A Loonboss never fights fair, ducking and weaving around his enemies and hurling mobs of cackling grots at them to wear them down, before finishing them off with a blade to the throat or between the shoulder blades.
The next miniature in the old Forgeworld Night Goblin Command Set, this guy isn't exactly a loonboss but feels far too epic to just be a lowly rank and file grot. The double standard is huge and there's so much great detail in the moons it really stands out when down on the table.
The pole is made from a number of gnarly branches, covered in mushrooms and the trophies from a number of dwarves, including heads, skulls, helmets and beards. The pose of the grot is great too, making him look like a true leader rather than a lowly grot struggling to pull the huge thing along.
Volupus Pink is watered down and applied around the gums and face
Magmadroth Flame is applied in patches, as well as Rhinox Hide to simulate chips. Dorn Yellow is applied to edges as well as under the chips.
Nuln Oil Gloss is added as a final step when the metal has been highlighted too brightly.
I added some cork for rock, then applied a mix of flocks, rocks, tufts, flowers and plants, grouped below by company:
Finally I painted the outside of the base.
I'm really happy with how the moons on the banners came out. It brought out the detail really well and stands out amongst the army of squigs. I was worried it could look flat. It can be really difficult highlighting large areas of black, if you don't go bright enough you can't see any detail, if you overhighlight it stops looking black. I think I got the highlighting just right and it looks great, giving enough interest to not look flat but not take away from the moons.