Friday, February 28, 2014

Hobgoblins....

Since Chico started posting Hobgoblin fluff and tidbits on his blog  its gotten me perusing through my own plethora of Hobgoblins.  Though I still harbor grand plans for these guys I don't see anything coming to fruition any time soon, I still have way too many Orcs and Goblins to sort through before embarking or re-embarking on the "Hobgoblin project".  But I did snap a picture from my increasingly failing camera of a couple Hobo's I painted a very long time ago.  I greenstuffed fir rims to give a more Mongol look.






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Friday, February 21, 2014

WIP: Half-Orcs- Painting


I finished off a handful of the Mudats Half-Orcs as well as a few Grom's Gaurds just to make sure they fit in. Not much progress beyond that.

On the goblins (now half-orcs) I slapped some putty on their shields and gave them a more oval shape to match the rest of the Half-Orcs and painted on the device to match.  It seems to work ok and Im sure they'll blend in fine once they're all done.

The Mudat's Half-Orcs have a terrible mold line down the helmet and shield which stands out worse then I thought it would, I'll have to do a little more filing and filling on the next batch.

Well here's a couple test shots.  I'll get more done as soon as time permits.








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Sunday, February 2, 2014

WIP: Half-Orcs –inventory



Having acquired a nice size unit of Mudat's Mercenary Half-Orcs I decided to switch projects and start on a couple units of Half-Orc mercenaries.  My Tom Meier Orcs once again find themselves on the back burner.

So I’ve spent the last few days rummaging through the lead piles trying to dig up anything suitable for Half-Orcs and here's what I've come up with.

 

So here’s Mudat's Half-Orcs based and primed, ready for painting.  I had twenty four of them but I like my 20mm based units to round out to thirty.  So I added six of Grom’s Goblin Guard troopers which I think are appropriate given their dubious ancestry per the old background.  Hopefully it will also help break up the monotony of identical troopers.

I then pulled my painted LOTR Half-Orcs together for a head count (They were lurking with my Hobgoblin units).  I found five with a sixth spearmen gone missing to the lead abyss, I’m sure he’ll turn up someday.

 

Here’s the next seven. The horn blower is actually a Hobgoblin but works just as well.  The gentlemen with the severed head is actually part of the barbarian line but his crude primordial features fits nicely as a Half-Orc, he’ll likely be the unit leader.

 

A dozen Citadel Half-Orcs hardly makes a real unit.  Fortunately I have a little over a dozen Viking Forge/Asgard Orcs and Goblins. A few of them were originally destined for my allusive Hobgoblin project but that’s a very long ways down the line so they’ll be Half-Orcs.  Their varied physics, shaggy hair, long limbs and unpleasant faces fit my idea of a Half-Orcs quite nicely.   Also rounded up an odd Rafm Orc that seems to work.

 

So here’s my start. A unit of 30 and unit of about 24.  I’d like to also add a unit of 15 bowman skirmishers I’ll probably squeeze together using various plastic bits.  Then maybe a unit of 10 light horsemen of some sort, though not in the 3rd edition Warhammer Armies book something seems fitting about having a small unit of horsemen for scouting, foraging and cattle rustling.