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Re: Thor-in's HQ Miniature Collection...

PostPosted: Thursday February 21st, 2019 9:49am
by Pancho
That's a black Orc, specifically. Games Workshop usually made them wielding two hand weapons, as befitting their fighting style.

Re: Thor-in's HQ Miniature Collection...

PostPosted: Thursday February 21st, 2019 11:10am
by Thor-in
Thantos wrote:Love that orc :D He just shouts "1990s classic plastic". Will get a move on with the bases ;)


Yes it does, only I would say it SCREAMS 1990's classic plastic. That's the good stuff before GW messed it all up.

Pancho wrote:That's a black Orc, specifically. Games Workshop usually made them wielding two hand weapons, as befitting their fighting style.


Yes I know it is, that's why I bought it right when I saw it. I've been on the hunt for classic plastic figures because I like them better. I'm hoping to find more in the upcoming future.

Re: Thor-in's HQ Miniature Collection...

PostPosted: Thursday February 21st, 2019 3:39pm
by cornixt
Back when GW didn't think about how hard it would be to rank up the models that you were only buying because they were the cheapest way to get rank-and-file models for your Warhammer army. I never saw those Chaos Warriors ranked up well by anyone, they always looked odd in a unit.

Those were all sold in packs of ten, then later eight, so there must be loads out there.

Re: Thor-in's HQ Miniature Collection...

PostPosted: Thursday February 21st, 2019 3:49pm
by Thor-in
cornixt wrote:Back when GW didn't think about how hard it would be to rank up the models that you were only buying because they were the cheapest way to get rank-and-file models for your Warhammer army. I never saw those Chaos Warriors ranked up well by anyone, they always looked odd in a unit.

Those were all sold in packs of ten, then later eight, so there must be loads out there.


Probably it just finding someone that is selling them, this seller is selling them one at a time saying that they have eight available (could be different by now).

Re: Thor-in's HQ Miniature Collection...

PostPosted: Thursday February 21st, 2019 5:03pm
by lestodante
Thor-in wrote:The guy I got the Beastman, and Chaos Warriors from has more for sale one eBay for $8.99 each with free shipping at the moment, just an FYI


That Chaos Warrior is a Talisman 3rd edition character. That's why it is expensive. Talisman figures were reissued later in small boxes; the Chaos Warrior was included in a pack called "FT08 Chaos Warband" (4 skaven, 4 beastman and 1 chaos warrior). But there was also a Waharammer box with 10 CW.
More pic here: https://www.talismanisland.com/miniatur ... -box-range
I am curious to know the price you payd for the Black Orc.

Re: Thor-in's HQ Miniature Collection...

PostPosted: Thursday February 21st, 2019 7:23pm
by Thor-in
lestodante wrote:I am curious to know the price you payd for the Black Orc.


Around $6.50

Re: Thor-in's HQ Miniature Collection...

PostPosted: Thursday February 21st, 2019 8:25pm
by KrautScientist
I still remember those 10 man boxes well enough from back in the day -- and they even appeared in the old WFB army books as a suggestion for quickly filling up the ranks of your army: Just combine some of the mono-pose models with a metal command group, and bob's your uncle. Of course the resulting units looked a little boring, but those were different days ;)

I have to admit that I only found out those models originated with Talisman earlier this year when I started to research all kinds of HQ related stuff. I am happy to still own a couple of those old models (an Orc or two, some Skaven, a Chaos Warrior, and there should also be a Black Orc somewhere), along with a still unpainted collection of various Talisman wizards that were later repackaged as a set of different (mostly) Imperial wizards. All of these are really close in design to the general HeroQuest vibe, if you ask me, although that Chaos Warrior has to take the cake ;)

As for the task of lining up those mono-pose models, some of us tried, at least...

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Re: Thor-in's HQ Miniature Collection...

PostPosted: Thursday February 21st, 2019 9:12pm
by Thor-in
KrautScientist, I am going to nickname you Captain America. Stop trying to pick up my hammer, your not worthy. :p :D :lol:
Just messing with you, it's all good. You did a nice job on them also not as good as your other work through. |_P

Re: Thor-in's HQ Miniature Collection...

PostPosted: Thursday February 21st, 2019 9:37pm
by KrautScientist
Haha, sorry, didn't mean to hijack your thread ;)

And yeah, those Chaos Warriors definitely cannot keep up with my more recent work -- but then they were painted as part of my first WFB Chaos Army about 20 years ago, so that should explain it ;) Still pretty happy with the handpainted banner, though...

Re: Thor-in's HQ Miniature Collection...

PostPosted: Thursday February 28th, 2019 12:09pm
by Thor-in
Here is one of the four Fimirs I got from Thantos.

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I'll edit the post later with what colors I used to paint said Fimir. Next I'll be working on one of the Lizardmen.