Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Citadel Orc Chariot - Aardbod The Nasty

  I didn't see this coming. Beginning life after dioramas, I decided it was maybe a good idea to attempt a long term project consisting of something I've not really been involved with before; something I can dip in and out of when I feel the need, something I can slowly collect and build on over time.
 Then I thought, why not Orcs? The thing is, I've never been happy with my take on Orc flesh so I'd have to overcome that issue if I was to have this as a realistic project. On the plush side, Kev did a fantastic and extensive range so there'd be plenty of goodies to hunt down. One in particular is the feature model of this post.

I remember there was a flyer back in the day where you could customise your existing goblin chariots from the Machineries of Destruction range. Here it is below.
Courtesy of The Stuff of Legends

  As you can see, it includes the option of Orc chariots, pulled by boars. I particularly love the Orc characters on the sheet, especially Aardbod the Nasty. Lo and behold after a quick search on eBay there was such a chariot (with wolves instead of boars - I believe the wolf option became available in one of the mail order catalogues around 89/90) a reasonable BIN price.

 So the Orc project is up and running. A definite slow burner and what's more, I'm happy with the skin that Aardbod and his driver ended up with. So I should be adding to this over the coming weeks as I slowly build up this army. Don't expect a full fighting force for some considerable time yet though.

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