I know there might be some controversy here about these minis and not everybody will like them, but the fact is that, as I saw them, I just threw my money at the screen. Otherworld released some pig-faced orcs, very D&D style. I was kinda tired of the ubiquitous GW style Orc that almost every single company has adhered to (particularly the horrendous current ranges), so these minis brought some childhood memories and decided I needed a few.
|Not GW, despite the skulls|
|Haha, I'm not green! Freee! Down to the tyranny of green!|
I know these can be controversial to somebody. Definitely not the usual orcs we are used to see these days, and I believe neither the orcs Prof. Tolkien envisioned back in the day. They belong to a very particular view of orcs and, but I must say I love them.
|The sculpt is sweet, just like every mini from Otherworld|
|Besides, the oldschool vibe is enormous on them!!|
I'm of course using them as part of my never-ending HeroQuest project. They have the right balance between menace and goofiness... They look just great for dungeoneering!
|Oi! I look great for everything!|
|You can see I've consciously avoided the use of bright green for their skin|
|Bulky, oldschool, pig-faced orcs. What else can you ask for?|
Browsing through the internet, I also found this beautiful beast from Hasslefree (had I ever said I love Hasslefree?)
|Hasslefree 'Hogman'. You see that I needed this one|
I immediately saw him as the boss for this bunch of orcs. I thought of sculpting some armour on him, to make him more lookalike, but when I came to it I realized he didn't need that. The mini is terribly imposing, there was no way I could improve it with my sculpting skills. So I had a perfect leader.
|You came to the wrong dungeon, mot%&$#ker!|
I really enjoyed painting these. Though they are quite different in sculpt and scale to other orcs I already have, I think I'll have no problem in combining all of them. Different breed of orcs is always good for project depth :D
I had my eyes set on Crooked Claw goblins, but now that the shop is closed I need to look for altenatives (or hope anyone has bought them and wait for a re-release!)
Well, at least you can see, my HeroQuest project is still alive!