Next up is a goblin bust by Nemrod.
Scale is about 200mm, but I'd
estimate a bit smaller.
Casting was excellent, with virtually no cleanup
needed, except around the base. The figure portion was almost perfect,
except for a few seam lines I had to smooth.
The tongue was originally
too long to suit me, and it limited view of his well-sculpted lower
teeth, so I shortened it. The tongue, by the way, was the only separate
Since he has a nasty scar that runs almost all the way around his
head, terminating above his left eyelid, I decided to "cloud" his left
eye as if included in the injury. I got the eyes and mouth painted to my
liking, then sealed them both with a coat of acrylic gloss.
goblin his skintone is mostly green, but as the box art indicated he has
areas of almost pinkish flesh too. I attempted to do this where it
seemed most likely, such as the bridge of the nose, under the eyes, and
This particular resin was wonderful to paint, because the
paint almost literally soaked in. This allowed me to "stain" colors,
rather than paint and blend. I deviated a lot on his clothing colors to
make him more of a LOTR Orc than a generic goblin.
I mentioned in my
other email getting some great comments on this piece, and the kicker is
I started painting him on Good Friday evening and finished him up early
Saturday evening. A 2 day job! (And no, not non-stop.) I really enjoyed
painting this piece and would love to find more like it in the future.
Historical pieces are fine, but once in a while I like to venture off in
a different direction. I'm proud of my versatility in the figures I
paint. I've tackled all sorts of subject matter, in a wide range of
scales, made from plastic, resin, and metal, and achieved satisfying
results with all of them. I'm a happy camper.
This page is linked to Images of Orcs
in the Valar Guild's Tolkien Encyclopedia.