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)
I painted first two Red Box Games Orc Brutes. To emphasize their brutal nature I painted their skin in rather rough way. I used different shades of green on each orc. I also applied warpaints to add vivid color accents. They stand on 32mm round bases which fit their size just great.
There will be 9 orcs total: 4 brutes with two-handed weapons, 4 orc warriors with one-handed weapons and shields and one orc hero. They will be accompanied by 2 trolls. So the group will be quite fearsome 🙂
I haven’t posted any orc stuff for quite some time, so here is one of my more recent orc paintjobs: Wurrzag Ud Ura Zahubu — Da Great Green Prophet.
That’s what Games Workshop story says about him:
Wurrzag Ud Ura Zahubu, also known as Da Great Green Prophet is a Savage Orc Shaman of mighty mystical powers. Wurrzag leads tribes to greatness before wandering off to pursue yet another mad plan to advance Orcish kind. Like all Orc Shamans Wurrzag is completely crazy, though what he lacks in sanity he more than makes up for with vision and inspiration. It is widely believed that an army with Wurrzag in it has never been defeated in battle.