Thursday, March 22, 2012

Display Board Progress

After a lot of hemming and hawing, I finally settled on a layout for the display board that I'll be bringing to the 1850 tournament at Battleground Games this weekend. Adding tiers in the back really helps to add separation between different groups of units, and will let me make some terrain features to tie eveything together.

Here's a shot of the layout:

And here's the start of my board, setting up with some plain white glue:

The new layout puts my HQ models right in the front of the board, so I needed to go back and make sure they were painted to the best of my abilities. Showcasing poorly painted models is a great way to get a lower score. Basically I just tidied up sloppy edges, added more highlighting to the ork flesh, and added some edge highlighting to help make things pop.
Big Mek
One thing I'd like to be able to do is take better pictures. Obviously there's a great convenience to cell phone cameras, but it's really hard to get the color balance correct. I tried using a white background for these models in the hope that it would help, but I think it might have made it worse. I've also been told that a "macro" setting is good for taking close-up pictures, and my phone definitely doesn't have one of those. Oh well, better pictures of my models is waaaaay down on the to-do list.


  1. Im loving the orks and i have been looking for a good method to paint evil sunz. Any Chance you could share how you did them?

  2. I'll do an in-depth post on my method in a little while, but believe it or not, at the moment I don't have any unpainted Orks with which to walk through the process.

    I haven't used any fancy methods, so in short it's just:
    1) Prime black.
    2) Basecoat in foundations (Mechrite, Orkhide)
    3) Blood Red over all Mechrite, Goblin Green over the raised bits of skin.
    4) Edge highlight red with Blazing orange.
    5) Mix up some Goblin Green and Bleached Bone to highlight the skin.

    Obviously there's a little more to it, but that's the basics.