The third warband to get some attention is the orc big’uns, sorry, Orruk Ironjawz one.
I like how they have evolved the orcs in Age of Sigmar, following the scale creep by making even bigger big’uns. I am not too enthused about the name changes, even though I do understand the IP-ownership reasons for it. So in my mind, these are still Orcs.
At any rate, I am not a fan of the yellow (was yellow really the only unused color scheme available?) Not so much for it’s difficulty, but more for it’s garishness. (And the aftertaste of banana). I think yellow comes across as “too clean” a main colour for orcs
Going with the concept of orcs as not being diligent with the maintenance of their weapons, and their philosophy of using their opponents’ blood as lubricant, their stuff is fairly decrepit, I turn to Orange. As in rusty.
What once might have been as clean as clean can be …just isn’t anymore.
How I did this effect: starting with a black/grey undercoat, I painted all the metal in Scalecolor black metal. This I then gave a heavy drybrush of some off-brand peachy orange, followed by a drybrush of golden yellow. This I then drybrushed carefully with Scalecolor Thrash Metal, which is a grungey yellowgreen steel-type metal. The green bits on the metals are Vallejo Green Black wash. I lined the armour plates with Reaper Dusky Skin Shadow (I used this dark brown as I think black would have been too stark here) as I did not use any wash to define the details.
The four skins were each painted in a different green basecoat, given a vallejo black green inkwash and highlighted with the same basecoat and then some lighter greens mixed on my pallette, using a bit different tones on each. Not that this is very apparent in the photos though.
The red bits are Citadel Screamer Pink hightlighted with Citadel Wazdakka Red. I really like this combo, and find I am using it alot these days.
The hero’s cape is painted in three coats of Reaper Aircraft Grey and carefully drybrushed Reaper Leather White with a spot of Reaper Vampiric Skin. Then I sloppydrybrushed some brown (I honestely don’t remember which I used) followed by Reaper Dusky Skin Shadow and some black on the edges.
Gurzag Ironskull. The Hero wears a Cape.
It looks like his axe was made out of some tank’s frontal armour. Just one think plate sawed and hammered into shape.
Maybe I should have greenstuffed and painted a dial in his forehead there, to make him an Angel?
Playin’ the maracas. Chica-chica
The Tally so far:
Finished from the Bobby Box: 126 / 126 (+13 / 13 casualties, small animals etc)
Just 0 left to do! FINISHED AT LAST!
Finished from the stash: 144
Finished minis in total this year: 270 / 365 (target one for each day on average – I am now lagging behind with 45 minis!)