Saturday, 11 May 2019

ON THE WORKBENCH

A flying post as my mojo arrived back last night after a long excursion. For some reason I was seized with the idea to paint up some cheapo orcs and start a "traditional" Warhammer army. I have picked up plastic orcs very cheaply here and there with a vague idea of doing something with them and splashed some paint onto a test figure


all in all he took about 40 minutes following the suggestions on the excellent blog HOBGOBLINRY. The author JC (?) is a master painter with a great attitude to speed painting, which end in stunning results, and I have tried following his sage advice. The main aim was to bang through the figure using block painting, a drybrush and washes. I allowed myself one highlight on the eyes and skin. I am still undecided on how to do the bases, but this fellow has some excellent. premixed scatter from OAKBOUND STUDIOS

This orc is the first of The Gubbins Family, a tribe on cannibal orcs who dwell Grimstock Wood. The rest of his regiment awaits undercoating. The premise is to do the force as cheaply as possible and these guys cost £4 for 17 at Reveille last year.


Also being painted for son 3 is this 40K abomination, a Slaaneshi Noise Marine he got for his birthday. Having found this plastic figure cost £20!!!! I feel under some pressure to at least try and do a decent job. I do quite like the glam rock stacked heels and the gun mounted in the guitar.










10 comments:

  1. Excellent stuff
    Guitarist looks fantastic

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  2. Bargain unit and a nice paint job in only 40 minutes!

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    1. It's always nice to score figures for pence, and enjoyble to splurge on the paint without worrying too much about the outcome.

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  3. Great. Bargain and interesting plans.
    Now the musical chap would look even better with a two necked one, one of which is a twelve string.

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    1. Halfway through the first regiment...I hope I can maintain momentum. A flying V would be cool too, and some lesser warriors playing air guitars.

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  4. Nice job and a fantastic find for the price. I like the skin tone a lot. I have been thinking about the cost of the hobby lately and this post does bring both extremes into sharp focus!.

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    1. Thanks Sprinks. Even 1/72 can add up if you need to order loads of newly released sets at once.

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  5. Thanks for the very kind words! The orcs look great - I always think GW orcs look really good in human skintones, as it brings out their ugliness much more than green.

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    1. Well it's true, and you have the role players ability to see a figure as an individual entity rather than as part of a range or army, something I used to do until the collection got too overwhelming. I don't think I could paint green orcs on principal.. any other colour would do.

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