In my ongoing effort to make the Chaos Dwarf army cheap and attainable, I have attempted a Hobgoblin conversion using a Night Goblin from the Battle For Skull Pass box set.
Welcome to the brief guide!
Tools: Knife, Pin Vice, Wirecutters, Glue, Sculpting tool
Parts: Night Goblin, Dwarf Axe, Wire, Wolfrider legs, GreenStuff
You can see I have cut the Night Goblin in half, and shaved off the shoes. I also chopped off the top of his hat and most of the spear. Using the pin vice I drilled through the plastic mimicking where his legs would go, and then through his torso. I inserted, with some difficulty, a folded piece of wire through both slots in the torso, and then the dress, then clipped the ends so leg length. I left gaps where the legs and bellies go.
Using an old Hobgoblin Bolt Thrower Crewman, I tried to match up the proportions. I could have done much better, but I figured it was a first test, so didn’t bother correcting it. I glued on his feet on a base, then stuck the wire legs into the drilled feet, and glued them.
Below if the finished result after applying Green Stuff. Simple legs with knees, pot belly with stitching, cloth-wrapped arms, Hobgobbo hat (removed the hood part from under his chin, and extended the flaps. Also added flaps to the back.), made his torso all one piece of cloth, covered the shield, and added the decal-less Dwarf Axe.
I hope you guys can appreciate the attention to detail, I tried pretty hard to make him look like the classic Hobgoblins!
Ok! Since I liked the one I did, I bought 40 Night Goblins!
Here come the recuits! I will work on ten of the spearmen to start.
Get those bases off! And trim those spears!
Slippers are not permitted amoung the Hobgoblins!
Time to fatten you boys up, by cutting you in half!
Drill some holes for pinning!
Prepare the first victim! Daddy needs a new pair of feet!?
Get wired up! Trim the wire and get ready for insertion into feet.
5 Trimmed Hobgobbos following their forefather.
How do these boys stack up to the Old Gits?
Time to beef up! Growing a hunchback, some legs, and big round pot belly!
How they looking? … work still to be done!
How do they compare to what they started as? Come a long way, I’d say.
The final showdown! Button up, and move out!
Birds eye view!
I started working on these guys last friday, so, on and off, I had them done by about Tuesday, then added some finishing touches the last few days. I have many more to do, and I am confident the archers will work the same way.
ADDITIONAL comments appreciated!