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Author Topic: Orc's Drift - The Grand Finale  (Read 124198 times)

Offline manic _miner

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Re: Orc's Drift - Skulldred battle report added!
« Reply #435 on: May 21, 2011, 04:30:25 AM »
 Nice additions to the force.Love the armour on the character and the design on the back of his cloak is very well done too.

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Re: Orc's Drift - Skulldred battle report added!
« Reply #436 on: May 21, 2011, 10:41:51 AM »
VERY NICE additions...even more impressive considering what you had to work with with the plastic Elves. Brommedir is a really cool mini; you did a FINE job bringing him to life. VERY WELL DONE!
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Re: Orc's Drift - Skulldred battle report added!
« Reply #437 on: May 21, 2011, 07:05:26 PM »
Checked your FUUK-post over the phone when on a family outing (I've been petting lemures today!) - had a second look on them on a proper computer now. The armour is really really nice on Brommedir - I think I'll pinch the colour scheme when that time comes.

As usual, great shields and banners!
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Offline Aerendar Valandil

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Re: Orc's Drift - Skulldred battle report added!
« Reply #438 on: May 21, 2011, 07:46:46 PM »
 :) Really nice.

Offline Thantsants

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Re: Orc's Drift - Skulldred battle report added!
« Reply #439 on: May 21, 2011, 09:21:30 PM »
Cheers chaps!

That armour looked a real pain to paint to start with so I'm quite glad the simple scheme I went with turned out alright.  :D
I did find the crescent moon design strangely difficult to get right - happy wit Brommedir's and the standard bearer's versions but there's a reason why the archers are mostly turned so you can't see their quivers!  ;)

Think I'll have to fork out for another daylight bulb - took these pics with regular bulbs and they don't seem as crisp - could be my photography mind!

Phreedh - sounds like a day well spent!

Offline Bloodysword

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Re: Orc's Drift - Skulldred battle report added!
« Reply #440 on: May 22, 2011, 05:33:41 PM »
Beautiful work on the shields and banners.  Where do you store your figures?  I hope they're displayed in a cabinet or shelf.  They are to nice to be stuck in a box.

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Re: Orc's Drift - Skulldred battle report added!
« Reply #441 on: May 22, 2011, 06:07:58 PM »
I can but repeat myself! This is a wonderful tread. And I love your reminisence to Rourke's Drift. That's what I like: being a little tongue in cheek about the atmosphere.
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Re: Orc's Drift - Skulldred battle report added!
« Reply #442 on: May 22, 2011, 06:18:57 PM »
Thanks again -Doomhippie - talking of tongue in cheek, wish I'd thought of this when I was painting, but it occurred to me that incorporating a silver leek rather than the feather on the banner might have been another nice reference to those brave welshmen (and others!)  ;)

Thanks to the LPL African bonus round I've ended up with a load of Rourkes Drift minis and some Zulus (came to late to get them entered  >:() so I might end up doing all this again for real one day!  ;D

Bloodysword - the dear wife treated me to a (reproduction I think) antique cabinet to store my little men in - she was sick of being unable to use the keyboard on our desk for fear of causing a massacre!

There is an entire shelf dedicated to all my Orc's Drift minis - upon which I am quickly running out of space!

Might take a pic of it once I've got finished...

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Re: Orc's Drift - Skulldred battle report added!
« Reply #443 on: May 24, 2011, 12:04:43 AM »
And some close ups of the savage orcs that were also part of my LPL entry that week -





















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Re: Orc's Drift - Skulldred battle report added!
« Reply #444 on: May 24, 2011, 01:48:32 AM »
love the guy with the two handed mace. nice war paint.

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Re: Orc's Drift - Skulldred battle report added!
« Reply #445 on: May 24, 2011, 11:58:46 AM »
I LOVE the Orc Babe...so to speak. All are VERY COOL &. as always, VERY WELL DONE!
Yesterday I wandered through your entire thread...what a WONDERFUL experience; HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

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Re: Orc's Drift - Skulldred battle report added!
« Reply #446 on: May 24, 2011, 08:12:58 PM »
Cheers fellas - got a few more base coated today...

Deafnala - glad you enjoyed it!

Offline Thantsants

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Re: Orc's Drift - Skulldred battle report added!
« Reply #447 on: June 09, 2011, 11:27:22 PM »
Finally got a few more savages finished and got another 3 in the post along with a load of Orc spearmen - happy days!  :D













Had some fun doing the warpaint with these chaps - especially this fella...







Hopefully I'll get the 5 spearmen sat on my desk based and piccies up tomorrow. Then I have another 5 basecoated to finish off quickly over the weekend...

Getting near the finish line -

Left to paint - 9 more placcy Elves for Brommedir's Bows
4 more Skarloc's archers for the Wood Elves of Kachass Pass
and 21 more orcs for the Vile Rune Tribe, including some of my favourite orcy minis!

That light is getting brighter at the end of the tunnel!  o_o

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Re: Orc's Drift - Skulldred battle report added!
« Reply #448 on: June 10, 2011, 05:11:21 AM »
That light is getting brighter at the end of the tunnel!  o_o
Great job mate! What next - McDeath? =)

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Re: Orc's Drift - Skulldred battle report added!
« Reply #449 on: June 10, 2011, 08:03:16 PM »
Nah - I reckon a rumble in the jungle next!  ;)

 

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