Apr 22, 2012

Warhammer 40k Gretchins

My,trip to Pennsylvania was eventful; a wedding(not mine), and 2 new found locations to get Games Workshop items. I got some Necrons, Orks, and Space Marines. Basically I am planning on starting with the Necrons, Chaos Space Marines, and Space Marines. The Orks were just an added bonus.  I started reading the rules to this game and I can only say that it looks really complicated. I will have to figure out the hows and why of building an army up properly before making any decisions on that end. But Painting them is a lot of fun and could be a lot more portable hobby when I am traveling.
Here are my Ork Gretchins fresh off the drying rack. This was a true test for me as I really focused on the details and using a lot of techniques to get them right. Nothing perfected for sure, but I did get some good practice using the techniques that I have been watching on YouTube. Got to love YouTube.
I used two different greens, one a Vallejo, and one a Citadel paint. I wanted to see which one I liked more. At this point I like the Vallejo's the coverage was better, and when they were thinned the coverage remained just as good.

I even got to practice painting checker patterns. And using different washes. On the beast I used a really bright magenta to undercoat, then a darker red over it with a soft body wash.

None of the bases are finished because I intend to make a diorama to hold all of them and will remove them from the stock plastic bases once I have that all built.

Well, that's what I have for now. Back to work on my Resin Booster Gundam now. I need to get that done before my big move in July. As always thank you for stopping by.


  1. Sweet stuff! Looking forward to your diorama bro. BTW, Check out Warmachine at Privateer Press... better easier rules in terms of the game IMO. :)

  2. I have a friend who designs for them I will have to look into it. I like the futuristic stuff more. Easier rules might be nice though. I have yet to start reading the rules. I got the Codexs' so I could see what I need to know.