samedi 10 novembre 2018

Greenskin Wars - The Iron Orcs

The fabulous range "Greenskin Wars" from Diego Serrate will know new reinforcements, there are only a few days to participate in the current kickstarter.


Among the new models, the monstrous Iron Orcs, that I had the privilege and pleasure to paint.


As you can see, they are pretty big!



I give you here some recipes of painting, for lack of a true step by step, with however some pictures of stages.

SKIN
- Base : Knarlock green
- AP wash strong tone
- 1st highlight : base + VGC visquous green
- 2nd highlight : adding one or two times VMC flat flesh 
- 3rd highlight : adding VGC bone
- final highlight with pure VGC bone
- GW red wash in the recesses

For those with darker skin, I just started from the same base by adding black and making the highlights sharper by retaining the flat flesh blends.

TEETH
- Base : VMC English uniform
- 1st and 2nd highlight by adding VGC bone
- final highlight with pure white

Transitions can be smoothed with AP washes.

FUR (on the boots)
- Base : VGC Dark grey
- 1st and 2nd highlight by adding VGC wolf grey
- final highlight with pure white
- Some AP washes (dark and strong tones) for the recesses

ORANGE LEATHER
-Base : VGC vermin brown
- AP strong tone wash
- 1st and 2nd highlight by adding VGC bone
- final highlight with pure VGC bone

Transitions can be smoothed with VMCAir Acajou-Panzer WWII wash.

YELLOW LEATHER
-Base : VGC cobra leather
- AP strong tone wash
- 1st and 2nd highlight by adding VGC bone
- final highlight with pure VGC bone

MAT LEATHER
-Base : VMC mat brown
- AP strong tone wash
- Two highlights by adding VMC brown leather to the base
- Then one or two more highlights by adding VGC bone
- final highlight with pure VGC bone

Here, the three types of leather.




STEEL
- Base : VGCAir Steel
- 2 times AP strong tone wash
- VGC Beasty brown wash for the rust
- 2nd wash by adding VMCAir Acajou-Panzer WWII
- Highlight with the base

BRONZE
- Base : VMC bronze
- 2 times AP strong tone wash
- Higlights with GW old shining gold, adding it to the base or pure.

COPPER
- Base : a very, very old GW copper !
- 2 times AP strong tone wash
- Highlights by adding VGCAir Steel

Vert-de-gris
-VGC carapace green wash
- 2nd wash by adding VGC bone

There, you can see the metal parts before the highlights.









Again, do not forget that AP washes are perfect for softening transitions, dark, strong or soft tone depending on the colors.

I can only advise you greatly these miniatures, the sculpture is just beautiful !

dimanche 7 octobre 2018

A completed archers unit

I posted photos of the standard bearer and troopers, but now it's done !





24 of them. I've got 24 more already painted some time ago, in a slighty different style. Pictures will follow.







As always, a mixture of several brands, old and new. I think they mix great !






mercredi 18 juillet 2018

Goblin warrior

Another goblin warrior from the excellent Greenskins Wars range.



This time, the recipe for the shield :


- Black undercoat

- Green part : GW deathworld green for the base, highlighted with VGC bone 

- Yellow part : VMC beige brown for the base, VMC japanese uniform as a second base, leaving brown in the recesses, highlighted with VGC bone

-Teeth : GW foundation charadon granite for the base, highlighted with white

mardi 26 juin 2018

The angry butcher's recipes

I give you the recipes I used for this goblin. I will try, a next time, to go for a full tutorial.

The Angry Butcher



Started with a black undercoat and painting the base (will come back later on the bases if you wish).

Skin
  • base GW elysian green
  • wash AP strong tone
  • 1st highlight GW elisian green + VMC flat yellow
  • 2nd highlight by mixing VGC bone to the 1st highlight
  • 3rd highlight VGC bone
  • GW red wash in the recesses (and the lip)
Tunic - white part
  • base GW denheb stone
  • wash AP strong tone (x 2)
  • 1st highlight GW denheb stone + VGC bone
  • 2nd highlight VGC bone
Tunic - blue part
  • base VGC dark grey
  • wash AP strong tone
  • 1st highlight VGC dark grey VGC bone
  • 2nd highlight by mixing white to the 1st highlight
Belt
  • base VGC cobra leather
  • wash AP strong tone
  • 1st highlight VGC cobra leather VGC bone
  • 2nd highlight by mixing more VGC bone to the 1st highlight
Belt buckle
  • base VMC bronze
  • wash AP strong tone
  • 1st highlight VMC bronze + GW shining gold
  • 2nd highlight GW shining gold
  • 3rd highlight VGCAir silver
Chopper
  • base VGCAir silver
  • wash AP strong tone (x 2)
  • wash AP dark tone (x 2) in the recesses

More goblins to come !

jeudi 12 avril 2018

Stickas

Goblins Stickas, I've got a big bunch of them, from Citadel, Marauder, Heartbreaker...








...And from Greenskin Wars, producing new miniatures, most of the range is sculpted by Kev Adams, as you already know surely. There's a new project going on Kickstarter :

samedi 24 mars 2018

It's just, a little CRUSH

Another masterpiece from the Goblin Master, the Skull Crusher ! It is a very powerful and fearsome war machine, the true treasure of the Broken Nose Tribe.





Once again, I did some pretty simple bases, maybe I'll add some bushes later.




I tried to stick to the original scheme for the trebuchet, with worn metal and aging wood. Really fun to paint, with all those twisted faces. Easy to imagine them talking to the crew !

The original version :

http://www.solegends.com/citmd/md2sc/index.htm