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12-01-2012, 22:51
Hello Warseer,

So after a short break for christmas, when I was forced to visit family and then revise for exams, I'm back to my work bench (dining table) and starting on a new project. The target is to get 1000pts ready to take part in a doubles competition which I will enter with Poisoned Edge, whose ogres teamed up with my Tileans for the last doubles tournament, and who has assured me that he's going to start a log here for his part of the army. We have decided to both use the same army book as this gives us various advantages and since we both already collect them we are going to both be using Orcs and Goblins. However since I painted my greenskins a long time ago I'm going to create a new force that doesn't look like I painted it holding the brush with my teeth. As the title of this log suggests this army is going to have a celtic theme, living in Edinburgh for four years must have affected me psychologically, so I need to create myself some tartan clad loonies.

Here's my test miniature:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7142/6686706571_d9f08601c7.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/65562127@N07/6686706571/)

The plan is to have a large block of savage orcs like this one, some trolls, a shaman and some other stuff.

I'm keen to get this looking as good as possible so any comments and criticisms are very welcome.

13-01-2012, 00:54
I've always been thinking that it's only a question of time until someone does celtic orcs..

But yeah, the painting and conversion work both are spot on! The painting on the stone weapons looks really cool and realistic, and the freehand on the tartan and the tattoos are solid. The teeth are also fine, nice to see that someone likes use more time with the smaller details.

Only thing that maay just use something is the skin, maybe one more layer of highlight would be cool? On the other hand, I'm 90% sure that it is really highlighted better than what it looks now in the picture, green has a habit of losing it's highlights when photographed. Stupid green...

Have you yet decided that how are you going to base them?

Keep up the good work!

13-01-2012, 17:45
Thanks Bunkka-Pop. I agree that the skin could look better and I'll try and get another layer of highlighting onto it. I haven't decided how to base them yet. As this army is for a doubles tournament I'll want my bases to match my teammates so I'll have to discuss it with Poisoned Edge. Any suggestions are welcome though. Thanks again for the feedback it is much appreciated.

Caiphas Cain
13-01-2012, 18:11
Scorpion green makes for awesome highlights!

Poisoned Edge
13-01-2012, 18:19
I was thinking a brown or grey for an upland/ mountainous look?

13-01-2012, 18:37
Brilliant idea! Nice converting and paintjob!

13-01-2012, 20:36
@Caiphas Cain: Thanks for the tip.

@gogs78: Glad you like it.

@Poisoned Edge: I think its a bit dark but is this the kind of thing your thinking of:


I've been thinking about trying to model heather on to the bases but I don't know how to do this. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Disposable Hero
13-01-2012, 21:45
Well, my gf and her family are from Scotland, so I am thinking you need to add some beermugs, a big bowl of Christmas trifle, the famous fried Mars bar and, ofcourse you could use tourists as goblins.

13-01-2012, 21:46
And bagpipe musicians!

Disposable Hero
13-01-2012, 21:59
And Japanese and American tourists in coaches looking for their Scottish roots.

Grain Weevil
14-01-2012, 11:32
Great idea! Have You read the Giantslayer, if not I recommend it to You(the action is based upon the land of Albion). As about the Heather i suggest to go outside on the meadow, this time of year You can find some very good basing materials, as plants are dry and rigid.

Keep the good work :)

14-01-2012, 12:00
Great-looking mini! more please!

14-01-2012, 15:32
Cool idea and nice looking mini. I am looking for more!

Duke Donald
14-01-2012, 18:18
Interesting idea and the test mini looks promising. However, I feel it looks a bit empty on the front. I would add something on their belly. Anything could do: a belt with a knife but what would fit your Scottish theme best would be a "sporran" (the pouch that Scotts wear on their kilt). I don't think it would be overly difficult to make it out of greenstuff. For the bases, I would add llittle rocks in between your heather grass to give it a more Scottish landscape feel.

