From the Painting Desk #14 – Lots of DVDA

Yep, a WIP post. I haven’t done many of these in the last couple of years, but motivation is key! After a couple of months worth of scratching off mould lines at work, I’ve finally gotten a chunk of the Dark Vengeance models ready to start painting – specifically a whole bunch of Dark Angel tactical marines. While I’ve been ill over the last week, I spent what time I could doing simple hobby-related work. Clipping off tabs, filing off feet, gluing washers underneath bases, gluing figures (and slate chunks) to bases. With some less-cold weather finally here yesterday I was able to take a spray can to the based figures.

Round One was naturally the black primer, followed today by D̶a̶r̶k̶ ̶A̶n̶g̶e̶l̶s̶ ̶C̶a̶l̶i̶b̶a̶n̶ Brunswick Green spray paint from Bunnings. I’ve left the heavy weapon guys and Sergeants to the side for now, as I’ll want to vary them a lot more. So it’s just the more generic Dark Angel Marines being worked on for now.

So now the basic guys are all sprayed, and I’m going through the fun of individually sanding their bases while being careful not to get any on their feet or the slate shards on their bases. Tedious, but I know it’ll work out in the end. The current plan is to fully paint all of them, and simply leave off the squad designation number decal from their tactical arrow. Once I work out Sergeants and Heavies (and vary the specialists as I go) I’ll start forming them into actual squads. Which will be a doddle if all that’s left is simply applying a decal and varnish.

Lots more DV DA to go after that. There are still (at least) 5 sets of Deathwing Terminators from DV as well as all of the DA Ravenwing Bikes. I’m going to be busy for awhile…

Something arrived in my mailbox a few days ago… a letter from France!

A little morsel wrapped up. What could it be?

A beautifully-sculpted Rackham Goblin! Kindly sent to me by Carlo, who has been turning out some great looking goblins over the past few months. Thank you my friend! Very much appreciated, and I will certainly get him painted to join my small tribe of greenskins!


Citadel Savage Orc Hero WIP #2

Warhammer Citadel Savage Orc Hero WIP

Here I have added more basecoating to the face, arms and bangles as well as some drybrushing of the sand around the rocks. Painting the base rim always makes a figure look neater.

Warhammer Citadel Savage Orc Hero WIP

Blurry pic – work done on the face, teeth, bangles, hair. At this point I wasn’t sure if I’d use the existing warpaint (in the end I didn’t).
Warhammer Citadel Savage Orc Hero WIP
The rest of the skin re-base coated, base coats on the hammerheads. More work on fingernails, bangles, other little details.
Warhammer Citadel Savage Orc Hero WIP
Shading of flesh. Lots of other stuff close to finished.
Warhammer Citadel Savage Orc Hero WIP
A final bit of shading and highlighting, some static flock to add some colour to the base, and we’re Finished! So that’s the process of painting an orc. Exciting, eh?

FIRST POST!! – Citadel Savage Orc Hero WIP #1

So anyway, what inspired me to start this thing specifically was a thread on f13 about miniatures, specifically IainC’s posts of his Daemon army with links to his blog for the piccies.

To start with, a series of WIP shots showing the progression of a figure. It was only the second figure I’d painted in a couple of years, for a charity auction at work for the Victorian Bushfire Relief, for the fires of Feb 2009.

Anyway, the process of painting this figure was enjoyable, and got me interested in painting again, so I’ll be posting more stuff over time.

The figure itself is a Savage Orc Champion, from Games Workshop. The figure is about 10 years old, which I aquired from a friend when he sold off his Orc army to me, which I then never got around to doing anything with.
Jared had started to paint the flesh, but I preferred to do a complete repaint in my own style. Since this was to be a display figure, I mounted it on a 40mm round resin display base from Back To Base-IX.

Warhammer Citadel Savage Orc Hero WIP

To start with, I just removed the tab from the Orc and mounted him to the base with some brass rod.
Warhammer Citadel Savage Orc Hero WIP
A mix of black and very dark grey onto the rocky section of the base.
Warhammer Citadel Savage Orc Hero WIP
A couple of layers of drybrushing on the rocks.
Warhammer Citadel Savage Orc Hero WIP
And a basecoat for the sand around the rocks.
Warhammer Citadel Savage Orc Hero WIP
A wash on the sand…
Warhammer Citadel Savage Orc Hero WIP
Basecoat for some of the skin and the rosewood-style club handles.