An ink wash's true value
I've finally gotten my ork army all assembled and have begun the (somewhat tedious) task of painting all the models. When I first started in this hobby over 10 years ago I wasn't much of a painter and over the years I've picked up more and more techniques for making my models look better. The one technique that I've found to be most of value is an ink wash. This truly gives the models a finished, professional look. I compare what my models look like without an ink wash to ones that have it and there is a dramatic difference. I've especially liked the look it's given to my ork army as I wanted them to have a bit more of a dirty and worn look to them. Ever since I've learned how to apply ink washes I never finish a model without it. I'd love to hear if there are any other techniques anyone uses that they've found a real value in.
"There is a cancer eating at the Imperium. With each decade it advances deeper, leaving drained, dead worlds in its wake. This horror, this abomination, has though and purpose which functions on an unimaginable, galactic scale and all we can do is try to stop the swarms of bio-engineered monsters it unleashes upon us by instinct. We have given the horror a name to salve our fears; we call it the Tyranid race, but if it is aware of us at all, it must know us only as Prey."