But what about the other Orc Models? Are they totally sucky?
I chose FPO2 Orc with Spear for my first conversions because his arms were separate from his body, allowing easy variation.
And I was right: please see 'Playing With Plastic Orcs' and 'Playing with MORE Plastic Orcs' for the results.
I was impressed with the quality of the eM-4 Orcs: With a little effort, they made a very impressive horde. I hadn't expected it, because the plastic does an amazing job of hiding their detail.
So I figured I'd give the other Orcs a go...
Didn't inspire me AT ALL: His limbs are welded to his body, and his sword is at an unnatural angle.
The only thing I could do was to replace the sword with a better one, and rotate the hand.
Apparently it was all they needed.....
They have suddenly become very determined-looking... A unit of these looks dam' fierce, and with essentially NO effort.
A simple helm with a broad nasal makes theofficer more distinctive.
You could of course give helmets to as many as you want, but I'm trying to do it the easy way.
|The Champion was also made from FPO1. Rather than giving him two swords, I used the glaives from two FP02.
Again, he seems very determined.
The standard bearer is made from FP02, with a wire banner pole and a paper banner.
The end of the pole was flattened on an anvil and clipped to form a spear point.
Don't bother trying to figure out the runes, I have no idea what I was thinking.
The musician is yet another FP02, with his shield arm rotated, and a horn added from putty.
The FP01's make a good looking unit on their own, but mixing the figures up from all three sword units provides the most variety.
If I could only choose one type, I think I'd choose the FP01's.
But the FP03's add more variety yet... Page 2