Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Ever so slowly...

Wow, it's been months since my last post. 

So what have I been up to? In terms of miniatures, I've not achieved an awful lot. I've played a couple of games of Warhammer, using a modified version of 8th edition that we're considering adopting as the normal rules at the club. Might as well tackle some of our bugbears in the rules when we're not playing as part of a wider tournament community. I've even got a few pictures from some of the games we played. I might put them up in a later post.

I have finally finished painting my old Skarsnik and Gobbla models. I've been idly working at these guys for months. I haven't had any particular reason to hurry them, and I can't say as they were the sort of models that really painted themselves. I had in mind to paint them as per the GW studio version of the time, but in the end there were things I didn't like about it, so I went more with an "inspired by" sort of vibe.
Gobbla. I really should have blown the stray static grass off the model before I took his photo. You don't really notice these things until they get zoomed in.
This guy is pretty close to the GW studio scheme.
That bit doesn't even look like static grass. I think he left some dental floss in his teeth...
Skarsnik. He's a bit of a goofy model, really. But he has that retro vibe about him, and the more recent model cannot be obtained for less than painful amounts of money. So I just painted what I had.
I am not really satisfied with the black hood/collar piece. I feel like the colour fails to highlight the detailing on the model. But then, I couldn't come up with something I thought I would work, so stuck with the black because that's how they did the original.
In more recent editions, Skarsnik and Gobbla are a single model on a 40x60mm base. I decided the best plan was to go for a sort of holder base to fit that template. Pete kindly 3D printed one for me which does the job perfectly.

I have a specific plan to use these guys to recreate the old Battle at the East Gate of Karak Eight Peaks. Whether I get up enough momentum to actually make that happen remains to be seen. There are a lot of Night Goblins I'd need to paint between now and then. We'll see.


  1. Glad to read you're still hobbying along. I'm quite fond of the old metal Skarsnik and Gobbla - they belong to a more innocent, derpier time.

    Look forward to the Battle at the East Gate report - I remember reading that in the original Dwarf army book, back when it seemed impossible to possess that amount of models (over 100 goblins!) which certainly was a different time.

    1. I have similar memories of dreaming of having enough models for such a massive game. Yes, times have changed.

  2. No school like the old school! Welcome back!

  3. Would love to see that karak eight peaks battle!

  4. Cheers all. And yes, I do intend to try to make the Karak Eight Peaks game happen.

  5. I don’t see how you can lose the battle with these two classic lords leading your greenskins.