14-01-2012, 20:36
Wow, that test model is gorgeous !

Very neat idea, I could never do that myself (my greenstuff skills are almost non-existent), but I second the idea of a "sporran" on the front ... looks a bit empty, if you know what I mean ...

Definitively subscribed !

14-01-2012, 22:53
I like the model, it looks really cool. Not so sure I agree with the sporran idea, though. Sporrans were not worn with that type of kilt, instead the folds of the cloth in the top part (plaid) acted as pockets. I don't know what else you could put there though. Maybe a long medallion or something? Will your musician have bagpipes? :D

15-01-2012, 22:33
Well that's a lot of responses.

@Disposable Hero: Yeah I lived in Scotland for a while and I too have a scottish girlfriend. I fondly remember having to battle through masses of tourists on the Royal Mile to get to GW.

@Jo-Jo: Great minds think alike and I hope you like what I've got to show.

@Grain Weevil: I haven't read Giantslayer but I'll try to give it a look. Does each of the stories stand alone or would I need to read the series from the start?

@juicytomatoes: I'm glad you like it and I bring some more as asked.

@arkanus: Thank you. I'm looking forward to seeing where this goes too.

@Duke Donald: I did think about a sporran but decided that it took some of the savage look away. I see what you mean about the emptyness so I might try putting a knife on there like you suggest.

@Lorcryst: Thanks. Yeah I agree it looks a bit empty. I'm going to see if I can solve it. Also I'm fairly sure you could match my sculpting. Bear in mind that I only put the good stuff up here.

@Nosy: I didn't know that about the plaid having pockets in it. Yes my musician will have bagpipes as you are about to see.

As you all seem to mostly approve of the test model today I cracked on and made this:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7007/6703980907_cbb6c9f907.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/65562127@N07/6703980907/)

I think the problem of the empty space on the first orc isn't as apparent on this one as he isn't leaning backwards stretching his front. What do you think?

Also today I won some trolls on ebay so hopefully they will be making an appearance here in the near future.

Any and all comments and criticisms are welcome.

Grain Weevil
15-01-2012, 22:39
The series is integral, but You can read each book separately.
BTW cool bagpipe orc :D
PS: one little idea... You can give a bagpipe shape of a tanned squig.

16-01-2012, 02:44
Absolutely loooove the bagpipe dude! Sc-Orcs Wha Hae! :D

16-01-2012, 12:25
Wow, really good bagpiper you got there !

Duke Donald
16-01-2012, 18:38
Your bagpiper is excellent. However, I feel he would also benefit from having some details added to the front.

16-01-2012, 22:02
@Grain Weevil: Cool I'll see if I can get my hands on Giantslayer then.

@juicytomatoes: Thanks, I'm quite pleased with it.

@Lorcryst: Thank you, lets hope you still think that once I've painted him.

@Duke Donald@ Thanks for the feedback, it makes me raise my game. I've started work on a sporran to see how it looks, I'll have pictures in the next few days, hopefully it will fill the empty space on the front.

I've started work on a standard bearer. Hopefully I'll have get greenstuffing done on him soon and I'll have photos up tomorrow or the day after.

21-01-2012, 16:09
That bagpiper is great! I have made an undead zombie piper myself. Thought about making an orc one. Use him as a army standard bearer. The story would be a travling orc piper. Curious about my savages would settle with them as they like the sound of the pipes!

21-01-2012, 23:19
@Loki73: That sounds like a cool idea. When you've made him you'll have to put him on your log and I'll subscribe so that I don't miss it.

Okay so the standard bearer that I said I'd have done is still in progress but I have been working on my first troll and hopefully they'll both be ready to show soon. For now I have the results of my filling of the space on the front of my scottish savage orc. I came up with two options, a sporran and a kilt pin style thing.

Here's what they look like:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7018/6738684669_30bfc0b351.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/65562127@N07/6738684669/)http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7162/6738683967_d8b2b4da2c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/65562127@N07/6738683967/)

Which do you think is better? Or if you have a third option I'm open to suggestions.

