|A big thanks to Erny of Erny's Place for the Banner!|
I should begin with the fact that I've never been a huge Orc/Ork fan. But I do have a goal of painting enough Orks to be able to run Battle of the Farm from the Rogue Trader book, so I figured I might as well start with one Ork this year. One of the few Orks I have always loved is the Bad Moon boss, but I didn't paint him (got your hopes up, didn't I?). Instead, I chose a regular Boy, but I did paint him with some Bad Moons colors. I figure I once I do paint the Bad Moon Boss, the regular Ork boyz will be his retinue scouring the planet of Rynn's World.
This model was hellafun to paint. The flesh was done with the slightly modified recipe from an old GW painting guide. I started with a mix of Caliban Green (Dark Angels Green) and Warboss Green (Goblin Green), followed by a slightly thinned wash of the old hex pot Orc Flesh Wash. After that, I reapplied the base coat and then added bits of Flash Gitz Yellow (Sunburst Yellow) until I was happy with it. For the Yellow, I painted the padding bleached bone and painted the cracks with Devlan Mud mixed with Vallejo Thinner. Then I highlighted with pure white and applied a coat of Lamenter Yellow glaze. I repeated the last step a second time to add to the intensity. A full explanation of this can be found here.
One final note, I have no idea what that was supposed to be on his left wrist, but once I saw it, I couldn't paint it as anything other than a wrist watch. The idea of an Ork with a wrist watch was so absurd, I couldn't control myself. I blame the same part of me that forces me to tell "dad jokes."