Here is the finished unit of the Lancer Miniatures Orcs from their recent Kickstarter.
A very good price and an Old Skool vibe. Twenty different poses, so a unit looks varied.
A couple of the sculpts appear to be phoned in. The Slottas could be a little thicker to grip the base better.
If I had the money I would support further Kickstarters from Lancer. The more they do the better they’ll get and that’s good for all of us.
It would be good to see the sculptors take on Trolls.
There I was, being disciplined in my painting, and along come the Orcs from the Lancer Miniatures Kickstarter.
So what happens? I stop painting what I was doing and start these.
Here is a view of my production line. This is pretty much what I do when I have a unit to paint.
Magnetising the bases with neodymium magnets
Cleaning the mold lines with my new Dremmel attachment
Basing with sand and PVA
Undercoating the shields. I’ve been a bit lazy and used an old can of yellow primer that I had lying around rather than using my airbrush.
Metal painted. A test shield with wash and in the background you can see the beginnings of a movement tray.
Test shield with rust, wash and wood highlights.
Just got these in the post this morning.
Thirty “Old Skool” figures that would fit in very well with my old Warhammer Regiments plastic Orcs. There are twenty different poses including command. Ten of these are doubled up to make the thirty.
The molding isn’t as sharp as I would like, but as this is a new venture I’m willing to give Lancer a chance. Mold lines are there but not as bad as some GW figures from the 80’s. I may have to do some filing on the hands to make the shields fit, but nothing major.