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Offline orcyboy

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Re: Orcyboy's hobby blog
« Reply #125 on: December 24, 2019, 09:42:17 AM »
 Highlanders and mountain folk
The great mountains surrounding the empire of men are full of fierce monsters, goblinoids of all sorts and bitter weather.
Few men choose to live under such conditions but those that do are as rugged as the mountains and as fierce as the beasts that surround them not to mention generally drunk on a variety of distilled liquors.
Some are mere bandits and ruffians no better then Goblins and Orcs but most are god fearing men and make hardy allies for both the dwarves of the mountains and the mighty realms of men.

Here is my envisioning of a band of Grey Mountain highlanders.  Made from the the Oathmark generic humans. I was tempted, as most people seem to be, to change their shields out with rounds ones.  However I decided to stick with the square shields as the shape is a little reminiscent of the square Pictish shields that shows up in art work. Painted in lots of yellows, greens and some plaids with an aim of giving them a more generic Celtic/Gaelic look with a fantasy flare. Added a few heads from Fireforge miniatures and their captain and bagpiper are from Antediluvian Miniatures Galloglass.









I have a second unit of these fantasy Highlanders I am working on using FireForge Scandinavians. Given the holidays are slowing progress down a bit hopefully in the next month or two I'll have them finished.


Since I had them out, here's a quick pic of the Perry Miniatures medieval cottage.  Its a nice model but a little bit too pricey for what you get.  The smaller houses in the background are from Renendra, nifty little models and much better priced.


Bye for now and Merry Christmas!


Offline The Black Knight

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Re: Orcyboy's hobby blog (Highlanders and mountain folk)
« Reply #126 on: December 29, 2019, 01:41:19 PM »
Another batch of wonderful minis ans terrain! Well done!!!

Is there a chance for a more in focus picture of the rendedra houses? Is the scale good? At 5 pounds per model they seem too good to be true.
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Offline Il Condottiero

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Re: Orcyboy's hobby blog (Highlanders and mountain folk)
« Reply #127 on: December 30, 2019, 01:12:24 PM »
These are absolutely stunning! It's the perfect color-scheme for this figures IMHO!

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Re: Orcyboy's hobby blog (Highlanders and mountain folk)
« Reply #128 on: December 30, 2019, 03:51:10 PM »
Well done on the Oathmarks, excellent! :eusa_clap: :::cheers:::
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Offline Midaski

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Re: Orcyboy's hobby blog (Highlanders and mountain folk)
« Reply #129 on: December 31, 2019, 02:08:28 PM »
Another batch of wonderful minis ans terrain! Well done!!!

Is there a chance for a more in focus picture of the rendedra houses? Is the scale good? At 5 pounds per model they seem too good to be true.

They are more of an outhouse building - somewhat smaller than the cottage in front. I got 4 of them in a special deal at Salute - two of each, and they are certainly good value at a fiver - even better on the deal I got at the show.  :biggriin:

Approx Measurements - 4" long by 2.5" wide and 2.5" High
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Offline ZeroTwentythree

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Re: Orcyboy's hobby blog
« Reply #130 on: December 31, 2019, 08:02:45 PM »

Your collection of goblins is inspiring, as always.

I really like your work on the Oathmark humans. I've got a couple of boxes ready for painting in the new year, nice to see an example of them painted up. I'm also keeping the rectangular shields. I like what you've done with them. My thought was something similar but from a slightly different source.

It's been a while since I've had time to look through your progress, so I'm just now getting around to saying that I am in awe of your orc costume! Right out of the Rankin-Bass movies!

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Offline The Black Knight

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Re: Orcyboy's hobby blog (Highlanders and mountain folk)
« Reply #131 on: January 03, 2020, 12:34:53 AM »


They are more of an outhouse building - somewhat smaller than the cottage in front. I got 4 of them in a special deal at Salute - two of each, and they are certainly good value at a fiver - even better on the deal I got at the show.  :biggriin:

Approx Measurements - 4" long by 2.5" wide and 2.5" High

Thanks a lot Midaski! They will do nicely just by the dimmensions  :icon_biggrin:. Gonna order them soon!
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Re: Orcyboy's hobby blog (Highlanders and mountain folk)
« Reply #132 on: March 02, 2020, 05:01:43 AM »
Great job on the Celtic designs

Offline Il Condottiero

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Re: Orcyboy's hobby blog (Highlanders and mountain folk)
« Reply #133 on: March 02, 2020, 03:09:14 PM »
These are awesome! Lovely work with the pattern detailing!
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