Just a note to show what I am planning on painting this week.
First off the old Marauder Giant from 1990. Since this was taken he has been disassembled, paint stripped, epoxied back together and undercoated. I got this guy in my job lot of second hand Orcs back in about 2004-ish.
Next is a Papo toy Orc Warrior re-purposed as an Orc Giant, or is that a Giant Orc – not sure which. I saw a couple of versions of this model online and was really impressed with how he came out. He was also about $NZ12.00 which is a cheap Giant by any measure. He was carrying a staff in his left hand. The other versions I saw of him converted this staff to another giant stone axe. I decided to give him an Orc standard instead. A few other Orcy bits have been glued on as well as a couple of shield as vambraces. He is mounted on a 50×50 base and is now undercoated as well and first dabs of paint are going on him today.
The last of the old Citadel and Marauder Norse Dwarves I brought in London when I was a callow twenty-something. Really enjoyed painting these. I would like to say a nice break from painting Napoleonics or Zulus but seeing as I have painted neither of those periods pretty much all year it would be bit of a stretch.
The only Old School Dwarves I have left is one of the original Dwarf Flame Cannons. Maybe the next project….
More from the lead mountain that finally got some paint on them. I brought all these miniatures in the UK in 1988-90. These are all old Citadel Norse Dwarves and some Marauder Norse Dwarves.
How old? The wild guys are marked as “Berserkers” not Troll Slayers. Back when dwarves were not so fat – just like me.
I really like these figures – a variety of styles and sizes, from quite lean dwarves to the traditional fatsos. That their noses remind me of most of my family may also have something to do with it.