How To- Painting a Bad Moon Ork Dakka Jet!

I’m a huge fan of Orks, Bad Moons to be specific.  The yellow and black with the green skin is super striking and eye catching and a well painted Bad Moon army looks amazing on the table.

Back in July I bought the brand new Ork Flyer while I was in the States on leave from deployment, boxed it up and shipped it back to the desert.  When it got to me I wasted no time in building it as a Dakka Jet.

Then Hobby ADD kicked in and it got put aside in favor of other projects.  In March I pulled it out and got started.  This is my first Bad Moon model for the Orks I’ll eventually get to and as such it was kind of a test model.

First I primed it using Vallejo  White Airbrush Primer (can’t ship spray paint to the desert) then using the Vallejo Airbrush Black Primer I hit the areas that would be metal and did some pre-shading.

After two coats of Vallejo Air Yellow, I knew I had a problem.  The yellow wasn’t covering the black pre-shading at all.

I was forced to forego the pre-shading, covered the pre-shaded areas with white primer again and then applied a few more coats of yellow.

After letting the model sit overnight I brushed on Vallejo Air Steel on all the metal areas because masking would have been a bit of a pain then gave the yellow a wash of GW Seraphim Sepia and the metals a wash of GW Nuln Oil.  I let that sit overnight and then I got creative.  Using a pencil I drew out some flames on the wings and tail fins and then used a fine tip marker pen to trace out the lines and used a broader pen to fill in the flames.  I also airbrushed the canopy with Vallejo Air Blue.

The next step was to mask the areas I needed to paint white in preparation for checker patterns.  I airbrushed those areas and let then sit while I worked on the canopy.  I did a little wet blending with white and blue to create a bit of a highlight to the canopy.  After that was done I used a pencil and the markers to do the checkers.  My hand was totally cramped after a few hours of this.

While I was happy with how this turned out overall I realized it really needed some weathering.  I used a sponge with Reaper Honed Steel to add chips and worn areas and then sponged a little Reaper Rust Brown.  I gave the areas a bit of a wash using Secret Weapon Armour Wash which adds a bit more rusty look to it.  Using a soft, dry brush I applied some Forge World Soot Weathering Powder to the areas the exhaust would hit and applied a little to the exhausts themselves.  With that I called the model itself done.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project.  I’ll be back again with some more in the near future.
~Syko Wargamer

About the Author: Rob Baer

Virginia Restless, Miniature Painter & Single Father to 3 Cats. I blame LEGOs. There was something about those little-colored blocks that started it all... Twitter @catdaddymbg
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