So having seen the Goblins get the thrashing no sane man would have failed to predict, I got back to the rebasing of my Orcs for KoW. We've already seen the outcomes of this last month, but having spent my time hacking and not painting I decided to dig out some actual models that had malingered in a box of dreams (unemployed miniatures) for many a year.
A part of my WFB Orcs and Goblins army had been a small unit of Savage Orcs, really too small to be much use except in tiny battles, as there were only 15 warriors and a Shaman. Latterly only the Shaman saw much action. However I had managed to gather a fair number of classic metal Savage Orcs via eBay over the years, who along with a few Harlequin primitive Orcs and a spare Troll would make up the numbers for a very decent horde in Kings of War.
Doing this meant painting 24 models, but I figured they were lacking in fancy uniforms and such so it wouldn't be too bad. Indeed the painting was a fine task.
Cutting the asshats free of their GW slottabases, to place them on less intrusive plastic sabots proved to be a MASSIVE BALLACHE however. The original models were some 20+ year old, and a couple snapped off their tabs without much pressure, meaning I had to drill new supports for them. This coming after the agony of cutting out 40 odd psuedo-slottabases from plasticard. I wonder why I inflict such torture on myself. The shields were made in a similar fashion by the way.
|Hours of Annoyance|
|The new models have a very obviously different skin-tone|
|Classic GW trolls are just the best|
Well, I'm glad these are done, and having rebased some 250 greenskins in the last month or so I feel it is time to let this project rest for a while, and turn my attention to less gruelling activities.
That and the Masters Degree....