Anyway - hi! I blasted out some gors over the last week. I've got two ranks done just about, 50% of the planned unit. I must admit, painting rank and file really rankles me. The paint scheme for my gors didn't really lend itself to mass batch painting, but I've worked out a satisfactory method for drumming our as many as possible to a decent standard.
Now, I'm fussy when I paint, and very rarely relinquish a model as "done". However, I've decided to loosen up with the massed ranks of Gors. They're messy, dirty, angry animals. They also cost 8points a pop, T4 and die in droves. So I'm aiming for a coherent mass of fur and claws, individually I'm not that bothered if they're not 'eavy metal standard! So, I believe in the business I'm aiming for the horrific term "table top standard".
So, my method:
- Undercoat about 20 or so Gors black.
- Paint as many "base" colours on as possible. This consists of my 50:50 astronomicon grey/tallarn flesh skin colour, astronomicon grey for the fur, bones and bandages, liche purple tabards, 50:50 shadow grey/chaos black for the horns, dark flesh for the wood and boltgun metal for the metal bits.
-Then after the two hours it takes to do all that, I give up.
I need to speed this up even further with the ungor, who GW decided to make into actually really nice detailed models - not the simple ones from the last edition. Damn them. Here's 3 of the old ungor I painted, I reckon they look quite good too!
And finally, a little WIP - my bestigor unit filler/despoiler marker. I'm planning on painting the banner in Bretonnian colours. I'll keep him near the back rows, and when I take any banners I'll use it to represent it with a dice for the corresponding combat resolution bonus.
I'm crap at sculpting flame!