Orctober – A squad of Citadel Orcs

Today I finished my squad of orc warriors for Azazel’s Orktober Unit/Squad Challenge.

These figures are all Citadel/Warhammer from a couple of decades ago. 6 typical orc warriors with swords and 4 orc “bigguns” with sword and shield. Plus a single goblin spearman as a mascot. The goblin got missed when I did my earlier group of goblins because he’s a different sculpt and the only one of his type I have.

 

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Following my research on orcs in RPG’s I started these guys off differently to my previous orcs. I mixed a mid grey with flesh to paint their skin and was very happy with the way they looked. I’m inclined to do the same in future, with perhaps a little more grey.

 

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I used the same fushia for pants, brown for boots and red belts to match up with the previous group of orcs. The standard warriors have a similar (but not the same) brown shirt to the previous warriors. All have a green tint (Army painter ink, green tone) over gunmetal for their metal shoulder plates, to tie them in with the two orc champions that I’ve previously painted.

 

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I spent a bit more time and effort on these compared to the previous orcs and goblins – mostly because they are slightly more detailed sculpts. I’ll also be away for two weeks near the end of the month and don’t expect to get anything else painted before I leave. I don’t really feel like starting anything else, but there’s 14 kobolds on my desk (mostly reaper bones) that I’m thinking of at least giving a base colour to.

 

 

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4 thoughts on “Orctober – A squad of Citadel Orcs

    • LOL: They are close to 3rd Edition D&D, perhaps midway between Gygax style and Lord of the Rings. Tolkien would actually have me paint them yellow skinned. Goblin green would be Warhammer [I’ve seen more than enough greenskins – None in my mini collection!]

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  1. Nice work on these. I’ll add the tone to the mixtures I use in my Middle Earth Orcs – which are multi-toned after the ones in the films. Also a good skin tone base for zombies – before adding int he blood and gore!

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