21-01-2012, 23:26
3rd option, do a mixture. They both look excellent.

21-01-2012, 23:50
aye....I'd second that proposal...both look great

22-01-2012, 01:37
both do look great. Btw did you do some more highlights to the skin? It seems to look better than in the 1st picture.

22-01-2012, 14:12
Yay! I'm loving the piper :D I like your two designs for the front of the guys kilt, but reckon that the sporran looks a little civilised for an orc. It also looks like it would be difficult to fit one in on the piper, cos the plaid's in the way.

22-01-2012, 16:46
I third the motion to do a mix of Sporrans and Icons ... both look great (awesome greenstuffing skills), and a bit of variety in Orc units is always good !

But like Nosy said, maybe nothing on the bagpiper, he's busy enough carrying those pipes, if you know what I mean :p

22-01-2012, 20:37
The paint job you did on the teeth is AMAZING!!!!!!!

Duke Donald
22-01-2012, 20:57
Both options look good, but I would personally prefer the sporran or a mixture of both. I don't feel it looks overly civilised. After all, it's a pouch with some undescript hair dangling from it.

22-01-2012, 22:03
@Bunkka-Pop: I did add extra highlights to the skin taking it up to Scorpion Green. I'm glad you noticed.

@Pluch87: Thank you. I'm quite pleased with how they turned out but it is just Gryphon Sepia over bleached bone so I feel that I have cheated a bit.

@All others: Okay I'll go for a mix of both and decide which is best for each model. Thanks for your advice.

Today has been fairly productive so I have some more stuff to show you, but first I'm going to link to this http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?330531-Terror-of-the-Lichemaster-A-VC-plog. It is Poisoned Edge's log featuring the army that he is building to team up with mine at a doubles tournament, although instead of the originally billed Orcs and Goblins he has swapped to Vampire Counts.

Now back to some Scottish Savage Orcs. Here is the standard bearer that I've been putting together:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7008/6744813557_3505c996f2.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/65562127@N07/6744813557/)

I've put a celtic knot pattern on the stone at the top of the standard that will hopefully stand out better once it is painted.

And here is a Scottish troll:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7006/6744802001_4b2995ff70.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/65562127@N07/6744802001/)

I've always wanted some of these old stone trolls. There is just something about them that I have always liked. There are going to be a few more celtic trolls in this unit, two of which are on my table waiting for kilts and plaids and the others are sitting in other people's houses waiting for me to win them on ebay.

As usual any and all comments and criticisms are welcome.

23-01-2012, 09:58
Lovely Troll ! The colours work really well on him !

Nice standard bearer too, but the celtic knot pattern is a bit lost with the GS pic ... I'm sure it'll show up better with a lick of paint :p

30-01-2012, 22:01
This is sweet dude!! Love the Green Stuffing. Keep up the good work :)


31-01-2012, 21:32
@Lorcryst: Thank you. I like the colours on the troll. It reminds me of the illustrations of the Nac MacFeegle from Discworld.

@Brad-Bin: Thanks. I'll try my best.

So in the last week I have put kilts and plaids on another seven savage orcs and two trolls and started painting it all. I also started sculpting a savage orc warboss. I have made some mostly scratchbuilt models before but this is the first miniature that I am going to make completely from scratch, just greenstuff shaped over a frame of twisted paper clips. At the moment he is still a work in progress, everything needs neatening up, his feet and legs need a lot of work and I've yet to start his hands. He is larger than other orcs, being about as tall at the shoulder as an ogre, but then orc leaders are meant to be bigger.

Anyway, enough talking here's some pictures:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7156/6797736899_1955c271aa.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/65562127@N07/6797736899/) http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7016/6797737663_1558463843.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/65562127@N07/6797737663/)
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7032/6797739093_de690034a8.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/65562127@N07/6797739093/)

I think it is going okay so far but I'm really not looking forward to doing his hands and feet.

