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Saturday, 3 December 2011

Bloodbowl Orc Referee
Model: Shadowforge

To add a little spice to our Bloodbowl games I ordered a number of Referee models from Shadowforge Miniatures of Australia. Here in the UK its tricky to get Shadowforge models and due to the import, they usually cost a little more than other manufacturers but the models are nice and worth taking a look. Shadowforge only produce female models which makes a novel addition to market.

This model was very easy to paint. The black/white of the ref uniform was halfway complete with the black undercoat, so it was just a case of how to do the Orc skin.

There are several methods to painting Orcs, and each method achieves a different skin tone and look to the model. However you paint the flesh I recommend using 2 colours, one dark and one light and mixing the colours before you start.

Add the dark paint to the left hand side of your mixing area, and the light paint to the right. Mix the two in the middle, then paint your model starting with the darker side first and working along to the light. Having paint mixed like this means its easy to touch up any mistakes or areas that don’t look right without having to try and mix the paint all over again.

The white lines on the shirt were first painted a dark grey. Always try to step your shades, don’t paint white straight onto black as the contrast is often to sharp and the even small mistakes (painting straight lines) look like big mistakes. A wonky white line doesn’t show up so bad if its on a grey background as the colours blend easier.

The model was painted with Vallejo, the black/white/grey colours are pretty obvious, the skin tone was created with 72067 Cayman Green and 72031 Camouflage Green.

As always any comments, suggestions or questions are always appreciated.

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