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This is a guide I decided to make for painting orks. I got the basic ideas from WD, but it works very well - giving you a quick method for blitzing through large units. This could also apply to other horde armies, or the fantasy orks etc.

The first stage
This stage I don't have an image of, as its the undercoat. They were undercoated black; mainly sprayed but then washed with a mixture of PVA, water and chaos black.

One thing you'll notice is that he has no arms. Being as he's a loota, his arms have a lot of details attached to them, so they have been attached to separate corks for painting. This applies to most of my miniatures, with arms or parts that do not obscure details.

Stage 2



The skin has been painted with Knarloc Green, the paint isn't that clean as you'll see that I have gone over the edges, being a bit sloppy. This gets cleaned up later.

Stage 3



The shirt and gun housing + support frame [not shown] is painted with Hawk Turquoise, again being a bit sloppy, but being careful to avoid the skin.

Stage 4



The teeth, trousers and and rope, bandages, leather etc was painted in leather brown. This time I was being more careful, making sure not to cross any lines.

Stage 5



Here the metals were basecoated with boltgun metal.

Also, not shown in this photo is the use of brass on bullets; tubing and pipes. Dark Flesh was used on cable insulation.

Stage 6







In these images I have washed the entire miniature in a heavy wash of badab black.

Stage 7



The first stage highlight is gnarloc green and elf flesh.

Stage 8



Next stage is a mix of hawk turquoise and skull white, applied to all the blue on the mini, including the gun housing and the back pack.

Stage 9



Using leather brown and flat brown. Again, highlighting any brown previously.

Also, in this stage, you'll notice, I have also painted the teeth. First in kommando khaki and then adding bleached bone to the mix.

Stage 10



In the final stage, I used mithril silver to highlight the silver. I once again used brass to highlight the brass.

And here is the finished product.










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Never heard of mixing PVA with water and paint to do after a basecoat, im assuming we're talking fairly small amount of PVA? Is that just to give them "orky" skin texture or for protecting or...?

I really like how you painted the gun and the ork itself. I don't necessarily like the glossy look you get at the end, but I think that is more personal preference than anything so I don't mark that as a negative.
 

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Never heard of mixing PVA with water and paint to do after a basecoat, im assuming we're talking fairly small amount of PVA? Is that just to give them "orky" skin texture or for protecting or...?

I really like how you painted the gun and the ork itself. I don't necessarily like the glossy look you get at the end, but I think that is more personal preference than anything so I don't mark that as a negative.
I found the PVA glue helps the black stick to the miniature better than just spray undercoat. The glue sort of shrinks, fitting quite well to the contours of the mini. Also, I am unsure, but I think the paint hold better to the PVA mix. But yes, a small amount and a quite a bit of water. The PVA also makes its easier to flow into the details than just water. Its just a personal thing, and I dunno if anyone else does the same. I am unsure where I got the idea from either.

Is it glossy? I didn't think it looked it at the end, it looks quite matte in person. But I plan to undercoat with a matt varnish anyway, so that should sort it.

Thanks for the comment.

Kuffy
 
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