Monday 3 February 2020

Blood Bowl - Human Team Original Middenheim Marauders - Ogre - facecoats

Afternoon #warmongers and I'm continuing #paintingwarhammer #bloodbowl Ogre. Having finished the white quartered highlights, silver buckles, black leather and Warplock Bronze gut plate it was time to go at the skin. I wanted him to echo the brown skin tones of the 2nd edition Oldheim Ogres team [shown further down]. So I highlighted all the previously shaded skin with Valejo Game Color Leather brown.

I had thought I'd add some tattoos/face-paint similar to these guys but ultimately didn't.

All the leather straps are black, but the actual gut plate harness was Rhinox Hide, washed with Army Painter Dark Tone [black]. Various stippling took place on the highlights to add more texture/hide mistakes.

I added some extremely minimal highlights to the red [first stage highlights from my Red Planet Basing mix] just to add that definition between armour plates.

I also decided to paint his chest 'rosette' - white as it's still in that quarter and I'd already sacrificed some white with the black armour plate. But I added red edging for a bit more contrast.

And boom - the face. I used Valejo Game Color Bronzed flesh for this but added a small amount of heavy red for the sides of the face, nose and temples.

The grooves in the lips were a little clumsy and the pupils on his eyes slightly off centre, but the right as we look at it took 5 or 6 goes, because my hands were shaking so much, to get this and when tabletop viewing it's not as prominent.

Adding that red texture took this to a whole new level for me. Of course the brush strokes are pronounced and it's far from perfect but it's a level of detail I would not have used int he past and yet it's made such a huge difference.

I tried a bit of stippling on his head for more texture, I could have gone with stubble but happy with this so I'll leave it be. You can see some of the red highlights more clearly in this pic.

Nothing extra, just pics using my camera magnifying app to get macro-shots.

I may well try and fix that eye, get the rosette and all the leather and metallics done... oh and the base 😲 yes, usually the base is done first but this has still got to happen...


  1. He looks great and I'm struggling to see anything wrong with his eyes. Nice one!

    1. It's OK, I can see it for the both of us! Ha, ha, yes it could be much worse, much more Marty Feldman. He's a proper character to add to my team, well glad I got him.