Wednesday, May 11, 2016

NOCF Charity Ork Army - Heavy metal

Real Life(tm) has been a bear recently so not as much brush time as I would have hoped. I did manage to squeeze in a couple more colors since Saturday, but sadly I've fallen well behind my initial plan to crank out two colors a day. Curses!

Got the boltgun metal painted in and washed with a pass of Agrax Earthshade, which gives the metal an oily, rusted look which is rather fitting for the Orks! Also started a bit of the shoulder pad detailing, painting on the Bad Moons typical flame motif here and there.

So far it's just been the yellow flames on the black shoulder pads, but the yellow pads will also get the treatment with some black flames (a couple have been done so far). Once those are done it'll be time to pick out all the leather and fur which should really help the look. Right around this mid-point is where I usually start to get discouraged in the batch process but I have to say I'm still really digging painting them. If only I had more time to do so! Planning to carve out a good chunk of time this coming weekend with a goal of getting them done up to the point where I can start painting the bases. Fingers crossed!


  1. They are coming along nicely man. I wouldn't punish yourself too much on not getting out two colours a day, you are flying with one colour for 40 miniatures as is.

    What are the basing plans?

  2. Two colours a day ?!?! Is that all ?

  3. Real life cares nought for our hobby aspirations.

    It laughs too.

  4. @Rory Priest: Haha! The bases will be a mix of dirt, shattered concrete and metal junk - sort of a junkyard vibe so appropriate for Da Boyz!

    @Davetaylor: Thanks man! I'm really happy to be a part of the team!

    @Zzzzzz: Hah! Indeed, I must be slipping... :)

    @Dai: Ain't that the truth!

    Cheers, everyone!