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So i wanted to get me a bice big block o' blorcs. Specificaly Grimgor and his Immortulz. I would say i am a slightly above average painter, but i am not well versed in many techniques. With some practice i can definitly improve on what i have yet to learn. I want this unit to be fluffy, as in that with the being black orcs, and the biggest strongest meanest of the my army, i literaly want the skin almost black, with just a very slight tint of green. I dont mind if from a distance that makes it harder to see the detail. As far as armor, i have yet to find a good thread with examples on how to paint some black black orc armor. That would be hugely appreciated. And finally, fluffwise, what color scheme would you personaly think grimgor and his immortulz would be rockin? I dont want all the armor black, need to break it up a bit with another color for dags and checkers and all that good stuff. Any help at all would be greatly appreciated :)
 

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What kind of black, gloss or matte?
Skin wise there is a few tutorials out there for orks skin and just use darker colours and lots of washes. Keep the washes thin but lots of them to build up a dark skin.

Extra colour wise its up to you completely but I would go for a red since they are brutal Close combats specialists that just mince units, and its the colour of blood so an easy source of dye for them! sounds like a really cool unit when its finished! get some pics and start a Log!

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I'd start by base coating the model as you would for a standard Orc, using whatever shades of green you normally use, then apply repeated glazes of dark browns then blacks, washing into the recesses until you reach a point you are happy with. That way you will retain some of green base as a highlight and the darkest areas will be black leaving a dark transition, keeping things looking natural.

For the armour I would paint it black, build up some subtle grey highlights and use chainmail (or whatever the new equivalent is) to apply some very fine edge highlights, especially in areas that are likely to take some wear and tear. Add a few scratches here and there and you should be good.
 

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Dark reds always look pretty neat on armour, maybe start with an undercoat of metachrite red and then build up some layers of brownish red - go for the dried blood colour.

As for the skin I think norm hit it on the nail, make sure the layers are thin though and after each let it dry thoroughly or you will just end up with a shiny mess.
 

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Thanks a lot guys i really appreciate the feedback. I definitly follow on the point about the skin, i can easily see that working well and it saves me from having to grab a while new color scheme of paints for the skins. As far as the armor goes, red is not a bad color choice at all, especially following the concept of blood stains and designs. I mean it would only make sense seeing as grimgor wears "blood forged armor". That and the fact i gave the unit the +1 M banner so as they say "Da Red Wunz Go Fasta!!!" Thanks guys :) oh and one more question maybe u can help me with. I saw a speed painting tutorial where the skin quality actually rly impressed me. It was for 40k bad moon orks but i wanted to use the skin technique. Problem being, he bases his model with white, while i prefer black. He then coats the entire model with the golden daemon AP spray, and from there uses consecutive ink washes over the skin to achieve the tone. Would using a black primer before the yellow basecoat make THAT much of a difference, and second, i know ill need to apply multiple layers (very thin) to get good coverage of yellow over black, do you see this himdering the effectiveness of a biel-tan green wash afterwards as opposed to the spray on yellow AP basecoat?
 

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What kind of black, gloss or matte?
Skin wise there is a few tutorials out there for orks skin and just use darker colours and lots of washes. Keep the washes thin but lots of them to build up a dark skin.

Extra colour wise its up to you completely but I would go for a red since they are brutal Close combats specialists that just mince units, and its the colour of blood so an easy source of dye for them! sounds like a really cool unit when its finished! get some pics and start a Log!

Ohh and welcome to heresy! :D
Definitly a matte finish i rly cant stand glossy minis. Just my taste. Also i am trying to figure how to work with nmm. I think black nmm style armor would be awesome, and help me achieve that matte finish. Besides, orcs rly shouldnt have anything shiny anyway, its either weathered , worn, chipped, painted over lah blah blah you get the picture. If for any reason a git of mine has perfectly sparkly armor he's not fightin right lol. Oh and thank you very much :) glad to come aboard!! And once its all done i look forward to posting some pics.
 
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