To top off Orktober 2018, I painted an old metal Grot from my teenage years.
While I couldn’t quite get the Uruk-hai Warrior painted up in a day, this one I did! It’s the first and so far the only model that I’ve managed to paint in a day (not counting some models in my teens), which makes him quite special.
When painting the Grot, I had two main goals: to practice painting pale Ork skin, and to not use any washes on the metals. As the model is mostly naked, there was plenty of space to practice painting skin. I think I managed pretty well, and painting just one tiny model I had the patience to mix the skin tones and thin them down more than usual to get some nice layering/blending going. Not using washes on the metal was both an attempt to preserve the shine of the metallic paints and to try an old school method of painting metals: starting with a Tin Bitz equivalent and drybrushing silver colors on top. It works fine, but is a bit messy if you’re going for a more refined look.
This was a fun little project and great practice for when I eventually treat myself to Zarbag’s Gits. And I got to say that the sculpt was pretty fantastic: really crisp detail and next to no clean-up needed. I can definitely see why folks look back at metal minis with misty eyes..
But enough about the Grot, and on to the other news. I’m now a married man! I and my fiancé/wife got married during this last weekend, and everything went even better than I could’ve anticipated. Didn’t forget my lines in the church, and the reception afterwards was brilliant. Delicious food and drink, our families and friends, dancing, and the photography left to a professional. A wonderful weekend, and of course the best thing is that I got a wonderful wife out of it!
As you might have noticed, my hobbying and blogging has slowed down quite a bit during September, which was of course due to the wedding planning and preparations. I hope to get back up to speed soonish, though I know that our honeymoon will eat a week of painting time this month. Not the least bit sorry about that though 😀 Hopefully I’ll get the Cursebreakers done this week, and an Ork or two before the month’s over.
12 thoughts on “From the Archives: Grot; A Married Man”
Well! Congratulations! On both the mini and getting married (thought both should be mentioned, even though, really, one of those things is more important than the other)! 🙂
Thank you very much John!
Congratulations on your marriage and all the best to both of you! 🙂
Also, that’s a wonderful paintjob on the grot! Love the skin tones, and such a characterful sculpt to boot! Very nice!
Many thanks krautscientist, and welcome to the blog!
Haha, cheers! I’ve honestly wanted to comment half a dozen times already, but then I always ended up forgetting it. Great blog you are running here, though, with lots and lots of excellent hobby content! I will make sure to follow it more diligently in the future 😉
No worries man! Happens to me as well, more often than I dare to admit.. Thanks again for the kind words!
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Congratulations on both the marriage and for painting a lovely little grot!
Thanks Mikko, much appreciated!
Hey mate! A belated congratulations to you both on the nuptials!
oh, and the gobbo’s pretty sweet as well 😉
Thanks Azazel, much appreciated!