Blitzers, some of the key pieces to the Orc team. Hard hitters, and always on the move.
Here’s where I 1) Blame Wudugast, 2) Show some modded minis.
Unfortunately due to the number of positions on the Orc team, GW gave us very few different pieces on the sprues. Also, unfortunately there are 4 Blitzer positions on the Orc team, and you really want them all. Soooo, if you just clipped the sprue and painted them up, you would have 4 pretty identical players.
Originally, I was going to be okay with that…as I had plans for building a second, more different, better Orc team later. So I set about painting these up. Then back in October, I was reading Wudu’s site Convert or Die and he mentioned something about how he must convert everything (or close to everything). And the seed got stuck in my head (again). And I ended up hacking some partially painted minis, yada, yada….
The moral of the story (for me), is not to read Wudu’s site, until I have finally finished a team. Well, knowing me, that seed would again get planted, and then I would be hacking fully painted minis. Maybe, just don’t read Wudu’s site at all?! Haha, no way that’s going to happen!
It’s all good, and I did end up with some better looking minis. But yea, it did cause some delay in getting these out in the long run.
Due to the pose/mini, there wasn’t a lot of leeway with these guys. So the mod was really about tweaking their right arm and positioning it differently on each one. Took a bit of green stuff to fill it in, but I think it mostly worked and some people won’t be able to tell.
At first, I was going to paint their (orange) tassel different colors instead to mark the four different players. But then I saw some (or a lot of ) people paint the tassel the same color across their team. With the slight conversion differentiating them, I opted to just go with that orange. The conversion makes them a bit different, but the colors keep them a bit uniform. For new players, it’s probably easier to reference as well “The Blitzers are the four players with orange tassels”.
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