Red's Orc River Pirates

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Red's Orc River Pirates

Red Skullz
Big Boss
Joined: 21 May 2004, 21:57

13 Jan 2007, 09:24 #1

I`ve always had a thing for pirates ya know, and for orc(k)s as well. So much that when the opportunity arose I jumped at it and contributed into making Da Warpath Armies: Orc Pirates, which in my humble opinion at least was and still is a really standout project!

Anyhoo..with some of the guys in my gaming group trying to start up a Fantasy Warbands Campaign one of the things that marked itself out early was the naval aspect of Fantasy. So with persuading my good friend Rik into making a ship for me which can be seen underneath it was all starting to pick up steam:

His entire project log on that ship can be seen by clicking on this link, the Double Pencils Project log. So no the ship is not done yet!

Okey so that`s the excellent reason for me too revamp my older pirates which had a bit more viking approach to it than normal piratey approach. Just looky here:

The Cap`n Krunk mini will probably not make it into this crew, I think I`ll save him for the next ship. The others probably will be featured somewhere along the revamped ones.

Here`s some of my older pirates that`s PiP (and been so for at least a year..):


But now for the "juicy" stuff. What`s shown below is the start on the revamped ones. The orc will of course be my Kap`n, armed with 2 choppas and light armour (hey that coat is quite hefty). Based on a 40K nob (they`re great figs for making slightly larger bosses), Grimgor`s head and a plastic arm from the orK sprue and orC sprue and a bit of greenstuffing I think he represents a decent enough river pirate Kap`n. The troll I`ve still got some work on, his club will be made into a crude anchor and I need to make him a shirt.


So that should be enough for now, please make comments about what I`ve done so far and I`ll be seeing ya soon with another update!

talast,
Red
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Joined: 22 Aug 2004, 12:22

13 Jan 2007, 10:23 #2

Hello,

Cool looking pirate, I also like the troll :), Make sure you keep us updated on you're progress.

And now I will make place before Kurgan gets here and goes crazy about these new pirates :lol:.

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Red Skullz
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Joined: 21 May 2004, 21:57

13 Jan 2007, 10:44 #3

Thanks a lot WGG, and will do :)

Oh I guess WK will like that them pirates are getting back in the highlight ;)

talast,
Red
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emoe
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Joined: 25 Dec 2004, 14:37

13 Jan 2007, 11:31 #4

im working on my pirates to! :D doing 30 sea gobbos :) how should i use rules? from the new book, or from oldbook+piratesbook?

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Hertz
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Joined: 05 Mar 2006, 01:03

13 Jan 2007, 15:45 #5

Nice done!
I am curious how that troll gonna turn out
/ Hertz

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Red Skullz
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Joined: 21 May 2004, 21:57

13 Jan 2007, 15:51 #6

@emoe:
Gamewise as the new book, model wise as the Pirates book. That way with my opponents consent I can play a propah pirate list ;)

@hertz:
Thanks bud :)
Oh and I wonder too :lol:

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Red
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Red Skullz
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Joined: 21 May 2004, 21:57

13 Jan 2007, 23:16 #7

Oh it`s savvy :D


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Red
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Red Skullz
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Joined: 21 May 2004, 21:57

14 Jan 2007, 11:21 #8

Here`s a pic of how we plan on building the last parts on the ship/raft/Red Pearl:
For the lookout I'll sculpt a branch to the big log, rather than fixing a big mast. Then I'll build a "treehut" on one of the branches from that again. There will be room for a flag on the top of this branch..

The warmachine will be place on a platform a bit wider than the main platform. It might be a bit elevated as well, to make it more useful for LOS weapons. Hav'nt decided yet.. From the WM platform, a ladder will go to a plank used to jump on the wheel (for propulsion and execution)

The main platform will consist of 3 and 3 small trees tied togheter with rope(wire), then placed to make gaps looking into the water(to see squigs). They will be attached to rods drilled into the logs, the rods also making the base for the fence around the platform. (not on the picture) I'll do the fence and tree hut orc style.

