Fantasy – Orcs

Fantasy – Orcs

I had another series of posts planned, but looks like I need more time (and less Work!) to get those finished up. So, this week I’m wrapping up the rest of my Orktober Orcs instead.

Once again, these are 28mm multipart plastic from the new Oathmark Orcs box.

I tried to follow the same pattern I did with the previous Orcs. Though I found I did a few things differently, even though I didn’t want to. I’m usually pretty good at replicating my steps, but for whatever reason I just couldn’t do the cloth in quite the same way. Though I have a feeling no one will be able to tell once they are all together.

The mud was something I also did a little differently this time around. I added spots of rusty brown, yellow, and darker browns to the undercoat. I think it gave it that nice muddy earth look that I’ve seen when hiking. After a gloss, I think it turned out pretty nice.

I don’t know what it was, but it felt like a slog getting through these last 5 Orcs. I get the feeling that I’m not into painting units as much as I once was. Though each of these is a bit different, so I guess in some ways I’m painting 5 different minis rather than a unit of all the same minis.

This guy was probably my fave of the bunch. I liked his helm, the colors, and that war axe.

And there’s a pic of all the Orcs together. They will certainly make a nice band of evil humanoids for our D&D games!

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26 thoughts on “Fantasy – Orcs

  1. Excellent work on your orcs Brian, I think the latest batch fits in perfectly with the previous ones, and the slight variation in the clothing adds to the effect overall, giving them a more weathered look.

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  2. I’m with Dave and Mark, I think these look really good. Having some variation in their clothing isn’t a big deal, they’re orcs, it’s not like they bought their clothes at Target LOL! The one with the horned helmet is also my fave, and the group shot looks excellent.

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  3. To echo what others have said, while they may not have been a joy to work on, they came out looking great! I like the extra dirt and weathering especially. I find unit painting a challenge as well so I was nodding my head when you mentioned that ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Cheers K! Yea, I don’t know if I’m just realizing something I knew all along or it’s something new. I mean, I’ve painted a number of Blood Bowl teams and a few Necromunda gangs, so I should know what it’s like. Maybe I grumbled my way through those too, and then forgot about it when I got to Frostgrave and other minis. Makes me worry what’s going to happen if I start on another Blood Bowl team though.

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      1. I tend to grumble my way through for sure. I’ve tried painting models slowly over time and batch painting. Either way can work but finding the motivation is the hard part. I think what helps the most is to have a deadline or to have minis you want to paint because you need them for a game but even that doesn’t always work for me.

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        1. In this case it was both, but that didnโ€™t seem to really help much. I find the deadlines/contests can be a bit stressful. While itโ€™s fun painting along with the group, most times I would prefer to paint at my own pace. I guess Iโ€™ll just have to see how things go next time I batch paint! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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            1. I might have to bottle and sell it, haha! The one thing I did find worked better was to limit the number of models I batch painted at once. Breaking them up into smaller groups helps quite a bit. Trying to paint red across 23 models at once, sure isnโ€™t fun! ๐Ÿ˜‚

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    1. Cheers Dave! Actually, this is one where I could have probably made them look like all one unit with similar clothes. They are definitely the same tribe due to the shield insignias. Why I didnโ€™t give them the same uniforms, only the deepest, darkest recesses of my brain knows and I donโ€™t want to go there, haha!

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    1. Cheers LCE! Yea, after I posted that pic I had the same thoughts about the horns and handle. The handle looks like one of the better ones Iโ€™ve done. Iโ€™m also working on some horns now, and wished I had recreated what I did with this Orc. Next time!

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  4. Very nice work in the end, and gladly completed. I know what you mean – there’s quite the number of models that I really don’t enjoy most (or all!) of the painting process, but then when they’re done I’m pretty happily satisfied with the final product. They do all look great together – and any minor variations in colour are to be expected – they’re Orcs!

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