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Just some pictures of my Snakebite Nobz. While the standard isn't great (I'm a poor painter), I was wondering what people thought of the arms?









 

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Skin is good.

I have SOO many ways to paint ork skin, so far I have 40 orks painted, none with exactly the same method, so they all look largely/slightly different from the last :) If you wanna know some let me know. Just giving the eyes a drop of red and bleached bone for the teeth will greatly enhance the quality i feel. give the weapons a different colour along with the silver (for mine i use either black or red gore)...and wash the metal bits and weapons with Badab black (think thats what the black wash is called :grin: )

hope this helps

Edit - I'm also in the middle of making a snakebite army, I never see these guys painted so it's a nice change :victory:
 

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Thanks for that mate, the skin ended up that way by accident but I like the effect.

As for the metal, I'll have to try that second colour idea when I get back to finishing them off, using Red Gore as you've suggested.
 

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mold lines man.. mold lines! sorry, it's a pet peeve... Umm as for the skin, I think your paint was too thin. I'd suggest starting with a darker colour, like ork hide shade or something and working up from there. Maybe try picking up some of the washes, or making your own to create some depth to the models.
 

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Something I was quite surprised about but it worked for the skin was...

1. Undercoat with Chaos Black
2. Basecoat with Dark Flesh (thats the weird bit)
3. Use a darker green (think i used Catachen green) and relatively heavy drybrush for the raised bits, do not go into recesses (easy enough, you shouldn't have a problem).
4. A small drybrush of a lighter green (think I used camo green) over raised parts again, but this time only lightly, and only over the very peak of the raised bits.
5. Wash with Thraka green.

I found that gave me a VERY dark and grubby look, which is what I was going for. Takes no time at all as well.

The quickest method I have found so far is to get all your YELLOW paints and other paints which are some-what yellow (I think bubonic brown cut it, maybe :| ), then -
1. Undercoat black
2. Basecoat with one of the YELLOWS
3. Heavy wash of Thraka green.

I found the darker yellows worked the best.

Another method I liked was...

1. Undercoat Chaos Black
2. Basecoat Catachan green
3. light drybrush camo green over raised parts.
4. Wash with thraka green.
5. very careful highlights of camo green.

gives it a grubbier and dirty look, which I feel is more ork-like :)

Anyway I have more, but those are some ideas for you to work with mate.
 

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I actually really like the skin. Its different and that's good in my view. I haven't seen snakebites in ages. The cloth looks good. I'm assuming you got AoBR right? Thing is snakebites are more feral than other Orks and don't really make use of bionics but hey, you bought them do with them what you will. If you like it that way go for it!

Anyway, I still like the skin. Have some rep. I'm painting Orks in my sig if you're interested (I know shameless plug).
 
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