Saturday, September 15, 2012

ORKS


So, I knocked out that hORKie the other week, and had a pretty good time doing it.  That meant that I needed to paint more (and for myself).  So I did!

I'm incredibly pleased with the way I paint Ork flesh.  This time around, I tried to stick solely to the new Citadel paints; I had a lot more luck this time than I did when I tried converting my Empire paint scheme to them.  I'll regurgitate my painting notes at the end of the post.


I really love these guys.  They're so characterful.  It makes me a little bummed that I've got a pile of Mantic Orcs; they're nice, but they just don't compare.




All in all, it took me about three weeks to knock these guys out.  That sounds much, much worse than it really is, though: there was a lot of time in there that I couldn't paint, a lot of time waiting to pick up new paints, etc.  They actually sat varnished but unbased for a week, because I couldn't decide how I wanted to base them: Dark, mid, light grey like my Dark Angels? Cryx Base, Cryx Highlight, Khaki like my Skaven (the best most awesome color set in the world)?

In the end, I decided to go with a Martian, red clay base, which didn't come out perfect... but came out okay enough.


Sigmar knows I've got a heap of more Boyz in the bitz closet: I certainly could paint more.  For the time being, though, I think I'm going to stop at 10.  I painted them for fun, and I'd just assume not turn a one-off project into a 180-model grind.  

Not just yet, at least.


Anyway, paint notes, if'n you're interested.

Ork Flesh
GW Caliban Green basecoat
GW Loren Forest layer
GW Straken Green highlights
GW Elysian Green hightlights (face only)
2:2:2:2:1:1 - Water, Matte Medium, GW Athonian Camoshade, GW Waywatcher Green, GW Seraphim Sepia, GW Agrax Earthshade

Teeth
P3 Hammerfall Khaki basecoat
P3 Menoth White Base layer
P3 Menoth White highlight
GW Reikland Fleshwash wash

Yellow
GW XV-88 basecoat
GW Averland Sunset layer
VMC Sand Yellow highlight
GW Cassandora Yellow wash

Black 
P3 Thamar Black basecoat
GW Skavenblight Dinge highlight

Leather
GW Rhinox Hide basecoat
GW Mournfang Brown layer
GW XV-88 highlight
GW Agrax Earthshade wash

Steel
GW Leadbelcher basecoat
GW Runefang Steel highlight
3:3:2:1 - Water: GW Asurmen Blue, Matte Medium, P3 Armor Wash

Base
GW Skrag Brown basecoat
GW Jokero Orange overbrush
GW Tau Light Ochre drybrush
5:5:1:1 GW Fuegan Orange, GW Seraphim Sepia, Water, Matte Medium

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