A couple years ago I won a GW Mines of Moria box set at Games Day Baltimore. Aside from a couple of the Fellowship figures, I hadn’t touched the minis until recently, when I painted the Cave Troll, and now the horde of 24 goblins. They’re for tabletop use, and let’s face it, when you sit down in front of 24 figures at once, they are not going to get the attention that a single miniature will get, so they’re not painted to my usual standards. For a speed paint, though, I think they’re not half bad, especially since the primer went totally fuzzy on me. (Again, I was not about strip 24 goblins, so I left them that way.)
Their armor is painted dark gray, shaded black, with white highlights (some brighter than others). A few have helmets, spear points, swords. Those got a coat of metallic paint, and a shading of black. I think there are 6 or 8 with shields. Those are painted like the armor, but each also has a different geometric pattern or design in red on it.
All in all, they turned out far less saturated in color than I had intended, but I can live with it.
Total time = ~19 hours (about 47 minutes per goblin)
And I plan on never painting an army ever again. What a chore!