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Author Topic: Will smith, film bright ,human style orcs  (Read 1626 times)

Offline 3 fingers

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Will smith, film bright ,human style orcs
« on: January 07, 2018, 08:57:58 PM »
Watched this other night an actually enjoyed it,it also got the old imagination going and as I despise the GW style oversized orks,
I wondered if anyone ever converted human style miniatures into human sized orks just a simple skin tone colour change or maybe a small orc/goblin head swap onto a human body.?

Offline Inso

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Re: Will smith, film bright ,human style orcs
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2018, 09:34:22 PM »
The Lord of the Rings orcs from GW would be good for head-swaps. They look more human than the usual GW orcs and would fit human bodies better.

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Re: Will smith, film bright ,human style orcs
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2018, 09:37:42 PM »
Old Shadowrun minis? It’s basically that without the hackers :)
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Offline MachinaMandala

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Re: Will smith, film bright ,human style orcs
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2018, 09:39:59 PM »
Posting to watch.

Offline 3 fingers

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Re: Will smith, film bright ,human style orcs
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2018, 09:48:05 PM »
The Lord of the Rings orcs from GW would be good for head-swaps. They look more human than the usual GW orcs and would fit human bodies better.
I used to have some hunter orcs but they were diddly in size ,even compared to the artizan sized miniatures I want to use.

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Re: Will smith, film bright ,human style orcs
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2018, 10:01:18 PM »
I wondered if anyone ever converted human style miniatures into human sized orks just a simple skin tone colour change or maybe a small orc/goblin head swap onto a human body.?

Yes, I do this to extend the Orc variants for my 25mm Shadowrun/Rezolution games.
Bodies are easy to find, difficulty is getting decent sized orc heads without fantasy style armoured helmets.
There are some around but not many.

Offline 3 fingers

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Re: Will smith, film bright ,human style orcs
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2018, 10:16:46 PM »
Old Shadowrun minis? It’s basically that without the hackers :)
I just had a quick google as I had never heard of it before,and yes the similarities are easy to see,the orc miniatures from the google images do look nice you can see orcish features.

Offline beefcake

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Re: Will smith, film bright ,human style orcs
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2018, 01:47:22 AM »
Yeah, I thought Bright was very Shadowrun inspired as well. Maybe like Shadowrun history with things not quite as advanced.


Offline 3 fingers

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Re: Will smith, film bright ,human style orcs
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2018, 05:25:43 PM »
Yes, I do this to extend the Orc variants for my 25mm Shadowrun/Rezolution games.
Bodies are easy to find, difficulty is getting decent sized orc heads without fantasy style armoured helmets.
There are some around but not many.
Hi robh I don't suppose you have used these?
http://www.hfminis.co.uk/shop?product=orc-heads~hfl106&category=accessories~converting
I wondered if they scaled ok.

Offline robh

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Re: Will smith, film bright ,human style orcs
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2018, 10:35:43 PM »
I did not use them but did pick up a set when I was checking options. I like the middle one but not the others, on a human body they just look like ugly humans, not distinct enough.

They will work with true 28mm figures but IMHO are too small for heroic scale or 32/34mm figures.

I opted for the bare head that comes on the Mantic plastic sprue.

Offline 3 fingers

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Re: Will smith, film bright ,human style orcs
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2018, 06:44:03 AM »
Ok thanks  :)

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Re: Will smith, film bright ,human style orcs
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2018, 09:05:01 AM »
Watched this other night an actually enjoyed it,it also got the old imagination going and as I despise the GW style oversized orks,
I wondered if anyone ever converted human style miniatures into human sized orks just a simple skin tone colour change or maybe a small orc/goblin head swap onto a human body.?

A lot of the half orc minis reaper makes might work.

You might be able to get a bunch of extra heads from the Oathmark Goblins and use those, they seem less like the GW cartoony look and more grounded.

Offline Sbloom141

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Re: Will smith, film bright ,human style orcs
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2018, 01:48:00 PM »
How about the old Wargames Factory Orcs? I’m not sure on their availability but they’re much more human in proportion.

Offline 3 fingers

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Re: Will smith, film bright ,human style orcs
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2018, 02:33:36 PM »
How about the old Wargames Factory Orcs? I’m not sure on their availability but they’re much more human in proportion.
I can only see one non helmeted head on the spruce ,and as I'm using a iPhone I can't get the image clear enough to see it properly.i couldn't tell if it has a eye patch ?

Offline FramFramson

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Re: Will smith, film bright ,human style orcs
« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2018, 06:49:25 PM »
I use the plastic GW Ungor heads, usually with the horns trimmed off, but they're quite hard to come by these days.


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