Any comments and criticisms are welcome.

07-02-2012, 15:44
Very nice way to paint the orcs. Can't wait to see more!

Col. Dash
07-02-2012, 19:31
Haha nice. I did this army about 5 years ago, never finished painting it. Good to see some actually done. I did the whole thing, bonnets, kilts and bagpipe musicians. The models I finished painting looked nice heheh. I have ADD when it comes to armies though.

08-02-2012, 23:22
That is insane dude!! Keep it up :D


10-02-2012, 15:41
@Braad: Thank you.

@Col. Dash: Well you know great minds and all that.

@Brad-Bin: Thanks I will try to maintain the levels of insanity.

The warboss is still in progress, I've spent a long time trying to get his feet right, but I have managed to paint some more celtic savage orcs:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7174/6851832959_9ccd9f7eb6.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/65562127@N07/6851832959/)

The bases are going to get some flock on them but I'm going to do that after I've varnished them, but that's going to have to wait until I have some more varnish.

Comments and criticism welcome.

10-02-2012, 15:58
These are looking great, full of character. I like how the choice of army fits the theme really well. :)

Duke Donald
10-02-2012, 19:01
They look great. Now I'm looking forward to seeing the progress on your warboss in particyular as I'm really impressed by the face you sculpted.

BTW, when you mean varnish, do you mean applying GW purity seal or some matte spray? If so, is there a good reason to varnish them before the basis is flocked? In fact I'm doing the same, but after reading your last post I've just been wondering whether it actually made sense to do it in that order. From my experience, the flocking is often the bit of a mini which is most fragile and ages fastest. As such it would benefit most from some protection.

10-02-2012, 22:13
@Scarletsquig: Thanks. I think that loads of things in the O&G army should fit nicely with this theme and hopefully I'll get round to making them all.

@Duke Donald: Thank you, I'm suprised at how well the face worked. I apply varnish before flocking because I always assumed that it would form beads on the flock, though I've never tested this. I suppose it could work to hold the flock on.

10-02-2012, 23:13
These are fantastic keep up the great work I love them.

11-02-2012, 00:19
@Scarletsquig: Thanks. I think that loads of things in the O&G army should fit nicely with this theme and hopefully I'll get round to making them all.

As soon as you said that I instantly thought of the big stabba and caber tossing. Haggisquigs? :D

11-02-2012, 01:57
Fantastic. ?I'd move the kilt pin to the top sash. (If that makes sense.) Also I am stealing this idea if you are ok with it?

11-02-2012, 12:57
@Loki73: Thanks your savage orcs are looking good too, I think you're a better painter than I am.

@Scarletsquig: I have been thinking about doing some caber tossing orcs counting as a big stabba, I got the idea from the Privateer Press Trollbloods.

@RTGamer: Steal away. It would be cool to see what you come up with, you'll have to start a log.

15-02-2012, 16:24
After finishing those orcs I switched to trolls, and got another two done. Here's my three finished Scottish trolls:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7198/6881469009_d5f98bc948.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/65562127@N07/6881469009/)

I have another three trolls that are in process of having kilts and plaids added but now I'm going to switch back to painting savages. I've ordered two more boxes of savage orc boyz and I'd like to have the ones I've already got done before more arrive.

Comments and criticism welcome.

15-02-2012, 16:30
this army will look great when its finished

15-02-2012, 16:42
Great theme, Student!

The bagpipe orc's my favourite at the moment, but they're all really looking brill - and as Leogecko just wrote, they'll look brilliant as an army :).

15-02-2012, 16:56
Amazing Trolls, I wasn't sure about Trolls in Kilts, but you pulled it off brillantly !

15-02-2012, 17:57
Omg! Ausomez!

15-02-2012, 22:23
This is really fantastic. I'd suggest on characters etc that a little extra time is put into the kilts (with the material with folds and "plaits") but otherwise these look great and this is coming from a Scotsman himself.

