Wednesday, 28 December 2016
From JohnSh: A shave and a haircut...(25 Points)
Two bits..25 points...10 percent of last year's tally. However you want to say it, I have made it to the board.
My first offering this year is five savage orcs from Blacktree Design. I have been building an enormous army of orcs and goblins for years, originally for Warhammer Fantasy Battles but moreso these days for Dragon Rampant (and a foray into Kings of War).
I continue to experiment with my painting method (I've only been painting for 40 years) and this time have used Army Painter Greenskin as the base skin colour, highlighted with AP Goblin Green and AP Green Tone Ink. Weapons, clothing etc are painted with a variety of brands of paint but they are all washed with AP Strong Tone Ink.
I have meticulously recorded the paints used on 3x5 note cards so that I can try and achieve some consistency in painting. I find it easiest to paint in batches of five or so figures but like large units so need to understand what I did previously as it may be months (or years) before I finish units. Which is where this fine Challenge comes in, providing encouragement and focus.
BTW, the miniatures are much darker in real life, the booth lights have washed them out a bit.
Welcome back to the asylum John (nurse Piper will sort out your meds)!
These orc archers look terrific. I like the detail on their bows and your groundwork is really nice. I'm glad I'm not the only one who still feels new to the hobby after several decades - always more to learn and things to experiment with. I use a small Moleskin notebook (gridlined) to keep paint 'recipes', sketches and maps. If I ever lost it I'd be hooped!
25 points for you. A fine first entry John.