Farmer's Greenskins

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Farmer's Greenskins

Joined: 26 May 2015, 00:30

26 May 2015, 00:51 #1

Hey there everyone, I''ve decided to throw my pics up here for everyone to check out.

Contents:
Page 1 - Black Orc Boss, Black Orc BSB, Savage Orc Boss, Savage Orc Shaman, Night Goblin Boss on Giant Squig, Night Goblin BSB, NG Shamans, Savage Orcs w/ahw, Night Goblins w/hw, Night Goblins w/sb, Fanatics.
Page 2 - Black Orcs, Boar Boyz w/spears, Squigs, Mangler Squigs.
Page 3 - Squig Herders, Night Goblin Bosses.
Page 4 - Squig Hoppers, Squigs.
Page 5 - Squig Herd, Army Shot.
Page 6 - Zombie Night Goblins, 'Rizbit' - Night Goblin Shaman Conversion.
Page 7 - Night Goblins w/spears, Night Goblin Shaman Conversion, WIP Night Goblins w/spears, WIP 'Cook Pot' unit filler, more Night Goblins w/spears.
Page 8 - Night Goblin Netter (Advent '16), Night Goblin Musician (Advent '16), Naughty Night Goblin (Advent '16), Old Night Goblin Boss, WIP 'Cook Pot' unit filler, 'Grimbad Da Rippa' - Black Orc Boss on Boar, Custom-sized bases, WIP Tent Idol Filler, WIP Night Goblins w/spears.
Page 9 - Two-Flight Jif - Doom Diver Conversion, Squig Herder Conversions, Night Goblins w/spears, WIP NG Tent Idol Filler, Skull Pass Night Goblin Characters (inc. converted boss).


Started in January 2014, this army wasn't actually intended to be an army - instead it was meant to be a small side project as something different to skeletons to paint.

It started with a box of savage orcs, and then a box of boar boys, then just carried on from there. Several years on, there are about 200 painted models in the army and counting. With plenty left to paint, I still work on these guys alongside my autumn forest-themed VC army (which you can see HERE).

I'll start with the characters...

BO Boss:



BO BSB:


Savage Boss:


Savage Shaman:



NG Boss on squig:


NG BSB:


NG Shamans:



That's the lot for now, I'll post pictures of my units later on when I have time.

C&C welcome
-F :D

EDIT: Resized images.
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Painting Progress:
2017 - 26 // 2016 - 100 // 2015 - 90 // 2014 - 124 // 2013 - 46 // 2012 - 10
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Joined: 29 Aug 2012, 20:17

26 May 2015, 01:23 #2

Great start! Fantastic models and a really good paint job on each one of them!
Did you follow any tutorials painting them up?
Battles in 2017: W-35 D-5 L-17
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Battles in 2016: W-14 D-3 L-6
Models painted in 2016: 75

Battles in 2015: W-20 D-3 L-6
Models painted in 2015: 99

Battles in 2014: W-38 D-5 L-14
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Joined: 26 May 2015, 00:30

26 May 2015, 05:03 #3

Cheers! I used my own recipes for the majority of the models but checked out some guides for inspiration and ideas for some parts (The black armour is from a Citadel guide I got 3 or 4 years back as I like the appearance of it).

Here are my core units to date:

Savage orcs:





Night goblins with hws:


Night goblins with bows:


Fanatics:



I plan on doing some unit fillers once I figure out how I want to finish the bases to give more atmosphere to their native land's terrain.

EDIT: Resized images.
"Victory Loves Preparation!"

Farmer's Greenskins - on Da Warpath
Farmer's Undead - on Carpe Noctem

Painting Progress:
2017 - 26 // 2016 - 100 // 2015 - 90 // 2014 - 124 // 2013 - 46 // 2012 - 10
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sgu97bjd
Boss
Joined: 15 Jan 2012, 17:59

26 May 2015, 08:10 #4

Loving all the forge world models. I've got the same two command groups to paint at some point over the summer so it's great to see yours. The black Orc in particular looks great.

I'd probably prefer to see some flock or something on the bases to break up the brown but that's a minor point.

