Little more than mouths with legs and a terrible attitude, these vicious creatures are feared across the Mortal Realms for their rapacious appetites and are often employed by the Gloomspite Gitz on the front lines.
I've always loved Squigs, they're the main reason for collecting Gitz! They have so much personality and this box has such a range of facial expressions and all have so much movement, bounding forwards all teeth and anger.
I also like that mushrooms are now sculpted as part of the bases, as its something I used to have to create using Greenstuff. They are incorporated really well into beyond just the bases, with mushrooms growing on the squigs and even being used by one of the grots as some bagpipes.
I love all the scattered details, with one grot even trying to break free out of the jaws of a particularly ravenous squig! All I want is more, more boxes with more poses. I want loads of these guys.
All highlights are applied as a glaze. I also used a 50:50 mix of Wild Rider Red and Kislev Flesh between using the pure colors to hep blend them.
Pink horror is applied first, then a 50:50 mix of Pink Horror and Kislev Flesh, then a final 50:50 mix of Pink Horror and Pallid Wych Flesh.
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.
The cave is made from corkboard and the ground was covered in a texture paint. As with the squig I gave everything a shade with Nuln Oil to darken it right down, then highlighted it back up with Dawnstone and Mechanicus Grey.
I then applied a mix of flocks, rocks, tufts, flowers and leaves grouped below by company:
Finally I painted the outside of the base.
Once again I'm really happy with how these guys came out. At some points I got a bit carried away highlighting them, to the point they stopped being red. Luckily watering down some Blood Angels Red and applying it as a glaze helped to bring back the color. Having a handful of characters looks good, but the army really starts to come together once the troops are painted to bulk up the army.