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SECURITY MINISTER CRITTER Inactive Member22 May 2013 4:36 a.m. PST

Any green you want! They're your orcs.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP22 May 2013 5:40 a.m. PST

True story – in fact, in Lord of the Rings Tolkien doesn't actually specify a colour at all

I like Goblin Green, but that's just me

nazrat22 May 2013 6:45 a.m. PST

Goblin Green for regular Orcs and Goblins, and Dark Angels Green shaded lighter with GG for the Bosses.

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP22 May 2013 7:10 a.m. PST

Ceramcote forest Green.

richarDISNEY Inactive Member22 May 2013 7:11 a.m. PST

I actually put a coat of Vajello's neon green on last for that 'pop'.
They really are quite visually stunning.

I paint all my orks that way. GW games or not.

Personal logo x42brown Supporting Member of TMP22 May 2013 7:43 a.m. PST

It's quite a while since I last painted Orcs or Goblins and can't remember what I used but looking at them "All of the above" might be the correct answer.


Who asked this joker22 May 2013 8:22 a.m. PST

I've painted their like Goblin Green with Orc Flesh wash and a highlight of goblin green.

skippy0001 Supporting Member of TMP22 May 2013 8:55 a.m. PST

The Orkish Revolutionary Committee refuses to promote this baseless stereotype promulgated by capitalist exploiters of Orkish proletariat and our Goblin brothers.

Personal logo John the Greater Supporting Member of TMP22 May 2013 8:55 a.m. PST

A long time ago I painted a few. As I recall, I used some chromate green that was near at hand. Hey, they're orcs they don't need to look good.

Space Monkey Inactive Member22 May 2013 11:16 a.m. PST

Mine are all in Fall colors… yellows, oranges, reds and browns… with a few spotty albinos.
My old Ral Partha and Grenadier orcs are purple.

ming31 Inactive Member22 May 2013 11:55 a.m. PST

All different kinda of green , humans are not all the same shade of flesh , why should orcs.

Mithmee Supporting Member of TMP22 May 2013 12:59 p.m. PST


Noldor42 Supporting Member of TMP22 May 2013 5:15 p.m. PST

Whatever color I happen to grab… :>)

Mardaddy Inactive Member22 May 2013 10:54 p.m. PST

Warzone Necrotech basecoat with Goblin Green drybrush and a black wash.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP23 May 2013 5:24 a.m. PST

not green – mine are black.

kallman23 May 2013 5:27 a.m. PST

My Space Orks skin color is a base of a dark red with about two to three highlights. This contrasts well with their soviet green uniform color I use with their apparel. Mine are Russkie Orks you see.

When I have painted WFB Orks I have stared with a base of goblin Green, green ink wash then highlight with Goblin Green with a little bit of white added.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP24 May 2013 1:38 p.m. PST

Red with white face …

… or several different skin tones …

Personal logo optional field Supporting Member of TMP25 May 2013 10:33 a.m. PST

glad to know others, paint their orcs different colors as well.

Etotheipi, those orcs look great with white face paint. I may have to try that as well.

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP25 May 2013 6:20 p.m. PST

I don't do Warhammer, but my Warmaster Orcs and Bo5A goblins are a kind of sickly green color. I use Delta Ceramcoat "Seminole Green" (what's "Seminole" about it, I have no idea). As that's OOP and I'm running out, I picked up FolkArt "Clover," which is supposed to be a match according to a color chart. Doesn't look like clover to me, but whatever.

Garand10 Jun 2013 12:46 p.m. PST

Goblin green. Only collect Night Goblins though, and the contrast looks great.


ochoin ceithir Inactive Member11 Jun 2013 4:16 p.m. PST


Martian Banshee30 Jun 2013 3:13 p.m. PST

Tolkien explains that Orcs are the result of captured, tortured and twisted Elves, so green doesn't particularly make much sense to me. Mine range from dark red to a sickly yellow flesh.

Since they are twisted Elves, green could theoretically be okay, but I'm just sayin'.

peterx Supporting Member of TMP18 Aug 2013 2:58 p.m. PST

Goblin green with dark green wash (which GW doesn't make anymore-aargg!). Tried making my own dark green wash, still isn't dark enough.

moonfleetminis Sponsoring Member of TMP01 Dec 2013 9:40 a.m. PST

As said, any colour they are after all my orcs to paint.
But i do paint them green.

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