I know I said I would nab the idea but I am thinking WoC. The Kilt idea doesn't work with the Warrior models too well. Might need to re think and just go Orcies.

22-02-2012, 17:34
@Leogecko, Demortu, Lorcryst and Loki73: Thanks. It's nice to know that people think that what I'm making looks good. It really boosts my enthusiasm for the project.

@RTGamer: I'm glad that you like it. The kilts have more folds at the back but I will definitely try to get more detail onto my characters.

Progress this week has been to get the last five of the savage orcs from my first box painted. There are another two boxes in the post to me but they haven't arrived yet. Here's a picture of all ten:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7057/6920893387_a832fee0e1.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/65562127@N07/6920893387/)

So now that I'm out of orcs I only have three trolls to paint. If I can get them finished before my order arrives I will have painted everything I have for this army before getting more which will be a first. Apart from the warboss but he's a special case. Speaking of which, I have been making head way on him but I keep changing bits that I'm not happy with. It's kind of two steps forward one step back. Hopefully he'll have progressed enough to be worth showing soon.

Comments and criticisms are very welcome.

22-02-2012, 18:30
Looking good. Any chance of some back pics?

23-02-2012, 13:10
Okay, here's a picture of the back of one of the orcs. There is some folding of the kilt though I intend to get more movement into the kilts on my characters.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7045/6777014432_498daac865.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/65562127@N07/6777014432/)

23-02-2012, 23:55
Thanks for indulging me. These look fantastic. Great stuff. Can't wait to see more.

Rob and Roll
24-02-2012, 09:20
I really like the idea of adding the cloths with tartan to orcs. Great sculpting on the green stuff and a nice steady hand on the patterns. Keep it up.

10-03-2012, 13:39
@Rob and Roll: Thanks. The tartan does take some patience but I think that itís worth it.

So I haven't made very much headway recently on account of spending most of my time writing a dissertation. As a result my second lot of three trolls are only half painted. However I have made some progress on my savage orc warboss.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7066/6823179932_b564273856.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/65562127@N07/6823179932/)http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7197/6969303555_04660db62d.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/65562127@N07/6969303555/)
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7178/6823179362_0553d55070.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/65562127@N07/6823179362/)http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7177/6969304417_d691b3dd69.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/65562127@N07/6969304417/)

He still needs a lot of tidying up as well as adding a sporran and a plaid. I'm considering giving him a sort of mohican/crest of hair. What do people think? Should I go for it or stick with the traditional bald or top knot?

C&C welcome.

10-03-2012, 17:30
Nice sculpt! Yeah mohecan hair.

11-03-2012, 00:50
Very cool scuplt :yes::yes::yes:

I second the Mohawk of Doom idea ...

Jon Kerr
11-03-2012, 18:13
Brilliant sculpting! The face is fantastic. Feet look lke they need a little work though?

11-03-2012, 19:46
@Loki73 and Lorcryst: Thanks, it looks like I'll go for a mohican then.

@Jon Kerr: Thank you. I'll put some extra effort into the feet. I'm trying to make this as good as possible so criticisms really do help.

21-03-2012, 19:30
So, I'm planning to make myself a savage orc chariot as the normal orc chariot is not Scottish or savage enough. To do this I was going to start by replacing the old, small, cute boars with the new, big, dynamic ones. I therefore got myself a box of savage orc boar boyz. Then while I was looking at the sprues I had an idea. It occurred to me that the boar looks a bit like a cow. From there the obvious next step was to make a Scottish orc highland cow rider.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7247/6857456992_f1293bfde0.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/65562127@N07/6857456992/) http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7050/7003571461_4ae176a481.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/65562127@N07/7003571461/)

What do you think? Should I turn my remaining boars into highland cows to pull my chariot or would they look better if I left them as boars?

