Dashoywteyestwun and his tribe of savage orcs, the Utulivu tribe have departed the deep dank jungles of the Southlands and are making their way up through the Badlands towards the old world. All because of a dream that their now dead Shaman had about some Wood Elves. The reason for their quest? Dashowteyestwun is trying to discover what 'red' is. Dungflinga had exploded before he'd had time to explain.
As the tribe slowly makes it's way North, (occasionally South, East and West due to the Warboss' inability to listen to other orc's advice combined with his lack of direction skills) many other orcs have joined the tribe. The promise of a good fight enough to keep them loyal. As they've travelled the tribe has also captured some wild beasts that it can release on unsuspecting opponents, much to the glee of the watching orcs
And the tale commences! Here is the tale of the Utilivu tribe and it's erstwhile Warboss Dashowteyestwun. Interspersed amongst fluff will be work in progress shots and battle reports/army list ideas (mainly because this will also feature as my RR12 list).
First Work in progress shots. After 10 minutes work this morning with an army painter Angels Green spray can the flesh on the first unit of Boyz and the Boar Boyz is about 70% done:
I'm still undecided about the quality of the Army Painter sprays. As you spray it looks like the paint isn't covering the models. I find that I have to stop and check every so often because it's very easy to overspray with them. I can't deny how useful it is though to have a spray in the basecoat colour of the army! My bigunz will be different and more irksome to paint as my mix for bigunz is always a 50/50 mix of green/black, so a good old fashioned black undercoat for them
The boars will get a brown spray as an undercoat (because I'm THAT lazy!). Then a bleached bone drybrush, flesh coloured faces and a good old fashioned ink wash.
I still have to decide on what colour warpaint to give them. White looks good if you can paint well (so that's ruled out for obvious reasons), Blue also looks nice, but I've got blue shields on the night goblins already. The bases will be done the same as all of my other Greenskins so I don't need to have the same again. Same with Orange. Lots of orange squigs so I shan't do that. Yellow is a bitch to paint, as is pink so it probably won't be those colours either. Turquoise is out because of all the lizard/snake skin on the models, it is lizardy enough for me to use for that detail. Red is out because of my ongoing fluff, although it could be very droll . Black Warpaint is out because it is too close to the warboss/big unz skin tone. Feel free to suggest any colours here if you have any ideas.