Friday, October 11, 2013

Orcs! (with a 'C') Part 5 -Regiment done!

'Oy there!

As you can see by the title, I finally finished these guys.

My mission was to just get these guys playable, but by goodness do they have a lot of detail! Teeth on necklaces! -Metal bits hanging from straps! -And straps, straps EVERYWHERE! So I even when I had declared back in part-4 that these guys were most done, and now I have reached a point where for the most part, it's true.

The shields were a small problem as I have to figure out which emblem to use. I like the yellow skull on a previous orc model that I had finished, which is while I did the skull on the banner yellow as well, so I just kept theme running.

Painted up to 'Bad Moon Yellow'.

Highlighted using Folk Art 'Lemonade'.
The shields are a mix of wood tones and black wood. I wanted the black to look like stained wood to sort of fit the theme and help contrast the yellow skulls. I found the stretched leather to be a bit annoying and in hindsight I don't know why I just didn't get more bare wood shields to use, but that's hindsight for you, right? Regardless, once done I went through the process of affixing them to the orcs, rearranging their ranks a bit, before doing some last minute touch-ups before adding on the flock. Then it was out side to the sunny side of the house where I could line them up on the raid and apply the Tester's flat coat to seal 'em up!

And presto! -We're done!

An angled view so you can see the whole rowdy lot of 'em!
Front view with some late day autumn sun light directly on them. Dig those deep shadows...

Bird's-eye view. No there isn't a guy missing...
Yeah, I'm a guy short to complete the final rank. Yes, this annoys me. I will probably get a single guy ork from ebay to finish it, but chance are I will probably just stick a character in this regiment anyway. We shall see.

Wave yur banna like ye don't care!
Note my finger is holding this up as he currently doesn't balance on his own. I will soon glue washers on the bottom of each base to weigh them down much like my other fantasy models are, as well as magnetize the movement tray (and paint it). He's holding it at a slight angle because I wanted to show his face. But now that I think about it, the banner is sort of defying gravity so I just might have to reposition it anyway...hmmm....whatever, it is done for now! And for the most part, I think they turned out well.

I think the next thing I will do for this army is the chariot...stay tuned!


Da Masta Cheef said...

They'll look better once shot full of some Stirland crossbow bolts!

neverness said...

I'm sure that's the propaganda those poor crossbowmen will be sold by their commanders, and I'm sure they'll be nervously clinging onto those beliefs as the horde descends upon them! Fear not
oomie, death shall be quick! >:D

Edwin said...

We need to get a game going sometime. Bob and I have good sized armies

Da Masta Cheef said...

Especially after Bob purchased my regiment of great swords...

neverness said...

Good to know I can still kill your guys, I just need to know you whose colors they're flying now! LOL