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Another new system? No, this system has been round for years…

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My scheme is based on the Penn State University uniform: dark blue and white. Penn State was where I did my post graduate education and it seemed a good enough colour scheme to try on my orcs. The green of their skin offsets nicely and I felt like the challenge of white, but not too much white. For those who don’t follow US college football, this is what I’m going for:


Penn State Footballer (Adrian Amos)

My colours are a better match than it looks. The weather in the picture is typical Central Pennsylvania Autumn – overcast and stupid fucking cold. My lights are closer to a pleasant bright morning. Individual shots of each (front and back) and then colour palette.

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  • Skin:
    • Base Coat: German Cam. Bright Green (VMC 70.883).
    • Shadow 1: 50% German Cam. Bright Green (VMC 70.883) & 50% German Uniform (VMC 70.920).
    • Highlight 1: 50% German Cam. Bright Green (VMC 70.883) & 50% Lime Green (VMC 70.827).
    • Shadow 2: German Uniform (VMC 70.920).
    • Highlight 2: Lime Green (VMC 70.827).
  • Eyes:
    • Socket Wash: Blue Shade (VGC 73.202).
    • Base: Hull Red (VMC 70.985).
    • Pupil: Scarlet (VMC 70.817).
  • Teeth:
    • Base: Desert Yellow (VMC 70.977).
    • Highlight: White (70.951).
    • Wash: Sepia Shade (VGC 73.200).
  • Shirts & Pads:
    • Base 1: 67% Prussian Blue (VMC 70.965) & 33% Dark Sea Blue (VMC 70.898).
    • Base 2: 50% Dark Sea Blue (VMC 70.898) & 50% Black Grey (VMC 70.862) – Single coat, diluted.
    • Highlight 1: Prussian Blue (VMC 70.965).
    • Highlight 2: 50% Prussian Blue (VMC 70.965) & 50% Grey Blue (VMC 70.943).
    • Shadow 1: 25% Black (VMC 70.950) & 75% Blue Shade (VGC 73.202).
    • Highlight 3: Grey Blue (VMC 70.943).
  • Straps:
    • Base: Brown Sand (VMC 70.876).
    • Wash: Sepia Shade (VGC 73.200).
    • Highlight: Iraqi Sand (VMC 70.819).
    • Studs: Oily Steel (VMC 70.865).
    • Cracks: US Field Drab (VMC 70.873).
  • Pants & Helmets
    • Base: Sky Grey (VMC 70.989).
    • Highlight: White (VMC 70.951).
    • Wash: Black Shade (VGC 73.201) – Helmets only, diluted.
  • Horns
    • Base: Desert Yellow (VMC 70.977).
    • Highlight: Ivory (70.918).
    • Wash: Sepia Shade (VGC 73.200) – 2 coats.
  • Boots
    • Base: Black Grey (VMC 70.862).
    • Shadow: Black (VMC 70.950).
    • Highlight: London Grey (VMC 70.836).
  • Boot Cap:
    • Base: Gunmetal Grey (VMC 70.863).
    • Wash: Black Shade (VGC 73.201).
  • Base:
    • Rim: Prussian Blue (VMC 70.965).
    • Top: German Camouflage Dark Green (VMC 70.979).
    • Grass: Fine Green Turf (WS T45).

They’re not 100% complete as I still need to get some numbers. I’m looking for something in the same style as the actual PSU tops. From googling around it looks like US Airforce numbers are about right, so once I order some white ones of them I’ll finish them off.

I’m stoked with how they’ve come out. The skin, the tops and the white are all working nicely. I’m going to try slightly different skin tones for each position, up next will be the black orcs.

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