Moonclan Grots


Underworlds MoonClan Display Board #Part 2

oh my, where has the time gone!!! Got a load to update you all that I've been working on in between a mountain of essays and the like.Been banging away at the display board for the grots over the last few months & weeks. All the building and prep work is done and dusted and I have made a dent in the painting as you can see. Building the base was alot of fun. The mushrooms were all strategically placed and textured paints layered over the milliput to give some cool textures to the base. Below are the models posing on the base and then some wip pics of various stages a I built up the board. I’m pretty happy with the layout overall, but I’ve certainly got quite a few mushrooms to paint!!!Before adding textured paint the layers were built up around the bases with milliput, and then all the mushrooms placed everywhere Textured paints applied Base layer painting begins!As part of the display board I wanted scenery pieces to be able to be detached and used for blocked hexes during the game. As the main

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Underworlds Display Board Project Start (And RL update)

Howdy folks! Little bit of an update post here about life and a small start for my next project. I’ve been having a compete hobby break for the last month or two after completely burning out doing the Gobbo project for Underworlds. I’ve pretty much gone cold turkey online and in RL. No reading blogs, no hobby, nothing, until the last few weeks when I’ve started to feel like it again. I have dipped my toe in occasionally on the Underworlds Facebook group but apart from that nowt. So apologies to all my blogging buddies for missing your posts etc, it always means a lot when folks read my posts and comment, and I know it means the same to my fellow bloggers as we do put a lot of time and effort into writing and updating our little corners of the tinter-webs. Must be frustrating to you dear readers too, I know I love it when a blog I follow updates regularly, as I enjoy seeing/reading about exciting projects and models etc, and I can am always excited to see a project update consistently. Sadly for me it’s a time

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Moonclan Grot Warband Completed! Snikkit Moonclaws Mob! - Warhammer Underworlds Conversion

Group shot for y’all! I’ve managed to come up with some names for them last night which I hope fit them nicely (and loosely link in with the Korifinal Skaven names a little). My friend Archie is doing me some custom profile cards for them using my photos, so I hope I can get them printed off in thine for Saturday, as I would love to have the whole package, custom models and cards. Here are the names I’ve chosen. Let me know what you think of them (and the group shot all together). Ciaw! NafNaf

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Skritch Gobbo - Warhammer Underworlds Moonclan Grot Warband Conversion

Greetings! I’ve finally managed to finish my Skritch Gobbo conversion. Got to be honest, there were moments where he has been quite a slog at times. There’s always a stage with a mini where everything looks like crap and thr finish line seems sooo far away! With this one, it was lots of little bits that I just struggled to get through, such as the different metals and different elements of the staff handle. It didn’t help that I managed to break the staff head off while painting 3 times. In the end I had to rip the original pin out of the head and drill all the way down through his hand and re pin the head on, then sculpt the staff back on. Doesn’t sound much but when you’re 75% through and struggling a bit for motivation it does knock one for six ever so slightly. That said, I’m really pleased with him now he’s all done. The yellow on the head took quite a number of thin coats to get right (plus a lot of glazing to blend the layers together). Worth it though as it’s quite a focal point on the model, and the

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Krrrk Gobbo - Warhammer Underworlds Moonclan Grot Warband Conversion

Greetings! Happy new year to you all!!! Mine was pretty uneventful (which is no bad thing). I fell asleep on the sofa and woke up at 11:55 feeling rather groggy. A sign I am getting old alas.Did manage to get Krrrk done over the break though. He did take awhile longer than the others, which surprised me as there is less detail on him than the other 3, but his pose did make getting into some areas a little trickier, as well as going back and adding things onto the base as it was looking a little empty. I added the purple mushroom to the side which I really like and it helps to balance the mini on the base a little better (in terms of composition). I spent a little time over his face, adding more lines to make him look older than the others. Think I’ve pulled it off, although my camera has made the blending look a little starker than it does in real life. It is much more subtle I promise you :)I’ve got a lot of work coming up in the next few weeks but I need to get Skritch done fairly pronto, as the tourney is

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Lurking Gobbo - Warhammer Underworlds Moonclan Grot Warband Conversion

Greetings, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I hope you have all had a great Christmas :)Mine has been good overall, apart from a few disasters (septic tank flooding daily, boiler breaking down and car window getting smashed). Managed to get over them and not let it ruin the holiday too much, although the septic tank issue is going to be expensive! I didn't receive any models for Crimbo (by choice) but I have been slowly chipping away at the third member of the Moonclan Grot warband. I need to be done by mid Jan really so I can do a display base to take to the grand clash at Warhammer World on the 26th. Definitely doable, as I've already started on Krrrk today straight after finishing this chap.As with all these so far, he has been a real pleasure to paint. I followed the usual recipe fir the flesh, metal and cloak, with the only change being the tree stump, which the other two did not have. I went with grey as I wanted it to look blasted and wasted, rather than being the traditional brown bark of a normal