21-03-2012, 23:42
Very nice! I got fut down for gs skill. Thats it!

22-03-2012, 10:11
Well. I was intrigued by the title, and loved the first bit of tartan. I thought you had me with the bag pipes, nothing can be better than a scottish bag pipe playing orc can it? Well it turns out stone trolls in tartan berets and orcs riding highland cattle CAN be better than bag pipes. Awesome work. More please!

Duke Donald
22-03-2012, 16:49
Your highland boar made me chuckle. The sculpt of the head is great and it really looks like a highland cow from the front. The downside is that it looks a bit funny from the side.

22-03-2012, 17:42
Go for the highland cows!

23-03-2012, 09:02
love the highland coo idea

Lord Azoth
23-03-2012, 11:43
LOL!!..nice conversions mate

23-03-2012, 14:25
Thank you all very much. I'll go with the cows then.

@Duke Donald: I agree there is something not quite right in the side on view. I might try building up it back end a little.

And so that this isn't an update devoid of pictures here is my completed Celtic Savage Orc Warboss.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7188/7008349899_6a0343e4ac.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/65562127@N07/7008349899/)

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7108/6862235436_f37362585e.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/65562127@N07/6862235436/)

I decided not to give him a plaid as it would have covered up too much of his muscles. He also has a sporran made out of a squig. Then next time you see him he should be painted, that is unless someone points out a glaring mistake that I have missed.

Any and all comments and criticisms welcome.

23-03-2012, 14:44
Oo the warboss looks great! Reminds me of the Incredible Hulk :p

07-05-2012, 22:33
@juicytomatoes: Yup, that's what he was nicknamed while I was making him. The resemblance was better before he got huge teeth.

So, it's been a while since I updated this. Turns out that if you have to write a load of essays and revise for some exams your painting time disappears pretty quickly. Anyway that's all out of the way now and I've got to get this army ready for a doubles tournament this coming weekend. So far I have managed to get the warboss and the remaining twenty savage orc boyz about half painted. Also I made this:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7119/7154008333_aea045c5a4.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/65562127@N07/7154008333/)

Hopefully this is recognisable as a chariot pulled by highland cows and crewed by savage orcs. It is going to be a close run thing to get it painted in time, we'll have to see how that goes.

Any and all comments and criticisms are welcome.

07-05-2012, 22:40
Having been in Scotland last month I can tell that the cows are very convincing. This chariot is pure win in my mind. Keep it up !

Grain Weevil
07-05-2012, 23:23
Wow! I love your warboss, and that chariot looking very promising :)

Chimp Lord
08-05-2012, 20:41
Nice chariot.

Red Skullz
08-05-2012, 20:47
Haha, fantastic stuff! Love this army :)


Lt Dougheim
08-05-2012, 21:56
Absolutely awesome. Your sculpting skills are incredible. I cant wait to see more.

09-05-2012, 12:36
That chariot is absolutely brilliant!

Hope you get it painted in time :).

Duke Donald
11-05-2012, 11:22
Really cool chariot. The only minor criticism is that I find the two boars/cows a bit too dissimilar. I like the design of the one on the left better, as it looks far more like a highland cow.

14-05-2012, 21:11
Thank you all for your comments.

I managed to just about get my army painted for the tournament. There were a fair few things that I didn't get done as I ran out of time but I am happy enough with them. I'll go back and add the finishing touches now that I can paint them in a lightly less frantic manner. Anyway here are some pictures of the army that I took while I was at Warhammer World:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7217/7198275492_d09f430337.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/65562127@N07/7198275492/)

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7233/7198278212_f27a565fe5.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/65562127@N07/7198278212/)

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7216/7198280882_ba7f7c829d.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/65562127@N07/7198280882/)

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7079/7198283242_b5637abf38.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/65562127@N07/7198283242/)

The tournament was great fun. We won three of our five games, which is one win better than the last double tournament we entered, leaving us in 50th place out of 114.

