Hello fellow hobbyists. It has been a long overdue need to get some color slapped on my armies. I have been an avid collector and moreso a friendly gamer without being a painter for too long now, and because of this I have accumulated 13 armies and various terrain pieces that need to come alive with paint. With thousands of models to paint.. it's definately a bit overwhelming for me. Thus this plog is born, to give me focus, record my progress, keep at it, encouragement, and to allow for others to constructively critisize and help me become a better painter.
I had thought of creating just one big plog of them all, but then decided to give each army its just due. So here is my Orcs and Goblins painting log. My signature indicates about how many models in approximation I have and the only armies with enough paint for me to field in color are Brets, Dwarfs and High Elves. So looking at that, I need a painted "evil" army for a lack of a better word and Da Greenskinz is the most fun army for me to play on the Destruction side of Fantasy.
A quick picture of a few of my assembled models of different armies. For this plog, the entire second row from the top are my Orcs and Goblins that are assembled so far. I have many more boxes (read TONS) yet to put together, but I will concentrate on these for now I think.
Model-wise, expect to see many oop models as I have been playing and collecting Warhammer Fantasy since 4th edition though I have bought and/or acquired many current sculpts too. I have just received my first box of greenstuff and have zero skill using it, but thought I should have it on-hand for when I get some advice with using it. I hope to become skilled enough with the stuff to do a model justice.
A word of caution.. I am not a prolific painter though I aspire to become one. Each one of my pics is open for constructive critisism and I encourage it as I truly want to become a better painter. I do not play in tournaments, so my painting will reflect that. However I hope to eventually achieve somewhere in the neighborhood of better than table-top standard. On the hobby side of things, painting has been at the bottom of my priority list as all I really wanted to do was game (and boy does it show!). However as I have gotten a bit older now I have been so inspired by other plogs and encouraged by my local group and some on here as well (thanks Harry!) to get some painting done. Many of my models have already been assembled and in some cases even bought that way. You will more than likely see mold lines and mess ups and unfinished bases. However, I plan on getting better in all of these areas. For the bases, I plan on doing them all at once after the unit is finished painting for now as I do not have any themes planned yet. I will be asking for ideas.
Ok, enough of my bumbling and onto the pics!
My first unit of Greenskins are models from the 6th edition Orc Battalion set of which 2.5 were given to me from a friend. I do have some Citadel paints, but most are unfortunately dried up, so Apple Barrel paints were used on these. They were first undercoated with Army Painter and finished with Quickshade Strong Tone. Instead of actually dipping, I chose to brush it on to see if I could get some better control. They turned out ok, but it will take some practice I think. I have yet to apply the Matte Finish and will do so after the full unit is painted.
As you can see, aside from painting in general I could really use some advice for painting teeth. These were painted with a brush. I have started to use a toothpick for more accuracy but I am having problems getting a solid coat. Anyone with ideas or suggestions with this or just my painting overall?
Thank you all and I will be updating this as often as I can.. target goal is weekly.
- Lord Cedric