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This ork, being a gift, had a deadline, and consequently I was forced to hurry it up a bit. I woke up early every day, and stayed up late every night for a week, realized that I was still behind, and started painting at lunch time at work as well. The figure is a conversion of the nob that comes in the ork boys box, and consists of something like 36 parts, and a sculpted hat, so it was a bit fiddly to put together. The peg leg in particular made it hard to balance. My wife hates Eldar, so I got a spare helmet and made a ripped spinal cord for it, and now he stands on it.
I painted it with my usual mix of various vintage Citadel paints, and some Vallejo as well, using mostly a 00 liner brush I got for $1 at a craft store. The long bristles were pretty useful in painting in all the freehand work, and allowed me to use thinner paint than I would usually use. The wash was a mix of Citadel black ink, craft paint matte sealer, and Future, and then I painted some of the highlights on top of that.
|The overdone base was my wife's favorite part|
Hopefully the results are worth it. The base still needs a few bits of grass or flock, but it is otherwise complete. Unfortunately I managed to not get a clear shot of the bit I was most proud of... the flaked rust on his power claw.
|You can sort of see the effect here|