Funny how things work out. First I get the urge to paint up some Fantasy figures then Jonathan sends me over some excellent figures and to top it all Cath and my sister get talking roleplaying and I have a a roleplay group of six players! It's been too long since I last GM'ed so I am really happy to get the chance. So at the moment I am thinking up scenario idea's and working on a start point whilst sending out colour e-mails for background and help them get used to the world I am running (a fusion of Middle Earth and Wheel of Time). So whilst doing this I thought I would have a go at painting a test model. I really am not sure if I should go green for the orc's or should I have the brown red of the LOTR's type? At the moment I am favouring a mix of both, with the colour showing the difference between common orcs and the fighting Uruk-Hai, comments are most welcome on this.
I have a number of these Game Workshop orcs with a mix of weapons but the same basic stance. It's not the best casting out there for orc's that's for sure but he will do.
I used my usual way of basing figures, after all it was originally thought up for 28mm. I have also added a tuft which I had treated to a dip in the flocking powder, somehow I felt it would add a nice diversion to the brute I had placed on the base.
The spine is somewhat medically imposable but paints up nice. Overall I would not rate the figure highly but it painted up quickly and along with his mates should supply some early battle action for the new PC's about to mix it up with them. It should be an interesting campaign given that 50% of the players are female.
So expect to see more monsters and adventurers passing over my painting table over the months to come, the good news for those who are not fans of Fantasy is that I like to mix in a certain amount of historical background in my roleplaying so expect to see some familiar periods getting a nod.
I also tried out painting up a wolf that has been sitting at the bottom of my mountain for years now. I have a total of eight figures so you can expect the rest to be done in a rush at some point.
As you can see it's a fairly basic paint job but I like the result and lets face it I won't want to spend hours on a bunch of background figures. These are Timber Wolves from Vendel Miniatures though I understand they have been bought out and go under a new name.