Hi Everyone, I’m Jiunn also known as FruitBear all the way from Australia. Thanks to Stahly and the rest of the TOP team I’ve been given an opportunity to guest post and share my models with everyone. This is something that I’m really happy and grateful for as I’ve been reading Tales of Painters for a long time and I really admire the painters here.
It was quite coincidental how I got into the hobby as I use to walk past Games Workshop Perth a lot not knowing what it was but curious at the same time. Eventually a friend that I met in my first year of uni took me to GW Perth to introduce me to the hobby as he was trying to get back into it as well. Fast forward to 2015 here I am still painting and still enjoying the hobby. I’m more at the painting end of the spectrum rather than the gaming side but hopefully in the future I can gain some middle ground.
Although I’m a painter I also paint with the intention of collecting an Army which leads me to the Orks in this post. I’ve always liked the comical side of orks and saw them as a chance to let loose in my painting and not be as neat as I am with space marines. I’ve always liked the background and colour scheme of the Bad Moons so I decided to start painting the ork warbikers in yellow and black then the nobs.
As you can see with the warbikers there are two different tones of colour. I painted the one on the right followed by the one on the left with the guidance of a master class white dwarf article using the old GW colours. But the ork nob in the middle and the other 5 nobs are painted with the new GW paints and technical paints.
These 5 ork nobs were the next and were a real treat to paint. Since they are Bad Moons nobs I really wanted to give them a little bling and show some individualism for a clan that is notorious for showing off their wealth. I painted each one with a different spot colour but showing some cohesion as a unit with the yellow flames painted on their backs.
This nob’s blue spot colour was really the tester to see if my idea would work.
Once the momentum started this nob was the next with its orange spot colour. This colour scheme was the one I had the most doubts about but in the end, it came out brilliant. I really love its pose, as if it’s saying, “Come and get a piece of this!”
I really enjoyed painting this nob and thought the purple complimented with the other colours. But when I went to assemble the model the joints were off (which frustrated me to no end) so I decided to put more armour plates where the arms meets the main body to cover the dodgy joints. The end result was worth it.
I really enjoyed painting this one as it was my first time painting a squig. So naturally the spot colour was red.
I saw this nob as somewhat of a leader in the unit since he has a power claw. One thing about this nob and the warbiker nob is they have the same armored head which is deliberate. They also have the same spot maroonish red colour to distinguish them as unit leaders.
That’s all for now everyone. I’m painting 10 ork shoota boys at the moment. I’ll be hoping to share these soon.
Look amazing. Strange, but very interesting style. As always clean and fine detail work. Really great.
- Sherlock M.
Great! Would love to know the recipe for the yellow and skin.
No worries sherlock!
I first undercoated the models in GW Chaos Black then with an airbrush I sprayed the models with Vallejo Base grey then from a 45° angle sprayed Vallejo Base grey Light Grey followed by a light spray of Vellejo White So there is a distinction between the detail and the recesses. The airbrushing stops here.
With the skin I watered down GW Goblin Green and painted it onto the skin followed by a wash of GW Thraka Green. Then with 3:1:1 mix of GW Goblin Green, Yriel Yellow and Ushabti Bone paint the raised areas followed by a highlight of 2:1:1 mix of the same colours. I then water down GW Hawk Turquoise and paint it into the recess (I like this step a lot) and a final highlight of GW Ushabti Bone.
For the yellow it’s simple a base coat of GW Averland Sunset followed by GW Yriel Yellow and shades with GW Casandora Yellow and highlighted with GW Flash Gitz Yellow and a final highlight of Dorn Yellow.
The thing is with the steps before highlights my paints a quite watered down till a consistency that is a bit thicker then washes or shades, the reason being that with the airbrushing done prior you will have the natural shades already so you don’t need paint such a thick layer because you want the shading and gradation to show beneath.
Give it a shot and see what you think. Trying to paint my shoota boys in a different method but with similar results. Still WIP, trial and error.
- Sherlock M.
I use old GW Foundation Gretchin Green as a base and shade it with different tones (dark greens and purple), followed by highlights with VGC Dead Flesh mixed in the basecolour.
The yellow is nice and bright. I usually start lighter and shade it down. But yellow is so time consuming… that's why my boys wear red 😉
Keep up the good work
Very cool work!!! BRAVO!!!
We use a similar way of painting Orc skin…mine is pre-shading then VGA sick green, VGA escorpena, Thraka shade and the rest is very similar…it works good.
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Loving your painting style, really bright, clean and crisp.