The Waaagh! begins!

Greetings, fellow humans! This week, I have mostly been painting a test model.

I started off with Bonekutta (the Ironskull Boy armed with an Orruk‑forged Big Choppa) because he looked the easiest to paint. I painted on all of the base colours, and then washed everything (except the fur) with Agrax Earthshade (aka ‘Talent in a Bottle’). Once that had dried, I drybrushed the skin, metal and fur, then highlighted everything else. Finally, I painted the base; but didn’t use textured paint as planned because the Shadespire bases are already sculpted.

Shadespire (Bonekutta)

I’m really pleased with how he’s turned out, and I’m hoping to keep the momentum going and finish his three buddies this week. When I first painted the base, I was worried that it was too close in colour to the skin – but a few drybrushes soon sorted that out. Here’s my recipe, for anyone who’s interested:

Basecoat
Skin: Waaagh! Flesh
Metal: Leadbelcher
Pants/Straps: Steel Legion Drab
Teef: Zandri Dust
Fur: Kabalite Green

Wash
Fur: Nuln Oil
Everything else: Agrax Earthshade

Highlight
Skin: Warboss Green
Metal: Ironbreaker
Pants/Straps: Tallarn Sand
Teef: Ushabti Bone
Furs: Pallid Wych Flesh
Eyes: Mephiston Red

Base
Castellan Green
Rhinox Hide [random drybrush]
Elysian Green [random drybrush]
Nurgling Green [all over drybrush]
Averland Sunset [random drybrush]

In other news, it was my birthday yesterday, and I got a copy of the Burning of Prospero. Along with my copy of Betrayal at Calth, I’m all set for when we get round to building Heresy armies…

9 thoughts on “The Waaagh! begins!

  1. I’ve already said I love the scheme elsewhere, but it’s worth repeating here.

    Also, I’m with you on an eventual Horus Heresy army. Even if the Doc and Ross aren’t up for it, provided I can get some traction this year on my main projects (a big IF, as we all know), I’d be up for a little HH here and there.

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  2. That’s an fine looking Ork, Orc, I mean Orruk model you’ve painted there! The chosen colours for the model work really well visually, it’s great to see something different for a change from black and yellow armour. I can’t wait to see more of your painted Orruks!

    I’ve recently purchased a classic 8th edition Orcs and goblins army book at a charity shop (good condition too!) and I was inspired by the factions lore content (I still love Warhammer fantasy, even when it exploded in the end). After reading about the Orcs, I’ve decided to make plans to start a small 500pt/50 renown AoS force. However, I’m not sure what to add to the collection, so I was wondering what you might suggest I should include into the warband?

    Keep up the fantastic work! 🙂

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    1. Thanks for your comment. Gaming-wise, I’ve not actually played much AoS yet (only a handful of games with my Nurgle Daemons), so I’m probably not the best person to advise you on army selection.

      My idea is to try to collect a box/unit of everything. Ironjawz seem pretty elite, so you’ll eat up 500pts with just a few choices. Bonesplitterz and regular Greenskinz seem a bit more ‘hordey’; and Gobbos even more so. I reckon you can’t go wrong with a Start Collecting box and then a unit that you like the look of.

      Once we get some games in, we’ll make sure to post some batreps and thoughts.

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