Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Friday, January 06, 2017

High Elves

A quick Doodle to clear my mind so I can get on with thinking about work.

 It's also a good excuse to try out some new grey marker pens. These are based on the old grenadier Mark Copplestone sculpts. Now available from Miriliton Miniatures and Forelorn Hope Miniatures.

Thursday, January 05, 2017

Painting Orcs can be a real pain in the arse.

That's the problem with painting anything for the dark Lord, once you start he doesn't let you stop.

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Happy Belated New year Everyone.

 Here come some dour Round heads to crush Christmas.

 Well I hope you all had a good Christmas and a New year. I was away for the holiday and so didn't really get a chance to pick up a brush or even read any rules. However, I'm back now and It's nice to be posting on here again. Here's to the next one, cheers all the best Simon.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Orc Captain

Orc helmet

Creating Gundabad Orcs

 I have been having great fun with these Warlord plastic orcs and various Perry plastic box sets. To add a little variety to the unit I bought some 'War of the Roses' plastics for their nasty looking bill hooks. Again they work well with the orc torsos. The orc captain above is styled on the various captains taken from the Peter Jackson LOTR films with the side crest like a Centurion.
 Another little thing I'm excited about is the discovery of plastic card. I did buy some thick stuff but it proved a little too thick to cut into detailed shades, however, I found some really thin stuff which is excellent for armour etc. Orc armour is pretty rough and ready so it is great to mocking stuff up, the crapper the better with orcs.
Here I am also using the thin plastic card to create shields. The wood is cut up lolly sticks with the tiny rivets being created by Gel super glue. Looking forward to painting this lot up and seeing what they look like.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Gundabad standard reference

Found this great standard design on the internet, could prove very useful. Creator unknown.

Thursday, December 08, 2016

Making Gundabad Orcs

Just trying a few different ways to introduce character into a unit of Gundabad orcs. A crude 'green stuff' face mask and helmet blades made from plastic card. The helmet blades are a nod to Peter Jackson's films and I think they will look good once painted up.