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Thanks for tuning back in for another Friday on The Art of Caesura!

Last week I took you through my adventures with trying to magnetize these guys, but this week we'll look at them all painted up!


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My image of orcs (and orruks) has always been one of a disparate mob; a ragtag band of like-minded brutal greenskins. I have always painted them accordingly. I like them to look like they cobbled their armour together from any old place, and I intentionally rarely paint two adjacent pieces of armour the same colour. I know this look isn't for everyone, and I have often read articles about creating this kind of ramshackle look while retaining a coherent colour-scheme. To that I kind of say poo poo!

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  I feel that their green skin (for which I also like to vary the tones) and bare metal weapons provide enough cohesive elements. My style, of painting the various sheets of metal (pig-metal) that make up their armour brass and silver and black and red and bone-coloured is more time consuming, but, to my eye, creates a more thrilling effect than the traditional technique of putting them all in predominantly yellow or black or red armour. 


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Many people have talked about what a joy these models are to paint and all I can do here is re-affirm that notion. They are a nice mix of large open slabs of metal (with enough texture to make their surfaces look a little interesting) and intricate details (faces, trinkets etc). 

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As you can see, I took loads of pictures for this article because I treated each Brute as an individual and so I wanted to show their details separately. 


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 I have been working on some really old-school metal models recently (that will make their appearance here in a few weeks' time) and building those right after the Brutes really shows you how far model-making has come in the past 10-15 years! A LOOOOOooooooong way!


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Playing: Silver Tower
Hiking: The Maumlaur Ridge - Annascaul


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From brutal to cunnin'...

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