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#21400
Dying Orc Base 7 Years, 8 Months ago  
This Christmas, I promised my friend Allyn that I'd paint a miniature for him. He chose Zeiren, a Confrontation Wolfen of the Devourer faction. He left the details up to me for how to go about it.

I strong suspect that Allyn chose the figure, not because of its merits, but because this particular cast required a ton of prep work, with mold lines throughout, and extra metal to be removed (I had to reshape the toenails). Zeiren is depicted as resting his raised right foot on a rock outcropping.

I decided that while it would be easy to continue that theme throughout the base, having Zeiren standing upon a dying victim would have more visual impact. The chest of an Orc Brute was just right, so I chose one to convert.

I bent the feet to depict a writhing prone figure, and sculpted the soles of the feet. I gave the orc two huge wounds from Zeiren's halberd, and I sculpted a stump for his right arm. I also sculpted a lolling tongue hanging from his mouth, as I figured that would help to complete the image.

Voila!



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#21401
Dying Orc Base 7 Years, 8 Months ago  
A better look here:

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#21402
Dying Orc Base 7 Years, 8 Months ago  
WOW!
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#21403
Dying Orc Base 7 Years, 8 Months ago  
Kradlo that's KILLER!!!! Love the base too, just beautful!

Your buddy better be happy, that is really a hell of a piece to have to part with...your rock work is really good (of course that's my specialty) so I really admire how you did it, with the small bits of moss carefully arranged...and the rocks on top with the gravel around it...superb!

yes, and the toes are spot on...

a lot of work for a dead dude:)

Cheers!
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#21404
Dying Orc Base 7 Years, 8 Months ago  
Kradlo,
Your initial shots did not do your work credit. The close up shots are just amazing. Thanks for showing your work here and inspiring slackers like me to try my hand at personal work, rather than stick with the lazy man's plastic crack :D
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#21405
Dying Orc Base 7 Years, 8 Months ago  
Kradlo;

EXCELLENT!!
Now, when do we get to see Zeiren posed atop the dead critter? I am eager to finally discover what you look like in your 'other' incarnation!
All kidding aside, guy, you did a GREAT job on that sculpt. You are a class act with a pile of green putty.

See ya!

Jim
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#21406
Dying Orc Base 7 Years, 8 Months ago  
I'm working on Zeiren now. I freely admit that I paint like glaciers move. That, and with my in-laws over from Iowa, time is spent with them as well (that's a good thing).

I chose a picture of gray wolves for reference that I'm using for painting Zeiren. I think the results will good.
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#21407
Dying Orc Base 7 Years, 8 Months ago  
Heheheh, when i first read the title i was expecting something totally different. Perhaps a set of some ruined, Orc outpost or base of operations, being invaded by heroes... Not a orc dead on a miniatures base. :D

Cool base, but not what i had expected ;)
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#21408
Dying Orc Base 7 Years, 8 Months ago  
Kradlo,

That is some very nice work. The only problem I saw was that the dead figure was an orc instead of an elf :)
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#21409
Dying Orc Base 7 Years, 8 Months ago  
Kradlo,

Great Job!!! You amaze me with you paints. Keep up the great work and keep on inspring us.

-darian
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