Gnasher herd #4 – Rackham goblin prodder

I hardly need excuses to bring another Rackham model in the Orc & Goblins project, but this one is simply perfect as one of the handlers in the gnasher herd.

Prodder 2

It’s bigger than the other goblins, so you’ll have to assume that he has managed to survive his extremely precarious line of work for some time and made a profit. Apart from this it ticks all the boxes: it fills the base space of a prodder team perfectly, has a pointy stick and, on top of that, is well protected by armour, which is surely one of the reasons why he’s still alive. I can definitely see him pushing the bouncy red mayhem through the tunnels. The cap and bells is fitting enough, as you can imagine squigs being chased on by noise and I also have a few other models banging cymbals and blowing bagpipes to stress the idea.

Prodder 2b

As you can see, I went for NMM, but lighter on the whole than what I did before on the goblin king with the big mace. I think this works better, and it’s also easier to pull off. It may be more cartoonish than realistic, but that’s ok for orcs and goblins – my main concern is for the whole army to be colorful, yet more or less cohesive. I tried out some pure yellow glazes here and there and they look alright suggesting some reflectiveness without going too chalky. The NMM can still be improved… but I think I’m improving!

Another reason I like the sculpt is  a certain Brian Freud feel… is it just me or did you get it too?

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’till next time!

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