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I play a Death Skullz clan aligned Ork army, and a theme I've been sort of going for is just how looty they are. I want to make my bikes look like they were ripped off from some Evil Suns, my Meganob suits stolen from Bad Moons, and infantry weapons from Goffs. However, I've struggled sometimes with how to portray this, while still keeping to my color scheme. (A few different shades of blue [ Including a kustom metallic blue I mix from Mithril Silver and Ultramarine ] and Boltgun, tin bitz, or Mithril metalics)
Two things I've tried with only limited success, I was wondering if anyone with experience doing this type of painting, as I'm rather a noob, could tell me which one is better usually.
1) Painting the undercoat with a foundation of the color I want to "loot", then slather blue over it but making sure to leave certain parts of the original color showing. IE, painting a meganob suit yellow, then adding blue over most of it. Looked OK when I tried it, but looked sloppy unless I explained what the idea was. I don't want to have to explain it if I don't have to, I'd like it to convey that.
2) Painting the normal scheme, then dry brushing the looted color on lightly. Haven't tried yet, but have had good success doing this with metallics to get that Chipped look on tanks and guns. Haven't attempted with non-metallic colors yet.
Its been sort of hard finding good source material to look at for the Death Skullz, so any possible pics of these would help immensely too!
It depends how much of the original colours you want to show. If you only want to show a little, you could do it by adding wear to the edges and corners of your vehicles, but instead of just painting a little silver/grey to show where the paint has stripped away, paint the original colour, then some silver/grey in the midddle, leaving just a small outline of the original colour.
Don't forget that you can have the symbols of the looted clans portrayed on the items also.. Maybe with the symbols completely painted over in the same color as the armor as a way to try and hide the logo. Or you could have the logo slightly concealed, but still obvious enough.
The other option is that only parts of the items were looted, and they were not yet painted.. Leaving you with a shoulder piece that is Bad Moons Yellow while the rest of the armor falls in with your color scheme.. Don't forget to fashion some sort of make shift bindings to show that it is not originally part of the armor, vehicle, or weapon.
Last edited by MarxusTharin; March 21st, 2010 at 10:45. Reason: spelling
Actually I do the same thing! My army is nearly fully painted (5 models left) and I have a few looted things in it. My army is a death skull variant army, They paint their hands blue and everything that they find and want they put there hand print on it. So in my units their are models with armor and helmets painted in other ork clan colors and they have a blue had print somewhere on them. The first way you were wondering about is the best. However don't do it with every model as it will be a chaotic mess. Maybe a third or fourth of you models.
Also use other armies stuff! I have a Chimera and leman Russ in my army as a trukk and looted wagon. And also a land speeder as a big deffkopta.
I can show you pictures when I figure out how to upload them onto the site
Repainting Orks not sure how many points yet
Warriors of Chaos shelved until further notice
I love the hand print idea Lighting. Mine is a variant as well (What ork army isnt?). The Wite Butz. They all wear white pants. But they associate with the Death Skullz clan. And yea, I have a Le Mann Russ looted to be a wagon. Currently 1 out of 4 Meganobs have the yellow underneath part, so I'll make sure not to paint them ALL like that.
Maybe we should start a Death Skullz picture thread soon, since I'm going to be taking pics as well.