Sunday, August 23, 2009

Oink! Oink!

A pig-faced orc miniature from my Dwimmermount campaign, painting and photograph courtesy of a good friend (and player of Dordagdonar).

15 comments:

  1. That's a damn fine-looking mini.

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  2. That's a really nice paint job! Is that one of the Otherworld minis?

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  3. Yes, that's one of the Otherworld minis.

    I have some additonal pics I'll post over the next few days. My friend is a terrific painter -- far better than I -- and it's a lot of fun to use these minis in our games.

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  4. What a great miniature! Love it. Great blog too, i've got it on my reader.

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  5. Nice paint job! I've never been a fan of the "pig-faced orc," but this is very well done.

    security word: comal - Elvish?

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  6. Until I saw these figs, I wasn't a fan of pig-faced orcs. Now i've got to get me a set of these, along with the Otherworld harpies, gnolls, giants and kobolds. Sweet!

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  7. I've just had a look at the Otherworld site, and I noticed Kev Adams is one of their lead sculptors. That explains the quality; he did some of my favorite Warhammer minis for GW, especially their goblins.

    Security word: "mickshle," something a drunk wizard says when casting "magic missile."

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  8. They truly capture some classic feel for the game. And they're just the right size too. Good old Mega Mini has some similiar but they're a touch too small.

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  9. Oh well,its no surprise that he can paint like that. After all,he has been living (and thus,painting) since the dawn of times,not like us,mere ephemerals,that stay on this life just for a few moments in comparison with them. =P

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  10. Cute!

    I like the paint work too. GREAT job!

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  11. Oh I need to paint mine..Great mini!

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  12. The pig faced nature of orcs in D&D annoyed me, but maybe if some more of the piggyness could be developed they could have a niche in the roleplaying ecosystem.

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  13. For me it's the pig-faced orcs, dog-like yapping Kobolds, laughing hyena-like Gnolls, Sallow-faced (from living under ground) cannibalistic goblins. I have no ready characterization for the Hobgoblins and Bugbears, but neither does the Wizards of the Coast. Notice how their Orcs, Goblins, and Hobgoblins are drawn basicaly the same.

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  14. Definitely dog-like yapping kobolds--I had an the NPC Elf interrogate the Kobold chieftain my group brought back to the Keep and got some good laughs role-playing the growling, yipping Chieftain and the Elf's (calm, measured) growling, yipping reply.

    Incidentally, I've come to think of the Orcs as being extremely varied in appearance--comes with that "fecund" territory, y'know.

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  15. Notice how their Orcs, Goblins, and Hobgoblins are drawn basicaly the same.

    It's a problem I've noticed too. The distinction between the various humanoid races is kind of vague and that's a shame. I have very clear roles/characterizations of all the humanoids in my Dwimmermount campaign and I think it's better off for it.

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