Do you remember the Moria Goblins' bases posts 1, 2, 3 and 4 ? I posted them back in February and I confessed that days that the project would take a long long time to finish! Unfortunatelly, I have not finished it yet, but at least I started painting some of all these little green Goblins!
Today, the first warband is ready! I named it, the green-ochre warband because of the colour I used to paint the warriors' tunics. The warband consists of a Captain with a bow and twelve Goblins, four warriors with swords and shields, four spearmen and four archers. The Goblin Captain has at his base a skull as a mark to distinguish him from the rest. To make his rank more obvious I painted parts of his armour brass. I also tried to give a rusty look to their plate and chain armours. To achieve this I painted first their armours with GW Vermin Brown and then with Vallejo Gunmetal Metal, leaving some spots from the former colour here and there. Below you can see some photos:
The twelve Goblins all together
And the whole warband
Some bases have mud holes, three ones to be excact, which were a chalenge for me because I had never in the past added "water" to a base! I searched in various blogs and forums and found that the easiest and cheapest way is to use white PVA glue over a painted dark green surface. You can check below the results of this method:
Mud hole 1
Mud hole 2
Mud hole 3
I do not understand if you can see the differences among the three above mud holes but there are some. The first is the best while the other two are somehow cloudy. How to do it right next time? I have to pour a tiny drop of PVA in the hole just to cover the painted surface, any more than this tiny drop will ruin the effect. Secondly, to avoid bubbles I have to touch the painted surface with the edge of the glue bottle and not to drop the glue from above. This is what I am trying to explain:
The warband from above where you can check the mud holes.
That's it for today! Stay tuned!