My last regiment of re-based metal Black Orcs. Now down to plastic ones. But they all matter.
I have finished my first re-based Orc chariot regiment. These got some washes and a few dabs of paint and I replaced one crewman with an Orc archer for a bit of variety. Other than that just based on balsa bases and a movement tray to hold the lot of them. I have another chariot in pieces and one complete. Am looking for another one to make a second regiment (or Troop as the case may be).
I could not base them in close order with the scythes without making the bases a bit too deep so I removed them.
In Kings of War an Orc Chariot Troop of three is a fairly fast and hard hitting small unit but like most Orc units it is a pretty fragile one.
This is another batch of the old second hand figures re-based. The guy I brought these off used metal W40K Orcs and just attached fantasy heads and weapon arms. I did absolutely zero paint touch ups on these. I probably could have tarted them up a bit – the colours on the trousers and leather gear is plain with no shading or even washes – and in fact I still might on the easily visible bits. I also need to touch up a few visible paint chips here and there as well. I quite like how something as simple as re-basing can lift pretty average figures.
I am getting pretty close to running out of painted second hand figures – so will have to actually start painting Orcs pretty soon.
A long long time ago in a galaxy far away you used to be able to field Snotling armies in Warhammer. I never actually saw one but thought the idea was cute so started assembling a collection of Snotlings. Of course they sat boxed and in the case of the pump wagon, in pieces. I think I have one of the older Pump Wagons as well as another of the newer ones as well – I just couldn’t find them.
I have based these for Kings of War where they do duty as Orclings – a close relative of Snotlings but they branched off the orcish family tree when they cross-bred with an IP Lawyer.
First off a “regiment” sized unit – six 40mm square bases. All I did with these was black undercoat, a goblin green dry brush and some green ink – then picked out weapons and loin cloths. Didn’t bother with eyes or such.
The pictures were taken on the kitchen table because it was too damn cold to go over to the Woolshed with them. At least it wasn’t raining.
This “regiment” is based on a single base using an old GW Pump Wagon as a unit filler.
And the two “regiments” together.
OK – I have been accused of being an internet troll. This time those detractors are right. Three Games Workshop Stone Trolls. These guy s were heavily chipped and required some touch up paint. Other than that I just slopped some washes on and redid the bases and made a movement tray for them. Happy with how these guys turned out.
I am hoping that someone can tell me what manufacturer made this figure. He seems a bit different to my Warhammer Stone Trolls so I am assuming he is not a GW figure. The tab has been filed clean so there are no identifying marks.
These are the first two regiments of Black Orcs that I have based on ‘regimental bases’. I titled this post Heavy Metal Orcs – and there is a good reason. Each of these bases weighs 400g. That is 800g for a 20 figure regiment. The figures are mounted ten to a base. I made the bases 125mm wide and 60mm deep. The extra 10mm depth allows a bit of leeway with ranking these rather bulky figures up.
These are part of a second hand lot I brought about twelve years ago, give or take.
These figures have not been repainted or touched up – just re-based. I am still pretty happy how they have turned out. Way better than twenty individually based miniatures.
First Spring Lambs arrive in middle of winter. Read more at Jasper’s Doggy World. It is the middle of winter but it has been a mild one. Cold mornings but warm days, but also lots of wind and rain.
Greeting loyal readers and fellow maremmas. Now as you all know We three live in the sunny Mangamahu Valley and it is winter time in New Zealand. Soon signs of spring will appear – daffodils and magnolia flowers.
One early sign of spring’s arrival in the appearance of spring lambs in paddocks. Now as you all know We have six sheep and mummy was expecting to see lambs in a few months time.
Well, yesterday morning she was out getting some wood and happen to glance over to one of the front paddocks. There she saw something little and with a wagging tail. Yes, you guested it, new lambs. Boy she was surprised!!
Mummy thinks we might get some more lambies soon. Watch this space.
Love Nellie, Jasper and Itai, the three bestest maremmas in all the land.
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The Orc Refurbishment Project kicks off. The first unit is this one of ten Boar Boyz. They were originally painted back in mid-2000s when my son was about seven or eight and we worked on them together. They languished on half done bases, with arms and shields falling off from the rough treatment they received having being jumbled into a box. This was the easiest unit to start with as all I had to do was reattach broken off arms and shield and tart up the bases – which were plain unpainted plastic.
I really like these guys. They are fun figures.
Mrs Woolshedwargamer was doing some gardening in the back yard and found these buried. I hope she finds more. Pop over to Jasper’s Doggy World and see some of what she has turned up on these old bottles – other than the old bottles of course.
Greeting loyal readers and fellow maremmas. Now as you all know, We live in a very old house (by New Zealand standards).
87 years ago, Two summers ago, mummy was out in the garden digging under the Robinia tree when she discovered these bottles. She put them in a bucket, thinking “I must clean them later” and promptly forgot them. (Her memory ain’t what it used to be).
Well, today she found them out in the back of her old potting shed, when looking for something else. Well, she cleaned them up and brought the bottles inside to consult with our friend “Dr Google” to see if she could find anything out about them.
- Coffee and chicory essence was a thick syrup, used as a form of instant coffee during the 19th and early 20th Centuries.). The chicory, a plant root…
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