Green Iz Best – Part 9

Well, Orktober has been and gone and to be honest it wasn’t quite as productive on the greenskins front as I might have liked. For over a decade I’ve harboured an ambition to paint up at least one hundred unique ork boyz and earlier this year I realised I was within stretching distance of victory, if I simply knuckled down and got on with it. By the start of October I had twenty to go but alas by the end of the month I’d only finished off another five (although giving myself credit I had painted quite a lot of other things). On the other hand all the orks are now built and undercoated so victory is a step closer, time to get my head down and paint the remaining fifteen. I’m not much of a fan of batch painting so I’ll be tackling them in blocks of no more than five – here’s the latest recruits.

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Lighting this one so that his weapons weren’t casting shadows over his face in the photograph was a real challenge but I got there in the end.

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A little bit of greenstuff work to change the mouth on this one. Nothing groundbreaking in terms of sculpting but I’m pleased with the results.

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With these done there are now only ten to go, so expect to see a few more greenies showing up here over the coming weeks.

21 responses to “Green Iz Best – Part 9

  • CC

    Beautiful as always! What is your paint recipe for the metal blades? The shadowing and slight rust look great.

    • Wudugast

      Thank you – orks don’t often get called beautiful! For the metal I use boltgun metal (my old pot is on its last drop though so I’ll have to go over to something else soon) and then give it a wash with agrax earthshade. For some areas I’ll use nuln oil instead to create a bit of subtle variety, and if I want something to look really dirty I’ll use one, then once it’s dried I’ll wash it again with the other. Then highlight up with boltgun metal again and that’s basically it done. Then to add a bit of extra rust I’ll sponge on some mournfang brown, then some skrag brown and finally some firedragon bright, then a bit of silver on any worn edges.

      • Azazel

        Vallejo coloured primer Plate Mail Metal with the wash. Try it as a worthy rep.

      • Wudugast

        Cheers for the tip, I’ll pick some up. GW’s metals tend to be a bit on the watery side for my taste but that old pot of Boltgun has served me well. I do have some Vallejo paints tucked away somewhere although god knows if they’re still good. I’m told they last fairly well (better than a lot of GW stuff anyway) but it must have been a decade since I used them regularly.

  • patmcf

    I’m totally with CC ,they are really good !

  • Azazel

    Looking good, mate – and now almost done!

  • theimperfectmodeller

    Great stuff mate and I love the personal touches you give to them. I guess if you are going to have a 100 of them then it is a must to pimp some of them. My money is still on you to finish them all by the end of the year.

    • Wudugast

      Cheers! Yeah, I’m feeling fairly confident – just need to not let myself distrac… ooh, look at that…
      It’s funny, the thing of making each one unique started when I was only planning to do 20 or so, not sure I would have tried if I’d known I’d end up painting 100 but it’s really helped keep me enthused as we’ve got into the higher numbers.

  • Alexis West

    Keep on truckin’! You can do it!

    I like the third one with the grumpy face best of this lot.

  • Jenn

    Not many to go until they’re all done!
    That’ll be a liberating feeling once they’ve done, imagine the sense of achievement.

    They’re looking great too, love the green skin, looks nice and rugged, just how Orks should;d be.

    • Wudugast

      Cheers! Yeah, it’s going to be great – something I’ve been working towards for a very long time and never really thought I’d achieve (not doing down my abilities, it was just always intended as more of an aspiration than a set goal). Plus if all goes to plan my Skaven army will reach completion at around the same time and given that both have been in progress one way or another for over a decade that’s going to be pretty cool 🙂

      Glad you like the ork skin, I like to paint them in a way that looks natural and grubby.

  • imperialrebelork

    So good man and there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. We are all cheering for you at the finish line. Are they still all unique heads? No double ups? The greenstuff looks good

  • Pete S/ SP

    Many only be five but they make for a nice quintet.



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