Before we begin - this is suited for tabletop, not showcase. You won't win any contests, but you won't be ashamed either.
You will need the following paints:
- GW Knarloc Green
- GW Goblin Green
- GW Thraka Green wash
- GW Devlan Mud wash
- VMC Flat Green
- GW Waywatcher Green glaze
- optionally, a matte medium of your choice
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- Basecoat the skin with Knarloc Green. Take your time, do a couple of thin coats.
- Wash the entire skin area with 2:1 mix of Thraka Green and Devlan Mud. After this dries, take your mix again and apply it to the deepest recesses only. Allow to dry.
- Re-establish your base color with Knarloc Green on anything that isn't a really deep recess. I strongly advise you to mix in some matte medium here.
- Begin highlighting the skin with a mix of 1:1:1 Knarloc Green, Flat Green and matte medium. Naturally, go a bit higher than the previous step. Orcs tend to have a very well-defined musculature, so this step should go really smoothly.
- Even higher! Now apply pure Flat Green. Concentrate on the muscle lines, tendons and so on.
- Apply a final highlight of 1:1 Flat Green and Goblin Green. Head for things like muscle lines, knuckles, lips, noses and the like - the highest points.
- Finish it off with a glaze of Waywatcher Green. This is one of the best paints GW has produced - it ties the colors together like a dream, dries quickly and doesn't pool.
And that's the long and short of it. Simple and easy. See you next time!