One of which is my Goblin Pirate ship for the Oldhammer Ahoy game that seems to be going on for most of the weekend! Hopefully I'll be done in time so I can join in on the Sunday to see if there are any survivors left over to be picked off.
As soon as the game was mooted (pretty much straight after BOYL 2014!) I knew I wanted a Goblin crew but this image also popped in to my head -
I'm a big fan of Terry Gilliam (especially the brilliant animations he did for Monty Python) and Time Bandits was a favourite film when I was a kid.
I've had the bits lying around for this project for a while now but Fimm McCool's amazing Ironclad and Nurgle/Orc hulk got me moving.
I must admit nervousness at messing up the cutting of the polystyrene head had held me back for a while but I finally came up with an idea on how to get a straight-ish line round the top of it -
|I wear a Fez now - Fezzes are cool.|
|I'd already taken the plunge and chopped off the neck where I wanted the waterline to be.|
|I did feel a bit like Hannibal Lecter in that brain scene!|
|Bit of gap filling required!|
|As well as some stretched out ears and earrings|
|Maybe even a bit of weight adding as well as the brow area bulking out|
Talking of the crew - I intend to use my 4A Miniatures Goblins
along with a few newer 4A releases I need to get painted up -
|Chap with the trident would make a good Captain methinks|
Not sure the hold will be big enough for War Tortoise Ajax though!
It'd also be nice to get these Fish Demons (also from 4A Miniatures) into the game somehow...
Must get my Piranha Boys painted up too -
Next up will be basing the Giant's head and decking out the ship - as soon as the wife furnished me with enough coffee stirrers.