Why does everyone spray paint their Orks in Black Primer?

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Re: Why does everyone spray paint their Orks in Black Primer?

Post by WAAAAAGHGER! » Sat Mar 17, 2012 2:39 pm

i prime my orks in white, but i got blue skinned orks that definatly have the ''cartoony'' feel, especially with purples, pinks, and healthy splashes of bone used for their orkish garb ( tunics, fur lined helms,gloves bracers etc.), the white definatly makes those colours sizzle, and the blue skin gets smiles and laughs at my local GW (london,ON.), which plays nicely with the orks being pure jokes aswell.

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Re: Why does everyone spray paint their Orks in Black Primer?

Post by Toryas » Sun Mar 18, 2012 1:26 pm

I use army p[ainter green to do a first coat and it saves me from having to paint the skin later. I just wash and the skin is done, all I have to paint is the clothes and weapons really. Most of those little nooks and crannies on orks are skin exposed areas anyways :)

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Re: Why does everyone spray paint their Orks in Black Primer?

Post by TheRuggernaut » Wed Mar 21, 2012 3:14 am

So I've heard of other skintones being applied to orks -- anybody considered this from a biological standpoint? Algae comes in different colors http://www.lenntech.com/eutrophication- ... /algae.htm and I had a plan for doing one of these like the green wash method, except you'd use a different color wash depending on your base coat (why not use the foundations?). So basically, prime black, then white or a foundation color over the exposed skin. Wash repeatedly with your chosen color of algae until you get the desired effect, then you could easily finish up the rest of the model, no?
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Re: Why does everyone spray paint their Orks in Black Primer?

Post by DaOrkyBitz » Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:51 am

I paint my models in black because filth exists in the 40k universe. Orks don't bathe. Ever. So i would expect they do a lot of rolling around in dirt blood guts and other kinds of goo like oil. Or whatever they might happen to stomp through. So why would they be bright and clean looking? Their clothing would have barely any color and would look very dark and ratty. Especially their skin. I usually try to smear some sort of black or brownish onto it, and the weapons. Red of course. Anything spiky or sharp needs some degree of red.

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Re: Why does everyone spray paint their Orks in Black Primer?

Post by darkwizards » Sun Apr 08, 2012 3:54 pm

It is because orks need to have a darker look. Black primer makes them more ........................ orky. :twisted:

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