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We've had some cool kitbashes on here lately, which got me to thinking about this guy I put together a few years ago. The head and arm are from an Oathmark dwarf sprue (with a mustache added to the face and a bead added to the top of the staff). The body is from some Star Wars miniature of the Emperor's Royal Guard. Not sure about the exact line (it was prior to the Legion stuff and originally had an oval base). If anyone knows the exact line, please clue me in. Anyway, I was going for a very archetypical wizard. I think I hit the mark (my working name for him is "Generico"). I do feel like he's got some personality, though. He seems like a stern old coot. I could definitely see him painted on the side of a sick 70's van.
This will be mostly Oathmark Goblins but I've also got some of Tre's Bones orcs for the bigger warriors and also some Bones Ogres that will serves as trolls. By LotR inspired I mostly mean that they won't be bright green. I've already painted some of GW's Fenrisian Wolves to be the Wargs. The blond one and the little black one were inspired by my brother's dogs. My nephews totally missed the joke when they fought against these guys in our D&D game. So disappointing... I'm trying to work out how to do the orcs skin. I'm trying to match the Green Ocher scheme I used on my 10mm orcs. First attempt: Second attempt was using Sepia liner as the shade color. It also has brighter highlights but the gloss sealer basically simulates that in the first photo.
I like Northstar's plastic fantasy figs because they have a Dark Age, Tolkienesque feel. I've decided to paint up my dwarves so that I can more easy justify buying the elves that are coming out soon. So far I've put three shades of metalic paint all the minis but I'll be painting each unit of 6 or 12 on their own. First up are some speardwarves . I'm thinking that the beards should lean towards blonde to complement the blue cloth. Maybe some pale yellow spear shafts? Oh, and I also need to order some transfers for their shields. Eventually the whole army will all get some Polyshades brushed on to pick out the details.
On top of all that 10mm stuff, the releases of the Oathmark plastic lines (so far Dwarves and Orcs) from Northstar tempted me to start some Lord of the Rings inspired armies in 28mm. These will be for Lion/Dragon Rampant and thus each force will be 50ish figures or so. I also got some dark age miniatures from Footsore to be the Rohirrim. I'll need to look up some horse painting guides before starting them in earnest. I'd like to keep these fairly quick to paint so I'm doing a test on 3 minis. The idea is to have basecoats, a bit of shading and some lining and then hit them with the appropriate Polyshades. Basecoated with a bit of shading I'd like to take credit for finally doing a shield transfer but these transfers stick on before you wet and remove the backing so there isn't the usual process. With Polyshades added. Tudor (black on the non orcs, a mix of tudor and walnut) If anything I think they're are still a bit bright. Maybe paint them darker or mix up the tutor can more. Hmmmmmm. Any thoughts?