Yeah, yea... all these Humans, Dvarwes, Elves - forest, dark, mountain or silvermine... nice looking ones... well some kinda even tasty ones... slurp, grrr... never mind!
But... everyone loves these creatures!...
And we, we who are The Only One Guardians of Fantasy Worlds (well, there are also Trolls and our minor brothers Kobolds around), we, who are ALWAYS here, we are constantly underestimated and treated as villains...
I really like these orcs too though... Nice work on these orcs! ;D
Thanks, Labrat - that's a real compliment coming from you!
Actually these orcs are one of my first attempts ca. mid-late '90 (well, excluding mounted one and the front big one - these two are quite "fresh" dated 2004). Therefore I figured that it would be kinda funny to bring these old minis back to life - but with brand new textures, coloring, light effects etc. then with new banners, weapons and other accessories - kinda orkish revival?
About scaling, assuming that an average human hero could be 1.80m, i'd take the option A making an average ork around 2m. (with "hero" i mean what we usually read in book or see in movies about heroes. "Normal" humans - the NPCs - average height perhaps is around 1.70 or lower)
The orc model for comparison seems a little hunched forward to me.
That's right, he is.
Actually - I can provide 2 "sizes". Thing is that I really do hate making borders/outlines - even if I got whole process automated (custom Photoshop Action) but then almost each time I started to modify these outlines... can't resist and as a result it turns into quite time consuming and... boooring task.
But there is an another one thing (didn't mention it before - my bad!)
I'm planning 2 (or even 3 perhaps?) totally DIFFERENT ORKISH TRIBES!
1. These "hunched" ones are... more grim, wild, barbarian (can there be "barbarian Orcs"?!?) - So these are rather HUGE ones. I'd like to call these "Mountain Orc Clan" or "Tribes of North" - not sure though. How does it sounds? Any other ideas perhaps?.
2. Then there will be "Tribes of South (or East?)" - with more human-like postures and proportions. BTW you can see some of these on a preview on opening post and later (these kneeling on Orc's revival). These Orcs are kinda more civilized (?!? plus equipped and armed with some influence of an semi oriental-style.
Thing is that I'd like to avoid putting all these Ors's into one basket (set) as they differ stylistically. In fact "south tribes" are ca.15 years old drawings - so you can imagine the gap in-between:))) Still after some "tuning" and brand new coloring I do believe that it might result with very decent set. Well - you can get some feeling and make your own judgement based on previews.
3. Then there should be some mounted orcs - not sure if as standalone set or as addendum to one of mentioned sets.
BTW: I'm pretty sure that I've already posted FREE mini-set with "SPACE ORCS" - these are based on "hunched" Fantasy Orcs - but somehow I just can't find and link to this post...?
Your "option A" is reading close to ogre size to my eye.
Oh, I got some OGREISH plans:
Or I should rather say that it *was* my plan... as it seems that whole folder with coloured Ogres disappeared from both working hard drive and NAS /facepalm/...
I'll try to recover these figurines from other backups, but you know how it's with backups when these are really needed... So maybe I'll have to recolor them from scratch, grunt! Add to this that I promised Rhannon these Ogres as 60mm scale paper figurines (within Single-page Series - BTW I'm sorry for being so late!). Well, my bad.
I'm still working on these orcs and most probably I'll prepare both A and B size versions (at least for basic figurines). Right now I'm toying with various flags/banners and orc-styled shields and weapons... dunno however - right direction here?
cowboyleland: Things muggles don't say: I stayed in tonight and built one and a half dragons.
Feb 14, 2020 19:12:42 GMT -9
squirmydad: People don't eat as much lamb since polyester was invented?
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Cardstock Dane: Why is beef kebab more common han lamb ditto? It's a disgrace!
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cowboyleland: I thought I started a new thread late last night but apparently it glitched. I was asking if anyone had any leads on some female barbarians I could mod onto lion bodies to make D&D style lamia. DOH! I see the thread now.
Feb 12, 2020 14:00:12 GMT -9
Vermin King: Aargh! Computer issues this AM. After fighting with things for 35 minutes, just rebooted and it works fine. Whew!
Feb 10, 2020 6:17:56 GMT -9
gav: seen them was thinking a bit dodgy, that's cleared up. I take it the plastic ones I am seeing are the same.
Feb 9, 2020 8:02:33 GMT -9
squirmydad: Cool, thanks!
Jan 25, 2020 8:47:01 GMT -9
shep: I think, I'll point him towards the Kickstarter with bravesirkevin's designs, once it goes live...
Jan 25, 2020 6:24:04 GMT -9
shep: He basically says that he loves the flat design for being a flat, easy to store design. However, he does not like building cardboard minis, so he's very glad that he can buy these MDF versions.
Jan 25, 2020 6:22:42 GMT -9
squirmydad: Found the video, uhm, I don't speak German but I think he likes them.
Jan 23, 2020 15:03:45 GMT -9
shep: Ah, I see. Good to know.
Jan 23, 2020 0:38:27 GMT -9
squirmydad: They are the official licensee for One Monk minis, they also sell designs from Antohammer and Brave Adventures.
Jan 22, 2020 13:52:08 GMT -9
shep: I found this website (https://flatpackforces.com/collections/fantasy) via a youtube video. They are offering 2D flat MDF-minis, and they have loads of One Monk designs up for sale. I was wondering, if they licensed the minis, or if this is art theft...
Jan 22, 2020 13:23:52 GMT -9
shep: old squirmydad: Editing the first post did the trick. Many thanks...
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squirmydad: Howdy Blods!
Jan 18, 2020 12:52:50 GMT -9
blods: The Face book site mentioned Ebbles models and Genet models which blew me away how dam good they are. Lots of great ideas. cheers Blods
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