I've read alot of Conan the barbarian, Slaine and played some diablo 2 for the past year and i got so inspired by those barbarians i wanted to make a barbaric army for Warhammer as well.
I think I will play with them as Orcs or maybe WoC because i think the character of that army fits these models. plus the bases are the right size too. =P But i have not yet decided so any tips on armies that might fit this theme is apriciated. Right now im just making the models andtry to find rules that fit them rather than the other way around.
I have carved away any and all chaos stars and arrows from all weapons and armor to make them look less like chaos because i don't want them to be associated them.
If i play Orcs the converted marauders will count as regular orc boys or if i play with them as WoC they will be regular Marauders. All but one marauder have had their legs repositioned to make them look like they're running. I removed the hooks from the standard and replaced them with horns from some helmeted head. I have removed all horns from the marauder heads because frankly i think they are butt ugly.i tried to have everyone wield axes but there are three models who wears clubs because i wanted the champion to have a great two-headed axe. Three of them are left handed because i gave them the champion axes to have as many models as possible wielding axes. There is some small green stuffing left to be done like filling some gaps and sculpting some hair on the baldies.
If i play Orcs the Heavy armored barbarians will count as Black orcs or WoC Warriors or chosen. Their arms are only blue tac-ed in place for easier painting. They're made from the new beastmen beastigors. i have cut and repositioned the legs and sculpted boots from green stuff. Its very difficult to make the legs look good because they spread them so wide when they have their goat legs. Hopefully I might be able to make some ok-looking poses for them anyways. Im thinking of adding a fur cloak-ish thing to them because they look a bit hunchbacked atm. I think they look kinda like the Diablo 3 barbarian design which i really like. =)
i have some ideas to make the bases more interesting like adding some rock slates to have them running on. i'm thinking of having winter themed bases as well.
I'm not sure whether to paint the armor as leather or metal. Maybe a combination? I have some ideas for the cloth to have like a tartarn pattern to bring some color into the models as well.
im planning to make this a small side project army while i wait for new witch hunters to arrive and taking a break from skaven.