One suggestion on your photos, if you resize them to be about 800 pixels wide they will be in the right proportion to the text in your blog. At the moment because your photos are much larger the text is tiny.
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26 May 2015, 10:34 #5

Ok I'll see about resizing the others.

With the FW orc command I'd advise leaving the boss' feather head, the axe & the back weapons separate for painting and the BSB's banner pole & sword separate.

I'm a little unsure about the bases at the moment so perhaps I can get some opinions here.

When I started brainstorming my paint scheme 18 months ago, I decided my orcs are from an area much like Durotar in World of Warcraft, so have painted them in sun-baked colours and based them appropriately reddish brown to match my inspiration below:



In this area nothing much grows but cacti, there are also a few tufts of dead grass. This is where I imagine my savage orcs roam, hunt, make their crude weapons, beat each other and rally for war. Here are some cacti I found:



The night goblins dwell in the caves which line the many hills in this area:



There are also pools and isles which are filled with small forests of palm trees and life, which is where I imagine my to-be-painted forest goblins and their spiders roam. Here are some trees I found:



I'd paint these trees myself as I'm looking for a better looking green then the flat green that's fresh out of a mold.

I'm thinking of doing everything but the forest goblins with small tufts of dead grass and some cacti here and there. Maybe a random palm tree unit filler here and there too to tie it in with my forest goblins, which I'm thinking of basing with a lot of mini palm trees and big palm tree unit fillers to emphasize that they're forest goblins. I'm still unsure though so ... thoughts?
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Farmer's Greenskins - on Da Warpath
Farmer's Undead - on Carpe Noctem

Painting Progress:
2017 - 26 // 2016 - 100 // 2015 - 90 // 2014 - 124 // 2013 - 46 // 2012 - 10
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amplebob
Big Boss
Joined: 03 Aug 2009, 10:19

30 May 2015, 07:47 #6

Hey man, some really great looking figures.
That black armour is very cool, after a hell of a lot of paintin forest goblins and savages I'm now moving on to some more armoured greenskins and it'd be great to see that citadel guide. Which one is it?

I think for the basing the cacti will help a lot, but maybe just the odd rock/dead tree branch to break up the flatness would help a lot.
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30 May 2015, 22:23 #7

Cheers man, agreed that the bases are a bit plain and flat right now but they are incomplete. I've actually done the odd small rock here and there on some of them but they're quite scarce.

I want to go for something more than just dabs of dead grass here and there, so was thinking scarcely used cacti would look cool. I like the idea of using bits of dead branches too.

I've got an option for forest goblin basing, Palm trees or dead trees. I plan to paint the spiders black and brown so, either way, their bodies would blend well with the bark of whichever tree I go for. Thoughts? Perhaps I'll build up a few test bases.

The method for the metal is: Basecoat Warplock Bronze / Wash Nuln Oil / Wash Coelia Greenshade / Highlight Runefang Steel. Washes are done quite lightly and the hardest & most boring part (yet most rewarding too) is the Runefang edge highlighting, as it's a pain to correct mistakes. If you do make any, tidy them up with very watered down Abaddon Black (obviously you want to do this as little as possible as you lose the effect of the original paint job).
"Victory Loves Preparation!"

Farmer's Greenskins - on Da Warpath
Farmer's Undead - on Carpe Noctem

Painting Progress:
2017 - 26 // 2016 - 100 // 2015 - 90 // 2014 - 124 // 2013 - 46 // 2012 - 10
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Joined: 29 Aug 2012, 20:17

31 May 2015, 02:17 #8

Damn, those Savages are flawless! You surely pay a lot of attention to details. How long does it take you to paint a batch of (of 5,10, however you go about it) to this standard?

And what's the deal with two Standard Bearers? Is one of them gonna be your BSB? The Boar Boyz standard really fits the unit btw.

And yeah, bases seem to plain, but I just assumed they were not finished. Cacti should make a nice addition.
Battles in 2017: W-35 D-5 L-17
Models painted in 2017: 26

Battles in 2016: W-14 D-3 L-6
Models painted in 2016: 75

Battles in 2015: W-20 D-3 L-6
Models painted in 2015: 99

Battles in 2014: W-38 D-5 L-14
Models painted in 2014: 255


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31 May 2015, 05:23 #9

Cheers! A batch of 10 savages like that take about 3 weeks from assembly to completion, about 3 or 4 days painting each week for a fair bit of time (not sure about hours). The longest part by far is the skin layering.

