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jonnybennett101
25-10-2009, 12:21 PM
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.

Cheers

Nomad
25-10-2009, 12:29 PM
How did you guys go about painting your orks .

Cheers

Slowly. :D

jonnybennett101
25-10-2009, 02:03 PM
haha nice, well i wouldnt mind using a slow and detailed scheme im just not sure if i have the willpower to do it with 80+ boyz.....just out of interest how did you paint your orks

Psykic_Scribe
25-10-2009, 02:05 PM
Version 1) spray then back (as Goths), then just worry about the green and metal bits - bu to look good you will end up trying to paint the white/black cheques which takes ages.

Version 2) paint the greens then layer up wth various browns t get a leather effect, with abrown weash to finish? Leaher looks best :)

Honsou
25-10-2009, 02:20 PM
Slowly. :D

I'd recommend the opposite. ;) If it's just for gaming, then paint them in an assembly line- certainly be careful and all that, but don't paint too slowly. You'll just end up being unrealistic about the amount of effort put into details, and never finish anything.

Nomad
25-10-2009, 03:09 PM
I'd recommend the opposite. ;) If it's just for gaming, then paint them in an assembly line- certainly be careful and all that, but don't paint too slowly. You'll just end up being unrealistic about the amount of effort put into details, and never finish anything.

Ahhh, that may be why I have an Ork army that never seems to get finished! Dang it!

http://i453.photobucket.com/albums/qq257/TeefKikka/DeffSkullz008.jpg


http://i453.photobucket.com/albums/qq257/TeefKikka/DeffSkullz020.jpg

I took a bit of time on each of them...

Honsou
25-10-2009, 03:33 PM
That would be why then ;)

Nomad
25-10-2009, 03:43 PM
Thanks for clearing that up for me Honsou... :D

Honsou
25-10-2009, 03:45 PM
Thanks for clearing that up for me Honsou... :D

No problem XD

Skringly
25-10-2009, 04:15 PM
http://i453.photobucket.com/albums/qq257/TeefKikka/DeffSkullz020.jpg

That looks painful. Wouldn't like to hold my arm up like that.

Consadine
25-10-2009, 05:35 PM
You obviously aren't an Ork then.

Honsou
25-10-2009, 05:37 PM
You obviously aren't an Ork then.

You are? Hmmm... that explains alot, I always suspected you were plant based ;)

Consadine
25-10-2009, 06:08 PM
I am not green even though I like the color...

To contribute to this thread, learn to love washes. You'll be able to lay down a basecoat color, wash, the drybrush with that basecoat color to emphasize the depth. Works better over a white primer coat, I believe, since you don't need as many layer to make a solid color of a brighter color.

Nomad
25-10-2009, 06:35 PM
Everything works better on a white undercoat...

Honsou
25-10-2009, 06:46 PM
Everything works better on a white undercoat...

Oh I don't know, I like black as the undercoat... certainly helps with the shadows.

Nomad
25-10-2009, 06:58 PM
Easier to paint black over white than white over black, if you want a darkened area...

Honsou
25-10-2009, 07:05 PM
Aye, that's true enough, true enough.

Aeth
26-10-2009, 12:44 AM
Would be easier undercoating Black Templars or Ulthwe Eldar in black :p

RagingEwok
26-10-2009, 05:29 AM
It depends how you want to paint them. If you're looking to do a Klan then you should research what are the color schemes.
Personally as a Snakebite I use a lot of browns for leather and off white for cloth areas. After that I use some washes on the clothes to give them some definition and dirt.

How do you feel like painting them?

Artsoldier35
21-01-2010, 12:55 AM
Consadine said it best. Mid to light tone base color.....then Dark wash....with a drybrush of the original color for highlights. Works wonders....Another thing you could do is invite a couple of friends over and let them go to town on the assembly line and get your army painted up fast. Using these two methods together...you could get your army done in a weekend.