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Author Topic: Some miniatures for Song of Blades and Heroes (Minifigs pig-faced orc)  (Read 426366 times)

Offline Hobgoblin

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Re: Some miniatures for Song of Blades and Heroes (Minifigs gnoll)
« Reply #2460 on: September 16, 2023, 07:16:13 PM »
Thanks!

Here are a couple more to go with that fellow. The new ones are from the 80s (?) Greyhawk range rather than the 70s D&D range and are somewhat more hyena-like. But I like the look of both types together - some more manlike, others bearing more heavily the Mark of the Beast.




Offline Vladimir Raukov

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Re: Some miniatures for Song of Blades and Heroes (more Minifigs gnolls!)
« Reply #2461 on: September 22, 2023, 05:09:14 AM »
Those are some mighty fine man-beasts!

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Re: Some miniatures for Song of Blades and Heroes (more Minifigs gnolls!)
« Reply #2462 on: September 22, 2023, 07:57:46 PM »
They cute  ;)

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Re: Some miniatures for Song of Blades and Heroes (more Minifigs gnolls!)
« Reply #2463 on: October 06, 2023, 02:05:42 PM »
They are great, I especially like the gnoll with the fur and mace/morningstar in the last group!
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Re: Some miniatures for Song of Blades and Heroes (more Minifigs gnolls!)
« Reply #2464 on: October 29, 2023, 10:00:25 PM »
Thanks, all!

Here are some 15mm Battle Valor orcs - though they're big enough to use in any scale from 15mm to 28mm. I plan to use 40mm squares like these in Fantastic Battles, Mayhem, HOTT and Arrowstorm, and then to combine them with some individually based command figures on 20mm squares to create 100 x 80mm Kings of War goblin units.


Offline LouieN

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Re: Some miniatures for Song of Blades and Heroes (15mm Battle Valor orcs)
« Reply #2465 on: October 29, 2023, 10:31:26 PM »
A good paint job on them.

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Re: Some miniatures for Song of Blades and Heroes (15mm Battle Valor orcs)
« Reply #2466 on: October 30, 2023, 09:23:35 PM »
Oh, they're cracking sculpts for 15mm. Lovely colouring in as always.

How you manage to keep up with so many scales for so many systems is beyond me, but it's one of the things that makes this thread. You never know what you're going to get.

Offline Hobgoblin

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Re: Some miniatures for Song of Blades and Heroes (15mm Battle Valor orcs)
« Reply #2467 on: November 06, 2023, 12:52:50 PM »
Thanks, both!

How you manage to keep up with so many scales for so many systems is beyond me, but it's one of the things that makes this thread. You never know what you're going to get.

It's more a matter of trying to make lots of things work in lots of different scales and systems. The nice thing about the Battle Valor orcs is that they're actually big enough to work in 28mm as small orcs or in 1/72 as heftier ones.

The same goes for these CP Models bugbears. They're sold as 20mm, but I think they're a bit short to be 7+ in that scale. They're dead right in 15mm though, and could work as D&D-style hobgoblins in 20mm or 1/72 and D&D-style goblins in 25mm or 28mm. I'm going to base these guys together on a 40mm square for maximum versatility; I'll keep some command types individually based on 20 x 20 square so that they can form up on 100 x 40 as goblin 'luggits' in 28mm Kings of War:



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Re: Some miniatures for Song of Blades and Heroes (CP Models Bob Olley bugbears)
« Reply #2468 on: November 06, 2023, 05:49:37 PM »
That's a lovely job on those bugbears. I'd ignore CP's 20mm stuff as I don't play anything that scale, but I should revisit them now with new eyes!

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Re: Some miniatures for Song of Blades and Heroes (CP Models Bob Olley bugbears)
« Reply #2469 on: November 06, 2023, 06:54:31 PM »
I love them a lot! Those Bugbears might be very useful in 20mm dungeons... If I may ask, could you please take a picture of one of these together with a Dark Alliance Orc ? Thanks in advance. And also the battle valor Orcs, please ?
« Last Edit: November 06, 2023, 06:56:22 PM by Philotep »

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Re: Some miniatures for Song of Blades and Heroes (CP Models Bob Olley bugbears)
« Reply #2470 on: November 06, 2023, 07:14:56 PM »
Great painting, you really bring out the character in those sculpts! They seem like versatile figures, although maybe not quite in the scale they were originally designed for. I expect they’ll get lots of use in your games.

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Re: Some miniatures for Song of Blades and Heroes (CP Models Bob Olley bugbears)
« Reply #2471 on: November 06, 2023, 07:29:35 PM »
Damn, those Orcs and the Bugbears are great!

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Re: Some miniatures for Song of Blades and Heroes (CP Models Bob Olley bugbears)
« Reply #2472 on: November 07, 2023, 09:00:13 AM »
You've unearthed some corkers there. Must admit I've never even thought to look in CP's 20mm range as I just assumed it would all be WWII stuff.
Lovely paint job as ever. Those hide shields came out really well.

Offline Hobgoblin

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Re: Some miniatures for Song of Blades and Heroes (CP Models Bob Olley bugbears)
« Reply #2473 on: November 07, 2023, 10:24:33 AM »
Thanks, everyone!

They really are superb miniatures - Bob Olley at his best, I think. At some point, I might get some more to use as goblins or hobgoblins alongside his Ral Partha bugbears - creating a continuum of hairiness and sallowness across the size range.

I love them a lot! Those Bugbears might be very useful in 20mm dungeons... If I may ask, could you please take a picture of one of these together with a Dark Alliance Orc ? Thanks in advance. And also the battle valor Orcs, please ?

Your wish ... Here's a WIP shot of the bugbear base (base still to be painted and matt varnish yet to be applied_ next to Dark Alliance orcs and Battle Valor orcs. As you can see, the Battle Valor orcs are perfectly Uruk-sized in 1/72: "squat and broad". To my eye, the CP bugbears would work well as D&D hobgoblins in 1/72: they've got the  implied hairy hides and ape-like features, and they're a bit bigger and tougher-looking than humans (1+1 HD rather than 1). But they're bang on as bugbears in 15mm - an imposing 7'+ and 3HD.



That said, I doubt anyone would complain about them in 1/72 - they're such great miniatures, and they're suitably brawny.

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Re: Some miniatures for Song of Blades and Heroes (CP Models Bob Olley bugbears)
« Reply #2474 on: November 07, 2023, 12:38:49 PM »
CP models are great and you've done a marvellous job with those bugbears! The faces look very much alive.
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