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Moria Goblins
Easy
Paints:
Chaos Black / Abaddon Black
Boltgun Metal / Leadbelcher
Chestnut Ink
Scab Red / Khorne Red
Red Gore / Wazdakka Red
Catachan Green / Castellan Green
Camo Green / Elysian Green
Brown Ink / Reikland Fleshshade
Bubonic Brown / Zamesi Desert
Kommando Kharki / Karak Stone
Scorched Brown / Rhinox Hide

Introduction

Nothing annoys me more than seeing Lord of the Rings Orcs and Goblins painted with a prime green skin. This trend started with Dungeons and Dragons and Warhammer continued that trend. Now that is fine for those games but not for Lord of the Rings. Even the movie makers understood this. Look at the below:

and now look at this painted Goblin and how the skin should not be:

The movie Goblin has a pale sickly green colour not a vibrant grassy green seen above and in many peoples painting. Games Workshop got it right when they first released the game and then moved to the wrong green later on.

This guide covers painting Moria Goblins. The model used is a Goblin Captain but the colours can be used on all Goblins.

The first thing to do is undercoat the model in Chaos Black / Abaddon Black.

The Amour and Weapons


Drybrush Boltgun Metal / Leadbelcher over the amour parts and weapons and then wash using Chestnut Ink. The ink is to give the metal work and nice rusted age look.

Any woodwork such as spears and bows should be painted with Scorched Brown / Rhinox Hide and washed with Brown Ink / Reikland Fleshshade.

The Skin


This is the important stage. Paint the skin areas in Catachan Green / Castellan Green and then highlight using Camo Green / Elysian Green. Wash the skin area with Brown Ink / Reikland Fleshshade.

Tips
On the troops to save time, you can leave out the Catachan Green / Castellan Green and just basecoat Camo Green / Elysian Green and wash with Brown Ink / Reikland Fleshshade

To give an even more pallid look to the skin on some of the models use Rotting Flesh / Nurgling Green instead of Camo Green / Elysian Green.

The Cloth and Gloves


Basecoat using Scab Red / Khorne Red and layer with Red Gore / Wazdakka Red.

The clothes are painted with Scorched Brown / Rhinox Hide and washed with Brown Ink / Reikland Fleshshade.

Final Details


Paint the hair with Chaos Black / Abaddon Black.

The eyes are painted with Bubonic Brown / Zamesi Desert and the pupils are a small dot of Chaos Black / Abaddon Black.

The teeth are painted with Kommando Kharki / Karak Stone.




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