Showcase: Marshcrawla Sloggoth

Showcase: Marshcrawla Sloggoth

Published 2024-05-28

Distant relatives to the troggoths found in caves and mountains, Marshcrawla Sloggoths are slow, patient hunters with long, grasping limbs that they use to grab unsuspecting victims from the burrows and beds they sleep in. The grots in Kruleboy society ride these shambling beasts into battle, strapping howdahs to their backs and harrying enemies with snatcha-stikks and catcha nets.

Miniature Review

The Marshcrawla Sloggoth is a bit of a weird one, it's no the most imposing monster but it does fit in really well with the swamp-like feel of the Kruleboyz. As it's purely manned by Hobgrots it's to be expected, but with the platform and various chains the miniature as a whole does compare in size to others in the army.

The crew with their Snatcha-stikks do really make the model, adding a lot of character. I decided to attach the nets the platform rather than leave them out, as it helps tell the story of how they catch their prey.

Painting Techniques

Sloggoth Skin

Dryad Bark
Mournfang Brown
Deathclaw Brown
Tau Light Ochre
Kislev Flesh
Ulthuan Grey
Reikland Fleshshade

I used the airbrush to apply these colors other than the wash, keeping the underneath darker and trying to highlight the raised areas. Kislev Flesh and Ulthuan Grey were applied very thinly, then everything was washed with Reikland Fleshshade.

Hobgrot Skin

Zandri Dust
Skeleton Horde
Lahmian Medium
Aggaros Dunes
Hobgrot Hide
Ushabti Bone

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.


Evil Sunz Scarlet
Fire Dragon Bright


Screaming Skull
Corax White


Naggaroth Night
Xereus Purple
Genestealer Purple
Shyish Purple
Russ Grey

Shyish Purple was applied as a thinned glaze over the top to bring the brightness down. Russ Grey was used to highlight the threads.


Gore Grunta Fur
Snakebite Leather
Tallarn Sand
Corax White

Gore Grunta Fur and Snakebite Leather were applied 1:1. Tallarn Sand was mixed 1:1 with Corax White as a final highlight.


Cygor Brown
Basilicanum Grey
Gorthor Brown
Baneblade Brown
Corax White

Cygor Brown and Basilicanum Grey were applied 1:1. Baneblade Brown was mixed 1:1 with Corax White as a final highlight.


Space Wolves Grey
Basilicanum Grey
Fenrisian Grey
Corax White

Space Wolves Grey and Basilicanum Grey were applied 1:1, the shaded with pure Space Wolves Grey.


Black Templar
Stormvermin Fur
Krieg Khaki

Wyldwood and Black Templar were applied 1:1. Stormvermin Fur was mixed 2:1 with Krieg Khaki, then 1:1, then pure Krieg Khaki as a final highlight.


Black Templar
Contrast Medium
Stormhost Silver

A wash of Wyldwood, Black Templar and Contrast Medium 1:1:2 was applied, then highlighted with Leadbelcher, then a 1:1 of Leadbelcher and Stormhost Silver.

For the weapon tips I added some rust and poison:

Ryza Rust
Warp Lightning
Nurgles Rot


Canoptek Alloy
Snakebite Leather
Contrast Medium
Canoptek Alloy
Stormhost Silver


The base was built with cork board, then Stirland Mud was used to fill in the gaps. I then painted it up with some greys and browns for the dirt and rock. Once painted a number of tufts were applied, then finished off with some water effects.

Gamers Grass

AK Interactive

Finally I painted the outside of the base:

Rhinox Hide


I ended up messing up the airbrushing a bit with the skin. First I made him way too pale, then I darkened it down too much and lost a lot of my layers, so I ended up doing the final highlights again with the brush. Other than that I was surprised how quick it was to paint despite the size and all the pieces.

It ended up looking pretty good, maybe not as fleshy as I'd hoped, but maybe more like a big Hobgrot. It fits in well with the army though so overall it's fine for now and lets me get started on the next big beasty!