Thursday 15 September 2022

Middle Earth Moria Goblin Durbûrz & Blackshield - TO DONE!

Afternoon #WarHamFam and #WarhammerCommunity I've been #PaintingWarhammer on my Moria Goblins for #MESBG The last time I was at Otty's he'd got quite a large Moria Goblin auction and in there was a Durbûrz that he kindly let me have. He makes a much better Zit, the leader of my warband.

I think I'd already started to panic about available hobby time for AoP so rushed him and a Blackshield that had been promoted. I think one of my spear Goblins had made two kills in one game so he deserved the promotion.

I brought home one of the other Blackshields to ensure I kept things consistent. Most of my Warband is kept at Otty's now for convenience. But they make a cool little gang and all of the Defence 6 models are beginning to make things far more durable now.

If I'm honest he was a bit rushed and not quite as good as he could be. That said the pictures aren't bad and his green glowy eyes are far more effective than I thought they'd be.

As it was second hand some of the detail on the chainmail on the back was worn away, or filled in with some form of hobby coating. So, the final painting feels rough and ready because there wasn't really any detail to capture. On the plus side it makes me feel I did the best with what i had so the end result I'm pleased about.

I'm not sure what was the donor model for this but the head and shield are Moria, with a Milliput cloak.

So, another GREAT Big RUSTY Stamp of Approval for the 2022/23 Hobby Season.

  As time is short, I didn't actually take the BIG BUILD black and white pictures and rather than just add another post here's the WiPs.

 I get a Great Big Big Build RUSTY Stamp of Approval for the build.

And a Great Big RUSTY Big Build Base Stamp of Approval for the basing!


  1. I really like how those are coming together. Love the milliput cloaks!

    1. Otty does a grand job on these conversions for me. I'm really lucky to have mates like this and how we've found something we can all enjoy. You can do the same thing on the original Moria goblins too, it's popular to make that conversion. I obviously did a few hooded character which make great Prowlers and then went and bought some! But you don't have to and you only need 20 [maximum] to play and only start with 12.

      Of course now I have two trolls and three Wargs but I borrow Otty's, which he suggested because I think he just wants them to get used regularly.