Rackham Forest Goblin Chieftain (from Carlo) – March Might & Magic Painting Challenge

Rackham Forest Goblin Chieftain

Following on from the Dwarf that I completed yesterday and the day before for Ann’s March Might and Magic painting challenge, I got to work on another model that I’d been chipping away at for some time – originally wanting to get it finished last Orctober, but missing out due to the insane amount of fiddly details on the model. This model is a Rackham Forest Goblin Chieftain from the venerable Confrontation game that I kindly received from Carlo of Deuteros Games, back in 2017!

Rackham Forest Goblin Chieftain

There is SO much detail on this lovely little model that it took me forever to navigate my way through it all, and frankly, it would have been so easy to continue stretching out the painting time for another couple of years. In the end, due to both my feeling that I owe it to Carlo to get the thing finished and Ann’s challenge, I forced myself to grind through the last of the model. Yeah, painting it, it was one of those. Though now that it’s complete and I no longer have to paint it I’m able to appreciate and enjoy the model much much more! 🙂

Rackham Forest Goblin Chieftain, Mantic Dwarf Berserker Lord

So here it is, my second “Mighty” model for Ann’s challenge – and the pair of these also make for a nice little setup of traditional enemies.

39 thoughts on “Rackham Forest Goblin Chieftain (from Carlo) – March Might & Magic Painting Challenge

  1. Nice work mate! I should have seen this guy earlier as I have just painted up a bunch of Goblins, and as a newby I didn’t know they should be green! do recon anyone will notice !!!

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    • Not to worry, Pat. Green goblins are more of a GW “convention”. They can be brown or grey or green or ochre in the wider fantasy genre from D&D to LotR, so I’m sure yours are fine. I’ll tell you once I get caught up on your posts!

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    • Cheers Pete. At some stage I’ll have to dig out all my Fantasy Orcs and Gobbos and see what they look like together. For the meantime I’ll just keep chipping away on singles and small groups…

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  2. Those two minis really do go well together! I like the character and personality of this sculpt though it almost seems needlessly detailed in places (like the shield, why is it so bumpy?). With that said, it does make for a very striking mini and you did a fantastic job painting it as always. It seems like you’ve got your painting momentum back and I’m excited to see what projects you tackle in the near future!

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    • The shield is the least of it – he’s covered in all these small cable-rope-things that while simple enough to paint in the end just added a lot of extra stuff to be careful around and on. Dunno if I’ll manage to finish a model a day or anything like that, but I have a lot of stuff that’s part-done, so we’ll see how that works out!

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      • Ouch, that seems needlessly “fiddly” as board gamers like to say. Even if you only post once a week like I manage to, it will still be cool to see what you’re up to so don’t sweat the quantity or frequency of your posts. We’ll be happy to get whatever we can 🙂

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      • Yea, soon as you mentioned fiddly, I started looking at all the straps, ropes, metal bits, buckles, …excuse me, I have a headache now…

        On minis like that, I have a hard time even figuring out what a lot of that stuff is. Which adds another level of headache!

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      • Talking about fiddly 🙂 Az asked me to pick out some neglected models from his painting desk to paint next and my, my has one of them turned out to be fiddly indeed. However, he did point out he started it 30 plus years ago so i don’t feel so bad now 😀

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      • Yeah, all those fiddly bits are like a guarantee that I’ll just peter out on a model rather than be able to smash through it. I have a couple more Rackham goblins, but I’m in no hurry to find and start on them after finally getting this one done! 😀
        Of course, I now have a backlog to get out before the end of the month gets too far behind us, so I’m having to hammer posts out daily. I shouldn’t have taken all those days off last week…

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  3. Yay! Thanks for this and sorry for joining late in the comments. 🙂 I’m so happy to see the model painted, and with such care! You did a great job, and the model is crazy with detail! There’s even a kitchen utensil as part of the armour, which I had not really noticed. 😀 Now I’m both looking forward and dreading the moment I’ll get to paint its twin brother!

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    • Not late at all, Carlo! It’s only been up a day, and it’s not like we don’t all have other things on our minds and to do right now besides blogs and toy soldiers. I’m very glad that you like him – and yes, he has some sort of soup strainer on his shoulder as a pauldron! Looking forward to seeing yours in the future as well. 🙂

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  4. That’s an amazing mini. Reminds me of some of the random Rat Partha stuff that I would find back in the day. Just so much character in some of those old minis. Though they would’ve had less detail overall.

    Nice paints and I don’t know how you even managed to get through all that. The bits look great and I really like the skin too.

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    • Thanks mate – the Rackham stuff had insane amounts of detail on them, and some truly beautiful sculpts. I really had to push through to get it done but I’m glad it’s completed now.

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  5. Great to see you back in action Azazel! You’ve been missed.

    And what a pair of models to start with! Really cool models, and your paintwork is as sharp as ever. I especially like the skintones on both of them, and the tattoos are still awesome.

    I’m not too familiar with Confrontation, but damn, that’s a really nice model. I’m amazed by the amount of detail they’ve managed to cram into what I believe is a handsculpted model..

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  6. Thank you for the kind words! Both models were a long time coming, and so it was nice to get them completed. The Confrontation stuff are almost all amazing sculpts (and yes, hand sculpted) – if you ever have the opportunity to pick up a few for painting purposes, I’d highly recommend doing so. I’d love to see what *you* could do with them. 🙂

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    • Thanks AB! I think it’s the combination of traditional “evil” features with the caricatute inherent in their designs. Or I could be full of it. Whatever it is, I’m glad it’s a thing! 🙂

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    • Thanks Mark – it depends entirely on the model.
      Sometimes I paint (or decal) them seperately then sttach, other times I attach and then paint. It depends on the design and if I need to incorporate/work around a shield boss as in the older citadel shields where they all had holes in them for the metal boss.
      I do always complete the rest of the model and detail the backs of the shields before gluing them on, though.
      This particular figure has the shield sculpted on, so I didn’t have any choice…

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