Tuesday, March 5, 2013

From ScottB: 28mm Goblin King & Minions from 'The Hobbit' (35 points)

From Scott:
The Goblin King, 2 captains including Grinah, and the scribe. Painted in a style to match the rest of the previous batch of Goblins of Goblin Town.
But a real variety in scale this time!
The monstrous Goblin King himself who measures some 6cm to the top of his crown. Truly a beast, and in the game will no doubt cause some chaos especially with the new 'monster abilities' in the new Hobbit SBG rules!

Played wonderfully by Barry Humphries (AKA Dame Edna Everidge) in the movie and masterfully CGI adapted/animated by the team at Weta. 
I was almost sorry when Gandalf dispatched him so easily!
Compared to the bulk of this monstrous Overlord, is the tiny and diminutive 'un-named' goblin captain, who I feel may be meant to be the one that tackled Bilbo in the movie then fell to his death, ultimately at the hands of Gollum. This tiny fellow measures 1.5cm.
The next Goblin Captain is named Grinah, and he bears a brutal whip to keep his charges in order. This fellow is your more typical nominally 28mm scale though is more likely 20mm or thereabouts...
And finally the hapless figure of the Goblin Scribe on his wooden 'gantry'... I don't recall him having any lines in the movies other than a sly chuckle... charismatic none the less. He was a bit a bit of a bugger to paint, quite small and fiddly and a little awkward to handle. Wonderfully detailed for such a plastic model. And quite a useful character in the game too, allowing goblin reinforcements to be brought to the fray!
I am going to finish the Goblin King's throne next. It's been quite a bit of work to get it to how I am happy with it , and realize it probably won't score me any points being a 'terrain piece' but that can't be helped as it's the next part of the 'set', to complete...
After that, Groblog, then the Eotd Police inspector and then I can make a start on painting the dwarves of the company... I don't think I am going to get them done in time for the end of the challenge, but we'll see how far I get with them...
Tremendous work Scott. Again, I love the skin tone you've created for your goblins (and the buboes are particularly disgusting, but in a good way). Makes me want to go see the film again!

The Goblin King and this three minions will give Scott 35 points which includes some extra for the monstrous King and the Scribe's harness-contraption thingy.