If you are fortunate enough to own an old copy of Realms of Chaos: Slaves to Darkness or Lost and the Damned, you will see part of the chaos army lists contained therein include other races who have turned to the darker powers (e.g. chaos retinues can contain squats, orks, and so forth). In today's post, I explore this idea a little bit by painting up an ork boy in the colours of Khorne: black, red and brass.
It is perhaps not too hard to imagine how an ork boy might turn to Khorne. They already love the carnage and squabble over petty insults. Perhaps even Gork and Mork are unsubtle plots by Khorne to get more followers even?
This ork boy does not have any conversion work applied. All that has been done is to paint it up a suitable Khorne scheme. The reds are applied to the helmet, trousers and body plate, washed down with brown and black and highlighted with blood red and blazing orange. The ork's skin tone is goblin green with a dark green ink applied to get the recesses looking alright. The weapons are mostly picked out in brass and gold colours, with brown washes applied to create a duller finish. Although the image is a little saturated, the teeth, runes, and eyes are two tone white. Overall, the boy gives a vibe of Khorne, without losing anything of his orky origins.