Orc Boyz Update #2

30 Orc Boyz painted, getting some good progress.


Orc Boyz Standard Bearer

First of the Orc Boyz standard bearers is finished:

Orc Boyz Update #1

Making some progress on the Orc Boyz, i have now painted 18 of them. 37 left in addition to two command groups. I'm now thinking that with smaller units up to around 50 it might be more beneficial to stick around painting in smaller batches of 5-10, to me it seems to be more enjoyable and helps to keep focus.

With the Night Goblins and Skaven Clanrats and slaves i did everything at once, which meant i essentially painted in batches upwards to 150, which in hindight is crazy! Though i guess it just had to be done, however, the task dragged on for months on end without seeing any real progress. The age-old advice of painting in ranks has a ring of truth of it after all. This way, the painting does not become just a chore, and seeing the ranks build up really helps with motivation. 

The unit so far is shaping up to a decent tabletop standard. I'm gearing mostly towards black colors on the clothing to tie them together with the night goblins and black orcs in order to form a more coherent army-wide colorscheme. Different browns are present though to break up the composition a bit.


Testing Angrund Clan colorscheme

I recently acquired a formidable dwarf force of over 3000 points that im looking to paint in a Karak Eight Peaks colorscheme. also known as the Angrund clan led by Belegar Ironhammer. Heres the result of a one evening's work of  a few hours:

Overall I'm content with the result. The colors contrast each other quite well.

The only thing is the purple, I'm not sure how to approach it, For this test miniature i mixed the purple using ultramarine blue but i think i should use brighter red for the mixing. But in general, the colorscheme works and in my opinion looks better than the Karaz-a-Karak colorscheme of blue and gold which was my original plan, and i also have a set of Skull Pass dwarves I painted in that scheme some years ago.

I am probably going to start the dwarfs proper only after the winter when the weather is better for undercoating. In the meantime i can paint a few more test models such as this by hand undercoating before starting to work with larger batches of models to complete the units.

Two more major unpainted projects are still under way  - Orc Boyz and Spider Riders. Both total at ~50 models, but thankfully i have already done undercoating and the basing in the summer.