24 Nov 2010

Savage Orc Boss

I managed to get my hands on ten oldies Savage Orc Boar Boyz... with a nice price :)  Correction... Two of them are plain Boar Boyz, and two are "SOBB" Shamans. So there´s gonna be some convershu´n clinic mayhem before I get the unit of ten ready. Shamans can be quite easily transferred to boyz, but the Boar Boyz need some cutting and green stuff to become savage...  
I started painting this mini as a fast paint project... but soon realized that it was full of beautiful details that I had to give some attention. 
The Orc skin tone is painted with four different layers of green, from dark to lighter tone...(always leaving the previous layer to show a bit from the edges) First a base coat of Orchide Shade, then other layer with Knarloc Green, third with Gretchin Green, and last layer with Gretchin and some Vallejo 332 yellow added to it. I like the result. It makes the Orc skin a bit yellowish, as they used to be at the 90´s :)
I just had to paint the leopard skin on the boss, for I´ve seen it done in some old White Dwarf (or somewhere), and it really made an exotic touch for the Orc. I also decided to paint the bracelet´s golden and few giant gems for the chief to make him look filthy rich... as he had some higher status in the gang :)
The symbol on the shield is not a Halloween pumpkin. It´s supposed to represent boars snout and jaws... but I screwed it up! :D

Oh... and the cool stones on the background are just stones... that I collected from the beach last summer, when we went to Greek. 


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  2. Vanhoissa figuureissa on aina enemmän sitä tunnelmaa. :) Täytyypä pistää korvan taa käyttämäsi resepti tuolle kellertävälle iholle. Itseltänikin löytyy muutama vähän vanhempi örkkifiguuri kaapista jotka odottavat uutta maalia päällensä, ja tuollainen kellertävyys kyllä pistää vanhukset hienosti erottumaan nuoremmista versioistaan.

    Pitääpi vähän vinkata sinulle omaa blogiani. Intergalaktista sienirihmastoa. Liity lukijaksi jos haluat seurailla futuristisempia örkkejä. :)

    Ps. Anteeksi comment-sekoiluni. Korjasin muutaman virheen alkuperäisestä viestistäni.

  3. Really nice work like always! I especially like the shield because it's so simple but still somehow so scary.

  4. Kardinaali:
    Kiitos kommentista! Mullakin on armeijassa sekaisin uusia, vanhoja ja tosi vanhoja figuja... Mielestäni vanhat figut tuovat väriä, tarinaa ja historiaakin armeijalle... siitä vaan vanhat vihernahat työn alle :) Täytyypi tarkastaa sun blogi!

    Thanks for the kind words! Glad you dig the shield :) I wasn´t so sure about the symbol :D

  5. Nice!! I miss the old Savage Orcs ... one of these days I'm going to dust off the old orcs ... I wish GW would do some official lists for an all savage force and for forest goblins, etc.