Thursday, December 17, 2015

Forbidden Stars Orks Done!

They're finally done. I got tired drawing flame jobs and checkerboard patters by the time I got to the ships so they're more plain. They don't see much play anyway, that's fine.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Forbidden Stars Ork WIP - Boys and Nobs!

Here are the pics. On to painting the rest of the models. After these it shouldn't be too difficult.

I'm really proud of the flame job on the Nob's bases and the checkerboard stripe over their left eye. It's not as difficult as it seems, as our eyes are doing more work to create that pattern than my brush did. Those are just squarish blobs of black, arranged on a white line somewhat accurately but not really.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Further Thoughts on Orks in Forbidden Stars

So I painted some more pieces and the green just doesn't work. The combination of red and green looks very Christmas-y.

But here's what I did and do like:

I think I'm going to proceed like this. Even though they're red, it's a different shade of red compared to World Eaters, and the yellow and steel certainly help differentiate.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Forbidden Stars Ork Theme?

I started working on my Orks finally. I painted one Boyz flag to test my idea out. I don't know. If I keep doing the Evil Sunz color scheme units will be recognizable but predominantly red and yellow. I'm not sure about this. I'll talk to different people and ask about their opinions before I proceed.

This was my inspiration (wonderfully painted by Battle Brush Studios), that would transfer really well to all Ork vehicles:

And here's what I did:

I basically took the same theme but added green whenever possible. I wanted to do this to tie them to the original color that the pieces should have, to make the game pieces cohesive. This might have backfired, as yellow+red+green results in too many bright colors. I don't know.