Monday, March 03, 2014

Fun with Orcs!

 Well I have found some time to paint again and wasted no time in bashing out some Orc filth.

These Orcs were painted very quickly using a black wash over simple dark colours. The highlights were kept to a minimum as I wanted the Orc host to look like a black shadow going across the land. Being heavily influenced by the recent LOTR films, I kept the colour palette very dark, almost black.
The armour was washed with a black and then a brown to give it a rusty look, metal highlights were then drybrushed lightly on top.
 These Magic Metal miniatures mix in well with all my old Citadel figures and help bulk out the numbers. What's that Asgard Dwarf doing there?

Eye eye...

I like the idea of Orcs being a complete rabble so I intend to mix up loads of different figure makes on the bases. I really enjoyed painting these guys and they were so easy compared to the Dwarves. One wash of black and they're done, move on to the next.


tradgardmastare said...

Terrific patterns for shields- I'm working on some Mythical Earth orcs/man orcs and will try out some of your shield designs.
Great orcs and dwarves too.

The Kiwi said...

They look really good.