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· The Yellow King
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your orks are amazing and are a great deal of inspiraiton.. and your painting is way better than mine.. ahh jealousy.. my biggest vice :)
 

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Thank you both for the comments, it is always nice to wake up to some Orky love.

Azwraith, you are too kind but thank you. You have no idea just how much inspiration i get from other fellow ork painters. I have been known to tip toe over to your project log too.
You seem to have perfected a darker muddy green than myself. I can never seem to get the right type of muscle definition when my boyz are of a darker tone.
Your yellow is just right, and looks as if it is supposed to be there. Applied by big lumbering orky hands rather than to bright. Its nice to see all the different visions of the boyz. I have tired a moon paint job, i convinced myself he could of creep into the waaaagghh of goffs by being left on a world. He turned out very orange :(

Many thanks to you Chaosftw, if it makes it any better, I love looking at Chaos armies. I am glad they seem thuggish, I was a starting to feel a little insecure about them not looking tough enough.
WWaaaghhhhh ;)
And thank you for the rep too! It is very appreciated.
 

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Many thanks to you Chaosftw, if it makes it any better, I love looking at Chaos armies. I am glad they seem thuggish, I was a starting to feel a little insecure about them not looking tough enough.
WWaaaghhhhh ;)
And thank you for the rep too! It is very appreciated.
Hey no problem! They really do look great! whats next on the agenda for this army?

and your welcome! Rep is something I love passing out when I see something I like!

Cheers,
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Hey no problem! They really do look great! whats next on the agenda for this army?
I actually have quite a few boyz demanding attention! I tend to buy and assemble my army as I go, then sit down to lavish some time painting them.
At the moment due to packing and unpacking with moving home I am a little restricted to whoever escapes the bubble wrap.

So at the moment hopefully finish my Kommandos, and a few gretchin have managed to avoid the boxes.

Once settled I am really wanting to try to get some vehicles painted up. Trukk first to practise and perfect some rusty worn bashed up grills, before I try it out on the smaller fiddly bikez and kopters.

I find doing a set of one type then moving onto another keeps me really wanting to finish, a little variety :D
So in my head I have a list forming of: Kommandos/gretchins, Trukk, Stormboyz, kopters, lootas and burnerz, then back to a squad of boyz .. then back to vehicles, maybe the bikez..then just keep rolling them through :D

I am looking forward to the truk to be honest. It is sat all grey and naked looking.
 

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Forgive the rather messy desk.. there is order to my chaos... excuse the pink box of shiny things in the background.. not sure how girly stuff managed to get close to my boyz..

Just a little shot of the painted ranks so far. Not very high quality I am afraid, plus the camera can't fit them all in, there is a little line from one end of the desk to the other side at the front but bashy stompy killy shooty greenskins always look best in a tide.
I wil not include the mass of assembled and pleading to be painted models, suffice to say they number over double of the painted ranks. Gulp.

just noticed a lost and forlorn space marine laying down in unpainted dispair in the back ground muahuhaua
 

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little tip when doing rust (dont know if you like my style or not) but i get the black foam from the blister packs.. cut it up a little

then basically put some paint on it (Brown/dark red/red/orange) and dab it on some paper to get the excess off then go nuts on the rusted area.. do it in layers from darkest to lightest then was it all with like badab black.. and yeah looks good :)

your orks are really cool.. can wait to see how you do the koptas
 

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rust ... rust... no ork army is complete without rust..
i currently use boltgun metal as a base, tin blitz watered down as a wash, allow it to dry . db methril silver on areas that i want to appear scratched up. wash with devlan mud. then free hand around all the edges with silver again and a steady hand to make it appear higlighted but also define the scratches.. I am going to try more pitting work. i was thinking of using black on a small area, then orange, then a silver. to make a corrosion affect... but not to sure. at the moment i allow the tin bitz wash to pool where i want the most rust and add and layer that area again once each is dry. Sometimes adding a very very watered down drop of black onto rivet detail.

Sounds time consuming but I am quite happy with how the scraps of metal armour turn out on the most part.

HOWEVER! I think for the vehicles I will have to try your technique Azwraith. Thank you so much for the tips I will be using them :D
 

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Top work there man :) I'm a big ork fiend and I too am currently working through an army! I have to say, I wish I was that good when I started painting, you've got some superb skills there man :)

Talking about rust, I'm currently doing a shedload of rust on my mega dredd (one foot and the klaw out the way, 3 nights gone...). I use vajello flat brown and then slowly add more and more blazing orange, seems to give a nice rust effect as the vajello is incredibly matt paint.

Head to the blog in my sig to see the klaw arm so far, still working on the rest of the model and more pics to come over the coming week/weekend, hoping to have him finished by this time next weekend :)

Have some rep too, its well deserved mate :)
 

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Heya, thank you so much for your comments! I find it a real pleasure to paint them, I find the ork models on the whole to be some of my favourites. so its nice to hear some good comments back. I know i still have a long way to go to improve my skills, and its a steep learning curve, but comments like yours really keep me wanting to do more. Many thanks again for the tips and reps.

