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I got a ton of Ork 40K boyz to paint (about 100 and thats just what you get in normal boyz squads before elites, etc. Now I'm not a great painter nor do I have a lot of patience so this screws me up a bit. Not to mention paying someone to paint the army for me wud cost me twice the army!
Now I've seen these quickshades and primers online from a company called "THE ARMY PAINTER". Now these are supposed to seriously speed up the painting time as apparently all I have to do is spray and base the model, then apply the basic colors to the model, not worrying about been neat or anything too much, and then dip in the shade. The result been a beautiful looking model done in super quick time!
Now what are other people's experiences with these products? Particularly anybody who has had experience painting Orks from fantasy or 40K with them and could give me some colour/quick painting tips?
Well this is an orc regiment that was painted using the products. I'm thinking of doing something similar with my 40K ork boyz. Personally I think they look good and this method saves me a lot of time as I hate painting and have no skill at it!
What are others opinions?
I think the method shown in your PDF link farmergile65 would be wicked for 40k orks, seems pretty simple as well, i might have to take a closer look at this for my undead!
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Dipping is exactly what they are doing and from the looks of it - selling it for a handsome profit.
Your best bet would be to go to a hardware or DIY store and get some varnish yourself at a much reduced cost. I would also recommend doing a search on dipping and find all the info that you need to get it done successfully.
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Note that he did paint them neatly, or else his jacket might look like the greenie's skin ate it. Also, that still takes time, it's just that he gave them a nice shading. True, it cuts the painting time down, but as many have agreed, this is probably some overpriced stain.
Consider simply not priming or painting your models, they don't look too bad, or going to a paint store where they paint the minis for you, like Blue Table. It isn't the cheapest, but they will save you the trouble of painting all 100 boyz.
I live in the UK so Blue Table isn't going to work.
Its hard to tell whether any old wood varnish will work the same though. You don't know until you've dipped it and if it goes back you're screwed, for the sake of a fiver I'm happy to be certain.
And yes I'm not keen on painting 100 models but my mate is already painting my vehicles and characters so I can't ask them to do the boyz too, particuarly as one quoted £200 for the boyz.......hahaha I think not, this technique should do me fine and save me enough cash!!