I painted first 3 orcs from previously reviewed Atlantis Miniatures. They may look like the Incredible Hulk’s offspring because of their bright green skin color, but you already know that I like colorful miniatures 🙂 To make them even more motley, I applied red and blue tribal tattoos – similar to those on my Red Box Games orcs. The remaining 9 orcs from this warband I plan to paint in the same style. As for 2 trolls – they will have different skin color (maybe some browns?) but they will also have colorful warpaints to go well with their smaller warband members.
Here is my review of orcs and trolls from Atlantis Miniatures. The style of these miniatures resembles me Warcraft (video game as well as recent movie), so maybe this encouraged me to buy them and have a closer look at them.
The figures are made of light grey resin and are cast really well, with mostly very subtle mould lines and no visible miscasts. They were digitally sculpted and this is clearly seen. In this case it does not bother me – the figures look more “Warcraftish” this way 🙂 The pictures show minis straight out of their packaging. I did not clean remains of the casting process. Neither did I straighten some parts (mostly their weapons) in warm water. So this is how they look “raw”.
Orc Infantry – 11 miniatures including war chief, banner bearer and a drummer. I was surprised that even regular orc warriors are so big, much taller than 30mm. Most miniatures are cast as one piece models, which is good – instead on assembling I can spend more time on painting them. As you can see they vary in size (war chief and brutes are visibly larger) – this will make the whole group look more interesting. (click to see bigger photo)
Orc Bull Hybrid – a real bully, larger than most regular ork warriors. He looks as he is encouraging opponent to face him in combat. Nice.
Stone Troll – this lad is quite big. Definitely too big for 40mm base that was supplied with him. I think I will use 50mm round base for him. He deserves it 🙂
Cave Troll – even bigger than his stone companion, he barely fits on 60mm round base. IMHO his club could be a little bigger. Now it looks as it would break when he hits someone’s head with it!
I could not resist to prepare first 3 orcs for painting (swordsman, musican and club wielder). I placed them on scenic bases, for which I used their original bases and resin rocky base inserts. As you can see they look even better after some minor cleaning and assembly. I cannot wait to paint them! I think this will happen quite soon, so please stay tuned 🙂 (click to see bigger photo)