Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Four more orcs (of sorts)

Wrapped up a few unfinished minis over Labor Day weekend.

From left to right: An unmodified Caesar Miniatures orc, an orc scout or shaman made with an orc head and weapon and an Imex "Friendly Eastern Indian" (originally discussed here), an orc musician made with an orc head and a Hat "Jungle Adventure" figure (a repaint, since the paint started coming off the original figure, seen here. Somewhat disappointed by how this turned out, since I botched a lot of the details trying to quickly re-prime it), and lastly an orc figure from the D&D Wrath of Ashardalon game, adapted here as a 1/72 scale bugbear.

Here's Sven hanging out with all my orcs.

And here he is trying to fit in with a few of my bugbears.

The other bugbears include another D&D figure (actually manufactured as a bugbear, first shown here), and a few converted Age of Mythology figures. I'm thinking about repainting or replacing the AoM figures; they make merely adequate bugbears, and at any rate I think I can do better paintjobs and conversions now. The D&D orc and bugbear figures, on the other hand, complement each other quite nicely.

This will be a busy month, but I have a few post ideas. Stay tuned!


  1. Nice work. I like the idea of the Airfix bod used as the Drummer...I´ll steal that idea :-D

  2. Thanks! Though I think I stole the idea from you first!

  3. Nice Orcs! they are fun to paint up tho. Have you ever come across any of the Caesar Adventure figs molded in a glow in the dark plastic? I thought maybe you`d know. thanks

    1. Thanks! I haven't seen or heard of such a thing. As an ostensibly military-hobby company, I'm not sure such a thing would have occurred to the folks at Caesar.

      I know you can buy glow-in-the-dark hobby paint, and I'd like to think I achieved a nice spectral glow on the ghost figures mentioned in this post.

    2. I got a set of the undead in glow in the dark plastic , but I just painted over them. how do you show pix?

    3. I'm not sure if this is what you mean, but I have a few posts about my photography setup.

  4. Excellent work, of course ! I'm always impressed with the conversions you makes !
    You and Paul are Masters in this Art !