Hobgrots are devious and malicious allies for the Kruleboyz. In Orruk society they act as barterers, trading between the greenskins and Hashut-worshipping duardin, letting both sides believe they are getting one up over the other.
I was looking for more grots to expand my army on eBay and came across a super cheap bundle of Kruleboyz partially painted and I had to pick them up. At some point I wanted to collect a big destruction army of Orruks, Kruleboyz and Gloomspite Gitz so this has just pushed things ahead a bit sooner than I'd planned.
I'm starting off by sticking to grots with the Hobgrot Slittaz. They're not my favorite unit of the range but they make up the bulk of the numbers as the weakest infantry so getting them out the way means lots of big monsters soon to follow!
They remind me a bit of the Goblin Warriors Games Workshop put out for the Lord of the Rings line, but with more armour and a different color-scheme. The bombs are a different approach that make them different to other Orruks and they have a good range of details and stances between them all.
A full Skeleton Horde shade was applied using Lahmian Medium 1:2, followed by a second recess shade of Aggaros Dunes. It was then highlighted gradually from Hobgrot Hide to Ushabti Bone using mixes of the two paints to transition. A thin glaze of Volupus Pink was applied to areas like the face, elbows, knees, veins etc, and Aethermatic Blue was added around the eyes.
Cygor Brown was thinned using Lahmian Medium 1:1 as a shade.
The first highlight was Squig Orange : Ungor Flesh 1:1, followed by a second highlight of Squig Orange : Ungor Flesh 1:2.
A first highlight of Screaming Bell and Stormhost Silver 1:1 was applied, followed by a recess shade of Wyldwood. A final highlight of Stormhost Silver was then applied.
A shade of Black Templar and Gryph Charger Grey 1:3 was applied, followed by an edge highlight of Iron Hands Steel and a final highlight of Stormhost Silver.
The bases covered in a Stirland Mud, then a number of tufts were applied, finished off with a healthy amount of water effects.
Finally I painted the outside of the base:
I was able to get these painted fairly quickly which was great for so many miniatures. I'm hoping to paint the next unit of Kruleboyz in a similar way and really power through the army before getting back to my Gloomspite Gitz.