Sunday, May 30, 2021

Goblin Airship for 'Moonstone'

Today I present to you a Goblin Airship. 

I know, demented, isn't it? When I first saw it on the Moonstone website I knew I had to get one for my collection. It's just so charmingly whacky.

The 'airship', a poor frog whose been bunged up to contain its 'hot air', provides some 'vertical dimensionality' for the forces of the goblin 'Dominion'. 

I used Kermit the Frog as my muse for this model. I shaved down the pupil of one eye, so it could painted with the eyelid closed. I think it helps convey the poor guy's sense of distress. For the flag, I kept the same blue and white checked livery as my existing goblins.

I scrapped the stock stand and replaced it with a magnetic ball and gimbal set-up, so it can be easily separated for transport.

If you look hard you can see that the gondola has a little goblin peering out, manning a Maxim gun, (really it's a 'pea shooter', with the hopper for the peas at the end of the barrel).  He also has a cup of tea (cappuccino?) sitting precariously next to him. You know, for when he goes on union breaks.

Love. It.


Next up: A Two-Headed Giant(!) from Moonstone.

Thanks for dropping in folks! Have a terrific day!

-Curt

21 comments:

  1. Brilliant dude, great work! What a whacky model, very nice.

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  2. Completely bonkers! And so is the model! Nicely painted, Curt. :)

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  3. This could be the coolest and madest thing I've ever seen

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    1. Thanks Martin, it is rather groovy looking (and quite nasty in the game I might add).

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  4. Bonkers but utterly brilliant too!

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  5. You have really gone into the fantastical of late Curt and it looks well....fantastic!

    Christopher

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    1. Thank you Christopher, I'm having a lot of fun with these.

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  6. It is an awesome model, but I really like what you did with the eyes. Brilliant touch, quite in keeping with the rest of this fantastic miniature. Splendid!

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    1. Cheers Martijn! Sometimes it's just the little adjustments that help make something a little more interesting.

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  7. Hah! That’s a splendid little model. Looks like that ‚Airship‘ is on a strict diet of beans and onions

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    1. Haha! Yes, and I wouldn't want to be around it when they want to descend in it...

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  8. Brilliant stuff - they have a Kickstarter starting tomorrow and I’m sorely tempted to pile in....!

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    1. Yes, I'm sure I'll be there with bells on.

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  9. Splendid looking stuffed frog/airship! Lovely finish on a delightfully detailed model!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks Iain! It was a wonderful model to work on. A perfect platform for aeronautical spring adventures. :)

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  10. What a whacky contraption this is, really well done!

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