First things first, I am not very good at painting. It is not part of the hobby I particularly enjoy. Because of this I tend to spend the minimum amount of time as necessary to get miniatures to the table. This time around however, I took a bit of time and even spent some time on the web to watch a few videos and to look at the best GW paint combinations to use for oranges and Orc skin.
My general method of painting is to do a light coloured base coat and then use inks and Glazes to finish off. I just find it quicker that way. This time I followed the layering method.
Photos have been taken with my phone, so I can only apologise for the poor quality and composition.
The Goblins also gave me a chance to try a lighter skin tone.
I am really pleased with the four blizters.
Even though the Black Orcs were the first models I put together they ended up being the last to paint out of all the models I had put together. I learnt an important lesson when trying to paint them. Most of them had face guards, or bits of amour on top of other bits of armour. When trying to paint these models I found the faces and upper body areas hard to get to with a paint brush. Obviously I painted inside and worked out, but it was still a bit fiddly. I guess I should have painted some of the model while it was still in pieces.
I think these are the best I've painted and quite proud of them. I feel I got a little better with each model I painted. I began to notice little details in technique. The consistency of the paint, the size of brush to use, amount of paint on the brush, brush control, using the the point or the edge of the brush for different areas.
Using the layer method was also easier then I thought it would be. I think the key for me was when I realised where I wanted one layer to end and another to start. making sure each layer was visible in the right place.
I'm not an expert painter now, not even close, but I do feel a lot more confident in my own ability.
Next is to work on the throwers and then decide how I want to paint the troll.