Middle Earth SBG: Morannon Orc

Middle Earth SBG: Morannon Orc

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    27 Sep 2020
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    07 Oct 2020
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This is a very simple paint scheme designed to be able to crank many models out in a short amount of time. Tabletop quality at best.

Order of Operations

  1. Prime model
  2. Basecoat all colours of the model
  3. Wash entire model as all recipes use the same wash
  4. Apply highlights
  5. Apply varnish

Prime & Basecoat

  1. Black Airbrush Thinner [4-1] - Prime entire model at 20PSI
  2. Dark Stone - Basecoat the entire model at 15-20PSI

Metal

https://youtu.be/lsxGsFAE4b8?t=295

  1. Ironbreaker - Lazy wet drybrush using sweeping strokes. Don't completely cover it, let the pitting, etc. show through as we want an aged scratched up look.
  2. Dark Tone Flesh Wash Airbrush Flow Improver [1-1-2] - Wash entire area, but don't let it pool on flat surfaces
  3. Necron Compound - Lightly drybrush edges

Wood

  1. Mournfang Brown - Basecoat
  2. Dark Tone Flesh Wash Airbrush Flow Improver [1-1-2] - Wash entire area, but don't let it pool on flat surfaces
  3. Deathclaw Brown - Either lightly drybrush or edge highlight

Clothing

  1. Khorne Red - Basecoat
  2. Dark Tone Flesh Wash Airbrush Flow Improver [1-1-2] - Wash entire area, but don't let it pool on flat surfaces
  3. Evil Sunz Scarlet - Edge highlight raised areas
  4. Wild Rider Red - Same as above, but smaller area

Tunic

  1. Black - Basecoat
  2. Neutral Grey - Edge highlight raised edges
  3. Light Grey - Same as above, but smaller area

Skin

TONE #1

  1. Deathworld Forest - Basecoat
  2. Dark Tone Flesh Wash Airbrush Flow Improver [1-1-2] - Wash entire area, but don't let it pool on flat surfaces
  3. Elysian Green - Edge highlight or layer raised areas
  4. Ogryn Camo - Same as above, but on smaller area

TONE #2

  1. Stormvermin Fur - Basecoat
  2. Dark Tone Flesh Wash Airbrush Flow Improver [1-1-2] - Wash entire area, but don't let it pool on flat surfaces
  3. Baneblade Brown - Edge highlight or layer raised areas
  4. Karak Stone - Same as above, but on smaller area

TONE #3

  1. Catachan Fleshtone - Basecoat
  2. Dark Tone Flesh Wash Airbrush Flow Improver [1-1-2] - Wash entire area, but don't let it pool on flat surfaces
  3. Bloodreaver Flesh - Edge highlight or layer raised areas
  4. Knight-questor Flesh - Same as above, but on smaller area

Hair

  1. Black - Basecoat
  2. Neutral Grey - Edge highlight or lightly drybrush

Leather

  1. Dryad Bark - Basecoat
  2. Dark Tone Flesh Wash Airbrush Flow Improver [1-1-2] - Wash entire area, but don't let it pool on flat surfaces
  3. Tuskgor Fur - Edge highlight raised areas

Fur

  1. Zandri Dust - Basecoat
  2. Dark Tone Flesh Wash Airbrush Flow Improver [1-1-2] - Wash entire area, but don't let it pool on flat surfaces
  3. Karak Stone - Drybrush or edge highlight
  4. Screaming Skull - Same as above, but much lighter

Teeth

  1. Zandri Dust - Basecoat
  2. Dark Tone Flesh Wash Airbrush Flow Improver [1-1-2] - Wash entire area, but don't let it pool on flat surfaces
  3. Screaming Skull - Edge highlight

Eyes

  1. Mephiston Red - Small dot/slot in eye socket
  2. Dark Tone Flesh Wash Airbrush Flow Improver [1-1-2] - Wash entire area, but don't let it pool on flat surfaces

Varnish

  1. Matt Varnish Water [2-1] - Brush on varnish over entire model. May require 2x coats.

Rakerburn

Note: All thinner/flow mixes and PSI pressures are mostly for me based on my airbrush and how I use it. They may not be ideal for your setup.

Citadel Painting System 21
Base 7
  • Catachan Fleshtone
  • Deathworld Forest
  • Dryad Bark
  • Khorne Red
  • Mephiston Red
  • Mournfang Brown
  • Zandri Dust
Layer 13
  • Baneblade Brown
  • Bloodreaver Flesh
  • Deathclaw Brown
  • Elysian Green
  • Evil Sunz Scarlet
  • Ironbreaker
  • Karak Stone
  • Knight-questor Flesh
  • Ogryn Camo
  • Screaming Skull
  • Stormvermin Fur
  • Tuskgor Fur
  • Wild Rider Red
Dry 1
  • Necron Compound
The Army Painter Warpaints 3
Acrylic 1
  • Dark Stone
Wash 2
  • Dark Tone
  • Flesh Wash
Vallejo Auxiliaries
Base 3
  • 70.520 Matt Varnish
  • 71.261 Airbrush Thinner
  • 71.262 Airbrush Flow Improver
Vallejo Model Color
Base 3
  • 70.950 Black
  • 70.990 Light Grey
  • 70.992 Neutral Grey
Vallejo Surface Primer
Base 1
  • 70.602 Black
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