Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Red Orcs --   

As a very young man I read a fair number of books of "fairy tales" which were illustrated with images of "red goblins" . . . so I have never liked the "green goblins" (and orcs, etc.) that Games Workshop advocates.

Today, while reading tradgardmastare's "The Duchy of Tradgardland" post wherein he also didn't care for the ubiquitous Games Workshop green, I recalled that I had painted up a bunch of goblins and orcs in red for a "Hordes of the Things" army.

So,  here are a couple of photos to show that goblins and orcs don't have to follow the Games Workshop corporate line.

Paint your goblins and orcs whatever colour you want, Gentlemen.

-- Jeff


Ross Mac rmacfa@gmail.com said...

I seem to recall that Tolkein described his Orcs as "swarthy" which I take as brown of some sort. Red looks good. A little imagination!

tradgardmastare said...

Great looking orcs and goblins.The colour works really well

marinergrim said...

Never took them to be green - GW's way of selling a shade that wouldn't leave the shelf otherwise?

Red looks good to me Jeff.

tradgardmastare said...

As they say in the country- red orcs in the morning hobbit's warning...

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