Modeling oars
To visualise the oars, squigs will be placed in the water (to give an impression that the raft has a kapability to pivot) and goblins/gobbos/snotlings will be placed on the wheel. The crew "pulling the oars" will be amongst the rest of the models.

In this case pulling oars means:
- forcing the squigs to swim the one or the other way
- running on the wheel (when gobbos/goblins = oars)
- "motivating" the ones running on the wheel (when snotlings = oars)
The models "pulling the oars" will be the acting crew, and can't do anything else(as described in generals compendium)
For other ideas please come with them now, we`re about 1-2 days away from implementing the stuff on the sketch.

talast,
Red
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WarbossKurgan
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Joined: 26 Feb 2004, 12:17

14 Jan 2007, 12:19 #9

YAAAARRR!
Avast ya scurvy bilge rat! That be a mighty piratical start to yer fleet!

I love the Kap'n - very VERY cool. :wub: B) :D
I really like the ship as well - I think you should add a quarter-deck above the paddle wheel, so the Kap'n has somewhere impresive to stand.

How is the wheel powered? Crude steam engine or Goblin muscle? :lol:
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Red Skullz
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Joined: 21 May 2004, 21:57

14 Jan 2007, 12:38 #10

Thanks a lot WK :D

I`ll tel Rik da Buildah about the quarterdeck, mighty fine idea if ya ask me :)

The wheel is of couse powered by many mini muscled gobbos :lol: I`m actually painting up the bully Òl Ùn Shanks. He`s mainly staying with the lobba krew but will of course have a key part in keeping them gobbos paddlin`away ^_^

So hopefully another update this evening or tomorrow :rolleyes:

talast,
Red
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frugger
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Joined: 04 May 2004, 13:10

14 Jan 2007, 14:04 #11

Well Ive never been to fond of the pirate stuff*ducks*

There is only a few models I rely liked. And now squig beard is one of em.
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Red Skullz
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Joined: 21 May 2004, 21:57

14 Jan 2007, 15:56 #12

Painting speed is really starting to pick up again, always does when I get back to mah orc/ks.

Anyhoo, here`s my Rock Lobba Orc Bully Òl Ùn Shank. No huge conversion here really, just the normal bully model with a beard added.


As you can see I`ve re-arranged the places I use the different colours on this one. I will use the 3 main colours red, blue and white here and there on all of my minis for this krew. Makes it coherent, yet rag-tag, yet colourfull and bright.

talast,
Red

PS: not everyone can have great taste frugger :lol:
Nah just kiddin with ya, thanks a lot for the kind compliment bud :)
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14 Jan 2007, 18:49 #13

Hi all

The quarter deck is a nice idea, but then the goblins won't have anywhere to run... Unless I make it a small one..

And shouldn't the capt'n be up front, as one of the chargers? (He's the capt'n because he is the strongest and the one who likes to fight the most, right ? )

Think mayby I'll make two decks up front, a one rank 2nd story deck to give the 2'' hight difference bonus when boarding an enemy (the Red Pearl is kinda close to the water now.. ) At least an idea, you like ?

Anyway, already the scetch have been changed, as I tend to do a lotta changes as I build..

Here are a few WIP's. Have started to do deck mockups.. :

And the birdview:


I'll do some adjustments to make the maindeck a bit longer. Ofcourse it'll be barricaded as well. Maybe a orc hut will be constructed on the rear left side, but at least the lookout will have a barrel high up here. I'm moving away from the "sculpt a branch" idea though, easyer to make a construction of some sort..
Maybe I'.ll give the cap'n an overview platform based forward on one of the big log floaters, like a throne or chariot kinda thingy..

Ill use cardboard to wrapround the "floppers" on the paddlewheel, paint it steel and draw lines elsewhere to make it look like wood.

Compare da pictures to the previous scetch, and feel free to post ideas :)
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Joined: 22 Aug 2004, 12:22

14 Jan 2007, 19:22 #14

I love the kap'n and the bully is also awesome. I see forward to the rest of you're stuff :).

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Joined: 28 Nov 2006, 13:59

14 Jan 2007, 20:35 #15

nice.
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