Dat Der Iz Da Dokk!

Remember the Bonesplitters WardokkI built just a couple of weeks or so ago? In startling turn of speed (bolstered by my enthusiasm for all things greenskinned and a surge of Waaagh! energy racing through my paintbrush) I’ve only gone and painted him up.

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I’ve been promising myself that I’m going to tackle my Cawdor gang for Necromunda for a loooong time so I’m going to take a stab at them next but I’ve really enjoyed this little excursion into fantasy greenskins so expect to see some more in the near-ish future.

18 responses to “Dat Der Iz Da Dokk!

  • imperialrebelork

    Lovely work. I like all the bones

    • Wudugast

      Cheers! I had a lot of fun with the bones, just adding a bit of contrast paint to different bones here and there before the final highlight to get bones of different ages. It’s a trick I read about for the big Ossiarch Bonereapers constructs but I thought it would work well here too – makes it look like not all of his bones were collected at the same time but instead that he’s been collecting them as he goes along.

  • Alex

    Brilliant – it certainly pays to ride these little waves of enthusiasm 🙂

    • Wudugast

      Cheers dude! I couldn’t agree more, so much better than slogging along with something that you just can’t be arsed to finish any more but know you ought to. Get it done and have fun with it is my motto!

  • theimperfectmodeller

    What a difference a paint job makes. I liked this figure unpainted when you posted it first time around and there was never a doubt that it would look cool when complete. Excellent! ‘😊

    • Wudugast

      Thanks mate 🙂 Models really have to be painted don’t they. I know I have a ton of stuff under the bed, just waiting for the day when there’s a global pandemic or something and I’ve got the excuse to stay in and work on it, but really miniatures were never meant to be stored away untouched, they’re supposed to be painted and enjoyed.

  • Pete S/ SP

    He looks great- nice figure.



  • heresyofus

    Really liking the green skin. Nice and dark. Good work my friend.

    • Wudugast

      Cheers! I wanted to experiment a bit with darker, more natural looking orc skin. I do enjoy a bright green orc but a bit of range is no bad thing. I have a plan to try really dark, greeny-black skin with bright white tattoos, but I’ve not got the technique nailed down yet.

  • Mark A. Morin

    I really like the variety of bones aging. How did you use the contrast paints and highlights to achieve this?

    • Wudugast

      Thank you! Working over a black undercoat I painted all the bones with Ushabti Bone then gave them a quick wash with Agrax Earthshade. Usually for bones I’d follow this with a highlight of Ushabti Bone followed by a highlight of Screaming Skull. However with these I tried thinning down a little contrast paint using the contrast medium and then painting that over the bone, followed by a highlight. Depending on the final colour I wanted from the bone I tried using Skeleton Horde and Aggaros Dunes but I’m thinking that most of the greens, greys and browns could be used here as well. I’m currently wondering about putting together a bunch of skeleton warriors and just having a play to see what else I can come up with. I do recommend thinning the Contrast down a bit with the medium, otherwise you’d be as well painting it straight over a white undercoat and not bothering with the Ushabti Bone stage (to my eye thin Contrast over Ushabti Bone looks better than thick Contrast over white/bone but I’m still learning and experimenting here myself). Hope that helps – personally I’m not a convert to the “Contrast technique” of painting (i.e. using nothing but Contrast paints) but they’re a really useful tool to have all the same.

      • Mark A. Morin

        Thanks so much for the details- very helpful. I find the contrast paints and medium can be used in many different ways. Definitely agree on the thinning. I think I have struggled with highlights after contrast paints a bit. Been enjoying your blog and work for sure. Again, thanks much.

  • Azazel

    Hey, awesome stuff here. I really like this guy. Now I’m going to go out of order and look at the build post….

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