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Hi all, I'm looking to start a new ork army containing plenty of ork boyz and i'm looking for a fast and effective way to paint them. How did you guys go about painting your orks and what advice do you have for a novice ork painter? Im looking for tips on painting the ork clothing especially.
THe one thing about the orks is that they don't wear a uniform. Actually, they wear "street-cloths" so you can't paint them all alike. Here is what I do.
Let's say I'm painting 30 boyz. I line them up in six rows of five each. I then take a dark color and paint the pants of the first row and put them back in place. I then take a different dark color and paint the next row's pants. I then take a third dark color and paint the next row. And so on until all the rows have painted pants. I then take a lighter color and paint the shirt on the first boy in each row. I then take a different light color and paint the second boy in each row. I continue this process until all the boyx are painted. That way, I have 30 boys that are all different.
Not all my boyz look like this, but that gives you an idea of how I did mine.
Hope that helps...
For fast and efficient painting, paint the pants (mine are Bubonic Brown), then the shirts (mine are Snakebite Leather), then the skin (mine is Goblin Green), and wash each component an appropriate color; in my case the skin gets a Thraka Green wash and the paints and shirts get a Devlan Mud wash. Done and done, move on, stick to a single layer and a single wash, don't bother with dry-brushes.
"The man in the bowler hat is Mr. Average in his anonymity. I, too, wear one; I have no great desire to stand out from the masses." - Rene Magritte
Contrary to what was said earlier, my orks do indeed wear a uniform of sorts. They all have purple pants. Its in my fluff that i'm working on, they became obsessed with the Incredible Hulk and his snazzy pants color choice.
Nobody can say those pants don't look good on my orks.
Incredible Hulk Orks.
Such a simple but awesome idea I actually wee'd a little.
MUST GET PICTURES UP!
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haha incredible hulk orks, nice
thanks for all the input, it helps alot
An important general rule to painting miniatures is that you primarily want to use two colors: one dark and one light.
If both colors are dark, then they're not going to stand out on the battlefield, and if both colors are bright then they'll look cartoony and silly. With Orks, this means using a dark color for their uniforms if their skin is light green, and a light color for their uniforms if their skin is dark green.
The easiest way to paint them is by first spray painting the figures chaos black, and using that as the primary color of their uniform. Paint their skin a light green (with even lighter highlights if you want to get fancy), and you're basically done. If you want a third color, then you could always paint their boots brown, or paint their guns a metallic color.
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I just started painting my army, and I wanted my boys to all have different clothing. Yes.. everone. (well this staretd everythin: YouTube - Space Orks Painting different Color Schemes )
So, how can this be done with minimal budget, over 3000pts of orkses and no GW paint at all! Well.. acryllics. I actually mix all my colours from 6 basic colors + white and black. The basic colors are Warm: Red, Blue and Yellow + Cold: Red, Blue and yellow. With some knowlege of mixing colour, trial and failiure I managed to get different colours for both my clothes and skin! =D Now I have everything from pale greenish yellow to dark saturated green to brownish green. Im not a great painter, and Ive only painted 20 or so of boys (except for the skintones ive done for 60 shootaboys) I think mixing colour is a good way of keeping painting interesting while dooing it. Maby most of you will disagree, but thats how I feel. And I dont really know if Acrylics is a good way of paining miniatyres, but hey. They look colorful, so it works right? =D And It is cheaper than to buy those small bottles from GW. Buuut if you have the money adn wantquality paint, then GW paint is probably great. I dont know, I only have 20 painted boys, so how does I know... hehe!
I used to paint my boys in street cloths but after 100 bad looking bad-moonz i found that a "garage" them matched well so i painted them as if they where wearing sleveless jumpsuits like they were working in a big meks shop. i used a 50:50 mix of chaos black and codex grey highlighted over the black base. after that i painted all the leather beastle brown with a devanmud wash [may be to light] and then painted all the armour the clan colour [yellow for my moonz witch is HARD to get right and i havent gotten down].
I usually start painting the skin with a dark green color, then I drybrush over goblin green. then I drybrush all the clothes with a codex grey