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leg1on Inactive Member08 Mar 2018 11:06 a.m. PST

Hi All,

In the spirit of this great project:


… has anyone done a band of orcs in Bakshi's style?:


Or painted their Greeks, Etruscans, etc. as statuettes of terracotta or bronze?:



I'm quite tempted by the Bakshi orc idea; I'd like to see what others have done.



Personal logo Mserafin Supporting Member of TMP08 Mar 2018 11:10 a.m. PST

Check out the old Heritage fantasy line from the 1970s for Bakshi-inspired orcs.

Thomas Thomas08 Mar 2018 11:17 a.m. PST

I still have lots of the Heritage Bakshi figures – my first big painting project.

Still have several stands mounted for A Game of Knights and Knaves as traditional Tolkien is still one of my favorite settings.

Thomas J. Thomas
Fame And Glory Games

Lucius08 Mar 2018 11:57 a.m. PST

Classic Miniatures still makes the Heritage Bakshi orcs.

leg1on Inactive Member08 Mar 2018 12:14 p.m. PST

I had a bunch of the Bakshi LotR figs back in the day.

If I do commit to this I'll go with newer castings, for scale reasons (I'm a 28-32mm guy) and because the quality of modern minis is higher.

Wargames Factory's plastic Angus McBride MERP-style orcs would be a pretty good match I think.

Hm, maybe I'll have to run down a box.

Cyrus the Great08 Mar 2018 1:43 p.m. PST

Wargames Factory's plastic Angus McBride MERP-style orcs would be a pretty good match I think.

Hm, maybe I'll have to run down a box.

I suggest you go to Warlord Games. They have them $5.00 USD a sprue.

John Leahy08 Mar 2018 2:28 p.m. PST

The gent who runs the HeritageLotr yahoo group owns the molds. I have purchased from him before. I thought Classic minis closed shop a long time ago.



leg1on Inactive Member08 Mar 2018 2:39 p.m. PST

Thanks @Cyrus, I'll check into that.


Dynaman878908 Mar 2018 3:28 p.m. PST

Bakshi style – Take a regular figure and throw some rags on it. Then take lots of photos of it with the background color being changed constantly. The orc sequences in his LotR made my eyes bleed.

Cyrus the Great08 Mar 2018 4:18 p.m. PST

I thought Classic minis closed shop a long time ago.

Or not.

Cyrus the Great08 Mar 2018 4:27 p.m. PST



leg1on Inactive Member08 Mar 2018 5:34 p.m. PST


Thanks! I was having a hell of a time finding it.


Cyrus the Great08 Mar 2018 8:30 p.m. PST

It's almost a secret!

Andy Skinner Supporting Member of TMP09 Mar 2018 6:28 a.m. PST

The original question is about painting style, though, right?

I don't think it would come across well in miniature. I was OK with it in the animation.


mmessenger09 Mar 2018 9:16 a.m. PST

Using Greek pottery for inspiration is something I want to try. A dark base with terra-cotta edge highlighting. Of course I would have to admit to watching Disney's Hercules as my source material. ;)

David Johansen10 Mar 2018 5:32 a.m. PST

I did my plasic Fantasy Warriors orcs in Bakshi style. Dark brown skin, tan gear, white teeth.

Fergo11312 Mar 2018 2:30 a.m. PST

I would love to see better sculpts inspired by Bakshi's vision of orcs. The old Heritage miniatures aren't a great sculpt from what I have seen.

However I doubt anyone would be making a better version of Bakshi orcs any time soon due to copyright.

John Leahy06 Jun 2018 5:06 p.m. PST

Actually some of those Bakshi Orcs are pretty nice and hold up well. I own most of them and much of the range.

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP06 Jun 2018 5:42 p.m. PST

I lovery those old Orcs. That's the same period I started playing D&D.

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