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OrctoberFest, and a challenge to come

Posted by PhilC on 20 Oct 2018, 18:11

Orctober is the month of the Orcs! I like to see on various blogs that some painters take time to paint to worst and less appreciated creatures in Fantasy - Orcs and other Goblins.

This is my contribution to this tradition, and I would like to share it here.

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Paul encouraged me to do so, and suggested that we might onboard other members of this forum to show their own orcish figures. I guess it might too late for this year (unless some of you already have such figures ready), but I would like to propose a challenge in 2019: starting on the 20th of July, you have 72 days to paint 1/72 Orcs before the 1st of October.

What do you think of it ? Any people interested ? Just an occasion to have some fun with nasty little creatures :mrgreen:

More pictures and comments here: https://philotepsfigures.blogspot.com/2018/10/orcish-tribe.html
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Posted by Wiking on 20 Oct 2018, 19:09

Oh my goodness they are so fantastic ugly!
So ugly it hurts. Seen in the last pic.
Do you have a bad day PhilC ?
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Posted by PhilC on 20 Oct 2018, 19:22

Yes, how did you find out ? On the last picture, it's me, this morning on the battlefield, as I just realized that I was compelled to eat with my mother-in-law this evening !! :mrgreen:
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Posted by Michael Robert on 20 Oct 2018, 19:36

Hello

this is funny. No idea what connects Orcs to Octoberfest.
The last Orc is great - definitely he had to much beer.
The idea to have an Orc painting orgy is good. I fear there are no more figures to get - all sold out, no?

Happy collecting
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Posted by PhilC on 20 Oct 2018, 19:41

Thank you for your comment, I really like the idea of an Orc painting orgy :)

One letter is missing and the meaning is different. My post is related to ORctoberfest :mrgreen:
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Posted by carlosfaro on 20 Oct 2018, 19:59

Phil i love this post a lot!!
Very nasty and Nice orc -tober--festers!!
I have more orcs soon!! But sure for 2019 I have many dozens more!, :) I am in
Ps-I got your pm
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 20 Oct 2018, 22:00

I join the challenge, PhilC. I haven't painted any orcs so far, but if you let us know in July 2019, I will try to paint some for October. For example, any Orc of one of my future projects: the last Alliance against Sauron. :yeah:

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Posted by PhilC on 20 Oct 2018, 22:14

Thank you for your support.
@carlosfaro: PM received and answered, I'm waiting for your Orcs :)
@Santi: nice to read your proposal! I feel honored that you paint your first orcs next year just for this challenge :)
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Posted by Paul on 21 Oct 2018, 09:39

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Posted by carlosfaro on 21 Oct 2018, 10:31

[i]"Uz hear a party over her? with girlz??? cmon Boyz!!![/i]"

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Posted by PhilC on 21 Oct 2018, 11:59

Yes, the reinforcements are coming :-D
Thank you for your contributions!
@Paul: it might be the first time I see lipstick on an Orc...
@Carlosfaro: impressive warband, I already saw some of them, but your army is growing fast!
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Posted by Bill Slavin on 21 Oct 2018, 14:37

I have a load of old orcs I've been wanting to repaint. Count me in.

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Posted by PhilC on 21 Oct 2018, 18:50

Hi Bill, it will be an honour to count you among the 2019 Orctober painters :)
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Posted by PhilC on 22 Oct 2018, 07:34

As asked on another forum (Addict Figurines, french language: http://www.addict-figurines.com/), I took a few pictures in order to compare the size of the Dark Alliance Orcs with ordinary 1/72 humans.

Here you are - the reference human comes from Caesar adventurers set:

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Other pictures in this post: https://philotepsfigures.blogspot.com/2018/10/orcs-size-comparison.html
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Posted by Susofrick on 22 Oct 2018, 07:58

Here are most of my orcs. A bit big.

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Posted by PhilC on 22 Oct 2018, 08:28

Great entry Susofrick! I think I recognize some Mithril Orcs (rectangular bases, that helps :)), but I don't know where those who have oval bases come from, I am curious.
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Posted by Susofrick on 22 Oct 2018, 08:30

Thanks! The oval bases are Prince August. Still have the moulds somewhere in the cellar.
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Posted by carlosfaro on 22 Oct 2018, 09:58

Big Boyz are always there too where a Orc horde is! :)

I also recognised the old venerable Mitrhil, I have also some of them

As they are true 25mm, they are close enough to 172 to play the biggest brute types,

Suso, Can you please make closeups and maybe comparison of Pr. August orcs? I bought also some 2nd hand moulds of dwarves (quite beautiful sculpts and almost match 1/72, they are my dwarf paladins) and sekeletons (this case not so useful..too big even for me..)

If a get inspired I will post also some comparison pics of 1/72 boyz with GW plastic Mordor and Moria orcs which are also a good and not-expensive addition for numbers and variery when you use smaller bases than GW slotta clasical base..
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Posted by Beano Boy on 22 Oct 2018, 20:16

:coffee: Well I realise I`m a bit slow on the up take these days,
but why not paint those wonderful ugly things now?
I might have gone up the chimney by this time next year. ;-)

:sst: and all us smillies on the forum would again remain in total silence.

:coffee: I wish I could`ve thought of saying that. BB
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Posted by Susofrick on 24 Oct 2018, 09:12

Oops! This maybe should be here ... Never trust an orc to get it right! :mad: :mad: :mad:

http://bennosfiguresforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=22054&p=241256&sid=afb9525691dd8167df5715bdf6273e5e#p241256

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