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Author Topic: My Middle Earth Orcs - updated 17/02/19  (Read 6916 times)

Offline Alan Mercer

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My Middle Earth Orcs - updated 17/02/19
« on: February 09, 2019, 08:51:05 PM »
There are my first Middle Earth Orcs - intended to be from Angmar at the time of the Witch King's Realm. I like the look of marching figures, but nobody does them the way I wanted, so I bashed some of my own.

They are mostly based on Oathmark torsos, with a couple of Fireforge and GW torsos in the mix. Heads are mostly Oathmark, with some WF and GW and Perry. Arms are mostly from the Perry Mercenaries set, pike arms, with the pike heads trimmed and heads added from Fireforge halberds and polearms. Any unsightly gaps are covered up with Greenstuff fur.


I have another similar unit in progress, with a couple of command bases too and a command base with the Witch King himself.


Hope you like em.

« Last Edit: February 17, 2019, 09:39:37 AM by Alan Mercer »

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Re: My Middle Earth Orcs
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2019, 08:59:03 PM »
They look great  :)

Offline GordolftheBright

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Re: My Middle Earth Orcs
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2019, 09:58:53 PM »
Great work, keep at it!

Offline Nordic1980s

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Re: My Middle Earth Orcs
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2019, 10:17:40 PM »
Echoing the two earlier commentators, they look perfect! Like straight out of John Howe's paintings The Uruk Hai and In Mordor.

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Re: My Middle Earth Orcs
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2019, 10:27:36 PM »
I agree they look awful - just as Orcs should! Splendid work! 

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Re: My Middle Earth Orcs
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2019, 10:28:09 PM »
They look very much the business.

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Re: My Middle Earth Orcs
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2019, 10:34:58 PM »
They look excellent. So much character  :)

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Re: My Middle Earth Orcs
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2019, 10:42:06 PM »
You sir, are a legend... 8)

This is exactly the way I'm planning to do up my own ME orks, with the addition of Wargames Factory ork parts.

I'm happy to see the kitbashing approach is viable; this gives me confidence for the time when I finally get to start my own project.

Please keep it up because they look amazing!
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Re: My Middle Earth Orcs
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2019, 10:49:23 PM »
Great work!
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Re: My Middle Earth Orcs
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2019, 12:45:13 AM »
They work a treat. Great kitbashing and the painting scheme is perfect for their character.

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Re: My Middle Earth Orcs
« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2019, 02:42:32 AM »
Brilliant realisation.
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Re: My Middle Earth Orcs
« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2019, 03:04:05 AM »
An army worthy of Mordor.

Offline LouieN

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Re: My Middle Earth Orcs
« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2019, 06:35:10 AM »
Well done

Offline Sunjester

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Re: My Middle Earth Orcs
« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2019, 07:59:41 AM »
Really nice job, lots of character!

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Re: My Middle Earth Orcs
« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2019, 08:04:32 AM »
Very nice. I want to see more.