him it was ready...but he knew it would be soon. And when it was, he would fill the wineskins full so that he could give it to the most faithful of the clan. Then, and only then, would he also give them the large ball and chains with which they were going to smash them stunties with...

So these were the first unit I did after figuring out how to paint these guys going forward. An I am really happy with how they came out. I also am surprised at how well the old and new ones mix, give the case size differences!

As much as I do love the old ones, I was eager to paint up the set of plastics I had purchased back in 7th edition. The originals are great, but over the years, I have seen that the chains have a nasty habit of breaking, and I noticed the softness of the chains when painting these.

The crazy eye was totally on purpose, I swear!

I am also a big fan of the bump in base size since the old school ones are so top heavy. The wider base should help keep them upright better. 

I also added lots of blood to the iron balls. In some cases, it is fresh, and I used Tamiya Clear Red and Black Ink., But in others, I wanted an older look, so I used Liquitex Transparent Burnt Sienna, which is almost a perfect match for the old Chestnut Ink (R.I.P.) that I mixed with various brown inks.

One of the things I love about the Night Goblins is just how much fun these loons look like they are having!