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Offline arabianknight

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Re: Thinking About Orcs
« Reply #15 on: September 18, 2020, 10:57:15 AM »

Staying with the classics theme I picked an 80's Citadel Orc Champion as my next victim. In an "old meets new" way I thought I'd brave some G.W. Contrast Orc Flesh on him. The results were poor, with the heavy pigments saturating even the generous muscular sculpting of this veteran. So out came an old citadel paint. I don't know what the colour's name is as it is 25+ years old and came in a box set so had no label on it! It has brought the flesh up to a bright old school green which is quite effective with the dark contrast paint still in the deep crevices  - so big grins all round!

I'll need to source a shield for him later.
« Last Edit: September 18, 2020, 10:58:48 AM by arabianknight »

Offline Sir_Theo

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Re: Thinking About Orcs
« Reply #16 on: September 18, 2020, 12:19:51 PM »
Enjoying the thread!

My favourite way of painting green Orcs is a yellow wash over white, followed by a green wash. Gives a nice tone. Im always quite partial to other colour Orcs too, Blue, Red and of course Khaku, can all look great.

Offline arabianknight

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Re: Thinking About Orcs
« Reply #17 on: September 18, 2020, 08:12:01 PM »
Thanks, Sir_Theo,

I'll have to try that wash method. Not one I'd come across. Sounds nice and quick too, a bonus since it's taken me weeks to finish the last one!!  ;D

Offline Macunaima

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Re: Thinking About Orcs
« Reply #18 on: September 18, 2020, 09:03:21 PM »
The best take on orcs that I have ever read is in the six issues of the comic book ďOrc StainĒ, available for Kindle or Comixology at a buck a piece.

Heavily influenced by GW orcs, these are definitely R-rated creatures (just for starters, they cut off each otherís genitals when the can and dice them up for coins. Teef? Nutiní doiní. Gronches is where itís at). Itís a very original spin on the race, however, and the artwork is beautiful. A great buy for six bucks!

Offline SotF

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Re: Thinking About Orcs
« Reply #19 on: September 18, 2020, 10:00:15 PM »
Most of my orcs are more of a dark brown to red brown skin tone.

I think that a lot of the color tropes in minis came from early on where it was, mainly, skin colors that marked they were orcs...same as hobgoblins tended to be the red coloration, often using roman minis for them. Orcs ended up green there...

 

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