2 banners just because I don't display them as a block of 30, but two blocks of 15. I'm dead keen on learning to play WFB but currently live in rural ish China for work so don't really have any way to play right now.

I started collecting this army when I was just interested in the artistic side of the hobby, thus have two groups of 15. After becoming interested in gaming I've learnt these guys would just be fielded as a solid group of 30. No worries though as the second SB gives an option for a BSB.
"Victory Loves Preparation!"

Farmer's Greenskins - on Da Warpath
Farmer's Undead - on Carpe Noctem

Painting Progress:
2017 - 26 // 2016 - 100 // 2015 - 90 // 2014 - 124 // 2013 - 46 // 2012 - 10
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31 May 2015, 05:57 #10

Farmer7574 @ May 31 2015, 05:23 AM wrote: but currently live in rural ish China for work so don't really have any way to play right now.
Then you should come to Taipei for a visit. There's a nice gaming store and a solid community here :)
Battles in 2017: W-35 D-5 L-17
Models painted in 2017: 26

Battles in 2016: W-14 D-3 L-6
Models painted in 2016: 75

Battles in 2015: W-20 D-3 L-6
Models painted in 2015: 99

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Models painted in 2014: 255


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31 May 2015, 13:05 #11

That sounds cool mate, I'll see about getting there the next time I'm on holiday without plans.
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Farmer's Undead - on Carpe Noctem

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BorkBork
Waaagh!
Joined: 07 Jan 2005, 18:03

31 May 2015, 16:31 #12

lol, i just had a quick look at the map (forgot that Tapei was Taiwan).

And i just realized that Ankara in Turkey (where i live) is closer to some parts of China than Tapei is. What a rediculously big country.
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Theorox
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Joined: 21 Apr 2010, 15:10

31 May 2015, 18:32 #13

Great stuff so far, really like the skin tone you've chosen! What is it? Looks good, but also quite simple? :) Keep doing what you do, maybe add some more spot colours here and there to break it up a bit if you like.

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31 May 2015, 22:20 #14

BorkBork @ May 31 2015, 04:31 PM wrote: lol, i just had a quick look at the map (forgot that Tapei was Taiwan).

And i just realized that Ankara in Turkey (where i live) is closer to some parts of China than Tapei is.  What a rediculously big country.
Yeh man it's insanely big. Apparently it takes about 48+ hours via standard train to go from Beijing to Tibet. The longest train ride I recall doing in the UK was 10 hours, southwest England to Scotland.

@Theo I was thinking of adding some white war paint on all the savage guys to show off more of their nature and break up the large areas of green.

The method for the green was as follows: Basecoat Waaagh! Flesh / Wash Seraphim Sepia / Layer Loren Forest / Highlight Straken Green / tidy up with Loren Forest. I water down all the greens for layering and highlighting. The tidying up stage actually creates 2 mid tones; the first being the better Loren Forest coverage over the first coat, the second being the slight transparency when tidying up the Straken Green.
"Victory Loves Preparation!"

Farmer's Greenskins - on Da Warpath
Farmer's Undead - on Carpe Noctem

Painting Progress:
2017 - 26 // 2016 - 100 // 2015 - 90 // 2014 - 124 // 2013 - 46 // 2012 - 10
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01 Jun 2015, 02:43 #15

BorkBork @ May 31 2015, 04:31 PM wrote: lol, i just had a quick look at the map (forgot that Tapei was Taiwan).

And i just realized that Ankara in Turkey (where i live) is closer to some parts of China than Tapei is. What a rediculously big country.
True that, but all the expat jobs in China are in the East/South, not Xinjiang, so I took a wild guess Farmer couldn't be that far lol.
Are you in the GuangDong Province by any chance?
Battles in 2017: W-35 D-5 L-17
Models painted in 2017: 26

Battles in 2016: W-14 D-3 L-6
Models painted in 2016: 75

Battles in 2015: W-20 D-3 L-6
Models painted in 2015: 99

Battles in 2014: W-38 D-5 L-14
Models painted in 2014: 255


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