Wow, it has been awhile. My mojo for blogging about minis more or less completely disappeared as I was preoccupied with other projects. I guess everyone blogging at times loses the perspective and starts questioning the whole purpose and the time spent on this. However, I have been painting and gaming regularly and things have thus not been quite on the hobby front as such. Yay to that. Now I think the time has come to try and do some writing again, not least because we are starting a new fantasy campaign, which I am psyched about and very eager to present to all those who might still be interested in this blog. But more about this in another post.
Here I just want to show you a nice little band of very old gobbos I finished painting a few days ago. It is, of course, the splendid Goblin Raiding Party, released as a so-called “speciality set” (no. 4) back in the early 80’s – in ’82 Stuff of Legends informs me.
They are pre-slotta and very different from the cartoony goblins to come. Some of them look more or less like little humans with pointy ears while others carry characteristics closer to future green skins. I must admit that I really love these minis and their somber vibe of quiet menace and restrained approach to weapon sizes etc. They are definitely among my favorites from the old Citadel box sets and I have been looking forward to painting them for quite some time now. The box had been resting deep within my lead mountain for some time and it was a sort of spur of the moment thing which made me dig them out. Something I definitely do not regret. They were a blast to paint and my love for these minis only grew during the process.
Well, that’s all for now. More soon about out upcoming campaign.
I hope someone is still out there to reads this!
Here’s one. 😉 They are wonderful, great job!
Hi Carlo, Thanks for the support! It is great to know that someone is actually still looking at this blog.
Nice work on these, really well done. I’m much more impressed with metal work and these have a lot of lead character!
Thanks Mark. These old gobbos do have a lot of charm and character. Their style is very alien when compared to the later goblins but I have always been quite taken with this little band.
Very nice work, love seeing these classic figures brought to life so beautifully. Miniature painting is a marathon, not a sprint 🙂
Cheers to that Subedai!