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Hungering Gobbo - Warhammer Underworlds Moonclan Grot Warband Conversion

It's me again, as promised. Below is the second Gobbo in the warband I have finished painting, Hungering Gobbo :)The painting has followed almost exactly as that of the festering Gobbo, but this chap was a little more detailed in certain areas such as the shield. I really enjoyed painting that. Yalow can be a tricky colour to do but I feel that I have the recipe nailed now, and it is a joy to paint, and looks good too! The base is another area I am really pleased with. I had a lot of fun painting the mushrooms, and it gives the miniature a good grounding so to speak, telling a story all by itself but without detracting from the figure standing on it.I struggled a little when I started on this one though. I've been pretty busy at work, and studying in the evenings when I can, so when I come to the painting table my eyes are pretty tired, and it is hard to focus sometimes. I have some new glasses which help a bit, but when your'e eyes are tired, they're tired and you cant do anything about it apart from crack o

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Lurking Gobbo Painted - Warhammer Underworlds Moonclan Grot Warband Conversion

Howdy pardners! As I seem to mention at the start of every post, I haven’t had much time to hobby due to RL being crazy busy (permanent state of affairs nowadays it seems). I won’t mention it from now on I promise, just forgive the sporadic posting until I can sort some sort of order/regime to blogging again. It doesn’t help that blogger is such a pain to use if you use a mobile device. It doesn’t sound like much, but when you have to use a pc and then transfer all your photos from your phone to the pc before even starting writing it creates just that little bit of a barrier, which stops me being proactive and writing when I can snatch a few minutes here and there. The app is no more and the blogging interface basically doesn’t work on a phone. Le sigh!On my last post you saw the Gobbo warband I had converted for Underworlds (great game! Can’t stop playing it), well, I finally caught the painting bug again and started on the first model, Lurking Skaven. (As an aside I am going to create custom cards for these

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Festering Gobbo Painted - Warhammer Underworlds Moonclan Grot Warband Conversion

Howdy pardners! As I seem to mention at the start of every post, I haven’t had much time to hobby due to RL being crazy busy (permanent state of affairs nowadays it seems). I won’t mention it from now on I promise, just forgive the sporadic posting until I can sort some sort of order/regime to blogging again. It doesn’t help that blogger is such a pain to use if you use a mobile device. It doesn’t sound like much, but when you have to use a pc and then transfer all your photos from your phone to the pc before even starting writing it creates just that little bit of a barrier, which stops me being proactive and writing when I can snatch a few minutes here and there. The app is no more and the blogging interface basically doesn’t work on a phone. Le sigh!On my last post you saw the Gobbo warband I had converted for Underworlds (great game! Can’t stop playing it), well, I finally caught the painting bug again and started on the first model, Festering Skaven. (As an aside I am going to create custom cards for the

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Age of Sigmar Narrative Campaign Battle Report

Prologue. Previously, Moonclan Grot Warlord Merl struck a deal with a local clan of BeastClaw Raiders to help ambush an unsuspecting army of Stormcast who had wandered into the mortal realm of Ghur. The ambush was a success, the main force of the Stormcast was annihilated. Their scouting party returned to camp, saw that it was lost, turned heel and left to plot revenge. While the ambush was successful, my photography was not, so I will not be posting that battle report. This battle report is from week two of a narrative campaign we are running in the Age of Sigmar game system. We are using forces of 1500 pts., where each person picks a Grand Alliance and must stick with that alliance throughout the campaign. They can change lists from week to week and even factions as long as it is still part of the same Alliance. We are using realm rules and Malign Sorcery/Endless spells. The focus is on fun and fluff and not just showing up with unpainted netlists from the latest tournament, in fact a three color minimum pa

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Moonclan Grots Warband - Warhammer Underworld Conversions

Greetings.Been busy in RL of late but managed to start working on a little project of mine, to create a custom Night Goblin (Moonclan grots) warband for Warhammer Underworld (or Shadespire as we all called it till recently).I am seriously in love with the game right now. it scratches so many itches of mine, from smart tactical gameplay, to engaging narrative, cool minis, small entry point, etc etc etc. I struggle for time more at home as my family and work commitments have both increased significantly this year, so the quick gameplay is really appealing, as well as being able to paint a small number of models and then move onto something else.I was never really into Night Goblins back in the old days of fantasy. Some of their models appealed but the idea of building and painting a legion of them just to get an army was not appealing in the slightest  bit, and the same applies to their current form in  AOS too. Well, as I mentioned above, a small conversion project is so achievable in Shadespire, so

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