Orc Bolt Thrower


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Post Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:05 pm

Orc Bolt Thrower

My first post of my painting - an old set of figures (Orc Bolt Thrower) that I've just got round to painting. And, of interest to this board I'm sure, some of the paints I've used are original ones from the old Citadel boxed paint sets I bought when they first came out in the eighties and my Expert Set inks are still going strong and were used on these figures.

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Post Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:34 pm

Re: Orc Bolt Thrower

Lovely woodwork on that crossbow. I hope you'll share more of your painting :)

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Post Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:01 pm

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Mister Rab wrote:Lovely woodwork on that crossbow. I hope you'll share more of your painting :)


Thanks! I certainly will. I have to admit to being a big Grenadier fan (they did the best dragons!) but I liked the older Citadel stuff before they went all 'chaos death spiky bits' so have a fair bit done and plenty still waiting to be painted. As stated above, I still have some of the original paints and use the expert inks all the time - wish I could still buy them.

Seems bizarre that I can still use paints from the eighties but a dry gold that I brought recently has already become unusable!

My buying always outstripped my painting, then the kids came along and it all went in the cupboard for decades. I was very impressed that most of the paints remained useable when I took them time back out last year.
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Post Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:38 am

Re: Orc Bolt Thrower

Ethan Thane Athen wrote:My buying always outstripped my painting


:lol: You and me both!

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Post Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:10 pm

Re: Orc Bolt Thrower

Another Orc to join the Bolt Thrower crew:

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Post Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:30 pm

Re: Orc Bolt Thrower

Very nice. Good work.

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Post Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:44 pm

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And a standard bearer to finish off:
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Post Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:48 pm

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mattblackgod wrote:Very nice. Good work.


Thanks! Haven't really got the hang of posting photos yet - keep hitting the size limit, so they're not as clear as I'd like as I've had to compress and crop them. Any tips?

Mind you, I'm not that good at getting the actual photos in the first place!
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Post Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:01 am

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Nice work on those Orcs, looking forward to seeing more of the gathering tribes!
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Post Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:39 am

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Great job on those orcs.
Old paints are gems: they seem to be made for slow painters like I am.
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