OK, I admit it, this is not the most interesting blogpost ever, but in order to get the ball rolling on the blog again I will show you my output as it gradually is finished. Here we thus have two orcs, mostly done a while ago, but they somehow stranded when it came to the basing, which I finished a little more than a week ago.
What you see is one of Nick Lund’s gloomy orcs released by Grenadier. These orcs don’t match perfectly with late 80’s Citadel orcs but when put together, like here, the difference in size or scale is really not a big problem – at least to my mind. Ideally I would love to have a whole unit of Lund’s orcs to be used along with my citadel orcs, but this will probably never happen and I thus keep painting these aesthetically very different orcs and pool them into one big pile o’ green menace with my citadel ones.
The other orc is of course one of the troopers from the Regiments of Renown set ‘Harboth’s Orc Archers’, sculpted by Mr. Adams and released in ’87. These are some choice orc archers and I love the set. I never actually bought the regiment as a box, but over the years I think I have collected what would be the contents of the box. Based on the numbers of these orcs floating around on online auctions this set must really have been one of citadel’s bestsellers.
By the way, the shield on the back of this orc is also by Grenadier – at least the original is. Grenadier has used it on a number of 80’s evil fighter types and I nicked it via press mould and green stuff and gave the shield to this happy orc chap.
Up next I will present our new fantasy campaign.
Wow, it has been awhile. My mojo for blogging about minis more or less completely disappeared as I was preoccupied with other projects. I guess everyone blogging at times loses the perspective and starts questioning the whole purpose and the time spent on this. However, I have been painting and gaming regularly and things have thus not been quite on the hobby front as such. Yay to that. Now I think the time has come to try and do some writing again, not least because we are starting a new fantasy campaign, which I am psyched about and very eager to present to all those who might still be interested in this blog. But more about this in another post.
Here I just want to show you a nice little band of very old gobbos I finished painting a few days ago. It is, of course, the splendid Goblin Raiding Party, released as a so-called “speciality set” (no. 4) back in the early 80’s – in ’82 Stuff of Legends informs me.
They are pre-slotta and very different from the cartoony goblins to come. Some of them look more or less like little humans with pointy ears while others carry characteristics closer to future green skins. I must admit that I really love these minis and their somber vibe of quiet menace and restrained approach to weapon sizes etc. They are definitely among my favorites from the old Citadel box sets and I have been looking forward to painting them for quite some time now. The box had been resting deep within my lead mountain for some time and it was a sort of spur of the moment thing which made me dig them out. Something I definitely do not regret. They were a blast to paint and my love for these minis only grew during the process.
A look at the shields
Well, that’s all for now. More soon about out upcoming campaign.
I hope someone is still out there to reads this!