40k Buying Guide: Kaptin Orc 4th of July Edition
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Kromlech has sent Blood of Kittens products for review and like any good wargamer we sent them off to someone better at painting and hobbing than me, here is a review by one of my favorite players and painters Jody Pez Man. Jody is available for commissions for characters and squads only contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org for pricing and details.
Included with my latest batch goodies from Kromlech, was their first 54mm scale figurine, Kaptin Orc. Given that the 4th of July is just around the corner, I couldn’t wait to dig into this figure and see what he was all about.
For most Orc models, I do my best to try and get a quality paintjob in a minimal amount of time; however, for Kaptin Orc, that just wouldn’t do. As you can see, I went with a color scheme more familiar and befitting the 4th of July holiday. I genuinely enjoyed spending the better part of a day working on the various textures and details presented by this model. At some point, I may very well go back and continue to refine some of the blends and sharpen some of the details. Most of the battle damage you see on the model is actually sculpted as opposed to freehand, which allows painters who are more comfortable with a traditional base-coat, wash, highlight approach to get a very pleasing result on this figurine. For any painter who has ever considered picking up a larger scale figure to practice with, I think her or she could do much worse than to start with Kaptin Orc.
If you are reading this at its time of publication in the U.S., then allow me to wish you a happy Forth of July. If not, then I hope you’ve found this review helpful in some way. Until next time, thank you for reading and happy hobby!