Any and all comments and criticisms are welcome

14-05-2012, 22:17
Great sculpting on that warboss and fun idea for a plog in general.

15-05-2012, 04:36
Great looking army!

Chimp Lord
15-05-2012, 09:01
They look awesome. Especially like the warboss launching out of the unit.

15-05-2012, 15:05
Great work, orcs look good rocking the tartan, this fashion trend could sweep across the old world.
It's a pleasure to see such a unique force, hope you add some more stuff at some point.
I would like to see some highland flowers on the bases too, some thistles would really top it off for me!

Grain Weevil
15-05-2012, 16:01
Excellent work! :D ...but could we get some detailed shoots of warboss? ;) ...love that figure.

19-05-2012, 16:59
@mdiscala, Pumpavius & Chimp Lord: Thanks, its nice to know that the effort I put in paid off.

@Elfboy: Thank you. I'm not sure tartan will catch on as a trend due to it being an absolute pain to paint. I plan to add more units to this army in the future, I have plans for some squig hoppers and some night goblins with drunken fanatics. The bases are a bit of a disappointment at the moment. I was going to try and put something on them to look like heather but I ran out of time.

@Grain Weevil: Thank you and here are the shots that you asked for:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7075/7227506614_716bb25fbf.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/65562127@N07/7227506614/)
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7240/7227508138_64c7bbbe7b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/65562127@N07/7227508138/)
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5348/7227507370_4c5f81885f.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/65562127@N07/7227507370/)

I am going to expand this army in the future, as I said I have some ideas for things that should look cool, but for now I'm going to focus on my Praetorian guard.

Any and all comments and criticisms are welcome.

19-05-2012, 17:07
Awesome army!
I love your warboss sculpt and the highland cattle.:D
Cant wait to see more!

19-05-2012, 18:53
Hey! I had the pleasure of playing against these guys at the recent warhammer doubles tourney. We were the norwegian guys and I played the Empire doods. Great work, keep it up mate! (And thanks for an enjoyable game!)

20-05-2012, 05:59
Fantastic. That Warboss is HUGE! Love it. I'll be starting my Tartan Orcs soon just need to pick a tartan. We are doing an Albion campaign so it seems a good theme! Do you have plans to expand this army?

Red Skullz
20-05-2012, 11:59
Fantastic D:


Grain Weevil
20-05-2012, 16:14
Yes, great model! And great painting :)

22-05-2012, 21:15
Thanks everyone.

@Punk_in_Drublic: Thanks we enjoyed the game too.

@RTGamer: Good luck with the tartan. I have some plans to expand the army. I'd like to add some goblin units but I'm going to give myself a break from painting tartan for a bit. It would be cool to see some pictures of your army.

22-05-2012, 21:59
Great army! I really like the idea of scottish orcs.
You did an excellent job on the warboss.

Well, if I may add an idea for a model: an orc with an eyepatch and a claymore would be cool.
and maybe some squigbombs:shifty:

le Mediko
07-06-2012, 21:43
Oh God...
What an incredible idea.
Your work on clothes is really impressive and I like those guys very much!

Duke Donald
07-06-2012, 21:51
I just realised I never commented on your warboss. So here we go, he's huuuuge (or did you mount him on a 20x20 base ?!). That said, he looks great, both the painting sculpting and the painting are excellent.

15-06-2012, 17:28
There's only one thing to say to this: Sah-weet! I've always wanted to see a tartan orc army, this looks to be awesome!

Wicked Dwarf
18-06-2012, 14:51
Really nice to see this army! Just wished I had come up with the Scottish theme, it really looks great. *Envy*

Any problems when I use it? ;)

18-06-2012, 22:00
Thank you El_Stono, le Mediko, Duke Donald, WarOnFrogs and Wicked Dwarf.

@Duke Donald: Yes he is quite huge, he's on a normal orc infantry base. I meant for him to be bigger than an ordinary orc but the scale kind of crept up while I was building him.

