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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Orctober - First Orc - Plastic Black Orc


Hi All,

Here's my first entry for Orctober 2015:


You may all remember this figure, I want to say my brother gave it to me, but I'm not sure why he had it. It came out okay but the way I color blocked it originally may have obscured the detail. That baby skull on his belt was particularly problematic. After looking at some pictures of real horns I'm glad I tried grey colors for the horns this go round.

This is what he looked like before I started him this go round:


Scary! Again reminds me why I hate white undercoat.

Hopefully I'll have more soon. I want to finish those half done 20mm (1/72) Orcs now.

12 comments:

  1. This model is so associated with the red era that it's very nice seeing him with more natural and earthly colours. I would love to see a whole force of guys like that !

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    1. Hi JB, I was completely unaware of the red period at the time, so he was never going to be red. Glad you like him, unfortunately he's the only one I have.

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  2. Lovely job, great to see the transformation from the first pass to where he is now.

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    1. Hi Michael, thanks. It's funny, I did the color blocking some time back in the early 90's. I was horrified by how sloppy it was, but looking at some of the brushes I still have from then they may have been pretty spent.

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  3. Wow, what a difference! A vast improvement over the previous version (and I do like the horns).

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    1. Hi Hugh, thanks. Part of it is a difference in painting style between 1990 something and now. I usually do Horn, bone and teeth with the same triad of brownish colors, this time I wanted to try grey to black. One interesting thing I found from google images was that many horns are lighter near the head and darker at the tip. I've always done it the other way round.

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  4. Nice work especially on a repaint.
    I must stop dragging my heels and get to work on my orctoberfest entry.
    Good luck with your next entry

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    1. Hi 24_Cigs, thanks. I always do what I can for these and don't fuss about it too much. Right now finishing single figures is working for me.

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  5. Great stuff Sean. I love the fact you took a pic before the repaint. I always neglect to do that and regret it afterwards.

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    1. Thanks Millsy. I wanted to share my horror at the "good old days" of the hobby. This guy was obviously only roughly color blocked, but I tend to have a fuzzy memory of how crudely I painted when I started the hobby. I probably should have stripped this figure before repainting as I think some of the detail was getting obscured.

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