I have popped over to your blog, I have to say that the klaw is looking really good. I love the colours on the metal too. I am always envious of painters like Azwraith and yourself, that are able to bring a little life to colours. My boyz tend to have quite a muddy dark and dirty armour, and i try to give them character/life through the skin tones, but in the future, once i have formed up my goffs fully, i would love to try my hand at some more vibrant colours. Maybe an excuse to add some speed freakz muhaha.. I will try to combine my current way of doing rust with both yours and Azwraith's way, on my vehicles.. I am actually looking forward to dedicating some time on them. Hopefully in the next couple of weeks.

And picking brains for tips lol... I think

I will be following your MD, its looking really impressive.
 

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i am happy to give you any advice i can.. and i hope to get the same of you.

i will be re-starting my ork army in the Heresy Online Army Painting Compo.

but also showing my progress in my log.
 

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Of course.. any thing you think i can help with i will not hesitate to provide some ideas.. sadly i dont have too many lol

Good luck with the army compo, and i will look forward to following your orkz.
Lets bring the Waaagghh to the forum! There's far to many marines :grin:
 

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hahah the quote in your signature is classic.. you should join the army comp also will help keep you going and its a bit of fun :)

also out of curiosity where did you relocate to?
 

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Indeed the lead in made me brace for impact so to speak... But I think your orks look great! Keep up the good work mate!
 

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You have made some decent progress in the last month. That snikrot is a nasty looking pice of work. How did the move go. I recently went through the international relocation process and it was a nightmare. Doesn't do much for the sanity. Rep for snikrot. Makes me want to ds Marbo next to him and lob a demo charge. Orks worry me.
 

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hi there. Nice project progress. nicest that it concerns the green tide. Ok, making the goffs isn't good for your boyz, but as a member of the cult of speed, I can say, we can let you live for now! :p

As about your painting,(of course I need better pics to be sure of what I see) I can say that you seem to paint nice, though I could suggest some things. Most of all, that the tactic in painting ork skin, drybrushing green over the black undercoat, to make the skin, ok it is a common tactic, but it still is unnatural. Better results if you basecoat dark green, and then drybrush lighter one. (much better if you do this with layers of many green scales to a light green thin highlight, but that is too much for some people when they paint a tabletop army). Keep on the good job!

Paint your world!
 

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Thank you for all the recent feedback. I am sorry I have not replied straight away, I am currently having a break from boxes:shok:.

The move is from county to county .. or across the North South divide! From Yorkshire to Dorset, I dread the 8 hour drive.

I am glad you can notice some progression through the month. Especially on Snikrot. I have to say the model cast itself is very inspiring. He is a little different from many of the Orkz.
I have to admit when tucking my boyz up for the journey, I too can see a very marked difference to the standard of painting.

I can only hope the learning curve continues from now too.

I am looking forward to getting back to paint soon... if I survive the mountainous boxes!

I hope I can prove worthy of the rep you have already given me,

In response, the tips and advice and as always greatly appreciated.







hi there. Nice project progress. nicest that it concerns the green tide. Ok, making the goffs isn't good for your boyz, but as a member of the cult of speed, I can say, we can let you live for now! :p

As about your painting,(of course I need better pics to be sure of what I see) I can say that you seem to paint nice, though I could suggest some things. Most of all, that the tactic in painting ork skin, drybrushing green over the black undercoat, to make the skin, ok it is a common tactic, but it still is unnatural. Better results if you basecoat dark green, and then drybrush lighter one. (much better if you do this with layers of many green scales to a light green thin highlight, but that is too much for some people when they paint a tabletop army). Keep on the good job!

Paint your world!
Sorry about the camera quality, maybe it doesnt show enough, but I do actually paint as you state with the scales of colour. I prefer a naturalness to the skin tones and also find a black foundation provides to stark a contrast, So although I spray undercoat in black, before I start work on the skin I basecoat it green with a foundation paint. Like you say, thinking about the numbers needing to be painted, can be daunting by layering up the free hand layers and tones with highlights but i do actually enjoy it. I am very odd in the respect that I rarely layer dry brush work. I personally have found a style I enjoy and hope turns out ok.

As i have no one to thrash me yet ;) at the table top side of the game (however I fear that may soon change, once I have settled into the new place.) It means I do it for the enjoyment of completing an army. Which means that I don't mind too much having to put the time into each one.

I do think Orkz deserve time, even the tide of boyz.

I like my Goffs hehe In fairness it is my very first time at painting miniatures. So going for Goffs, although had a few reasons, one major one was the fact that I was uncertain that I could do vibrant colours justice. As I stated before, I hope in the future to try my hand at some Speed Freakz ;).. but all being said, I have fallen in love with the checks and simplistic Goff colours. For me, I like the muddy. scratched, worn feel to their armour.

Thank yo all so much once again :D I am sorry for the rushed reply.
 
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