@Wicked Dwarf: No problems at all. It would be cool to see someone elses take on the theme. If you do it you'll have to start a log.

19-06-2012, 03:55
Really great sculpting, at first I thought your warlord was just a savage Orc, bulked out with some green stuff. Really well done!

Wicked Dwarf
19-06-2012, 08:13
@Student: Of course, that only sounds fair! I will give you a heads up when I start with the army and the log! The models are in, just need to find the time to work on them, between work and study. ;)

19-06-2012, 10:26
Great idea, and amazing execution overall. Love the highlander cows, very nice idea!

06-07-2012, 22:57
too much epicness in this thread. I want to roar "Libertyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy" :D

I'll love do these things but I haven't skill in sculpture and painting (It seems really hard to paint these clothes o_O)

One critic : Your boss seems to have very very short leg. Again I can't do such a beautiful sculpture. But I notice it ^^

(sorry for my english, I'm french)

08-07-2012, 21:32
These guys are all absolutely amazing nothing more can be said - simply amazing!

Got 2 things, what was the list for the tournament, and also what do you use to get such good sculpting results like tools etc?

Again these orcs look fantastic!

08-07-2012, 21:57
Very nice! Nice original idea, conversion work and painting. Next time im driving by the local cows i will probably imagine them with an orc on their back thanks to this!

Keep up the good work!

09-07-2012, 04:03
I love the idea in general. I've always thought GW took some inspiration from the Scotts for the orcs it just always seemed like there was a sprinkle in there to me I don't know why. Anyways, I'm really diggin' the chariot especially how it actually looks like it's in motion most chariots don't seem to capture that effectively.

Ender Shadowkin
09-07-2012, 17:26
This army looks totaly amazing. Tartan's are fantastic sand great job with the tatoos as well, they really "pop"

11-07-2012, 22:55
Thanks everyone for the nice comments.

@Ryanp111: The list that I use at the tournament was,

Savage Orc Warboss: Fencerís Blades 185pts

Savage Orc Shaman: Level 2 155pts
Lucky Shrunken Head

30 Savage Orcs: Additional Hand Weapons 365pts
Standard Bearer

6 Trolls 210pts

Orc Chariot 85pts

Total: 1000pts

All the sculpting in this log was done with a Citadel sculpting tool, a razor blade and a pin. I used a file to reshape the putty a bit once it had gone hard. I have recently got myself a silicone tipped shaper and would recommend them to anyone who wants to sculpt. If you want sculpting tips there are lots in the Sculpting Challenge thread, thereís a link in my sig.

12-07-2012, 10:41
ahh nice i wrote up something fairly similar too =p

il check it out yeah although i can see me just making a horrible sticky green mess xD

anyways thanks very much for that =] and hope you continue to impress with another sweet army idea soon!

30-09-2012, 22:39
So I'm entering another doubles tournament in November and I'm going to be using this army again. I am however going to be making some changes to my list so I'll be adding some new units to the army.

To start off with, I've sculpted myself a new Shaman to replace the one I took to the last tournament which I was never really happy with.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8453/8040867932_d30632806b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/65562127@N07/8040867932/)http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8460/8040868524_3c2b5bcec0.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/65562127@N07/8040868524/)http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8450/8040869206_ae4fb5e431.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/65562127@N07/8040869206/)

I'm toying with the idea of putting some beard on his chin, what does anyone think?

Thitanium Prince
30-09-2012, 23:10
I think the beard is worth a try, but the shaman already looks wonderful ;)

02-10-2012, 19:33
yes i agree, a beard would look great, but it is awsome sculping!

Grain Weevil
02-10-2012, 21:56
hmm, beard on Orc's chin doesn't sound natural :p but maybe it is worth a try ;)
...anyway excellent sculpt, great job :)

02-10-2012, 22:49
It would be a beard squig.... Orc's are naturally hairless.