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Greg's Orcs and Goblins

posted Jan 03, 2013 01:41:32 by Greg2thePerson
I'm hoping to chronicle my progress on my new Orcs and Goblins army here on the forums. I'll probably be painting them on all of the episodes from now until whenever, but I don't often have finished pictures to go with the episodes.

First up are 5 Orc Boyz for my unit of 40 (they'll be upgraded to Big'Unz). I'm planning to replicate the freehand design across every shield. Let me know what you think!





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MichaelJordal said Jan 05, 2013 20:45:38
Nice start to your OnG. I am working on some now too and played my first game with them the other night.
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Greg2thePerson said Feb 10, 2013 13:38:15
Finished up the Night Goblin Archers that I was working on during Episode 36. :-)





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Greg2thePerson said Feb 12, 2013 18:02:02
A pair of Night Goblin Fanatics:



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Greg2thePerson said Feb 15, 2013 02:30:54
I just finished up my Avatars of War Night Goblin Shaman. I love this model and thoroughly enjoyed painting it! Really reinforced my love of that company.





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MichaelJordal said Feb 25, 2013 04:09:53
Loving the shaman and Avatars of War in general.
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ThatDarnSatan said Feb 26, 2013 01:52:40
I have that shaman but haven't painted it yet. There are so many great goblin shamans out, from AoW and GW and probably everywhere else too. It's such a strong character archetype, like a fanatic wielding nuclear magic.

I normally don't care for the Mantic orcs, but I really like what you've done with these. The shields look like fun to work on and I wouldn't dare suggest there's a better way, but out of interest, have you looked into mass-producing the shield glyphs with decals? There are lots of resources available for decal paper, fixative, and such. If you're interested in getting the army done quickly, it could be an option.

That said, it is impossible to get an OnG army done quickly. It's a high model count, true, but the main issue is that there is ALWAYS something awesome you'll want to add. It starts with a box of three trolls, then it's a wyvern, then OH, look at this shaman! Then it's fifteen more trolls and you realize you like mushrooms a lot more than you used to and you get into fights for the sheer joy of it and den you SMASHES EVERYFING 'cause it's LOOKIN' AT YOU FUNNY. It's unavoidable.
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Greg2thePerson said Feb 26, 2013 23:21:36
I totally relate to your last sentiment. The extensive range of models for the Orcs and Goblins are fantastic. I'm really looking forward to a lot of different units/characters.

To be honest, I didn't realize producing my own decals was an option. I'll have to look into it - thanks!
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Greg2thePerson said Mar 12, 2013 01:10:18
Five more Big 'Unz:

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ThatDarnSatan said Mar 12, 2013 07:47:23
They look so crisp at that viewing distance. I might be tempted by the sharp corners on the shields to weather them to death, but something about the clean combination of blue and white makes me happy you've left them alone. Maybe your big 'uns have been taking cues from black orcs and maintain their gear better than average. Da Mantik Boyz can look spiff if they wanna!

How do the Mantic orcs rank up? Do you find they crowd eachother, or do they plop down into formation without any trouble?
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MrSaturday said Mar 12, 2013 15:17:59
The orcs are very nice, a nice clean paint job. I'm not the biggest fan of the Mantic orcs, but looking at what you've done with these I may have to reconsider.
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ThatDarnSatan said Mar 13, 2013 22:58:22
Greg, what are you using for a backdrop?
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Greg2thePerson said Mar 14, 2013 21:36:33
The Mantic Orcs definitely crowd one another. I've had to strategically arrange them on the movement tray and will need to keep them in a set order, otherwise they won't rank up.

I will snap a picture of my "photo station" when I get home tonight. It will be easier than trying to explain the configuration. The backdrop if a piece of black construction paper.
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Greg2thePerson said Mar 25, 2013 00:33:43
I made a few minor tweaks to the Battle for Skull Pass Spider Riders in order to make them less ugly. I used static grass to cover the goofy designs on their bodies, I re-positioned one of the spiders to be rearing up, and I re-positioned the spear on one of the goblins. Hopefully the slight variety will make them a little more dynamic on the table top.







I also finished up the third Fanatic. I'm still not sure if I want to take all three in my unit of Night Goblins, but they come three to a box and are fun to paint.

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dwarfhold13 said Mar 25, 2013 01:57:51
Dude, those are awesome! I've seen people use static grass for texture on a painted model before, but it usually seems a little out of place, but that was very clever for the spiders.
I also like your blue cloaks.. I have a load of goblins myself and I haven't started on them really because I don't know how I want to paint them yet... well.. I have too much other stuff to paint first :(
How are you doing your green?
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Greg2thePerson said Mar 25, 2013 22:17:27
The green for the Goblin skin is...

Knarloc Green base
Nuln Oil wash
Goblin Green highlight
Skarsnik Green highlight
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