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#21 Neyo Wargear

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Posted 01 April 2019 - 07:49 PM

Seafaring orcs is quite unique I must say, never heard of anything like that before.

Looking great Nightstalker!

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#22 Lord_Capulet

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Posted 01 April 2019 - 09:35 PM

Awesome as always, Nightstalker!  The lighter weapons and armor make a lot of sense for a seafarer theme.  Glad you could figure out a plan for them. 

 

Do you have a lore story behind those topknots, or a personal reason?  Your previous tribes seemed to allow a bit of variation in headgear/hair, but unless I'm seeing this wrong, it looks like every single one of the gray orcs have the same hairpiece. 

 

Oh, and as of the time of this post, your 2nd to the last picture seems to be missing or not coding correctly.  Just FYI.


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#23 Nightstalker

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Posted 02 April 2019 - 06:10 AM

Yes there is a story, but I'll reveal that later, once everyone is done! Also, thanks for the heads up on the pic issue. I'll fix that as soon as possible.

 

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#24 Saber-Scorpion

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 04:56 PM

I want to read some lore too. Do your Clans have names? Like Blackrock and Frostwolf? (Laughing Skull best clan :P) Can't wait to see the finished Horde!


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#25 Dalton Westmoore

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 07:27 PM

I want to read some lore too.

 

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#26 Nightstalker

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Posted 09 April 2019 - 07:24 AM

Oh trust me, you'll get a lore update... when the army is complete! It'll be similar to the other two armies, which featured:

 

- Faction Emblem

- Land/Trade Breakdown

- History: 1E00-3E45

- Regular Units Breakdown

- Special Units Breakdown

- Unique Units Breakdown

 

And specific to this faction only!

 

- Clan Breakdown

 

And just as another update, I'm continuing with the tan/dark tan orcs right now. This week, all of the pieces will be in to just make the figures, which means I've got (you guessed it), another massive decal order to place real soon! Also, I'm beginning to stockpile LotR wargs for both mounted units. I really recommend against doing this, but the decision was made during pre-army creation sooo... yeah, I'm kinda going to feel the hurt from those purchases. More of a reason I don't recommend LotR stuff, but I can be a stubborn idiot.

 

So keep an eye out for that!


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#27 Lord_Capulet

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Posted 09 April 2019 - 12:59 PM

Ah, the price we pay for our creative vision.  I'm sure the quality of your work will make it all well worth it, though.  I'll certainly keep watching for the next update, and your eventual lore post.


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#28 Dalton Westmoore

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Posted 09 April 2019 - 02:45 PM

Oh trust me, you'll get a lore update... when the army is complete!

 

Curses! I'll get lore out of you some day!

 

But I'm excited to see where we go with the army in the coming posts.



#29 Nightstalker

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Posted 21 May 2019 - 02:04 PM

In the time frame of a month and a half, I've got another 30 orcs done.

 

Here are the tan/dark tan orcs.

 

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Took inspiration from various metal armored orcs from Warhammer and Warhammer 40K. The decals being used are updated Dark Druid decals in orky format done Saber-Scorpion (I swear between decal orders and art commissions, I've worked this man to death). As usual, they are very amazing and I can't help but say thanks!

 

This just leaves the brown/medium dark flesh orcs left. Their bodies and parts have been assembled, and I am finalizing designs for each one. Once that is done, it'll be time for one final, massive decal order to finish up the regular troops. I've also been taking the time to buy up wargs for 20 special units. More on that later...

 

Oh, and just as a heads up, this army is going to be more delayed as I am super behind on my BrickFair VA 2019 build. Due to the sheer amount of time I've been spending on this faction, their entire army will not be on display this year. Roughly about 150-160 will be present though (150 regulars and 10 special units). That being said, I should hopefully have a BFVA2019 progress report sometime next week.

 

Until then, thanks for viewing!

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#30 Lord_Capulet

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Posted 21 May 2019 - 04:01 PM

I can understand the delay, that's certainly a lot of pieces to work with.  They look spectacular, though!  Or, as your inspiration would probably say, "Dose look proper Orky, so they does!  WAAAAAAAGGHHH!!!"

 

Your use of the various helmets and masks really accentuated the look, these orcs definitely look ready for war.  I saw a lot more shields in this group, so with all the metal work, I take it this group is particularly disciplined, with plenty of resources and manufacturing skill?


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#31 Nightstalker

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Posted 22 May 2019 - 02:43 AM

At least half of each orc clan has shields. As for the metalwork, this clan is specifically known for piecing stuff together from various remains, hence the mixture of armor.
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#32 Nightstalker

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Posted 19 June 2019 - 02:20 PM

Sooo...

 

This project is being postponed till after BrickFair Virginia 2019.

 

I'm basically in crunch time for finishing my build and there is no possible way I can get the brown orcs finished in time for it. The display will still feature the orcs that are done, but it will probably be 120 (humans) vs. 130 (orcs). 

 

Apologies to those who might have been holding their breath. 


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#33 Lord_Capulet

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Posted 19 June 2019 - 08:22 PM

No objections here, though the explanation is appreciated.  I did miss your updates, though.  Will you be posting a thread to show what you're doing for Brickfair?  Watching your work there is always a highlight of my year.


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#34 Nightstalker

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Posted 20 June 2019 - 03:33 AM

I'll probably get something up once my next order gets in. As of now, I've got 2x4 48-stud baseplates ready for building.
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