Warhammer Night Goblins.



Hey there, fellow Warhammer enthusiasts! 


Welcome back to the wild world of my Warhammer Fantasy Orcs and Goblins army. Today, I'm thrilled to tell you about the journey behind my latest update to the Goblin Diaries


So, rewind the clock—23 years ago, to be exact. I stumbled upon some vintage Night Goblins sculpted by the masterminds Brian Nelson and Aly Morrison for Warhammer Fantasy Battles 6th Edition in the year 2000. 


Despite the lack of fine detail, these little guys oozed personality, especially  their mischievous faces. And thus, the inspiration for my latest project was born!


The mission? Transform these night goblins into a unit that's downright unique. I've always admired armies with a touch of whimsy and a dash of silly, and who better to embrace that spirit than our beloved night goblins?


As chronicled in the "Goblin Diaries" , I crafted a narrative for the army that involved the night goblins invading and ransacking a Border Princes city during festivities (See Chapter II). 


To add some flair and to allow me telling the tale visually, I created a 5x3 base filler inspired by a platform I spotted during  a chilly winter walk in the South of London.

Real life bird spotting platform that inspired the filler

Building the podium was an absolute blast, and let me tell you, ensuring it was structurally sound added an extra layer of excitement. But the real challenge? Sculpting and positioning a vomiting goblin seamlessly with the one on the lower level—because, you know, we didn't want any mishaps during painting! Sculpting something like this that would allow me painting all sides without breaking in the process was a real challenge.

The vomiting Night Goblin and the Night Goblin shielding from the acid rain are one piece-a real challenge to sculpt


To represent some weathering  I used some inspiration in another one of my walks where I saw some moss growing in an ordinary house fence: inspiration can hit anytime, anywhere!


Moss growing at the base of a garden fence


With the filler complete, it was time to get down and dirty with 15 more goblins. Each one infused with its own personality and a hint of narrative. From a goblin enjoying some pipe weed and a scavenged rusty balustrade weapon to the flatulent music on the front—these little green guys were ready to party!



All the goblins in the unit are converted to be unique, spot the differences!


And let's not forget the goblin challenging the gang to a drinking contest. It's an eclectic bunch that truly captures the essence of goblin chaos. 


Night Goblin Chaos

Finished unit and Night Goblin "music" at the front

Stay tuned for more tales from the Goblin Diaries- I am pretty sure more silliness will follow.


Until next time, may your brushes be steady, your dice be kind, and your victories be sweet.


Best regards


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