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hey guys sorry about this noob question. but ive recently bought a assult on black reach set (awsome set BTW). and one of my mate is now interested into playing as orks so he wants to go halves on the set with me, but he asked me if he can paint them blue.........like lizardman blue from WHFB..... and still use them to battle on table. thanx to all that replys
Erm... Of course, I guess. Nowhere in the rules states that Orkz MUST be painted green, so it doesn't exactly conflict with the WYSIWYG rule, (Although technically, blue Orkz would lose their greenskin heritage!). It's the freedom of buying unpainted, plastic models, I guess.
Personally I think a blue Ork would look silly, and goes against who they are. But so long as he has the models, painted to an acceptable standard, and representing what they are, then it's fine. XD
Tell him to argue that they're Deathskullz, painted head to toe in warpaint, if he doesn't want to be laughed at.
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As a second opinion, tell him to stop being cheap and invest in some Goblin Green!
"Show 'em the gunline, Boss"
yeah i know ive told him that but he just wants a "fresh" looks on his orks..........reminds me of one of my other mate who tried to paint his SM pink..........
Deffskulls believe blue is lucky and some paint their entire bodies blue before battle.
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There are no rules limiting what colors everything can be. The only rules in regards to painting is that some tournaments require that they be painted with a minimum number of different colors (usually 3). The specific colors are completely up to you, so yes, the Orks can be blue. Humans can be purple, dark eldar can be green, and Tau can be plaid. It's completely up to the painter.
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Orks can be any color and still be covered by fluff. Orks are plant/fungal based, which means they adapt to survive in water enviroment they live in. So an Ork Klan living in an arctic region would, after many years, start to adapt to that region by basic evolution and this could include becoming more pale/white. Likewise, a Klan of Orks living along/in the ocean could very well turn blueish. So if fluff is a concern, you can easily explain away any color skin you give your Orks and shove it in the face of anyone who gives you grief at a tourney
And if the whole funal adaptation thing does not work for you, then as Grax said, its simply body paint
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What ever happened to GREENSKINZ?
"Show 'em the gunline, Boss"
"Greenskinz" is just a general term encompassing Orks and their brethren. It really doesn't give any limitations as to what you paint your models, or what you can explain in the fluff. Nowhere in GW fluff does it state "Orks are always green, no exceptions," so tell your friend to feel free to do whatever he wants.
Most players I know don't even care about fluff, so I don't foresee him getting laughed at, either.
In the New Guard Novel - Gunheads the Orcs are Brown not green, due to all the red dust etc on the planet.
I Haven't finished the book yet so maybe one of them gets a good washing and they are green underneath but it shows that Orks can be whatever colour you want really.