Joined CDO last year then had a break from my big hats and got involved in various other projects. I came back to find there’s a new forum! (Thank you @tjub for pointing me in the right direction!) Hoping to continue the evil little stunties now.
I’ll post what I’ve already completed here and update as I add more painted models!
These were the first dudes I painted:
Thanks! Was a labour of love that one! Especially when he started life as a golf tee . Currently sculpting a new model. A rank and file dude. Wanna keep him simple though - no more floating craziness. I want to see if I can make it simple enough to be press-mouldable and make a unit or two from him. Pretty new to blue stuff and home casting so see how that goes. Feel like my sculpting has improved since that sorcerer tho - although I haven’t sculpted a whole model since, I’ve done lots of bits and pieces such as arms, hands and faces on my other projects. Hoping it all comes together on this soldier I’m planning!
They’ve been down in the mines too long and lost that healthy green glow. I had many modern orcs I could have used for these but they all looked far too well fed. These heroquest orcs I feel are suitably skinny to be the slaves of my chaos dwarf force.
Nice use of classic Heroquest minis. Using older, classic orc minis over newer ones is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time now, precisely for the reasons you give; the leaner and more characterful style being due to having spent generations down the mines and having feasted on a poorer diet than free orcs (similarly is like to do the same with goblins for the same reason).
The bases in this army were originally sculpted details by me but it was taking forever! So now only special characters get that treatment haha. Rank n file are getting these pre made resin bases. Dirt cheap . £3.50 for ten on eBay.
They come unpainted so I just spray em black, then I start with dark red and build up all the way to bright yellow to get the effect. Takes longer than pva glue and flock on some
Of my other Armies I can tell ya haha.