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Waagghh… Orcs and Goblins

Waaagghh… Orcs and Goblins has been partying with me in The Painting Shop the past weeks. Finally I managed to complete my Orcs and Goblins commissioned miniature painting.

The Orc standard and Goblin Hero were converted my client. Its more of a standard conservation and gluing it on base. Painting it was more of the usual feel of painting a standard Orcs and a standard Goblin.

orc standard
goblin hero

The other interesting miniatures that was fun to paint was the Night Goblin Command Set from Forgeworld. Assembling them up was easy and it was followed by cleaning and washing for resin miniatures. The Night Goblin standard was a bit imbalanced with the battle standard when assembled. I had to use a hair dryer to soften the banner pole slightly to adjust to have it balanced when placed on the table. The Boss on the Squig and the Shaman assembly were a breeze. Painting them wasn’t much of any issue. The Shaman does have an interesting sculpt though, painting it was like as if I am casting a spell on the Shaman.

night goblin standard
night goblin shaman
night goblin shaman
night goblin boss on squig
night goblin command set

Next I had 30 Black Orcs to do. The difficult part about messing with 30 Orcs were the assembling phase. I had to choose carefully the armed weapon arm to pose for each Orc so that they do not obstruct each other when they are placed in ranks. Took me almost a day to decide and assembled all the Black Orcs in place with 5 orcs each rank, in 5 ranks. Once assembled, the painting phase was pretty straight forward. As there were 30 Orcs to paint, I adopted a factory style production sequence of painting. Once production started, its goes on… and 30 Black Orcs are ready to charge!

black orcs
black orcs

This Orcs and Goblin project took me quite a while though. Had to juggle with work load recently, especially after the Chinese New Year. But still the experience of getting the miniatures completed has always been a very exciting and satisfying one. Nothing beats the satisfaction to see 30 Black Orcs all ready to charge at you, right? Cheers!

Goblin Big Boss on Gigantic Spider and Wulfrik the Wanderer

Another commission project all done up, the Goblin Big Boss on his Giant Spider and Wulfrik the Wanderer.

The Goblin Boss’s Spider was a challenge to paint. Client wanted the same style as GW’s. Explored few methods to paint, and finally decided on to use the dry brush method. After base coat of Citadel Chaos Black, the spider was based with Citadel Kantor Blue, then washed with Citadel Nuln Oil. Once dried, the spider was dry brushed with Citadel Dheneb Stone over a few layers in a same rhythm stroke. The high points were then dry brushed with Skull White for the highlights. I was able to achieve as close as to the way GW painted on their website.

Goblin Big Boss on Gigantic Spider
Goblin Big Boss on Gigantic Spider

The Goblin Boss was as usual as exciting to paint as the Spider. The large amount of details and spider webbing was another challenge, pretty same experience and feel as the Giant Arachnarok Spider’s Goblins. Once completed, the Goblin Boss was glued to the throne on the Spider. I then based the base with sand, got it painted then grassed, and finally glued the spider onto the base.

Wulfrik the Wanderer
Wulfrik the Wanderer
Wulfrik the Wanderer

For Wulfrik, I must say there were a lot of details on his body. I was pretty lost when I started, really could not decide where to begin… haha. There were many detailed sculpt of human head collection trophies and skins. The exciting experience to painting Wulfrik was definitely all the prize trophies and details he had all over. Wulfrik does not have a major mass of colour to shade, but the amount of details on him took up most of the time in detailing painting him. I was thrilled for Wulfrik as I brought life to his trophies with colours and brushes!

painting shop packaging

Once the Goblin Boss and Wulfrik were all done, they were protected with purity seal and packed into the usual packing for my commission projects. Now they are all ready to deliver… cheers!

Arachnarok Spider and Golgfag Maneater

Spiders and Maneater… Managed to weave them all up with colours for this commission miniature painting project. I was pretty excited when having a miniature painting service project for a Warhammer Orcs and Goblin Arachnarok Spider. Painting the spider was a challenge. The underside of the spider with all the eggs and egg sac was a good challenge. Client wanted the spider to be in blue as one of the GW style. I had to refer to some spider images for reference though. In fact, I found out that in reality, there is such thing as a blue spider, amazing!

arachnarok spider
arachnarok spider
arachnarok spider

arachnarok spider

Anyway, for the blue part of the Spider, it’s painted with new Kantor Blue, then wash with Nuln Oil. After that, its highlighted with a mix of Kantor Blue and Skull White. The textured surface were all dry brushed with light mix of Kantor Blue and Skull White. The underside eggs were painted with Tallarn Flash, washed with Agrax Earthshade and highlighted with a mix of Tallarn Flash and Skull White.

The Goblin platform was another challenge. The painting and colors was more of the usual wood, spider and Goblin colour. I guess its the details on the miniature platform and Goblins that was the challenge.

Golgfag Maneater
Golgfag Maneater

Next was Ogre Golgfag Maneater. I had lot of fun doing the worn and rustic armor and weapons. It was mostly done by Tin Bitz layer, then washed with Nuln Oil. Once the wash was dried, its then wash with a watered down Red Flesh. When all were dried, it was dry brushed with chain mail carefully over the edges and high areas. Its then wash a thinned wash of Kantor Blue for that oxidised effect on metal.

The Arachnarok and the Maneater definitely were an exciting miniatures to paint. I sure had lots of fun giving colours to these miniatures. The spider when painted left sitting on my painting desk definitely looked very real like a life-size big tarantula spider! In the mid of all the excitement, I forgot to snap pics of the miniatures packed in my standard packaging. But I am sure I did not leave any web behind… haha, cheers!