So a while back Games Workshop released some goblins on wolves, I really like the look of these models, felt like they where a throw back to the Goblin wolf riders in Battle Masters which was a box set game in the early 90s (I think, but could of been late 80s) and really where my hobby all started.
So I’ve had these models a while but a few bit have had me confused for ages on how to paint them. But I had a brain wave the other day to help me with one bit, contrast paints.
Been playing with GW new contrast paints for a while now and one thing I think is intresting is that they get a lot from what they are painted over, this gave me an idea for more realistic fair on the wolves.
So take 1 paint the wolf 3 colours light cream underside and inside legs, normal brown most of it, grey ridge on the back, and then give it all a bit of a drybrush. Also did the goblin green with a yellow drybrush at the same time.
Then its a simple brown contrast on the wolf and green on the goblin.
So ok, not perfect, the pattern on the wolf look “natural” but is too subtle, also the green on the face of the goblin worked best where I watered down the contrast.
So take 2 same idea but emphasis the colour differences with the base colours, and water down the contrast a bit.
So 2 is looking better than 3 in my eyes, which is good (spear is 2 bow is 1) got the leader to do which I think I’ll more or less follow method 2.
Still got loads of work to do but getting there. Also not got my head around the pre-molded bases, they sort of look dersert in part but then the goblins are wearing fur, so might have to try make them look more wintery.