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Offline Cubs

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Re: 'Old Citadel Nostalgia' - an ongoing project.
« Reply #585 on: October 02, 2021, 11:12:01 AM »

What’s the reason for the hex bases?

They're for Richard who runs the 'Stuff of Legends' website about vintage models (and who has a vast collection of same). He likes the old school hex bases.
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Re: 'Old Citadel Nostalgia' - an ongoing project.
« Reply #586 on: October 02, 2021, 01:17:55 PM »
Well, even if you didn't much like them, you did a great job on them.

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Re: 'Old Citadel Nostalgia' - an ongoing project.
« Reply #587 on: October 13, 2021, 03:10:46 PM »
It's Orctober and for once I managed to get something done in good time!

Three fellas from the old Regiment of Renown 'Harboth's Black Mountain Boys' (in the days when Orcs could still use an 's' instead of a 'z'). Usually I hate the idea of converting the vintage models because it smacks of sacrilege, but I've painted so many of these guys over the years and they're not very rare, so I felt a bit of fun with the poses was perfectly acceptable. It was all simple enough, just a bit of chopping, drilling, pinning and patching up with the putty. The dude with the 2-handed weapon is the glaive-armed variant but the head had broken off, so I replaced it with a bit of plastic carved in the shape of the 'Dwarf Tickler' the regiment is actually meant to be armed with, according to the old artwork.




Offline Pattus Magnus

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Re: 'Old Citadel Nostalgia' - an ongoing project.
« Reply #588 on: October 13, 2021, 08:12:03 PM »
Those are great! I love how gangly the old Citadel orcs were. Very nice painting and repairs on the glaive, I would never have guessed that the weapon had been broken.

Offline Hobgoblin

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Re: 'Old Citadel Nostalgia' - an ongoing project.
« Reply #589 on: October 13, 2021, 08:21:45 PM »
Tremendous! They look like they've just emerged from Harboth's sketchy saloon to sport with some unfortunate halfling wayfarer.

I must confess I love seeing old miniatures that have been converted and individualised. It's much more in the spirit of the glory days (all those Blanche conversions ...) than leaving them pristine.

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Re: 'Old Citadel Nostalgia' - an ongoing project.
« Reply #590 on: October 13, 2021, 09:24:14 PM »
Fabulous  :-*
I have a load of painted Asgard orcs I should post up for Orctober :)
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Re: 'Old Citadel Nostalgia' - an ongoing project.
« Reply #591 on: October 14, 2021, 12:34:19 AM »
@Cubs those orcs look great! How did you manage to get the painted parts of the shield to look so convincingly like painted wood rather than white? Did you mix in some of the bare wood tone? I really like the result!

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Re: 'Old Citadel Nostalgia' - an ongoing project.
« Reply #592 on: October 14, 2021, 11:29:50 AM »
@Cubs those orcs look great! How did you manage to get the painted parts of the shield to look so convincingly like painted wood rather than white? Did you mix in some of the bare wood tone? I really like the result!

Really simple, just inks (brown, then black) with a bit of grey-brown drybrushing at the edges.

Offline peleset

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Re: 'Old Citadel Nostalgia' - an ongoing project.
« Reply #593 on: October 15, 2021, 09:52:34 AM »
Looks like a right proper tickler!
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Offline Cubs

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Re: 'Old Citadel Nostalgia' - an ongoing project.
« Reply #594 on: October 15, 2021, 09:35:30 PM »
Looks like a right proper tickler!

Well exactly. I've bought a few more troops for the express purpose of converting them, after the encouragement on here.

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Re: 'Old Citadel Nostalgia' - an ongoing project.
« Reply #595 on: October 18, 2021, 08:27:34 AM »
Perfect new additions Cubs!
I hear you with the mezzo-american struggle. I've got original Amazons here at the moment causing me similar concerns.

Thos orcs though - skin colours are amazing  :-*
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Offline Cubs

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Re: 'Old Citadel Nostalgia' - an ongoing project.
« Reply #596 on: October 22, 2021, 02:55:13 PM »
A few random models done - Niblitz (tiny companion to Gobbledigook from White Dwarf), and some reinforcements from The Magnificent Sven scenario - a Hobhound, a Berserker, Villager Elder and a Villager.


















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Re: 'Old Citadel Nostalgia' - an ongoing project.
« Reply #597 on: October 22, 2021, 05:14:11 PM »
Great stuff as usual mate but I really love that farmer with the feather in his hat.
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Offline Cubs

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Re: 'Old Citadel Nostalgia' - an ongoing project.
« Reply #598 on: October 22, 2021, 08:37:30 PM »
Great stuff as usual mate but I really love that farmer with the feather in his hat.

I think we can assume he's a reluctant warrior.

Offline Pattus Magnus

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Re: 'Old Citadel Nostalgia' - an ongoing project.
« Reply #599 on: October 22, 2021, 10:27:21 PM »
He does have that “I’d rather be elsewhere” look about him, doesn’t he?

Beautiful painting on all of the figures, as always.