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So I've decided it's time to get my Ork Deffskull army painted. Being a slow and bad painter, I've been putting this off as long as I can.
I was really impressed with the Ork dipping tutorial on BoLS. It looked like a fast and easy way to get a huge number of models painted in a short amount of time and have them look better than average...perfect for someone as lazy as me.
I started off with a couple test models, and finished painting and dipping 7 of them last night. They were dry by morning, and I then applied the matte varnish.
I did a couple things different from the BoLS guide, and I have a couple things to add which they forgot. Instead of using a flying base, I glued the bottom of the ork's base to the head of a screw which was inserted into a power drill. One thing they forgot to mention, which is VERY important: make sure you do this in a well ventilated area. Wood stain, combined with super glue, will get you dizzier than Gorilla Glue. Another thing I'd like to add: When using the matte varnish, a little goes a long ways. And make sure to shake it very well(more so than spray paint. I used Krylon Matte Finish). The first model I applied the varnish too got a little too much of it and it started to bubble
Here is a picture of the unpainted horde:
what happens when you use too much matte varnish:
This is the start of a 30-ork slugga mob. Suggestions/comments are welcome.
more slugga boys!
Last edited by nuclearfeet; October 11th, 2009 at 07:58. Reason: added pictures
Subscribed. This could be interesting. You may get some stick for this thread, a lot of people hate dipping, but I say ignore it. Dipped miniature may not look as good as hand painted one, but they look 100 times better than unpainted ones. Your test examples look good, I'll be interested to see how this turns out. Good luck on the other 243+
Edit:- unless you take 18 months doing it... then you should paint them
Kobalt's TOP results thus far: ( W / D / L )
Ultramarines 8 / 2 / 0 Dark Elves 0 / 0 / 0
Could you take a picture of your screw method for spinning the models? I'm interested in doing this myself.
Also in the BoLS article they mentioned not using metallic paints. What do you think about that?
I want to see this... if this goes well I may just by two black reach box and make two new armies Space Wolves and Orkies.
250 dipped orks looks a million times better than 20 painted orks and 230 black primed orks
i hate people who play with unpainted models, i only do it when i'm trying new units out in friendly games before i buy the models
therefore i support this endeavor
Last edited by Kelter Skelter; October 11th, 2009 at 20:54.