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77002: Orc Archers

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When I took my Skeletal Champion to the local meadery's Craft Night back in September, I brought along another mini, in case I ran out of work I could do.  That was one of the archers from 77002: Orc Archers (3).  Since then, I have finished the basecoating on that archer:

 

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I had a really hard time with his left eye.  I suspect the eye may actually be closed, so I painted it that way.

 

This is an old basing job, so the broccoli base remains.  I had tried to build up the edges around the base with modeling paste but it shrinks when it dries and I lost patience.

 

Next up, I plan to basecoat the other two archers, using mostly the same colors, differing the colors of the arrow fletching and the round objects on the armor so they can be told apart on the tabletop (should I ever get to play tabletop RPGs again).

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9 hours ago, Darcstaar said:

It’s a very yellowish green.  Interesting choice.  Nice job.

 

8 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

I like the skintone!

Thanks!

 

This is the same skin formula I have used for other orc minis I have painted (77042: Orc Marauder and 77055: Anval Thricedamned).  The skin starts off with Reaper MSP 09128 Green Ochre.  Applying Flesh Wash will make the skin appear a little more yellow, which I think works well for orcs while avoiding the stereotypical Warhammer/Warcraft green.  I may try painting these without flesh wash, just to see how it looks.  (And humans have significant skin tone variations.  Why shouldn't orcs?)

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I finished the basecoats on the other two archers (the one previously finished is the one on the right):

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Next up: Washes, shadows, highlights, lining, possibly even in that order.

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They're just about done.

 

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(click on the pictures for larger versions)

 

I think all I need is some sort of foliage around the bases to hide the edges of the integral base.  (Since I'm aiming for tabletop, I don't think I need to do much more.)

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What I usually do before adding foliage, which will certainly do a lot toward rendering the integral bases inconspicuous, is to fill the rest of the base with white glue and sand. The glue holds the sand in place, and the sand doesn’t shrink when it dries.  Then add the foliage...

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