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Ork Gretchin

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Ork Gretchin, da puny runts of our mob, may not be da strongest or da bravest, but dere's so many of 'em dat dey make up fer it! Dey swarm into battle, causin' mischief and givin' our Ork armies da numbers dey need to crush da enemy!
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Gretchin mobs compensate for their lack of quality with overwhelming quantity, as the innate cowardice and feeble-limbed incompetence of the Gretchin race does not make them inclined towards the art of war; in fact, a typical Grot would rather bury their head in a sporehole than engage in a real battle. Deyz da small boyz in an Ork army, dem Gretchin!

What’s in the Ork Gretchin box

  • x36 plastic components that make 10 Gretchins and 1 Ork Runtherd, including: 12 Gretchin head variants and 2 Runtherd head variants, allowing you to assemble a horde of differently posed Gretchin.
  • x1 Citadel 32mm round base for the Ork Runtherd.
  • x10 Citadel 25mm round bases for the Gretchins.

How to paint the Ork Gretchin set

  1. Step 1: Prime the Miniature
    Apply a thin layer of black primer, such as Chaos Black, to the entire Ork model. This provides a good base for the paint and helps the colors adhere better.
  2. Step 2: Base Coat the Skin
    Using a medium-sized brush, apply a base coat of green paint, like Caliban Green or Waaagh! Flesh, to the skin areas of the model. Apply the paint evenly, covering all the skin areas.
  3. Step 3: Highlight the Skin
    With a smaller brush, add highlights to the Ork Gretchin’s skin by applying a lighter shade of green, such as Warboss Green, to the raised areas. This technique adds depth and brings out the details of the model.
  4. Step 4: Paint the Clothing and Accessories
    Using different colors of your choice, paint the clothing, accessories, and other details on the model. For instance, you can use Dryad Bark for clothing, Leadbelcher for metallic parts, and Mephiston Red for additional accents. Experiment with various paints to achieve your desired look.
  5. Step 5: Add Weathering and Rust
    To give your Ork Gretchin a rugged and weathered appearance, use a small brush to apply touches of brown or orange paint, like Rhinox Hide or Jokaero Orange, to simulate dirt, rust, or worn areas.
  6. Step 6: Paint the Teeth and Eyes
    With a fine brush, carefully paint the teeth of the Ork Gretchin with a creamy or off-white color, such as Ushabti Bone. For the eyes, choose a bold color like Mephiston Red or Flash Gitz Yellow. Take your time to ensure accuracy and precision.
  7. Step 7: Apply Washes
    Using a medium-sized brush, apply a wash of dark brown or black, such as Agrax Earthshade or Nuln Oil, to the recessed areas of the model. This enhances the shadows and adds depth to the details.
  8. Step 8: Final Touches
    With a fine brush, add any final details to the model, such as painting tattoos, scars, or additional weathering effects. Citadel paints like White Scar or Averland Sunset can be used for fine details. Take your time and be precise with these small details to bring your Orks to life.

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