My Greenskins


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Post Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:53 pm

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Ketil Trout wrote:Thanks very much Dazza, you have some wonderful models and if I play any part in making you paint more I'm very happy about that, if they're green then even better.


Trust me you have and can't wait to get some paint on the models I've got and only hope I can them looking half as good as what you've done . On that point I'd love to know your skin recipe
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Post Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:21 pm

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Thanks Tex, this was the biggest thing I've painted by some margin and was quite daunting so I'm glad you like it.

dazza36 I'm using mainly Army Painter paints over a white undercoat, I really like their range of inks. For my orcs, I typically start with a Greenskin base coat, wash with Strong Tone ink then highlight up through Greenskin, Goblin Green followed by layers lightened with a combination of Goblin Green, Daemonic Yellow, Skeleton Bone and maybe even some Matt White, thinning these with Vallejo Glazing Medium. I tend to finish with a glaze of Green Tone ink and maybe repeat a few layers if I'm not satisfied. I do my goblins in similar way but start with Goblin Green as my base so the finished result is a bit lighter overall. Hope that helps.

Thanks again
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Post Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:26 pm

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Everything here looks terrific. Such lovey work!
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Post Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:11 pm

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Thanks Suber, had a good look through your blog and was delighted to see your HeroQuest project, where it all began for me and still a game I enjoy playing.

Next up is another model inspired by WD128, this time by the fantastic Nurgle war band by Ivan Bartleet on the back cover. The centrepiece of this excellent group is a huge scratch built war altar which encouraged me to have a go at one myself.

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I have used the modern stonehorn kit for the beast of burden and largely scratch built the altar, adding some additional bits from the kit for detail, plus some orcs for crew.
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Post Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:13 pm

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Here are some additional views

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Hope the modern stonehorn isn't too offensive, but I think the whole model is quite Oldhammer in spirit, at least to me
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Post Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:26 pm

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That is very cool. I can only speak for myself but I certainly don't mind the newer models when they are presented like this. It is what it is, I think most of us feel a stronger affinity for the older ranges, that is true. But attempting to catch that spirit you speak of certainly helps a lot. So does a harmonious conversion job and a skilful, unifying paintjob on top. It's an alternative and one I can certainly enjoy in it's own right.

It strikes a chord with me, perhaps because I've always approached my hobby projects similarly. If all I had was a paperclip and a chewing gum I would still be fascinated with the idea of making something cool out of it. I can wish that there was an old lead stonehorn that somebody gave you to use, but there isn't, and they didn't. Instead I am glad that you decided to MacGyver a newer plastic one instead.

And some may disagree. I can relate to the puritan view, I have a puritan streak myself that runs quite strong. I don't mind, to each their own. And I really do respect people wanting to keep the Oldhammer forum rich in Oldhammer things, after all that's what it says on the tin. But I think there is so much of that around the forum that this doesn't upset the world order by a long shot.

And to look at the matter through another lens you used some cracking old models for the shaman and driver, then crafted them a sweet ride. It's also true that it's one piece in an army already brimming with old stuff. No quarrel from me, no sir. Boy that shaman ever was one of my favourites of my beloved old red catalogue of '91.

This is turning out to be one heck of an army Ketil.
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Post Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:23 pm

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Thanks for the continued support Gallivantes, its good to know someone here shares a similar point of view. Regarding the army, I reckon I've painted about a third of the current number, so plenty more to come. Some warmachines next in the queue.
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Post Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:29 pm

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I like this very much - especially the use of 'natural' materials - bones and wood...looking forward to see it live in Lustria/Berlin in October

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Post Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:55 pm

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dude that is amazing.
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Post Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:29 pm

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Thank you daddyorchips and Witch Doctor, am very much looking forward to Berlin trip next month.

Have completed some new recruits

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