Wednesday, 2 September 2009

ORKS: Skabgutz' Lads

So, finally something new to show off!

Despite actually not really going into detail and adding highlights, I do think they have come out quite well. This only serves to reinforce my opinion that the current GW washes are amazing.

I am happy with the camo work on a couple of the helmets, though I'm most happy with the red beret.

Now, what comes next?
Well, thats the question.
I will be working a little on a unit of 25 Dwarf Warriors, but they won't be anything special either, again, another paint and wash job really.
I also have to start work on 20 Ork Shoota Boyz, but again, nothing special, as I hope to chern them out for a 1k tourney soon.

But all this paint and wash work is starting to leave me with a bit of a sour taste in my mouth, I have to admit.
While I think its a good way to hash out models, (And for me, as a slow painter anyway, anything helps) its not exactly helping me grow as a painter much, and I feel that I'm starting to grow rusty in some areas like high-lighting and what have you. Its not actually a way to learn new skills.
So, I'll be also picking out a sinlge model of mine that I've had for sometime, and I will work on that too, but this won't just be a simple paint 'n wash, I'll use highlights and such too, and well, we'll see what I can come up with. :D


  1. I can understand your point about the washing method for orks. I used it, its OK but isn't amazing and you become lazy with it. Thats where I turned to my vehicles and mostly my characters.

    My advice is, if you can spare the time (ie the army isn't for a deadline) paint a single miniature. But try something new on it. Blending, freehand or glazing are three things I have recently tried. =)

    Also, join the LO FUMBBL League! Only need two hours a week, max. See LO for details. [/shameless plug]

  2. @Kuffeh

    Thats what I will try to do, but not with like a single ork. But on character type models or single projects.
    I've got a few models that I can do up like. :D

    Though I have to admit, I don't think it looks too bad though. Its not great in the way of given you any new skills, or keeping current skills levels up to standard, but its looks good enough for the table top I think.