Painting Ork Deffkoptas

This is one of a series of instructables for warhammer 40000

Step 1: Choose Your Victim

In This instructable, we will be painting one of the special edition ork deffkoptas from the assault on black reach boxed set. you can find more info about it here.

(for the purposes of this instructable the skin of the ork is already painted. There will be another instructable on how to do this later.)

Step 2: Choose Your Weapon

you should use a small brush and a fine detail brush. The small brush is for drybrushing the metal and the fine detail brush is for just that: fine detail.

Step 3: Metal

use the small brush and drybrush the entire model with boltgun metal or some similar colour. if you don't have any citadel paints, use a mix of black and silver, to get dark metal.

Step 4: Detail

paint the markings on the nose in skull white and a black and white checkered pattern on one of the blades. paint any rusty metal areas with tin bitz or brown ink over silver

Step 5: You're Finished

now its time to stop admiring your work and paint the rest of your army.



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    5 Discussions


    10 years ago

    This is a great Instructable, but you need to add a main image of the final project to the intro step. Please do that and leave me a message when you have so that we can publish your work. Thanks!


    8 years ago on Step 3

    It appears that you are attempting to paint the whole model after it is fully assembled. For a model this large and with this many parts, it may work better to paint it in pieces and then carefully assemble it. I almost always paint the driver's of any vehicle separately before adding them to the final project. This model has a lot of nooks and crannies. Assembly after getting the first coats of pain on the pieces could make the difference between a great paint job and a spectacular paint job with tremendous detail.


    8 years ago on Introduction

    Hey is there any where I can go play warhammer 40k I only know one place.


    9 years ago on Introduction

    I have that exact same dethkopta, and i painted it in an almost steam punk style. i constantly have to remind people: just because orks cant differentiate theireright from their left doeent mean they cant be colorful. throw the color on, and im sure you will be impressed. good startup paintjob, but need alot more detail... i am a semi professional mini painter who worked on orks until i move onto dioramas, terrain, and bases.


    10 years ago on Introduction

    Try to add more pictures and make them clearer. Otherwise this wont help beginners.