Orc Woman - Chronos Miniatures, Worlds of Fantasy
75 mm figure from Chronos Miniatures 'Orc Woman'. Halfway through I decided to make a background which had to be made on a separate base the same width as the plinth. The interesting consequence of this is that I can display with or without the background and the fact the plinth is square means it can be displayed it on any side. I wanted to paint her as a pale skinned orc with a spot pattern which gave the opportunity to try painting reflected green light from the foliage. The sculpt has her resting her foot on the severed head of some cyclops ogre.. I painted this as a moss and lichen covered stone and added some other ruins with the idea that it could be The head from a toppled idol in the grounds of some ancient temple overgrown by the forest.
  • Evgeny Rimul

    unusual image for an orc

    • Josh_Underhill

      Thanks for commenting Evgeny. Do you mean the skin colour, or, the image as a whole? The model has her sitting on a tree stump. My first instinct was to paint a green orc but I also wanted to practice painting green environmental light on the undersides

    • Evgeny Rimul

      Skin color, but I really liked the work.

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  • pstockley

    Nice scene.

    • Josh_Underhill

      Thanks Paul, I ended up spending a lot more time and effort working on the base than I did on the figure itself.

  • Matteo

    Great work! How did you make the moss? It’s extremely realistic!

    • Josh_Underhill

      Thanks Matteo, The moss is the AK interactive moss texture. I think there are comparable products (‘structural foams’) from other manufacturers as well. It can be used simply by sprinkling it on pva or scenery glue. I ended up mixing it into a small amount of PVA glue to form a paste which I could make into shapes and surfaces resembling a moss and then sprinkled more of the dry granules on top. The AK product is a fairly dark uniform blue green so I painted and drybrushed other greens and yellow into it to help define the overall volumes and also to create bright points to suggest patches of dappled sunlight through the trees.

    • Matteo

      your explanation was very detailed! thanks a lot!

  • Poliakov_Andrii

    GOLD !!!

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  • Pierre Balmette

    Very nice setup and background too, congrats! Gold

  • John Delamere