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77059: Orc Berserker (Two Handed Sword) (Bones)

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I finally got to painting my Bones Orc Berserker, by Tre Manor. It was one of the first Bones I purchased, an awesome sculpt.

 

I didn't get him nearly as green as has been my tendency with previous orcs. Was aiming for some more bluish black. In other news, my first use of a Secret Weapon wash is here: I used Baby Poop (lol) on the dark armor. Again, having trouble with the photos. I went back and took the last couple shots here after; I think maybe they give a better representation of how he looks in person.

 

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Thanks for looking. Comments and criticism are very welcome. Still trying to get better!

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I love Tre's orcs. You are improving with each figure. Keep up the good work!  ^_^

 

I'll echo ub3r_n3rd: Contrast is important at the scale we tend to work at. Push the highlights. For most metallics, for example, I like to add a bit of silver at the highest edges.

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Thanks, y'all. You are both very correct, of course, and I already know it. I backed off with my highlights because I couldn't figure out how to handle his skin. Cowered out lol.

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Thanks, y'all. You are both very correct, of course, and I already know it. I backed off with my highlights because I couldn't figure out how to handle his skin. Cowered out lol.

 

What I do is add yellow a little bit at a time to the green to lighten it up and just hit those areas that would see the light, tops of muscles and top of head.

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Thanks, y'all. You are both very correct, of course, and I already know it. I backed off with my highlights because I couldn't figure out how to handle his skin. Cowered out lol.

 

What I do is add yellow a little bit at a time to the green to lighten it up and just hit those areas that would see the light, tops of muscles and top of head.

 

 

I guess that'd make sense. It's what I was doing with my goblins. That's where I got scared with this guy, though--he's not very green at all in person, looks more blue, and I was wasn't sure what the yellow would do. Well, I guess green it, really.

 

I don't know why I sweated it, honestly. I may go back and try it yet.

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Never be afraid to take chances Marvin, that's half the fun. Be a mad scientist, mix colors, experiment, and have fun. What's the worst that can happen? You give them a long relaxing bath in simple green and try again another time if you hate what you did.

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I'm not 100% sold on the skin color, but I think the 'baby poop' worked very well on the armor. Good job!

Note that I'm not saying that his skin color should be the stereotypical green.

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My beef is more with the green tunic that looks almost the same as the green skin.

 

And like in your troll claws, the orc's teeth would need a little yellowing. Unless he *really* loves broccoli.

 

The orcs are really a good choice for practice/experimental painting, especially for Vampire Bones backers because there a ton of them.

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Ub3r is right, and a good way to practice is buying the 3 packs of bones: Skeletons, goblins, orc's. More for for you money in terms of miniatures to practice on! I get about 12 goblins before doing anything big.

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