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.
Before and after (not exactly the same figure)
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.
A re-based Orc General. This guy has been rebased only. Based him on larger base because I prefer generals to stand out a bit from regular figures of their ‘type’ – in this case a boar rider. So, he is either an Orc Big Boss or a Kings of War Krudger. Damned IP issues.
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.
At least twelve years ago I brought a whole pile of GW orcs and goblins second hand off the internet with the intention of making an Orc and Goblin Army for Warhammer. Well…like so many projects that kind of slipped. I painted one unit (some Boar Boyz) with my young son and then his interest sort of waned so they went into boxes and never saw the light of day – until this week. I decided that I would begin the task of refurbishing the horde. I am pretty sure that I never brought anything for this army new. It was all second hand. I got a fantastic deal on metal Black Orcs – and have nearly a hundred of them. All up I doubt I spent more than a few hundred dollars on this lot. But a deal is no good if it is sitting in a box never seeing the tabletop or a lick of paint.
I am planning on rebasing the Orc infantry onto stands with four or six orcs per base. All the metals are slottas so I may see my mate at Dopey Dog Laser Engraving to see if he can make me some mdf bases with slots. Will still be usable for Oldhammer or even Kings of War – and make moving these large units a lot easier.
First refurb is the Boar Boy unit. They need some touch ups and the bases are currently plain green – so some basing will be required. Then I might finish the Giant pushing the Idol of Gork (in the pics below). The giant is one of the Albion Giant miniatures with hands and arms repositioned.
I actually brought these guys almost completed from a chap in Auckland about seven or eight years ago off Trademe. I finally got around to finishing them off. I added all the shields and decals for them, replaced a number of broken lances and also replaced the standard bearer’s standard shaft with a metal rod. I am a little apprehensive about posting these because 90% of the work on these was done by another chap whose name I don’t know. If you were the painter, please let me know and I will credit you! Please enjoy anyway.
I had originally thought to use these guys as Grail Knights but have since got a set of the fantastic Gamezone Grail Knights so these have been relegated to a Bretonnian Holy Order – they count as Knights of the Realm.
Each knight has his personal heraldry on the rear quarters of his warhorse, and the Fleur de Lis device of the Bretonnian Lady of the Lake on his shield.
OK – How does this guy actually blow that trumpet while wearing a Great Helm? A magic trumpet perhaps? One of the mysteries of Warhammer 🙂
The original plastic pole cut off either side of the hand and at the base of the standard. The hand and standard pin drilled and a metal rod used to replace the staff. Much more sturdy.
Every now and then I get the urge to paint a few more knights or peasants for my Warhammer Fantasy Bretonnian army, even though I have very few games behind me using that system. I try to stick to plain primary colours on my knights. So there are lots of Blues, reds and yellows. Every knight has his own heraldry – one of the things I enjoy most about doing this army is the heraldry.
The musician is a 5th Edition model. I really liked how this guy came out. One of my better ones,. You can see a similar figure further down the rank in a red and yellow livery.
The knight in the second rank has a heraldry done with decals from a Space marines decal set. Waste not want not. Behind him I used a 5th Edition helmet on a 6th Ed body. There are quite a few of these to be seen in my army.
As promised here are my completed Questing Knight units. As I have said in an earlier post, these guys are really nice models. As with all my Bretonnian Knights I have gone with strong plain primary colours for their heraldry.
Ranked up in the Bretonnian Lance formation. I am still not convinced it looks like a lance head but does make easier construction of movement trays. Talking of which – mine have a 5mm separator between ranks to keep horses from knocking noses with tails.
This knight is the 5th Edition Baron Odo d’Outremer. Used as is without any modifications other than a 6th Ed charger.
This is the one plastic knight I used in the two nine-man lances. He was modified only by the addition of a great sword arm from a 5th Ed Bretonnian Hero (that figure was wielding the sword two handed so I cut the hilt off after the right hand and drilled a bit of wire in to make an extended hilt).
This is a Questing Knight wielding a two handed axe.
Rear view of same. I made all the guff for his saddle from spares and bits. I have no idea where the spare lute came from.
This knight is the 5th Edition Sir Tristan model. Questing Knights don’t carry lances so I made him into another banner bearer. Added a beard as well. All that traveling – no time to shave.
This Questing Knight miniature is one of the ones that came in single blister packs. Do you remember those days? I think he is Sir Brian the Blessed. His gear includes a ham and a helmet full of potatoes.
A rear view of another knight with a saddle load of gear cobbled together from bits.
Yet one more. One thing I can say for the Bretonnian knight and peasant sprues, they sure had a lot of extras on them,
Knights in full charge.
In this shot you can see the 5th Edition Repanse de Lyonesse. Her lance converted to a standard with a reliquary on top. I gave her more hair and made her a Ginger as well.
I wanted to do a couple of large units of Bretonnian archers for my Warhammer Fantasy army. Each of these units is forty figures strong. They are made up of 5th and 6th edition Games Workshop plastics ans some of the old 5th Edition ‘Squires’ figures as well as Front Rank Hundred Years War English longbowmen. I think that all the models work really well together and I have mixed them on bases all over the shop. I based the front twenty models four to a 40x40mm base. I probably should have done another rank on strip bases and left the back rank alone on individual bases. The movement trays incorporate the stakes and chains that come with the current edition archer sets. This is a non-legal GW army for one of their stores or sponsored tournaments given all the heretical figures I have used – but then again, who cares?
I have been mucking around painting these guys on and off for the last ten years – since the 6th Edition Bretonnian release back in 2004. Kind of fun to do, but I am not sure what I will ever do with them. These are some Bretonnian Questing Knights I am working on in between painting Napoleonics. They are pretty much completed now and when I get back home I will post new pictures.
The Questing Knight models are the best of the Games Workshop sculpts for the Bretonnian range in my opinion. The idea of a knight riding to battle with a bureau on his warhorse tickles my fancy. They are laden down with all sorts of baggage. Stupid, but kind of cool. For this lot I have made my own ‘baggage” for the most part. The sharp eyed will also notice an older 5th Edition model or two in there as well.
Here are a few of the first lot of Questing Knights I finished some years ago now.
And the Battle Standard Bearer for this army. A Grail Knight Hero.