“What! 17 again!!” (week 40)

The trouble with the “random painting generator” is just that, it’s random, so when I tossed the coins of fate again this week Lancelot came up (no problem there) but then the toss of the old D30 came up seventeen again, and this meant another group of Matty’s Orks would be making their way onto my painting table.  feb-2017-4-unpaint

Box17 – (3x 28mm Games Workshop Orks)

Now the more eagle eyed amongst you will of course notice from the picture to the right that there are in fact four “greenskins” passing beneath my brush this week, this is because I decided to get the rest of the “Jumpboyz” (still don’t know if this is the proper name for them) finished, and it turned out that there were four rocket packs left (how this works out I have no idea, as seven seems such an odd number, were there three or four in a pack, either way it doesn’t work out!!). Ahyhoo’ I dug out four Orks to wear the darn things (as you can see one of then already had his fitted at some point). The commander type figure I think must have gone with the three I painted last time as he has a distinctly “Germanic” feel to him but the other three are just random “Ork boyz”, so I would have to try and tie them all together with the painting. So let’s get on with that…

feb-2017-4a-paintI began the painting in my usual way with all the figures being dry-brushed within an inch of their lives with some chainmail paint, then another lighter dry-brush of rust was applied over this. Then taking my dark grey I painted the trousers on the three “grunts” along with the one helmet, and the uniform and cap on the commander. All these areas were then highlighted with some light grey. Next to try and tie them in with the last lot I decided to add the same camouflage pattern as I did last time, so the cap and jacket feb-2017-4b-paintof the heavy gunner along with the sleeves (as this is all you can see) of the other two were first painted earth brown, then “splodges” of sap green and then my darker sand colour were painted over the top of this. Finally I again added some “dots” in light green to add a little highlight. Then their skin was added, this was done by laying down a base coat of deep bronze green and then after their eyes were added in white and bright red highlights of goblin green were painted over this. The two with open mouths had the insides of these painted dark red and then highlights of bright red were added before I painted in the teeth with some cream. All the belts and boots were next, most I feb-2017-4c-paintdid in chocolate brown with leather highlights, but a couple of bits I did in black with dark grey. The rocket packs were also begun with a drybrush of chainmail and rust and after I added dark red/bright red to the tops of the rockets, it was just a case of picking out some details in luminous green and blue, and adding a bit of graffiti in white.

They were then all given a coat of “Quickshade” and after this the bases were painted in scenic brown before being dry-brushed in scenic green, still no flocking (I still don’t like this as they don’t look finished to my eye, but hey’ho the joysfeb-2017-4d-paint of painting for someone else), lastly they were spray coated with matt varnish.

Well next week is March, and so I should be doing another round of “March’sters of the Universe” He-man figures, but as I believe I’ll be on my own for this round (Jez is busy with his Dr Who stuff at the moment), I’m not sure whether to go ahead or not, we’ll see how I feel.

So till next week, cheers Roger.

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14 Responses to “What! 17 again!!” (week 40)

  1. vampifan says:

    You’ve done a great job on these, Roger. I certainly recognise some of the figures as I have them in my own Ork collection. However, mine don’t have the rocket packs fitted. I would have liked to have seen a group shot of them all together as well as a picture of them taken from the rear (stop sniggering!) but that’s only a minor gripe.

    • Roger Webb says:

      Thanks Bryan, yep they are certainly some old figures, in a perfect world I would have had another four figs like the last batch, but I had to make do with what we had, sorry that there is no group shot, (or rear), I’ve been a bit busy with something else the last few days and haven’t really had the time to do much blog related.

      Cheers Roger.

  2. Marvellous stuff, Roger. Simply marvellous. I do like how you paint your orks as well you know from those Rockers being one of my top picks from your output last year. As a complete aside I’m thinking of doing a “2000 A.D.” themed March, so you’re welcome to join that with me if you’d like? Its predominantly “Nemesis the Warlock” based with a load of Termight Inquisition conversions. But you’d be most welcome, my friend?

    • Roger Webb says:

      Many thanks Simon, I have to admit to quite enjoying painting old GEW figures as the detail is really bold and easy to see. Thanks very much for the offer but I don’t have any 2000AD miniatures that I could do to join in with. A full crew of ABC warriors is on my wish list for the future, as would Robo Hunter, the ACE trucking crew, and Archie Grubber, but they will all have to wait (perhaps forever).

      Cheers Roger.

  3. Carrion Crow says:

    Very nice, Roger. Whilst I may not he taking part in March=sters of the Universe this year, there is still “Forgotten Heroes” in June. Plus I do have rather a lot of Daleks to paint…

    • Roger Webb says:

      Thanks Jez, I night still do March’sters I’ll have a look at what I still want to do/ figures I have left, time is going to be my biggest constraint this month, along with uncertainty at work not being particularly conducive to getting stuff done.

      You do have rather a few Daleks to do now don’t you.

      Cheers Roger.

  4. Shame about Marchsters Roger, I’ve enjoyed yours and Jez’s past efforts immensely.
    Those Orks are lovely figs though and I have been enjoying the random box painting a lot

    • Roger Webb says:

      Thanks Andy, as I said above I might still give a couple of March’ster figures a go, though I might not be that productive over the next month, we’ll see, after that it’ll be back to the box clearing, as I already feel like I’ve cleared a chunk of well over due metal.

      Cheers Roger.

  5. Very nice Roger, I do like the big hulking jump packs, all nicely corroded.

  6. These are great mate. I don’t know why your posts don’t come up in my feed? It’s odd. Really nice work.

    • Thanks Imp’Ork, glad you like them, I don’t often paint up GW stuff these days so it’s a bit of a trip down memory lane for me.

      Been mad busy winding up WSD my wargames figure company, the last few weeks (and the next couple) so wont be posting till April, but then it should be back to normal service, I try to post each Saturday so if my feeds aren’t working (Don’t ask me why no knowledge of computer stuff!) then Sunday is the best day to check out if I’ve posted (unlike some people who can post two or three times a day! mentioning no names, but the finger is pointing your way).

      Thanks for dropping by, always nice to hear from you mate.

      Cheers Roger.

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