Monday, October 5, 2009

The Washed Ork Project

One last picture for today before I get back to Star Trek: TOS and painting Chimeras

This is an experimental (for me) painting style that I am going to try for my Ork army. I want something quick so I can mow through the hoards of boyz.

What I did:

1) White base coat of Rust-Oleum Specialty Plastic Primer Spray ( FANTASTIC PRODUCT)

2) Colored in the shoulder pads, metals and boots with standard Games Workshop paint

3) Used Citadel Foundation: Tausept Ochre for the leather straps

4) Washed the skin in Citadel Wash: Thrakka Green ( directly on the white primer )

5) Washed the jump suit ( again on the primer ), straps and metals in Citadel Wash: Devlan Mud

6) Coated the whole model in The Army Painter's Quickshade: Soft Tone

Whats really great about this project is that I didn't have to obsess hardly at all over the finer details. I didn't expect the washes to do such a great job at highlighting/shading as they did. Hell, now that this guy has set for a little bit with the Soft Tone he looks as good if not better than my imp guard auxiliaries that I painted by hand! (This cheeses me off to no end BTW)

Anyway, that's all I got for right now. I plan to swing by the FLGS tomorrow and pick up the Anti-Shine Matt Varnish that The Army Painter recommends to take off that super high gloss finish.


  1. Looks really nice. Was thinking that the only nitpick I have is the overall shininess, so I'd be curious to see the before and after once you've used the anti-shine.

  2. Yeah, hes gotta set for a good 24 hours before I can do anything more with him. Its actually very interesting... no really, it is! As it dries the varnish settles and picks out more detail as time goes on.