Sunday, January 7, 2018

'Flight' from EvanH: Da Rite Stuf

I made it!

I actually got an entry submitted in time for this year's first Bonus Theme Round! 

Nothing special for those of you who have some basic level of organisation, but for me, it's kind of a big deal, especially in view of the number of deadlines that whizzed past me unanswered during the last Challenge...

So here they are, the first pictures from the Goblin Space Program. 

It's the Goblin Doom Diver from Games Workshop, from the days before they started making Sigmarines and 'Aelfs' (and yes, I'm bitter). While I couldn't get this wonderful model in metal (can't have everything), I'm glad it's still available for online order.

Here's Launch Coordinator Kranzig, awaiting the countdown before he smashes the chocks away to send the pilot skyward. As the trolls are doing the countdown, this may take a while; "Erm... ten... seven...nine... lots... erm... round thingy... pointy one..."

These two stalwarts are Zigbat and Gitstuf, Kranzig's faithful technicians, who ready the booster for the mission. They've checked the elastic squig gut mechanism and have vouched for its safety - for a given value of 'safe', at least. And if anything goes wrong, well, Kranzig's mallet doubles as a 'dissaplin' device...

And here's Greezspot, the bravest gobbo of them all, or possibly the stupidest; when volunteers for the program were asked to step forward, he was the only one not to step back.

Greezspot grits his teeth and takes a deep breath. All is in readiness; the ramp is greased with rendered squig fat, the elastic has been pulled back to its fullest extent, and Kranzig's ears prick up at hearing the trolls finally call out "Erm... ZERO?". Chocks away! Lift off!

"To slip da surly bondz of urf..."
Well, the rest, as they say, is history...


"He died as he lived - screaming and crapping his pants."

So a crewed artillery piece in 28mm is 10 points, but the five crew members themselves are very small, only 15mm tall, so they'll be worth only 2 points each.

That's all for now - stay tuned!



  1. No, not more Doom Divers! Send in the gyrocopters, send in the Birdmen, can we get a group discount from the Fey Enchantress?

    Very nice there, Evan!

  2. 'He died as he lived. Screaming and crapping his pants.'

    A more fitting epitaph has never been written. ;)

  3. Awesome work mate. The epitaph made me laugh out loud :-)

  4. punch da face of Gork.

    Great fun!

  5. Love me some gobbo! Great work!

  6. Hey, a fellow Doom Diver fan! Well done!

  7. Congratulations on making the bonus round Evan - the deadlines do seem to arrive faster than expected. Great painting and an amusing story. Cheers.

  8. Thanks for all the kind words, folks, I am quite pleased with Greezspot and his mission team!

  9. You had me at 'Goblin Space Program' - and I think it's a terrific entry. Top work, Sir!

  10. This is my favorite doom diver rig, but that is just because of the crew ( and rickety platform) I love the detail on these sculpts and you popped them nicely, Evan!