A fanatic I got amongst an eBay bundle I won a little while back. I think I painted his ball a bit too light so I'll revisit that when I next paint a fanatic.
And another filler assembled for the short bows unit:
I forgot to get a shot of this one prior to undercoating it, but the details are still visible. Quite a simple filler - I like it because of the front gobbo's servant snot behind him. Is he just watching and scratching his head? Is he pulling faces behind his back? Whatever really, it'll fit well into the short bows unit.
This filler now rounds the unit up to 50 (with 16 bases of fillers yet to paint). Looking through my bits boxes I think I may have enough to crank this unit up to 100...
@Menkeroth Thanks mate. They've really taken over my army. They started out as a box of something different to do besides layering all the green on the savage orcs - they're now the majority of my O&G by far! And still continue to grow ...
@Borgnine Cheers buddy - time to make up lost time
I bought a few warp lightning kits this time last year with the intention of converting them into lobbas and pump wagons.
Here's Pump Wagon #1:
Inspired by another guy's work over on Da Warpath (cheers Anton ), it's made using mainly just the wheels and wooden bases. I threw a few more details on there too.
Some more shots:
The crew is composed of a bunch of random snots I got on eBay and a few from different kits. I have loads of different ones so didn't have to convert any besides the 'driver', who basically had some kind of gear stick added to his hand.
This is the first of 3 or 4 wagons I have planned for this year. Let me know what you think.
Next up is NG Filler #6: Archers
Nothing too special, just goblins being goblins - something to help bulk out my growing short bows unit.
Whilst taking a look at the things I have left to paint I realized there are parts to make a few more fun filler ideas later on. I won't spoil the fun but there'll be some different things coming in the future
@Borgnine I went over the top with the drybrush finish Glad you like the filler - just another random idea I threw together during a lunch break
Thanks for taking a look guys, more on the way soon.
I've got a few too many things on my table right now and wanted to square something away quickly before 2019 hits. So, here we have...
NG Filler #7: Bug Fight
The idea I got from watching the scorpion fight in Jar Head - we have a few night goblins and snots cheering on some bugs locked in a death match.
Here are some more shots:
I wanted to go for a scarab look for the bug - I liked the idea of using some vivid colours on something so small. For the snake thing, I did colours more or less the same as the terrain as camouflage. I may yet glaze the orange brown to give him a bit of a difference to the terrain.
After adding this filler, the bows unit is just 4 bases shy of 50. The gobbo population has shaped up nicely this year and will continue to do so in 2019 (especially after seeing the upcoming night goblin/squig releases - they'll definitely be joining my army )
Cheers for taking a look, Happy New Year in advance
Sorry for not writing something earlier! First, I am amazed by that pump wagon, it looks really awesome, quality kitbashing right there I am really looking forward to the upcoming ones, having 4 of them will be a true mayhem on the battlefield The fillers are great as well, of course. Sweet work on that scarab, good to see that even such a tiny part in a filler piece is getting as much attention from you
I got this idea from watching Everest, seeing the various memorabilia deposited at the peek. I also want to create a rockier environment for my night goblins to add to the 'Durotar' feel, so opted for some odd rock stacks with stuff on top of them, however I found it a bit bare when assembled and so made use of the skulls kit and added a few bones here and there.
I have some more of these in the works - they should look decent placed around the rear ranks of the night gobbo units.
Besides this filler, I currently have two pump wagons in the works which I'm painting alongside the Vargs for my VC army. I've just started my Chinese New Year holiday and have a nice bit of time to dedicate to painting for the next few weeks
@Sharkbelly Cheers mate. I love the new releases, expect to see some of them in my PLOG at some point as fillers and other things!
@Borgnine Glad you like the pump wagon kit bash mate, but I can't take credit for the idea as someone did these a few years back on Da Warpath. I've got 3 pump wagons minimum, probably enough parts for a fourth one. We'll see. Then there's two rock lobbas too...
@Menkeroth The base was simple – 2 40mm squared bases stuck together I have a bunch of other filler ideas to get done along the road to completing all of my night goblins also 82 night goblins was the last count, which I'm hoping to stretch to 150, so lots of fillers
Nothing too special, but it sits nicely in a big Night Gobbo unit. This one completes the 3rd Night Goblin unit now, so that's currently 150 Night Goblin infantry total. Some more shots:
After looking through the leftover NG bits I've found that I have about 80 left. I reckon I can get another 150 after buying some of the new stuff and making some more fillers... Still a fair few to go but the end is in sight!
I forgot to get a pick of the whole unit together this time round but will get one next time.
Cheers for taking a look, more in the works as usual!
Ah, good old stones as terrain features in wargaming, that's some good stuff It turned out great, those rocks really bring out that rocky, Durotar feeling. I like how stacked they are - perhaps you could use their unbalanced appearance, like maybe a snotling standing on one leg on top of it? Just throwing some ideas around - especially when you're saying things like 'another 150', that's one hell of an ambitious project! Keep it up sir!
After finishing the Varg wings over my Chinese New Year holiday I wanted to paint something different, so since I have a bunch of war machines in various stages of assembly I decided to work on the following:
WIP Pump Wagon 1:
The conversion previously posted, now all painted up and awaiting the crew. The wood was a bit monotonous to paint but wasn't too bad as I just did a bit here and there when I had small breaks at work. Adding details at the end brought this wagon to life.
Here's WIP Pump Wagon 2:
The crew for this one still remains unready for paint, but it won't be long before they board the wagon. I didn't bother with a pre-paint shot of this as I've had to paint it unassembled. Note to self; wheels are a pain to paint when glued on.
Next up, here's a pic of the whole unit of short bows together:
The unit's missing a squig or two but I'm happy with the effect that the fillers are having here; disrupting the tidy ranks of goblins and creating nice focal points of chaotic fun. Currently just the spears and bows units have fillers, and I still want to add more mini 2-base fillers in the future when expanding the Night Goblins.
That said, after working out last time that I have about 80 more NGs, I went ahead and picked up some of the new Gloomspite Gitz releases for making fun fillers later on:
I've had a quick look through these kits and they're fantastic - can't wait to start work on them in the future!
@brr-icy Cheers mate – a lot of the NG minis have mushrooms on so I occasionally add some where they aren't. All blends in that way
@Borgnine I love the snotling idea! Maybe doing a yoga pose or something – ridiculous and hilarious. It has to be done! 150 bases but only 80-100 minis total I reckon. They won't be done in any short time but it's not actually too much work.
I am pretty excited to get my o&g army, but I have no idea when it will be (a friend is giving me his old one) or what is in it. He estimates there's around 10k points there. I like the pump wagons you made, and I will have a spare warp lightning cannon frame from building a rat tank for my skaven.
The machines are great, you can almost hear and feel how ramshackle they are! They will be probably even better with all the snotling shenanigans on top! The archer units tops them easily, though - I am amazed how you managed to turn that rather boring idea of 'goblins with bows' and turn them into such an interesting unit! I also like how big role the landscape plays here, you can really see the environment and they react to it, rather than being just a background, great stuff!