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Author Topic: Pattus Magnus' Fantasy Armies - Opposite End of the Food Chain: Goblin Thralls  (Read 8834 times)

Offline Malamute

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Re: Pattus Magnus' Fantasy Armies - Barbarian Dwarves
« Reply #60 on: July 22, 2022, 07:24:43 AM »
Great work on the Dwarves. ;D
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Re: Pattus Magnus' Fantasy Armies - Barbarian Dwarves
« Reply #61 on: July 22, 2022, 05:47:59 PM »
Those are great-looking patterns on the cloaks!

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Re: Pattus Magnus' Fantasy Armies - Barbarian Dwarves
« Reply #62 on: July 23, 2022, 04:20:51 AM »
Thanks all for the positive comments!

The cloaks turned out well, and they’re fairly easy to do. I just block painted them in the main colour, then painted on a regular grid using off-white (unbleached titanium, but any off-white would probably work). Next, I used a contrast paint in the main “other” colour (dark blue on the blue cloak, red on the green cloak, brown on the russet cloak, etc) and painted a wide line over top of the white grid, so that it overlapped on each side a bit. The result is a grid with a relatively vivid strip of colour in the middle of each line. You could leave it at that point, but on these figs I wanted a weatherbeaten effect, so I lightly dry brushed the cloaks with unbleached titanium to accentuate the folds and creases.

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Re: Pattus Magnus' Fantasy Armies - Orc Kitbashes
« Reply #63 on: August 18, 2022, 11:19:38 PM »
I received my box of Oathmark Orcs a couple of weeks ago. I built a few 'vanilla' spearmen and soldiers, then started messing around with mixing them with parts from other kits. So far, I focused most of my kitbashing on putting together some orc linebreakers.

In the first picture, the figures used Oathmark bodies and two got double-handed axe arms from the Frostgrave barbarian and gnoll boxes (one of the axes was also a conversion based on the gnoll spear arms), while the other got maul from the cultists kit.

The second picture shows Frostgrave barbarian and gnoll arms on EM4 orc spearman bodies (one also has a head from the Wargames Atlantic goblin set).

In all cases, it took a bit of fine-tuning to get the arms to fit on the shoulders, but the end results turned out well. 

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Re: Pattus Magnus' Fantasy Armies - Orc Kitbashes
« Reply #64 on: August 18, 2022, 11:34:03 PM »
Great conversions - and great inspiration! Those arms all look spot on now they're in place. I've been eyeing my as-yet-untouched Oathmark orc sprues today; I've got a ton of Prince August orcs to paint, and I reckon I might liven some of them up with Oathmark heads, which seem just about the right size. I'm also keen to try Orc heads and arms on the Oathmark goblin bodies.

Your dwarves are terrific too - great, subdued paintwork on those!

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Re: Pattus Magnus' Fantasy Armies - Orc Kitbashes
« Reply #65 on: August 19, 2022, 05:13:59 PM »
Thanks for the compliments Hobgoblin!

I don’t have any of the Prince August orcs handy, but I cast a pile of them when I was a teenager and couldn’t afford enough pre-cast figures to make units (or find enough, I lived in a small town in western Canada and the few hobby shops that had gaming figures were oriented toward D&D and usually carried one pack of each code! Waiting for a restock to bulk up a unit was a losing proposition…). At a guess, I think the Oathmark orc and goblin heads would probably fit well on the PA figures. It’s a neat idea, if it works you’ll add variety in those units.

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Re: Pattus Magnus' Fantasy Armies - Orc Kitbashes
« Reply #66 on: August 19, 2022, 11:15:45 PM »
Those are really lovely as is all this thread. :o

Keen to recent additions painted.

Good to see the old Grenadier miniatures getting a showing.

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Re: Pattus Magnus' Fantasy Armies - Orc Kitbashes
« Reply #67 on: August 20, 2022, 07:31:42 AM »
Looking good! As Hobgoblin said… inspirational! 👍
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Re: Pattus Magnus' Fantasy Armies - Orc Kitbashes
« Reply #68 on: August 22, 2022, 03:52:17 PM »
Thanks Golgotha and Grumpy Gnome! I’m aiming to get these fellows painted relatively quickly- in time for Orc-tober at the latest. I just need to put together one or two more, and one carrying a banner and they will get some primer.

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Re: Pattus Magnus' Fantasy Armies - Orc Kitbashes
« Reply #69 on: August 22, 2022, 09:05:15 PM »
Look forward to it and good point I best also do some Orcs for Orctober.

Offline Pattus Magnus

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Re: Pattus Magnus' Fantasy Armies - Orc-tober arrived early
« Reply #70 on: September 12, 2022, 07:30:27 PM »
I haven't painted the linebreakers yet, but over the past week I did get some paint on some of their spear-bearing comrades.

The first picture is of some LotR orcs. Some are unmodified, while others have parts from the Oathmark goblin set. I put them together months ago, after being inspired by a bunch of kitbashes other LAF members posted.

The second picture shows four Oathmark spear-orcs.

The third shows the figures mixed together on a movement tray. Despite differences between the LotR and Oathmark sets, I think they go together fairly well once they're painted. It helps a bit that orcs tend to look 'right' as rag-tag units.

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Re: Pattus Magnus' Fantasy Armies - Orc-tober arrived early
« Reply #71 on: September 12, 2022, 07:36:14 PM »
I also painted this guy. He has an ex-Grenadier orc body, with a Wargames Atlantic head and Oathmark shield (and a spearhead from the bits box - I think originally from a Bretonnian).

It takes a bit of effort to carve the face off the ex-Grenadier body, but I think the kit-bash works fairly well. I dry-fitted an Oathmark head as well, but it looked a little bit too small. I will definitely be using more of the WA heads on the ex-Grenadier plastic figures in future kitbashes.

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Re: Pattus Magnus' Fantasy Armies - Orc-tober arrived early
« Reply #72 on: September 12, 2022, 08:08:58 PM »
Lovely stuff, sir. I especially like the skin tones on those OM orc spears. They're spot on.

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Re: Pattus Magnus' Fantasy Armies - Orc-tober arrived early
« Reply #73 on: September 12, 2022, 08:26:42 PM »
Tremendous conversion and painting! They look fantastic!

That EM4 conversion is really good - and I love the Oathmark head on the GW body!

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Re: Pattus Magnus' Fantasy Armies - Orc-tober arrived early
« Reply #74 on: September 13, 2022, 09:25:08 AM »
Great work! 👍

 

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