Thursday, 7 March 2013

LORD VASSAGO'S BLACK URUKS

I finished painting these chaps last night, and then discovered I had run out of 25mm round bases from Warbases so decided to post them up anyway. A dreadful habit of mine showing incomplete figures, but better than showing nothing I suppose. These are all Chronicle Hobgoblins from the early 1980's except one Asgard orc, I put in to make up the numbers. Here they are on my nice new battlemat.
The Asgard orc on the left and with the round shield below 



Despite being an Oldschool project I couldn't bring myself to paint an orcish banner like a bleeding heart or similar, so plumped for my usual weird face approach (this is John Barleycorn from the Dark Britannica album I am listening too).

I speed painted these fellows, spending time on the skin tones but block painting most of the rest, then drybrushing the block painted bits with bone, before washing those areas with Agrax Earthshade. The fur got a wash of brown ink before the Agrax.

Now on to the 50 Black Sun Goblins in the Liche Lord's army.




10 comments:

  1. That banner is awesome, great work!

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  2. Yep really nice, is the banner free hand?

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    1. Thanks chaps. Yep, freehand, but I have a limited range of things I can paint, usually gribbly round faces.

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  3. Great figures and wonderful banner! Most impressive work!

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  4. Great Stuff! Love the banner and shield design! I'm most envious...

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  5. I think the gribbly face looks great on the banner and the shield - good choice.]

    Good to see some of the Chronicle Hobgobs painted up - might have to enlist some in my horde...

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    1. Thanks Chaps, I scored a huge load of really old goblins at a bring and buy recently so they are next on the painting list.

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  6. Another cracking job on more august lead. These guys really exude character and, echoing those above, very nice freehand work on the shield and banner!

    Incidentally, is that Dark Britannica I, II or III? We have the first one...

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    1. Thanks Gareth. Yep, Nick Lund made his figures look dead hard. It's Dark Britannica I. I have seen II and III in the flesh and they have different covers (despite the pics on Amazon). II has a sheaf of corn, and III another great face that reminds me of a Georgian doorknocker.... I could base an entire army or game or something on The Scryer and the Shewstone on album I.

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  7. Devlan Mud is dead! Long live Agrax Earthshade!

    Nice paint-job mate. That banner is superb. I just compared it to the album cover and yours is 10 times better than the original.

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