Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Happy Orctober the First, free miniatures inside!



Happy first of Orctober, my quest to make October the nations favorite holiday with a celebration of all things green skinned.  Starting this month of Orcy wonder off right I thought it best to start with a giveaway. You see to further the aim of converting the world to my new holiday I’ve dug through my lead pile looking for little gems to give away. It’s all in an effort to get you all celebrating along with me. Just think of me as Father Greenskin dropping down your chimney every Orctober with bundles of goblinoid cheer.

Anyway back to the giveaway, I’ve dug through my lead pile and come up with a bunch of plastic. Amongst many things Orctober is about the unexpected. Here they are, a usable sized unit of Orc boyz made from the ever classic Warhammer regiments uni-pose orcs.   



There are twelve here though I will probably be able to dig out at least three more.  You will also notice about half have the original shields which makes them a bit rarer.  I may be able to find more of the said shields in the surplus pile but cannot guarantee anything. Yes they need a bit of a clean up but nothing to strenuous.


So how do you get your mits on these? Easy post an Orc (or Ork I guess) related post on your blog or forum of choice, make it clear it is for Orctober linking back here and make it a bit more meaningful than a couple of lines just to qualify for the draw. Post back here a link to your article/post/whatever and I’ll enter you into a draw at the end of the month (so you have until the 25th) first out gets the Orcs if they want them. Reasonable postage paid (i.e. a few quid) otherwise I’ll have to ask for some help on that one.

As motivation here are a couple of shots of my own in a unit looking quite nice even if I do say so myself you'll have to find your own command!





33 comments:

  1. You know what? I'm gonna get my hands on some green skins and paint my first in years. I'll probably pass the price if I ever get it but I'll paint something green just for the support !

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  2. That would be great Asslessman the more the merrier. I just hope the prize is big enough to get some cool posts made. Keep watching for I have more to give away.

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  3. Hi Erny, count me in. My post is here. I hope to use Orctober to motivate myself to paint up some of the Orcs I have had lying around, some more than 20 years old. Wouldn't your plastics look lovely mobbed up with mine?

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    1. I totally agree they would look great together. Your name is duly added to the hat. Really love your 1:72 orcs too, I had no idea they were available. I look forward to seeing how they paint up.

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    1. Cool WP I just read it, more of this sort of thing please :) I'll link to it on other forums if you don't mind.

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  5. Mine's up too, gonna be a running one http://snickitstail.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. Awesome. Gives me an excuse to paint up a few buddies for Narchukk Tounge Cutter

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    1. Looking forward to it. More stories too please.

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  7. Hadn't planned on joining the Orctober frenzy, but then my two sons (5 & 9) decided to start painting orcs today and we felt obligated to join the celebration. Mr. Yellow (wearing a bright pink chainmail) is available for your viewing pleasure at http://warmasterdk.blogspot.dk/2013/10/orctober-kids-join-fun.html. :-).
    All the best,
    Kasper

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    1. I promise to get my five year olds efforts posted.

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  8. OK, just plugged you here : http://leadplague.blogspot.fr/2013/10/orctober.html
    No I can't go back, I have to paint some green (must have a pot of goblin green somewhere...

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  9. Just posted in the LAF thread about ORCTOBER.

    http://www.lead-adventure.de/index.php?topic=58745.0

    Please, sent those orcs to a good home... WITH ME!

    Best wishes.

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  10. I also posted in the lead adventure thread if you send them to me I can paint em all up at once

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  11. Right here's my musings on the subject of Orcs!

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    1. A good read, Someone somewhere must have done a thesis on orcs such a massive subject.

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  12. Hey Ernesto, I finally managed to actually finish a few of the Black Mountain Boys! =) http://ministuff.godzilla.se/?p=860

    Hope to get the rest of the gang done before we go into Goblinovember.

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  13. Great Idea Erny, I have some Orcs lurking in a drawer and after visiting Sean came here, I will make a start and be Back with a link later

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    1. http://napoleonicwargamingadventures.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/orctober-fest.html

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  14. Top idea Erny! Took the liberty of doing a quick digital painting for "Orctober Fest" http://zhu-bajiee.deviantart.com/art/ORCTOBER-FEST-405941827 and some orcish musings on me blog to follow.

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    1. Great picture Zhu, I know you say it was only a quick painting but I can see a lot of though has gone into it. I like how his face is masked just enough that the viewers own idea of what an orc is can sit on top of it. If we run an Orctober next year we will have to call it Orctober Fest and I'll see If I can persuade you to paint a mascot like this (bribing with miniatures if need be).

      Look forward to reading your musings.

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    2. Thanks Erny. I'm sure Orctober will become a fixed annual event. Here's some long winded half baked meandering thoughts on Orcs... http://realmofzhu.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/orcs-are-uz.html enjoy!

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  15. Hey Erny, just joined the Orctober with three Mantic Orcs:
    Orctober with Paradox0n

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  16. I DO have a lot of those plastic orcs...

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  17. Here is the beginning, starting a bit slow until I get the ink thing down....but hre is the beginning of my Skull Crusher mod http://oldhammerinthenewworld.blogspot.com/2013/10/hobby-update-orktober-and-army-begins.html

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  18. Here's an Orctober contribution of sorts.
    Step by step Boar painting:
    http://tomstoysoldiers.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/warpigs.html

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  19. Fantastic idea Erny, my effort is here: http://herebexp.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/the-shaman-did-it.html

    Some great contributions, I especially like Zhu's pic.

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  20. Ok, finally made it, here's my entry :

    http://leadplague.blogspot.fr/2013/10/orktober-final-entry.html

    Happy orctober !

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  21. Better late then never I suppose but I finally got an Orctober post up: http://oldorcsneverdie.blogspot.com/2013/10/dedicating-orctober-to-ladies.html

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  22. I've just posted an Orctober guide to painting Orc skin
    http://tomstoysoldiers.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/painting-orc-skin.html

    TWD

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