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Author Topic: My Middle Earth Orcs - updated 17/02/19  (Read 6903 times)

Offline Nord

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Re: My Middle Earth Orcs
« Reply #15 on: February 10, 2019, 09:20:39 AM »
Lovely idea. You need an orc at the back with a whip.

Offline Duncan McDane

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Re: My Middle Earth Orcs
« Reply #16 on: February 10, 2019, 02:27:38 PM »
Yes, pretty impressive, those different polearms raised. Love them  :).
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Offline Spooktalker

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Re: My Middle Earth Orcs
« Reply #17 on: February 10, 2019, 08:27:15 PM »
The pile of praise keeps growing.  :D I agree you nailed your intended look and wish I was looking at a straight build of a kit so I could go out and buy it!  :-*

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Re: My Middle Earth Orcs
« Reply #18 on: February 10, 2019, 10:20:19 PM »
Those are superb! The massed, irregular polearms work tremendously well.

Are they based for any particular game?

Offline Alan Mercer

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Re: My Middle Earth Orcs
« Reply #19 on: February 11, 2019, 06:11:05 AM »
In a stroke of genius, I based them in 6s before deciding which rules I would use. Force of habit as all of my other stuff (Napoleonics etc) are all based in 6s.

I got the urge to start converting after reading Graham Greene’s articles. Inspirational stuff.

Offline Elk101

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Re: My Middle Earth Orcs
« Reply #20 on: February 11, 2019, 07:25:10 AM »
That's a great idea well executed. You don't often see orcs with that sort of vibe about them, really nicely done.

Offline Cubs

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Re: My Middle Earth Orcs
« Reply #21 on: February 11, 2019, 09:19:48 AM »
Perfect Middle Earth uruks. That is John Howe's vision (which I see as Tolkein's vision) to a tee.
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Offline Dr. Zombie

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Re: My Middle Earth Orcs
« Reply #22 on: February 11, 2019, 12:02:03 PM »
Those are magnificent! Keep up the great work and keep showing us.

Offline Hammers

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Re: My Middle Earth Orcs
« Reply #23 on: February 11, 2019, 05:48:30 PM »
The massed, irregular polearms work tremendously well.

Exactly.

Offline Shaved Dwarf

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Re: My Middle Earth Orcs
« Reply #24 on: February 12, 2019, 11:13:45 PM »
Wonderful variety and well done.

Offline Dr Mathias

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Re: My Middle Earth Orcs
« Reply #25 on: February 13, 2019, 03:51:37 AM »
I like what you've done here, excellent kitbashing.
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Offline Abbner Home

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Re: My Middle Earth Orcs
« Reply #26 on: February 15, 2019, 04:43:42 PM »
so stealing this - thanks for sharing the kits used.  Best of all I have all the kits you listed sitting in my work area awaiting the right project. That project has been found!

Really impressive and evocative unit you've put together.

Offline Alan Mercer

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Re: My Middle Earth Orcs - updated 17/02/19
« Reply #27 on: February 17, 2019, 09:41:36 AM »
A couple of shots of the witch king base.

Offline Commander Carnage

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Re: My Middle Earth Orcs - updated 17/02/19
« Reply #28 on: February 18, 2019, 02:33:25 AM »
I like your take on the witch king.
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Offline Atheling

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Re: My Middle Earth Orcs - updated 17/02/19
« Reply #29 on: December 06, 2021, 07:16:31 AM »
Did you ever add to this project Alan?

I would love t0o see more  :)