In preparation for the Bloody Hells' first ever battle in Mantic Games' Kings of War tonight, I thought I'd quickly post up some images of the newest addition to the army, Blind Mungo, my Orc Giant.
I love this model, not least because it's pretty rare. It's a resin cast of one of Mantic's three-up orc sculpts - the original large-scale sculptures that the 28mm miniatures are based on. You can see from the photo at the top that, when compared to a 'normal' orc, this miniature is a monster!
|At first glance, this miniature looks like|
any other 28mm miniature... Until you see
the other orc...!
|I began by painting the metallics in two|
different tones before roughly highlighting
both with Chainmail.
|I followed this with several black and brown|
washes to 'dirty' up the metal before giving
the areas a drybrush of Chainmail.
|I then highlighted the metals using lots of|
thinned layers of Skull White to represent
light glinting off it.
|I began the browns by basecoating them|
with Scorched Brown, before washing the
areas with Devlan Mud.
|I then built up the highlights from Bestial|
Brown to Bleached Bone before finally
washing the areas with thinned Devlan Mud.
|For the whites, I basecoated with Citadel's|
new Ceramite White. I then washed the areas
first with Devlan Mud, then with Regal Blue.
|Finally I built the highlights up gradually|
using lots of thinned coats of Ceramite White.
|I began the skin with a 1:1 basecoat of|
Vermin Brown and Scorched Brown.
|I then built the colour up with a 2:1:1 mix|
of Dwarf Flesh, Vermin Brown and
|The next highlight was simply pure|
|I then added a 1:1 layer of Dwarf Flesh and|
Skull White before a 3:1 layer of Skull White
and Bleached Bone. I then gave it a 1:1 wash
of Ogryn Flesh and Gryphonne Sepia.
|Finally, I re-applied the extreme highlights|
before adding a glaze of Scorpion Green to
the most prominent areas to give it an
Finally, I added gallons of blood to the shield and axe by first painting it on with thinned Blood Red and then adding a 1:1 mix of Blood Red and Chaos Black onto the areas where the blood is the thickest. Finally I added some gloss varnish to give it a really icky-sticky look!
I loved painting this miniature, even just to a gaming standard, and I think he was really worth all the effort. Below are some images of the finished article:
If you want to see some more of The Bloody Hells, you'll find them in the Tabletop section of the Flare Gallery!
To see these and more of my miniatures...