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Mars Miniatures23 Sep 2022 12:38 p.m. PST

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Ive had many Greenskins before. Orcs of many hues and colors from days long past remembering.

But have I had Tealskins? Now Im not so certain, but I do think these are my favorite Orcs Ive painted. Behold! From Mordor comes the Pimps of Gore! They have come to bring a new dawn of savage conquest in the name of Chaotic Evil or Lawful Evil or the less inspiring Neutral Evil!

For those not privy to the D&D alignment reference – Orcs were once Chaotic Evil in Holmes Basic D&D, then changed by Gygax to Lawful Evil. But LE feels more like Hobgoblins who seem more regimented and disciplined. Arent Tolkien Orcs always squabbling amongst themselves? They cleared the path for the Hobbits to escape Cirith Ungol, didnt they? Which I suppose inspired GW to give Warhammer its Animosity Chart/Table.

Though I do suppose Neutral Evil is a better fit for Orcs. But whichever flavor of Evil the Orcs decide to adopt on any given day, there will be a good bashing involved!

Onwards to the pics!





For more fluff and pics see full post.

LongshotGC23 Sep 2022 1:48 p.m. PST

Some outstanding proof that with a really good paint job, just about anything can work. Wouldn't think these to be my cup, but they look great, whatever you choose to call them.

Arjuna23 Sep 2022 6:35 p.m. PST

Personnally, I would have changed the green and the yellow and use them as Hobgoblins, but really nice nonetheless.

Personal logo Sgt Slag Supporting Member of TMP23 Sep 2022 9:34 p.m. PST

Nice to see some variation in the 'green skin' motif. Nice figures, really nice painting -- too nice for me. I would be nervous gaming with any figures panted to this level, as damage to mini's usually occurs in the games I play, and I would hope that it wasn't me who did it… Cheers!

Mars Miniatures24 Sep 2022 11:59 a.m. PST

@ everyone, Thanks buddies!

@ Sgt Slag, All my minis are "working class average joes" and arent afraid to rub shoulders with the rest of the ham and eggers. Taking a dent or two during a game is a badge of honor. If I ever had a game with you, I would be the first to chip a paint job to set your mind at ease! Although, I might ask a buddy to wipe their cheese puff dust off their fingers before touching my minis. :p


Personal logo Sgt Slag Supporting Member of TMP26 Sep 2022 9:25 a.m. PST

I had a friend, in the late 90's, who painted for Reaper's catalogs. He was truly exceptional at painting mini's. I went to his house to play some BattleSystem games with his mini's… One figure got dropped, and the paint chipped. His face spoke volumes: despair, grief, and mild anger. He put a good mask on, after his initial reaction, but I was unable to enjoy the game after that.

He spent 8-12 hours painting each of his mini's that we gamed with. They were works of art, without question. His skill was amazing.

On the other hand, I block paint, brush on The Dip/Magic Wash, and then matte clear coat. I also convert toy figures for gaming usage, as much as possible, to save money, and add hordes to the tabletop (not possible with my budget, otherwise). He and I were at the opposite ends of the spectrum for mini's gaming.

I love, and appreciate, high levels of figure painting, but since that game, in particular, I decline to game with such mini's. I am not clumsy, but shyte happens. I expect my mini's to get dinged up, in my games. If I don't want that, I won't use them in a game. Just me, I guess. Cheers!

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