Monday, September 24, 2018

"Things That Can't Be Polished" For $200, Alex.

Here are a couple old Heritage sorceresses that I slapped paint on as a whim last week. For some odd reason I've been interested in pulling out old, rough sculpts from my youth and getting color on them lately.

1206b and 1206c, respectively

As I've whined about before - I'm no great painter, but it would be hard for anyone to make these crude gals look good. Poor 1206b has a particular case of "butter face" that only got worse the longer I messed with it. I didn't paint 1206c's eyes, as her pose and general appearance suggested to me that her eyes were closed as she worked her magics.

That's a damn heavy cloak...

All said, I'm still happy enough with them - there's something satisfying about finishing something that's been in your collection for 30-ish years. :)

Monday, September 10, 2018

On Top Ork

I finished this guy this past Thursday, but I haven't posted him since I generally don't get much hobby stuff done during my work "week" (Friday through Sunday, 12 hour shifts), plus I've been waiting to try photographing my minis outdoors in natural light.

Naturally, it has been raining all week here in Texas so that hasn't happened.

Just an old Rogue Trader-era Ork boy, that I've applied the darker skin tone to. I actually started him the same time that I did the Grenadier plastic Orcs, but finished him separately. I'm OK with the skin color, but I'll try to lighten it up on future Orcs. Most likely I'll be mixing skin tones within units anyway, as I'm sure they can vary from boy to boy, just like humies.

"On Top". 

Oops, looks like I'll need to paint his claws. It's always something.

Nothing fancy here - I'm kind of at the point where I just want to get miniatures painted without worrying about fancy blending techniques. I knocked this guy out pretty quickly (for me), and that's about as satisfying as getting a "perfect" paint job. Plus, he's an Ork. They're pretty scruffy-looking anyway. :)

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Testing, 1, 2, 3...

Slapped some paint on the three different Orc sculpts from Grenadier's Fantasy Warriors game, partially to get myself into the swing of painting again, and partially to test out a different way to paint green Orc skin.

We is Orcs an' dat's no lie.

We make yoo skream an' make yoo cry.

Not the best sculpts by any stretch of the imagination (soft detail mostly, and the face on the spear orc is awful), but I have 51 of them, and I figure they'll do OK to fill in my Mordor and Isengard armies for GW's Lord of the Rings game. The best thing about them is that they are a type of HIPS plastic that is compatible with GW's, which will allow me to easily stick different weapons on them and change their poses a bit.

Honestly I don't hate these guys, really. They're not that bad for early plastic miniatures. It's just a shame that Mark Copplestone aped the Warhammer Orc look a little too closely.

Edit: And yeah, blurry pictures. One of these days I'll figure out this photography thing...