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Contrast Paints - Orc Skin

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Question for you guys who are further down the Contrast Paints path than I am, which colours have been working well for orc skin?

I personally find that the one actually called Ork Flesh looks too gaudy and cheap. 

For my own armies, I have used a vivid comic book green for my Bonesplitterz (as you can see from my profile picture) and my Ironajwz are much more sombre, khaki style of green.  It's this latter that I'm particularly interested in for Contrast paint, because I'm hoping to use it for my 40K Orks.

Would love to know what combos of base spray + contrast have been working for other people...bonus points for photos!

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Plaguebearer flesh is an excellent colour for the skin if your armour is a darker shade.  See the attached mini, I used it as a testbed 🙂 

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1:1 mix of Militrum Green and Contrast medium has worked nicely for my Gitz. Probably going to use the same recipe for my Orksies.

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I've used Militarum green for most of my Gitz; Plaguebearer flesh for some of my Gitz; and Apothecary White for one albino. I might add try a bit of Skeleton horde on top of one to make him a  little dirty.

Ork Flesh I suspect would come out very traditional 1990s Ork colour, which I agree might look a little dated.

The Militarum is very typical grot skin. Plaguebearer is a lot more of a sickly yellow, but has just enough green to make it also work.

 

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5 hours ago, Roodie said:

Plaguebearer flesh is an excellent colour for the skin if your armour is a darker shade.  See the attached mini, I used it as a testbed 🙂 

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What base spray was this over? 

Looks great!

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Grey seer, I like the slightly subdued colours.

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I find if you mix the Ork flesh with a bit of Iyanden yellow it give a more vibrant green for the skin

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I didn't use the GW Wraithbone primer cause I find them a bit pricy so I just used a regular grey one and dry brush white paint on the model to highlight it for the contrast paint. pretty sure though if you use the GW primer it be easier to use the paint and get the effect

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I used Warp Lightning over Wraithbone here. The photo wasn't great but the green is really vibrant. A bit too green for orc flesh to me so I am going to go over it with a more yellow tone.

 

 

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Militarium Green, and a Drybrush of Elysian green over the top works well

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I went with Creed Camo over Vallejo Desert Tan surface primer for mine. Added AP’s Light Tone as a shade to give a bit of brownish tint.

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