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So I've got to a stage which I am happy to paint my great warboss and the warbuggies that I have made, the problem is how...
I have spray painted his base with a dark grey which I feel looks nice, but being made of scrap should I be using other shades of grey and the occasional metallic paint? I normally metallic paint and give it a few washes of brown/black to give it an extremely worn feel, although its quick and easy, does it really do them justice?
here is pictures of him so far.
Also what color best suits ork cables and wires? I normally do red or yellow as they stick out the most.
Help would be greatly appreciated.
Hope the tag works, this is where I'm at right now, just subtle shades of grey so far.
Last edited by omgitsduane; June 23rd, 2008 at 05:35.
Yes I do beleive a base coat of metallic paint then multiple washes of brown does do them justice, it can be done better if you have time, patience and you enjoy painting (which I seem to remember you saying you didn't?). Yes also to red and yellow cables although don't do them with superbright coloures.
I highly.........highly recommmend you take a look at this pretty linky. It is a painting article by AUSTRALIAN Sebastian Archer.(it is abit outdated and there are better one's that he has writen but this one suites what you are doing IMO)
(I don't know why it says spellsinger but it is the ork nob...........I hope.)
Paint on twin,
Last edited by Dwayne; June 23rd, 2008 at 10:23.
CHK CHK BOOM!
When I do Ork metals I like to paint them a foundation color and then give them a really heavy boltgun drybrush followed by a lighter mithril drybrush - it makes it look like the paint is constantly being worn off in battle and raw metal beneath is being exposed. For something like a power klay, starting boltgun then applying lots of heavy brown/black washes makes it look nice and grimy, but then a drybrush to the edges (especially the cutting edge) w/mithril makes it look recently used. And as for cables, I like scorpion green - I can't really think of a justification for that tho past 'it feels orky' =P.
Two's to kill. Ahh, sweet sweet music.
What works best is not washes, but glazes. Multiple glazes of different colors can create a stunning effect on all metallics. For Orkz, I tend to like to stick to a wide range of browns, covering Scorched, Bestial, Snakebite, and any others I missed. Then, a few glazes of random colors, such as VGC Gory or Scar Red, and GW DA Green, can add an effect of rust, or other damage. Also, black is great to tone it down and make it a darker color.
Thanks guys, if you wander over to my WIP thread I've got it there what I stuck with, its not looking as nice as I wanted, but its only going to get better after the washes.
How exactly does a glaze work and what is it?
A glaze is paint which is heavily watered down so you are pretty much just useing coloured water........oh yeah and when you paint glazes you only put enough of the paint on the brush to cover the surface other wise the waterish paint will flood he mini and you will end out with drying paint rings which looks out of place (even for orks!). In that article Seb used glazes os browns just like what killswitch said, I reckon if your confident enough you should give it a go cause it ain't that hard just takes time and patience>
EDIT; yes 200 posts..........*dances*
CHK CHK BOOM!
Ah thanks twinnie!
I'll give it a shot later on, hes been sitting dormant a while, I think I will have to make him new ork boots first!
I've been working on an Ork Trukk. It started out primed black, then I gave it a very heavy drybrush of Tin Bitz followed by a lighter drybrush of VMC Gunmetal and then a wash of paynes grey (blue-grey). Later, I'll highlight the edges and give selected washes of orange and VMC Smoke around the engines
Here's what my trukk looks like at this point (just basecoats and a single wash for now)
To me that looks fine man, I'd be so happy with that, its an awesome trukk!
I need to make some trukks up because my whole force of orks is footslogging and they take a toll especially faced with plasma guns and defilers
I like to put down a bultgun metal basecoat and then highlight up to chainmail. After that I'll put down some mithril silver on scratches, bolts, and whatnot.
Afterwards I'll use some ink washes, first one of a black/brown mix to pull the layers of highlight together and then Chestnut Ink is used to simulate a rusted effect where metal meets metal and around rivets and so forth.
Umm..Diluted chestnut Ink gives the impression of age and poor maintainance whilst undiluted ink makes things look seriously rusted.
Hope that helps