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Weekend Travel Paint Binge — 1/72 Orcs and miscellany

Rob Dean

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I needed to travel for work, with an odd schedule where I was required to be in place for a preliminary event on Friday, with the real action (such as it is) starting today.  So, I knew I was going to be halfway across the country with not much to do over the weekend.  I packed up my travel paint kit and a bunch of 1/72 plastic.  Some were already in progress, but mostly things had just been primed.


I am aiming to run Rangers of Shadowdeep soon, and I intend to play it with my travel miniatures kit of 1/72 scale plastics.  I’ll be using Caesar Miniatures orcs as the game’s “gnolls” and needed about of dozen, of which I had four done.  I also needed a “burrow worm” (now a repurposed Bones 5 Core thing…), and a flesh golem (a paint scheme suggestion on a Bones 1 ghast).


Since I’m on travel, i didn’t bring basing materials with me, so these guys are not completely finished, but I have gone as far as brushing on a varnish coat.  That’s usually my last step prior to basing with these plastics.


On Saturday, I got this done:




The knight is a random addition; I am hesitant to paint horses (or, as my son notes, more likely I am hesitant to paint all the horse tack neatly), so I wanted to get over the cavalry block.  He’s one of three for a mutli-figure stand, so it could be a while until he gets based.


I should have actually worked on another knight on Sunday, but what I actually did was to finish the orcs and the flesh golem, and then add a few random humans on foot:




If I had some bases and some scenery, I could now run a tiny little skirmish game.


I’ll post the actual completion pictures here later this week.





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