It was hard not to resist the allure of the goblin while interviewing Kevin Adams. Luckily, goblins were the next stop on my Warhammer Bestiary painting project so I searched through my collection for a couple of early Goblinmaster miniatures.
These two models represent a common goblin (the model on the left) and the lesser known chaos goblin (on the right) and were some of the few pieces in my collection. I was hard to get decent light today where I usually photograph models due to the inevitable rain outside, but I think they will do.
These were fairly quite paintjobs. I base coated the models as I usually do before washing over the entire piece with a green/brown/chestnut ink wash. These creates the depth that is so important in models and also helps me spot all of those little details. It was then simply a case of beastcoating and highlighting each item that required it.
My method for goblin skin is quite straightforwards. I mix a little yellow ink in with the original Goblin Green paint and highlight up from there, adding white to the mix until satisfied. I use purple along any lips that are on the models and then highlight this by mixing in the goblin green highlight.
I chose red scale armour for the chaos goblin, linking him perhaps to the worship of Khorne (or whatever the goblin equivalent would be) but chose the traditional browns and blacks for the common goblin. As a word of note, I used a chestnut/brown/black ink wash to dirty up the chainmail and metal pieces on the models to give the goblinoids that filthy look that their race requires.
How do you think I did?