Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Bull Ogre Minotaur Command Models

I've been busy as a bee finishing these fellas up for the Masters tourney next weekend. I'm so relieved to be done that I cannot express it in words.
The standard bearer was done using skin tones I've never before tried. I'm sick of painting the same thing, and I have a bunch of old colors that I never use. Those two things sounded like the perfect reason to try some new things.

The skin was basecoated Vermin Brown. It was then inked in a P3 Sephia color mixed with a little black. From there I highlighted with Vermin Brown, and then mixed in consecutively more amounts of Elf Flesh for the remaining layers.
The end result was a bit redder looking than I thought it would be, but I like the result. A tweak on that would look amazing on Bloodletters.

The rest of the model was painted very similarly to the rest of the army.

The second guy, the Musician, was also done in a skin tone that I had never done on a Bull Ogre before.
It was base coated in Tanned Flesh, then inked with the same color as the other fella. I then went back and highlighted it with Tanned Flesh, which was cut with increasing amounts of Elf Flesh for the additional layers. I used Elf Flesh as a lightening tone, as well as the Sephia + black ink color, on both models in an attempt to tie them together a bit.

I was really just playing around with things when I painted the drum. I wanted it to look like it had been painted at one point, and then got all beat up over time (as he banged it around!). It was just a way to try something different on the same old models.
Much like the other guy, the rest of the model was done in much the same way as the rest of the army.
It's such a relief to be done with everything. I keep telling myself that I'll never paint to a tourney deadline again, but I end up in that boat for pretty much every event I go to.

All that's left for the Masters is to get them packed up in the Pelican Case. It's a super tight, uncomfortable (for me) fit, but it's all I have.

I have no idea what I'll work on next. It's so nice to be free and clear of projects. Perhaps I'll pick up the half done Orctonnian pigasus rider, perhaps I'll work on something else. We'll see...


DeanM said...

Very nice! That standard is awesomely painted.

Ryan Smith said...

Excited to see it in person, Johnny!

Unknown said...

Love the podcast, love the models, and love the skill. You guys keep me wanting to move forward in the hobby, and seeing this sort of skill gives me the inspiration to keep converting, even if it is 40Gay (my Skaven are all done for now). Thank you guys so much, please keep it up!!

Mr Saturday said...

Amazing project, not only for the results, but the level of dedication. Any army shots floating about?

Johnny Hastings said...

Cheers for the feedback fellas. No pics of it all together at this point. I'll get to it though, I promise.

Unknown said...

Great job! Could you explain step-by-step how you painted the skin on the drum skin? Colors used etc.

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