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Bones: orcs in the hills

My latest Bones update is 10 orcs figures, half from the original Bones Kickstarter and half from Bones III.

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I went with an all over rust for their armour and weapons – orcs just aren’t very good at looking after their kit!

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I used Games Workshop’s Typhus Corrosion/Ryza Rust combo of paints and am happy with the results. The orcs still look grouchy, but you can’t please everyone.

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The archer’s blue fletching provides an unusual spot of colour. The rest of the paint scheme is deliberately muted.

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These bases have been left a neutral grey, as no doubt these orcs will be troubling adventurers in a dungeon before long!

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15 comments on “Bones: orcs in the hills

  1. Bookstooge
    July 8, 2018

    I like the “idea” of miniatures but really have no desire to paint them up or play long and involved games. I wish I could combine them with mtg style cards or something.

    • Ann
      July 8, 2018

      Indeed, the whole hobby of miniatures is definitely one of those things that either you are into or you aren’t. I feel much the same way about MTG, though I’m glad it is popular and goes a long ways to keeping the game stores I like going to open. 🙂

      • Azazel
        July 8, 2018

        Yeah, I tried to do CCG-type card games back in the day but they never clicked with me like Minis or RPGs for whatever reason. Still, the more game types the better!

      • Ann
        July 11, 2018

        I agree, the more games out there the better.

  2. Ann
    July 8, 2018

    They look good as does the terrain. When you paint Bones miniatures do you approach it in the usual way of washing them. priming and then painting or is there a different procedure than with, say, GW miniatures? I’ve tried painting a couple of Bones mini’s and found them difficult to work with, which is a shame because they are cheap and there are some pieces I think would make for good offerings to the Grandfather.

    • Azazel
      July 11, 2018

      Bones PVC is such a consistently awful a substance to work with. I’ve bought some shellac spray since I’m going to assemble some MDF stuff. I might give that a go on the Bones as well…

      • Ann
        July 12, 2018

        I’ve found it pretty hard to work with to the point where I’ve avoided the mini’s. Still, some of them (I’m thinking of some of the ones you’ve painted) would make great, cheap proxies for things like beasts of Nurgle and so on.

    • davekay
      July 11, 2018

      I have found with Bones that it’s best to paint directly onto the material so no undercoat. Plus I use acrylic thinner rather than water to thin the paint so that it adheres properly.

      • Azazel
        July 11, 2018

        I’ve painted directly onto the models before with the results being sticky garbage. The problem is that the material is crap.

      • Ann
        July 12, 2018

        What would you recommend, Azazel?

      • Ann
        July 12, 2018

        Interesting, I’ll give it a try, thank you. Any particular brand of acrylic thinner you’d recommend or are they all pretty much the same? Pretty much the only thing I’ve used (besides water) is Lahmian Medium.

      • davekay
        July 12, 2018

        Liquitex is my go-to brand right now but I think they are all as good as each other.

      • Ann
        July 12, 2018

        Thank you for the information. That is good to know.

  3. Azazel
    July 8, 2018

    That’s a nice set of Orcs. I see trouble in the future for your D&D/Pathfinder/etc group!

  4. Faust
    July 10, 2018

    Nice work, the rust is a really nice effect!

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