warhammer 40k orks
Paint ideas, Warhammer 40k

Paint ideas: Warhammer 40k Orks

Always a fan favourite, a fully painted Ork army looks fantastic on the tabletop. They outnumber most armies and the “unstoppable green tide” has been a force to be reckoned with since day one.

Below we’ve put together a selection of miniature paints that will help you get your Ork horde looking great for the tabletop.

Who are the Orks?

Orks are a warlike, crude, and highly aggressive green-skinned Xenos race. Orks are the dominant subspecies of the Orkoids, which includes the smaller Gretchin and Snotlings.

Although their society is entirely primitive and brutal, the Orkoid race is also the most successful species in the whole Galaxy, outnumbering possibly every other race. However, due to their aggressive and warlike nature, this massive race is split into hundreds of tiny empires, warring as much between themselves as against other races.

In the purely theoretical event all the Orks were to unite, they would undoubtedly crush all opposition.

Warhammer 40k Lexicanum

What miniature paints do I need for Orks?

Traditionally Orks have green skin and clothing to match their respective clans:

  • Goffs are black and white
  • Bad Moons like bright yellows
  • Evil Sunz go faster with red
  • Deathskulls find luck with blue
  • Snakebites are muted browns and greens
  • Blood Axes like camouflage and muted greys/greens etc

The following miniature paints form a great basis for your Ork horde:

Additional hobby tools

If you’re just starting out in the hobby, you might also need some of the following essential hobby tools. Our previous article 5 Essential Miniature Hobby Tools For Your Desk covers these in more detail.