The following is a step by step instructional on how to paint Goff Ork Boyz to a tabletop standard reasonably quickly.

Remember that when painting Orks variety is the spice of life so try to mix the color combinations up a bit. For example on some orks you should darken or lighten each aspect of their clothing, one might prefer black boots, another could be in favour of muddy brown boots. Keep mixing things up.

How to Paint Goff Orks

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Painting Orks Step by Step

For the purposes of this tutorial I'm going to slapping some paint on this here basic ork.

Glue the Ork together, clean off the flash and undercoat black.

Step One - Basecoating 

Basecoat the Skin with Waaagh Flesh.

Basecoat the straps and the boots with Rhinox Hide.

Basecoat the metal areas with Leadbelcher.

Basecoat the Skull, Teeth and Claws with 
Basecoat the gold jewelry with Balthasar Gold.
Basecoat the helmet adornment with Leadbelcher.
(pictured is Ceramite White - paint Leadbelcher.)

Step Two - Shading

Wash the straps and boots with Agrax Earthshade.
Wash the Skin with a 50:50 mix of Carroburg Crimson and Water then Biel-Tan Green.
Wash the Metal with Agrax Earthshade and then when it's dry give another wash with Nuln Oil.
Wash the Bone, Teeth and Claws with Seraphim Sepia.

Step Three - First Highlight

Layer the skin with Warboss Green. 
Leaving some of the Waaagh Flesh showing through the deepest muscle ridges.

Layer the leather straps and boots with Doombull Brown.

Layer the teeth with Ushabti Bone.
Drybrush the Skull with Ushabti Bone.
Fine highlight the rings and boot caps with Ironbreaker.
Drybrush the pistol and chopper with Ironbreaker.
Highlight Helmet Adornment with Ironbreaker.
Highlight the gold rings with Auric Armor Gold.


Layer the black clothing with Eshin Grey.
Fine edge highlight the helmet and shoulder pad with Eshin Grey.

Step Four - Final Highlight

Paint striations on the Orks skin areas with Skarsnik Green.

For those wondering what striations are they're the muscle fibers showing through the skin.

Drybush the metal areas with Runefang Steel.
Fine highlight the straps and boots with Tuskgor Fur.
Fine highlight the clothing with Dawnstone.
Drybrush the Skull and highlight the teeth with a 50:50 mix of Screaming Skull and White Scar.

Step Five - Glazing and Finishing Touches


Glaze the skin with Waywatcher Green.
Glaze the Black clothing with an Abaddon Black Glaze.
Paint the checks on the helmet with White Scar.
Paint the helmet adornment with Leadbelcher.
Give the checks an Agrax Earthshade Wash.

Carry out any last minute touchups and give the lips a Druchi Violet wash.

Dot in the eyes with Khorne Red.

Base the figure.

That's it, they look ok, are reasonably fast to paint in batches and nothing is difficult - no wet blending or anything borderline difficult just simple layering and drybrushing. 

Painting Orks needn't take ages and can yield really good results.  
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