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    Hello everyone! Here is the second part of my speed painting article series. This time it will be a step-by-step guide of how I painted this Ork Kommando. Im still new to the tutorial thing, so please let me know if there are any ways I can improve.I always prime my miniatures black. When you paint over a black undercoat, you can easily avoid painting in the crevices to create shadows (also called "blacklining"). This speeds things up too. When I speed-paint, I tend to use a lot of "edge highlighting". This makes models really stand out from a distance, but they also look good up close. This style produces a very clean look.Keep colors as simple as possible. When painting an army, it's best to limit your pallete, that way you can really speed things up. I like to highlight a color at most 3 times. Dont try to blend, it takes too long, and it is not worth blending on dozens and dozens of models that are going to get chipped up anyway.Here we have the undercoat. First I primed the model black. Then, using a "tank brush", I gave the model a drybrush of Scorched Brown. This is the only drybrushing I will do. This brown undercoat will serve two purposes: It will highlight the model so I can see the details better, and it will provide a basecoat for all the colors.I usually use Scorched Brown for this step, but it can vary depending on the model. Basically, you should pick a dark color that can serve as a basecoat for most of the areas of the model. Since this is an ork with lots of grungy, dirty, and natural colors, brown is a fitting choice.Step 1: SKIN-First I basecoated the skin with Foundation Orkhide Shade. Make sure to leave some of the undercoat showing in the deepest crevices (between the fingers, alongside the sleeve, etc).-Next I highlighted most of the area with a 50/50 mix of Orkhide Shade and Knarloc Green. If you are painting a large number of models, I would suggest mixing up a pot of this color.-Next came a highlight of pure Knarloc Green. You should be concentrating this highlight on the top portions of muscles, knuckles, etc.-Finally I painted a 50/50 mix of Knarloc Green and Gretchin Green on the very edges of the knuckles, and the top corners of the muscles.Step 2: RED LEATHER -I gave the leather a basecoat of Dark Flesh. This brown has a red tint to it, which will provide a good contrast to the green skin. Make sure to leave some undercoat showing through in the shadows. -Next came a highlight of 50/50 Dark Flesh and Vermin Brown. If you are painting a large number of models, I would suggest again that you mix a pot of this color.-Next is a highlight of pure Vermin Brown.-Finally I applied a 50/50 mix of Bestial Brown and Dwarf Flesh (I use this primarily for skintone basecoats, but I have a pot mixed so I figured I would use it. You can subsitute by adding in Bleached Bone to the Vermin Brown).Step 3: TAN LEATHER-First I used a basecoat of 50/50 Scorched Brown and Khemri Brown. This is a nice color, I would reccomend mixing a pot of this.-Next came a layer of pure Khemri Brown.-Finally a 50/50 mix of Khemri Brown and Bleached Bone was used on the very edges.Step 4: BLACK LEATHER-Begin by basecoating the area Chaos Black.-Next a highlight of 50/50 Chaos Black/Codex Grey was used on the edges. This is a very handy color to mix up. This should be slightly darker than Adeptus Battlegrey.-Next a layer of Adeptus Battlegrey was painted on the edges. Make sure to paint this in a very thin line.-Finally Codex Grey was added in a few spots.Step 5: SILVER-A 50/50 mix of Chaos Black and Boltgun Metal was used to basecoat the metal areas. Leave some of the undercoat showing through in the cracks.-Boltgun metal was used as a highlight.-Chainmail was painted on the edges, and on the rivets.-Next comes the wash. I have a pot mixed of 75% Black Ink and 25% Brown Ink. Thin this mix down slightly, and paint it only where you want the shadows (around rivets, etc). Dont do this like a traditional ink wash. You get a much better effect when doing it this way.-On the final two pictures, rust was painted on with the previous color mixed with Flesh Wash.Step 6: GOLD-First I began with a basecoat of Brazen Brass.-Next came a mix of 50/50 Brazen Brass and Burnished Gold.-Then a highlight of pure Burnished Gold was painted on the very edges.-Take some of the metal wash you mixed earlier and shade the gold. It's ok to make it look a little dirty, this is an ork after all! Step 7: YELLOW-You cant have Bad Moon Orks without the brightest, shiniest YELLOW!!! (In other words, I basecoated the yellow area with Vomit Brown). -Next came a layer of Golden Yellow on the edges. This may take two thin coats.-Then I used Bad Moon Yellow with a little Skull White added (to help coverage) on the edges.-Finally some thinned Vermin Brown was used for shading. (This came out very red in the picture. It's much more subtle in person).Step 8: DETAILS-Ropes were painted in Bleached Bone, highlighted with Skull White, and shaded with Khemri Brown.-The lens was painted the same way as the yellow, but with a white dot near the center.-The base was textured and painted to match the army.There we go! A speed painted Ork Kommando, with some Dakka Dakka WOOSH!Hope this is helpful. Keep painting!

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