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Opening the hobby horror closet

Opening the hobby horror closet

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Project Blog by sundancer Cult of Games Member

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I opened the doors to my closet... there in sleeps the pile of opportunity... let's see what fell out. [Picture of closet is not my closet. Mine is too scary]

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Stay focused!

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So I really tried to stay focused… but then the next issue of Warhammer 40k conquest dropped…

Quick an easy buildQuick an easy build

But back to the task at hand I build all orcs boys that where not part of the box and also the command sprue. And then I also rebuild some stripped ones because… reasons!

Still in need of two boars.

And now I just need to stay focused and not get distracted ag…

SQUIRREL!SQUIRREL!

CoG Radio build time

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While I was listening to some good music on CoG Radio (and some weird folk babbeling around) I started building the “surplus” orcs I had in the box. So the remaining 11 orc bodies and 10 heads (oh oh) where clipped out, cleaned and the put in line with the ones that the previous owner already had build. I do that to make sure I have different heads on the bodies. It’s not much in the way of variety but it’s all you can do with them. I also re-based most of the already built orcs because they didn’t sit right on the bases.

CoG Radio build time

After I sorted all that I pulled out my box of 40k orcs. Luckily the fantasy and 40k orcs are so similar in design that a 40k head doesn’t look wrong. Unless you use one of the ones with a cybernetic eye or something…

But then it went horribly wrong. In this box are sprues and parts from 40k editions 2nd – 5th. Loose parts, partial and complete sprues… all over the place!

So obviously I needed to sort that mess first and then I cut out a head… and I’m thinking of “de-sprueing” all partial sprues… put the sorted parts in little bags… HELP!

CoG Radio build time

But I managed to ignore most of the urge to sort (for now) and have finished my little ones. Don’t they look neat?

CoG Radio build time

Next up:

  • Break the musician apart to straighten his back. He’s leaning so far forward it’s ridiculous. Even by orc standards.
  • Break the arms of the chariot rider. That spear is hanging so low I can’t fit that guy into the chariot!
  • Finish stripping paint from a banner, two boars, the musician, the chariot rider and a boar rider.

After that: repair and assembly.

Monk would be proud

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I just couldn’t leave the already build and clipped orcs without bases… also one of the boars had a terrible gap in the neck. Pried the head off and put it back on with a little bit of greenstuff. Also fixed one of the wheel centres while I was at it.

Also finished the weird tentAlso finished the weird tent

I can't help it!

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I needed to spread out the content of the Warhammer Fantasy box and count stuff. And of course, things are missing. I’m guessing I used one of the boars for my Snakebite Boarboys and some other bits. So I need:

  • 15 25mm square bases
  • 2 25×50 cavalry bases
  • 2 boars
  • 1 set of drums for an orc musician

If I can get a hold of those things I have enough minis for

  • two chariots
  • three mounted orcs (one champion)
  • two musicians
  • 30 boys with melee weapons
  • 31 orc archers
  • two to three standard bearers (depending on what’s left on the sprues)

So if you have a link to a shop where I can acquire said items (ebay Germany is a joke) I’d be happy. Don’t need to be GW originals (especially the bases) I’d be happy with “look the same”.

Also, there was this chunk of metal… that’s an ogre am I right? Would he be more likely be seen with an human imperial army or an orc horde?

I can't help it!

So now what?

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Where to start with the cleaning? Stripping the GW BB? Building the WHFB Box? Completing the 40k choppa?

And yes, there is more in the closet… don’t make me open it again… I’m scared!

Things that fell out #6

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Well, this technically didn’t fall out but it sits in the back of my mind… ever since I’ve got it.

A box of Warhammer Fantasy Battle... was one box brand new... at some point got added the orc content of another box...A box of Warhammer Fantasy Battle... was one box brand new... at some point got added the orc content of another box...
And then there is this very polite chap taking of his hat... I think it's the only dwarf I have. Maybe @brennon or @avernos can tell me who he is.And then there is this very polite chap taking of his hat... I think it's the only dwarf I have. Maybe @brennon or @avernos can tell me who he is.

Things that fell out #5

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These I know. Classic Blood Bowl Line men, Black Orc Blockers, some goblins from WHFB, Blood Bowl and some 2nd edition 40k orcs… I do have a complete Orc, Goblin and snotling team but still I might paint the BB goblins to fit my goblin team…

Things that fell out #4

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Metal Blood Bowl… orcs? same bag again but don’t know what company they are from….

Edit: Looks like they are (from left to right)

Things that fell out #3

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More random bits from the Blood Bowl bag from ebay… any idea that those minis are?

Things that fell out #2

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Some “orcs” possibly for Blood Bowl with an extra head and some “grot on a stick” that may or may not come from the same company. I got these in a weird ebay bundle but I can’t tell where they are from. Any ideas?

Edit: thanks to user @scribbs we know the goblin is one ofthe “Set of 3 Goblins – RN Estudio

And I found the other orcs too. They are the 5 Linemen by RN Estudio

Now I know. And knowing is half the battle!

Things that fell out #1

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An Orc chopper... needs only a head and rotors. Heads I have many. Rotors not so much...An Orc chopper... needs only a head and rotors. Heads I have many. Rotors not so much...

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