Blood Bowl Orcs. They’re so big, they’re so dumb, and they are so, so much fun.
I started preparing these miniatures when the Patreon was first launched (the humans are still being worked on) and I’ve only had the impetus to finish them. There was a little gap in the schedule, and a student wanted to know how to paint Orc skin – the perfect storm.
Analyzing the miniatures, they aren’t that different from space marines. Lots of armour and exaggerated muscles make for a pleasant painting experience. Orcs lend themselves really well to high fantasy painting – clean, bright colours with lots of colour compliments.
But I wanted these mired in the mud. I’m Welsh, and of course, I played rugby at school. Whenever I see a Blood Bowl paint job there’s a note of inauthenticity – where’s the mud? Where’s the blood? Even on nice days I came off those fields caked in mud (and worst, they were public areas) – I couldn’t give Orcs a cleaner-than-clean paint job.
Adding this layer of grime strikes at the heart of my ethos of miniature painting. I want you, the viewer, to feel like you are stepping into this world, and you can see an Orc in front of you. I don’t want you to feel like you are looking at a nicely painted miniature – I want you to be placed in another world looking at an ORC!
Blood Bowl Orcs – frantic, fun and hit like a ton of bricks. Now how do you play this game?
Blood Bowl Orcs
Dear Lil Legend, i want to Reader your Bloodbowl Ork painting tutorial. Is it possible to by it?
Yup! Sign up to the Patreon (inked in the post) and it’s available directly from this post! Enjoy.