Well after teasing/annoying you lot with my last post I thought I better follow through sooner rather than later at risk of being tarred and feathered.
Im not a huge fan of Goblins. For me they’re up, or should I say down, there with elves and dwarves (fantasy ones not the ones we like to throw). I know that’s sacrilegious to say to a bunch of hardcore old school citadel type people but hey come at me bro, do your worst.
I then stumbled across some pirate goblins from Kromlech while scouring the world (via the internet) looking for things for my SkyRaiders Pirate Project.
They were so cute and comical but nasty looking at the same time that I had to have them.
The original plan was to have them on a raft set adrift but still stoic and ready to attack any passerby’s. Then I remembered I had a Hull from a Kharadron airship thing. It was too small for any other pirate gangs I have planned but the perfect size for this tiny trio crew.
The ship proved challenging but fun to build as it was literally just a hull. The lollipop stick deck was the hardest part. Cutting the right sized shapes for port and starboard was tricky but I did it by making a paper template first. Hard to work explain and I never take work in progress shots haha. There’s still a gap around the deck and it’s far from perfect but I guess it adds to the overall aesthetic and rustic charm of the little Goblin Ship.
The bow of the ship is all engine contained in half a car with some spot lights and a Ork-ish figurehead that I pinched from an Ork motorbike.
The aft (rear) of the ship is thrown together from an old land speeder jet and some lollipop sticks.
The mast is made from trusty old sprues. I was thinking of a sail but I kind of like the skeletal look to the mast.
You might be surprised to know that I’m not an aeronautical engineer so how this flying ship manages to take off, land and even stay in the clouds is a mystery to me. I guess what it lacks in actual practical flying ability it makes up with imagination hehe. After all my matchbox cars used to fly around Mum and dads house if they just had their doors open! The red cars always went faster too.
As far as the Goblins go I have to say at first I found the painting to be fiddly and annoying but after finishing the Captain off my opinion did a backflip. I had fun painting the little green creatures.
Anyway enough of my blabber.
Lets meet the Gob-Bucklers who are Captain Klakzoid, Flag Bearer Crogz and 1st mate Feck in their trusty aero-pirate ship The Scabby Eye.
Sshhhh don’t tell my wife I tore open the cushion. With my skills as a seamstress I’m sure she won’t even notice ssshhhhh
Sorry if there were double ups with the photos the wifi was playing up.
Also, for those of you in on the conversation about the show GLOW a big thank you. We watched two eps tonight and we are hooked.
One more thing…
Push pineapple shake a tree.