31 May 2012

Goblin Horde WIP

Inspired by the oncoming campaign I decided to get my Gobbo Horde back on the painting table...
and started working on "rank three".

Here´s what the horde looks like with only two ranks painted... Lots of special stuff in the front rank. There´s the Shaman, Standard Bearer, Champion, Battle Standard Bearer, some netters in action...

Allrighty then... Here´s a fast and simple walk through on how I painted the third rank.

Gobbos glued on the bases, cleaned and primed with Chaos Black. I did it with a brush, for I was too lazy to go in to the carage... where I could spray paint.

Firs color for the robes... about 1:1 of Enchanted Blue mixed with Chaos Black. I left some black areas show for deeper shadows.

I added some Skull White to the mix for the second layer  and painted the raised areas on the robes.

Some more white in the previous mix... I painted the raised areas again, letting the previous layer to show abit.

Then I painted the base colors for the rest of the parts. Wooden parts with Bestial Brown, gobbo skin with Gretchin Green, shoes and ropes were painted with Tausept Ochre, metal parts with Boltgun Metal, and finally the teeth with Bleached Bone.

I washed the metal and wood parts with Badab Black. Gobbo skin, rope and shoes were washed with Devlan Mud.

Fast high lights were given with the base colors over the washes... and the eyes were  made with little dots of Golden Yellow. And that´s it! All in one evenings job. Ofcourse there´s still some fanatic basing job coming up for the whole horde... But I dont want to think about it just yet :)

And here´s a happy group shot... Third rank barely showing at all :) But the horde looks better allready... I´ll be back with the rank four soon. Bye now!

20 May 2012

A Giant Leap

Finally got my brush on this one... It´s been waiting, undercoated in my mini cupboard for a year now. We have a campaign coming up, so it was a good reason to get it done. (Still missing the basing...)

  I gave it a Army Painters brown primer. For the base colors I used Dwarf Flesh for the skin, Bleached Bone for the bony stuff :) and  nails, Bestial brown for the leather parts, Red Gore for the Lizardman arm band, Boltgun Metal for the armour on the left hand... Pants were painted with three different colors, Kommando Khaki, Astronomican Grey, and Gretchin Green (just to fit in with the greenskins:), and finally the wooden stick with Tausept Ochre...

 I washed the Dwarf Flesh and Bleached Bone with Ogryn Flesh, metal parts with Badab Black, the rest was washed with Devlan Mud. The first high lights were done with the base colors... except for the lizardman skin, it was done with Blood Red.

 In the picture below I gave the second high lights, with just adding some skull white to the base colors... leaving the previous layer to show abit of course. I like to keep it simple :)

I was really surprised how easily and fast this big mini painted up. It´s brilliantly sculpted and the details were really untroubled to paint... Not a master piece of a paint job, but I´m really happy to get it done so quickly with a simple palette. So all you gamers out there, with a giant in a closet... set it free! :) I´ll be back with this one when I get the basing done... Bye now!