Sunday, September 19, 2010

A Change of Pace




It’s been awhile since I’ve posted; sadly I’ve had a case of hobby burn out.  In my blogging absence though I’ve managed to get in regular games with a club I’ve joined; Innocence Means Nothing.  They’re a great bunch of guys who are both fun to game with and hang out with. 

When the hobby burn out had passed I found myself wanting to paint something different, something non Astartes.  I’ve painted a lot of Space Marines to get my fill for a little while.  So out came the Assault on Black Reach Orks.

They’re not finished obviously, but I figured I’d chronicle my progress on them as I finish the models I have and maybe even add to the army… I really want a Deff Dread.

How I painted the flesh:

  1. After priming them black I laid down a base coat of Dark Angels Green.  -In hindsight I think Orkhide Shade would have been better.
  2. The flesh was then layered with Goblin Green leaving some of the darker green showing in the deepest recesses.
  3. A light drybrush of Rotting Flesh was then applied followed by an even lighter drybrush of Bleached Bone on just then most pronounced features.
  4. Liberal coat of Thrakka Green wash.
  5. Lastly the flesh was touched up with thinned (watered down) Goblin Green.

Thanks for dropping by.  Cheers!


  1. They look great. Just think, if yo uare making them Goffs, you are about 95% done.

  2. This skin tone works brilliantly, particularly with that sharp contrast against the black priming. It's wildly vivid.

    In addition to the above note from CounterFett, I'm thinking Goffs might be a great idea.

  3. They look really good. I use the Orkhide Shade as it is darker than the Dark Angels Green.

  4. Despite beeing a very dark colour, Dark Angels Green covers rather bad. However Orkhide Shade is darker as DA Green and a little bit colder. Maybe try Vallejo Game Colour Heavy Blackgreen? It's sort of an intermediate colour between both and covers much better than Dark Angels Green.

  5. You're off to a great start. As long as the skin looks good then you're set, and yours looks awesome.

    After having painted Orks for almost 4-years I can say that it's worth trying out different techniques to find something you're 100% happy with. It works for Orks well as having some units with a different shade of green doesn't look out of place as you experiment with technique.

  6. Thanks everyone I really appreciate the comments.

    @Thor - You make an excellent point. I may even try to very the skin tone purposefully just to make things a bit more interesting.

    I am doing Goff Orks. They're the fist ones that come to mind when I think 'Ork' and I happen to prefer their darker colour scheme.

  7. Very orky skin tone and i agree, some checkers and these Goffs are done... glad you are recovering from burn out - we all get it.


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