Painting Orcs a new shade
I’ve been dabbling with multiple painting orcs (I first showed here) with a new shade this last fortnight. Trialling four differing recipes I was envious of, yet with each test piece, it became obvious I wasn’t going to find that happy median between visceral and fantasy. Until I sat back and just stuck to working with tones and forgoing an obsession with highlighting. Considering I have a huge amount of models to cover in my Warhammer Quest project, simplifying my work would be a good idea.
The following ugly git has received these blended colours :
Charadon base : Knarloc mix : pure Knarloc : Devlan/Black wash (particularly key, work it into natural shadows) : Knarloc lightening : Camo green mix : Camo green fine edges. Then Calthan brown for snout and mouth. Mechrite red eyes with a dot of blazing orange to make them piercing. I’m pleased with the result and after a dozen photos, this one captured the subtle tones the best. Even still, they look better in person.
First time these guys encounter the heroes in Quest, I think it will be menacing indeed.