A slowly growing Waaagh!


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Post Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:10 am

Re: A slowly growing Waaagh!

Thank you for your kind words, Micha!
As I said above, I've just started a new orc and this time I'm going to post some wip pics of it and its base, with some little tutorials here and there if they can be of interest...my hobby time is currently suffering, though, as I'm getting married in less than two months and...well, it's a mess :?
Yes, all mushrooms are made out of greenstuff, as well as the little purple flowers, btw
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Post Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:48 pm

Re: A slowly growing Waaagh!

Wow, that`s a cool standard, thanks for showing.
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Post Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:08 pm

Re: A slowly growing Waaagh!

Possibly one of my favourite painters here. Its so good and natural looking, you make it look easy! I'm squinty eyed at the pictures wondering how has he got that texture, how has he blended that colour so well, so some WIP and tutorials I'd LOVE! Might even help me improve some too!

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Post Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:52 pm

Re: A slowly growing Waaagh!

Wow, guys: I almost feel embarrassed by your praises!
Keep them coming, though :D

As I said earlier, hobby time is suffering at the time; in addition, my skin recipe is a bitch to master and I often get stuck on minimal portions of the mini for what feels like ages: blending from very dark green to almost pure white can be very tricky, as I often get some unexpected variations even if I use the same 4 basic colours. And I need to get them perfectly blended.

I'm currently working on the first arm of the new orc: as soon as it will be finished, I 'll post some pics, I promise
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Post Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:03 am

Re: A slowly growing Waaagh!

If you ever get the time or inclination I'd really like to see a tutorial on how you did the rusty metal on the spear head. Its perfect.

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Post Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:17 am

Re: A slowly growing Waaagh!

At the moment I cannot provide step-by-step pics, but here is a summary:

- on orcs - as they usually sport a substantial amount of metal gear - I start with an undercoat of spray silver paint (I know it's unusual, but it gives a smooth finish, which I can't get painting metals later with citadel metallic paints - I'm going to try scale75 for this in the future).
- I then start applying every kind of colour as a very thin wash, generally differentiating their order in order to get a specific finish for each kind of equipment (mail coat, weapon, armour, etc.): I usually start with violet, then purple, blue, green, red, brown, black, olive green (catachan is perfect) and yellow;
- I often repeat the cicle to get a really weathered look;
- when I'm done, it's time to start building up the rust (at this point you'll just have some dirty metal parts): I start stippling some fine, irregular "web" of rust marks with scorched brown and catachan green, then I build up on this with snakebite leather, dark red and orange;
- I then wash the area again with blue, purple and catachan green;
- I repeat these last stages using more orange every time until I'm satisfied, then I sparingly apply some mithril silver on the edges, then some other washes, then silver again in order to get even the "fresh" metal scratches blended with the rusty/dirt metal.

On the spear of the last orc for the first time I used some orange pigment, and I'm really satisfied with the result: I just wetted it with a drop of water and stippled the spear head: btw, for "my" stippling I use a fine brush (I paint nearly everything with a 0 ) and I do it with some care to get a very fine rust "web" (not round dots, paint splats or uniform areas)

Hope this helps

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Post Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:07 am

Re: A slowly growing Waaagh!

The last months have not been very productive, but I want to share some very early WIP images of the orc I'm working on and its base...I hope to make some progress while I'm on holydays .

unreleased orc:
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base:
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inspiration:
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As you can see, the orc is an unreleased variant of a generally available archer, provided by the vanished fsf ebay seller.
Strangely enough, when you have both variants in hand, the unreleased one turns out to be bulkier than the other.
The casting was not excellent, with double mold lines which affected in particular the left elbow (which I'm currently stuck on).
The pommel of the short sword wasn't sculpted at all, so I had to make one out of GS, giving it a half-moon shape (in my horrible pictures it's barely visible).

The base:
ignore the 40x40 plastic base I glued the actual (unbalanced) 25x25 base on: it will be removed as soon as the weight of the orc will make the thing stand upright.
For the tree and its roots I used actual roots, joining them with GS; last night I added some micro roots hanging from the two levels of the base and I'm going to add some more soil in places before starting the painting stage.
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Post Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:37 pm

Re: A slowly growing Waaagh!

Base looks great so far, and really interesting to see an unfinished model to see how you work. I shall be keeping a close eye on this, also still feeling very guilty about a goblin I owe you. I will sort that soon.

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Post Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:39 am

Re: A slowly growing Waaagh!

Ketil Trout wrote:Base looks great so far, and really interesting to see an unfinished model to see how you work. I shall be keeping a close eye on this, also still feeling very guilty about a goblin I owe you. I will sort that soon.


I am a patient creditor, don't worry :D
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