Spiders so large they appear to be wearing the pelts of small mammals.
Excuse my language, but FUCK YEAH! Here's my last unit of Gobbos for the first edition of the OWAC, 10 Spider Riders!
I really worked overtime to get these guys done in time, and I really mean that! Due to work commitment, I couldn't start on these until two weeks ago to the day, which means that I painted 20 figures in 14 days. That's probably my record. They are not as nice as my last few units, they lack some details and highlights, and I had to cut some corners, but I was expecting worse! Now looking at the pictures I'm satisfied with them.
Now I did a mistake in the painting process; I painted the riders separately from the spiders. Big mistake. These guys are really difficult to pose and glue, so I had to go back and fix some of the spiders to erase some of "white" glue traces (because I had time to do that!). Also, I really should've pinned them. They hold fine, but I don't think these guys would survive a trip across border lines, for example.
Nevertheless, they are going to fight many a battles in my gaming room, for sure!
In the last two months, I've submitted 43 gobbos and 10 spiders! That's 53 figures in a 61 days period! I'm completely spent! Like, I can't feel my right arm (growing old sucks).
Oh yeah, points tally :
- 9 spider riders, including musician and standard, equipped with lances, shields and bows : 132pts
- Stag, Big Boss on giant spider, equipped with shield : 38pts
Total : 170pts
As a final comment, I'm now the proud owner of a completely painted and based 1010pts army of Forest Goblins, and that's what the OWAC was all about! Congratulations to all those who finished, it was a difficult and long ride, but oh so worth it! Now I'll go pour myself a drink, give me a few days to relax, and then on to the final glorious post with the army shot, as well as my thought on my challenge, and the first edition of what I hope will be a longstanding and yearly event.
Your Benevolent Overlord