Wednesday, 4 January 2017

WEDNESDAY From TeemuL: End of Orc Unit (15 points)

Some orcs this time, from the Old World of Warhammer. Keeping up with my theme, these are the Ends. My orc unit was 17 strong and it just didn't feel right, so I painted 3 more to get a nice even number of 20. Not very orcy, but looks better.


The first picture is a bit dark, but you should get the basic idea. The colors are the good old orc colors from the last millenia, the same age as the miniatures. Two of them are a bit newer, while the last one is the oldest plastic GW made. I didn't have a proper shield for him, so he got a brand new orc shield. The bases are from the same time machine as well.


With these three orcs, the unit is "finished." Although, if you take a look at the last picture, you will notice that the unit is missing musician and standard bearer. When I get proper minis for them, the size will be 22 and the unit will be unfinished. Or the unit will be finished, but the second unit will be just starting...


Here you can see the whole unit, got a much better light for this one for some reason. There are both of the old plastic orcs there with couple of HeroQuest orcs and very old metallic Giant Black Orc acting as the champion. The three new guys are in the back row, right.

Next I'll be focusing on the bonus round, but I'll try to get something finished for the next Wednesday as well.

ByronM: Nice to see other areas have gotten into Old Hammer as well as we have around here.  With the new AoS game sucking so bad everyone here has been playing either old editions of Warhammer Fantasy or switched to Kings of War.  While those old sculpts don't have the detail that the newer ones do, there is a real charm to them and they have a lot of character.  

You have done a good job on them making them look as they should have back then, keeping that old school look alive and well.  I like that you kept with the old look right down to the simple glue sand to the base as well.  It makes them really look like they stepped out of the 80's.  Well done!

31 comments:

  1. Great vintage orcs Teemu. I think there's another unit coming....

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    1. I suppose so, but probably not during this challenge - just odds and ends, no news. :)

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  2. Oldhammer just does not get old it still looks so very good.

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    1. Yeah, this is how orcs looked like I first saw them and the first impression is strong. Newer orcs have too much armor and grimness.

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  3. Nice work. There's a lot of nostalgia with these older figs. :)

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  4. dam those are some very old school Orc's great looking unit and all the better for being 20

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  5. They do look good, great to see you still bringing the OldHamer love to the Challenge

    Ian

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    1. Thanks Ian, there will more Oldhammer in the future, but next something else.

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    1. Thanks Tamsin. :) I just wonder how I'm higher on the list than you. :D

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  7. Very cool figures! I like the older orc models more than the new ones as well.

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    1. The new ones look too cruel to me and have too much armor. These are probably comic, but I like them. And many others, it seems.

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  8. All that Oldhammery goodness! Brilliant stuff!

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  9. These guys stepped straight out of the Wayback Machine and still look fresh and fun. You've done a great job with them.

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    1. Fun is probably the proper word here. :)

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  10. Classic orcs! They are fantastic.

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    1. Thanks Juan. Sadly I don't have more of them. At the moment, at least...

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  11. I love your Oldhammer stuff Teemu. Keep em coming mate!

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    1. Thank you Michael, thank you Curt, thank you Chris. :)

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  13. Looking good. Live the Oldammer. I think the musician should have either a flute or a harp. The irony...

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  14. Looking good. Live the Oldammer. I think the musician should have either a flute or a harp. The irony...

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    1. That would be a nice conversion project, I keep that in mind. :)

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  15. The massed unit is a classic!

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  16. Love the old orcs.. great work on them as a whole.

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    1. Thank you, it is clearly visible, that I have been able to keep the same painting standard for 20 years. :)

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