Army Lists st
Above. I paint the eyes first so I can get them right before  doing the rest of the model, as if the eyes are not good it will  spoil the rest of the paint job! 
PRIMER AND Undercoat I primed the Orc first with aerosol grey car primer, spray on  lightly so as not the clag the detail. Then for the undercoat I  used Humbrol enamel matt black. You want the undercoat to  be as matt as possible so the detail on the model is easier to  see. For an acrylic undercoat it is a good idea to use a matting  agent, as acrylics tend to be naturally a bit shinier. I brushed the undercoat on with a Warpaints Small Dry Brush  brush making sure I covered the entire model. Don’t let the  paint pool anywhere as this will dry very thick and could  obscure details. Also watch out for any stray hairs detaching  from your brush and sticking to the model during  undercoating. Pull them off with tweezers before they become  permanently attached! Take particular care not to clog up the  face and similar fine detail areas, don’t be afraid to go back  and clear runs or blobs of undercoat off with your brush. I  then let the undercoat dry completely before going on to paint  the models. THE COLOUR SCHEME Fortunately I had great pictures on the box as guidance, which always makes life much easier, so I more or less copied them!   PAINTING The painting follows my well known method of working from  dark to light shaded form a black undercoat. This three, four,  five or more colour painting method uses successive tones of  colour (shade, middle and light) which are added to the model  in layers, working up from dark to light. This creates a bold  three-dimensional effect of shadows and highlights, the layers  of colour giving greater depth and subtlety to the model. It  may seem counterintuitive if you haven’t painted this way  before, but bear with me.  THE PAINT I used Army Painter paints to paint the Orc, mixing up  colours to suit my style and preferences. They provide an  adequate range of colours for almost all needs, but you will  often need to mix colours to get the desired results, however I  have tried to work our combinations of colours to reduce this  a bit.   The amount of paint you squeeze out to use is harder to judge, I usually mix up more than I need, which better than not  having enough, I’m afraid I have grown a bit lazy with using  pre-mixed paint systems.  Lastly don’t get too much paint on your brush, less than a  third of the way up the hairs on the brush in the paint is plenty, never dip the brush all the way up to the metal ferrule, or you  will ruin that brush in short order.   THE EYES AND MOUTH For such a large model he has quite small eyes, so they need  careful attention. I paint the eyes first so I can get them right  before doing the rest of the model, as if the eyes are not good  it will spoil the rest of the paint job! If you are not confident  
 North Star Military Figures North Star Magazine home page Previous Page Next Page more articles Above. I paint the eyes first so I can get them right before doing the rest of the model, as if the eyes are not good it will spoil the rest of the paint job! Above. I paint the eyes first so I can get them right before doing the rest of the model, as if the eyes are not good it will spoil the rest of the paint job!
about painting eyes leave them unpainted, it will look fine.  The eyes are AP-WP1121 - Desert Yellow, then AP-WP1121 -  Desert Yellow plus AP-WP1102 - Matt White. Follow the detail  on the model, and don’t worry if you don’t get it quite right  because you can neaten up the white with some AP-WP1101 -  Matt Black.   You need to do the inside mouth first, as it will become almost  impossible to reach without getting paint all over the teeth and  jaws. There is a surprising amount of detail in the mouth.  THE MOUTH 1. AP-WP1142 - Chaotic Red 2. AP-WP1142 - Chaotic Red plus AP-WP1102 - Matt White 3. plus AP-WP1102 - Matt White 4. and plus even more AP-WP1102 - Matt White FLESH Absolutely the most important part of any Orc, gosh! Before  painting I thinned the paint slightly with an acrylic thinner, with  also help to release any trapped air bubbles in the paint. Also I  did more layers than normal as I wanted a dramatic look to the  flesh. I started with the head doing all the bits around the eyes first,  then the feet and hand and then rest of the body. Make sure you have mixed up enough paint, as there is a lot of flesh to do on  this quite large model.  
Home Latest North Star Crusader Artizan Great War Siege Works Torriani Games Stargrave Shieldwolf