View Full Version : Grand Duke's Green Tide (Try saying that five times quickly)

25-06-2008, 20:47
Hi, all. Well, I've decided to begin working on the daunting task that is my 2000 points of orks. It includes:

1 SAG mek
1 KFF Mek
6 Deff Dreds
1 Looted Wagon
1 Warbuggy
80 Boyz
30 Lootas
15 Kommandoes

Right now, all i've got is 1 SAG mek unassembled and 22 boyz assembled, 5 of which are painted. But that should be enough to get me started, and to give you a taste of my green tide. I'm kinda going for a ragtag look with as many different clothing patterns as I can manage. Right now, they're being processed by photobook, so in the next 15 mins or so, I have pictures of my Konversions, the first 5 models painted, and one of the full squad assembled.

25-06-2008, 21:46
My Rokkit Launcha

A Boy

The Nob

Another Boy

25-06-2008, 21:50
And to round out the painted models, boy #5

A group photo

Konverted Rokkit Launcha


26-06-2008, 15:24
Anyone got any comments on the models?

26-06-2008, 17:31
More pics.


Da boyz that have had skin painted. I'll probably wash over their skinz later.


Da redshirt boy (In case of casualties, models wid red shirts go bye-bye first)

26-06-2008, 20:13
How are you achieving the skin color? It looks like a darker green with a lighter green drybush. This may not be the ideal for this type of model as it yields a marble effect instead of a highlighting effect. If you leave it this way I would highly recommend doing the wash so there are darker recesses at the very least. But my first suggestion would be, give a nice solid basecoat of the darkest green you have over the whole skin. Then repaint everything except the recesses with a slightly lighter green, then touch the highest points with an even lighter green. This will give you a great highlight effect with only a little more work than dry brushing. If the highlights are too much at this point, you can always wash the whole thing with green to soften them up.

Alternately if you dont want to do any of the highlighting, instead of drybushing, I would recommend giving a nice solid basecoat (imo a solid basecoat is the most important part of painting any model) of a medium green and then give it a thakka green wash. For skin I find focusing on shading is great, and in some cases gives better results than highlighting. And washing models is even easier than dry brushing them.

In any case, a green tide is a great project and I look forward to seeing how yours progresses. Keep at it and you will have a force to really be proud of.

26-06-2008, 20:41
Thank you, Thor, for the advice.

I am starting out with a dark green (catachan green) then go up to a lighter shade (camo green). It actually looks quite nice in person, but in the pictures, the quality seems to melt away. Right now, I'm starting to go over them with thrakka green or green ink, with great success on both fronts.

26-06-2008, 20:54
Always happy to give tips that have worked for me, and get tips that have worked for others. It's the only way we can get better at our hobby. Hope to see more updates soon.

Rabid Bunny 666
26-06-2008, 22:18
Konverted Rokkit Launcha

"Are yoou shure dis'll werk?"
"Yeh, da bullets 'it da stikkbom an' it goes da same speed as da bullet, dats syens dat is"


Liking the Rokkit Launcha, the skin tone is good as well, i found with my ladz that a wash of Thraka Green brings it together, might give that a try. Also, the Nob with the skull head looks a bit dead, perhaps greenstuffing bits onto him to make him look a bit more alive?

27-06-2008, 00:00
You forgot the knives attached to the stikkbomb! It makes it extra killy!

But thanks. My personal favorite model is the unpainted mob. My friend is afraid of him, and says that when I paint him, he'll smash it to pieces before it can give him nightmares : )

27-06-2008, 07:07
Hi there, nice miniwahhhh you have starting there! May I recommend that you file down the mould lines, as this will help the finish of your model.