Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Goblin Troupe for 'Moonstone'

What have I been up to lately? Well, since early spring I've become quite enamoured with the game 'Moonstone'. I posted a sampling of the human faction, 'The Commonwealth' a few weeks ago. Since then I've placed several orders for its figures, cherry-picking from the wide assortment of models offered from its catalog.

This group is from the base set representing elements of the goblin faction, 'The Dominion', which is part of the starter set.

As I mentioned previously, I really enjoy how wacky the characters are, they look as if they've walked right off the sets of 'Legend' or 'Labyrinth' - they're quite demented. 

As the figures are a bit over-the-top, I decided to paint them in a very vibrant, bright pallet, using lots of glazes, washes and wet blending.  Some of it worked, some didn't, but I've been having a blast working on them. Here is the group.

The Vicious Midget



Doug the Flatulent (love this guy!)




Grub



Beaky Bobby




In addition to the figure design, one of the things I quite like about the system is that there are no point values in the game. The figures are essentially 'equal' to each other in their bonuses and shortcomings, so you're not having to fuss around with puzzling over lists or shaving points here to bring in something your really want. I find this is quite liberating and simplifies game setup. More on the game in the next post.

Thanks for dropping in!

-Curt


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    1. Thanks very much, delighted you like them.

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  2. Really funny looking miniatures

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    1. Yes, they are a rather odd looking bunch, aren't they.

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  3. Goofy little guys Curt! Well done.

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    1. Thank Pete. Hope to have you over for a game with them soon.

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  4. Love these guys Curt, well done.
    Also, I'm pretty sure "Beaky Bobby" runs the local health unit here in Northern Ontario.

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    1. Haha! He's a nutter for sure. Doug the Flatulent reminds me of my two hounds, if only in his stated ability. :)

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  5. Cracking sculpts and your paint job really has done them justice!

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    1. Thanks, they are terrific figures to work on.

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  6. Very quirky sculpts and painted beautifully Curt!

    Christopher

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  7. Brilliant painting Curt. And as you say they are wonderfully characterful minis. I am tempted to see if one can get them in Europe. Although, I need to get back to the painting table before I go ordering new lead for the pile!

    I was just wondering if there have been any updates to your wargame room/garage? Last I think we saw was back before the Challenge!

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    1. Thanks Ed! They are out of the UK so you should be fine for mail order.

      As to the hobby studio. Yes! I need to do an update as things have progressed since the end of winter. Stay tuned! :)

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  8. Splendid looking goblins and a definite Labyrinth vibe,delightful finish!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thank you Iain! Delighted you like them.

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  9. Lovely work on them all. They are all such characterful sculpts as well!

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    1. Thanks Simon! Delighted you like them.

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  10. Some truly characterful little critters Boss!

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