How to Paint an Ork Trukk

Written by malachi lloyd green
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Collecting Warhammer 40K army figures can be an expensive and time-consuming hobby. For those who can keep up with the game, it provides endless entertainment and an opportunity to test strategic abilities against other collectors. One of the appeals of the game is the prospect of painting your figures and creating a unique army in your image. Many different armies are available for collection; players wishing to use an Ork army would look forward to using their frequent numerical superiority and their dangerous, if a bit ramshackle, vehicles -- the Trukk being the main automobile.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Warhammer 40K Ork Trukk
  • Three different colours of paint (one of the colours should be grey, silver or metallic brown)
  • Three paint brushes
  • Black spray paint

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Apply the undercoating. Simply spray paint the entire model with black paint.

  2. 2

    Apply the primary colour. Choose which of the three colours to make the primary colour. Use this primary colour to paint the main details of the Trukk. Leave to dry for 20 to 25 minutes.

  3. 3

    Apply secondary colour. Either paint all of the little details in the second colour, or leave some part unpainted. Leave to dry for 20 to 25 minutes.

  4. 4

    Apply third colour. Use this colour to paint the wheels and the weapons of the Trukk. Leave to dry for 20 to 25 minutes.

Tips and warnings

  • A general rule with painting Warhammer 40K models is the use of black spray paint with dark colours and white spray paint with light colours. The Ork Trukk must appear to be dark and metallic in its appearance. Therefore, black spray paint must be used as the undercoating of the vehicle.
  • Keeping in line with the level of diversity and choice available for Warhammer 40K figures. The primary colour of the Ork Trukk depends on what warband the player wishes to represent. Some warbands (such as the Evil Sunz) use red as their primary colour; other variations include black (the Bad Moons tribe) and blue (the Deathskulls). The primary colour choice is up to the player.
  • Most weapons will have a dark, metallic look. Ork weapons are no exception to this rule. The darker and more battered they look, the better for the sake of realism.
  • Ork Trukks are supposed to look ramshackle. They're supposed to look as if they were made of random parts of scrap metal (basically because they are). Therefore, it isn't necessary to paint the entire vehicle. In fact, leaving some parts unpainted with make it look more realistic.

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