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Miniatures/Conversions/Orc Captain Conversion

Edit this page (last edited January 26, 2006)

                                           Orc Captain
-Ranger of the North

  • Materials
  • Step 1
  • Step 2
  • Step 3
  • Step 4
  • Step 5
  • Finishing Touches
  • Conclusion
  • Comments
  • The only Ďconversionsí I have ever done were simply cutting weapons and shields off some of my extra orcs. With no prior experience I set about to convert an orc to an Orc Captain. This conversion is perfect for beginner converters and especially people with better things to do with $10 than to BUY an orc captain.


    The orc with his dick pointed downwards
    A shield (optional)
    Greenstuff (optional)
    Modeling knife
    Plastic glue
    File (optional)

    **It wouldnít be a bad idea to use greenstuff to fill any cuts you might have made during this process but it certainly isnít needed.

    Step 1

    Cut the orcís dick on both sides of both of his hands (save the cutting part of the weapon).

    Step 2

    Take the cutting piece of the spear and trim the bottom of it about 5-6mm. Then cut the sharp end to make it a more suitable 1 handed weapon.

    Step 3

    Cut the orcís right hand off by the wrist. Cut his left arm off by where you joined his arm to his chest.

    Step 4

    With the plastic glue, put a tiny, tiny drop on your hand then with your finger, put it on the weapon and glue it to the top of our captainís right hand. Wait 10-20 minutes for the spear and hand to dry.

    Step 5

    Glue the right hand to the right arm pointing the hand the straightest up so it still looks natural. (Optional!!! Cut and file down the extra shield from another orc. Glue the extra shield to the captainís left arm wait 10-20 minutes and then...). Glue the left arm to the orc where it was originally but this time, point it downwards if you have a shield, or point it straight-ish if you donít have a shield to have a threatening kind of look.

    **It is advised that you paint the orc before you put the shield on so you have more room to paint the orcís body, leg, etc...

    Finishing Touches

    Since the captain is considerable lighter than any metal captain, you might want to consider either painting him differently or putting something on his base (I did both) to make him easier to tell apart from the other orcs. Dont worry, you can still do these once you are done with painting the captain.

    If you want to add some painting affects, don't do something like gold armor because that looks cheesy even for an orc! 0_o Instead, you can drybrush the blade of his weapon with scab red to resemble blood or paint scab red over his clothes to represent a battle wound - remember, be imaginative!

    You can also take one of your little cousin's broken Wo MT, cut off his head, paint it, then paint blood running down his eye to under his head, glue him to the bottom of the orc's base and dump a little scab red on the grass and rocks right by his head to look like the captain just hewed a Wo MT's head off. Basically, you can do to him, whatever is on your Mumak's base!


    Here he is again next to his old version.

    Our Captain leading his troops.

    Here he is painted.

    Thanks for reading my article!!


    Cool. Ill give this a go as soon as I get some spare orcs. Are you a member of the site yet, if not you really should join.

    The Terrain Dude
    Oops lol I wrote it very late last nnight, I guess I forgot lol. It is on my page though. anyway, thanks for commenting!-See tha bad priming?? Thats my trademark.

    -Ranger of the North
    Lol. sorry mate. we really got to finish the game we started on votr but I can never find any time. wat colour did you use to prime them? It can't be black!

    The Terrain Dude
    Yah it was black, I primed them originally waaaay too much so I dunked him in nail polish remover (acetone free) and it mutilated them!! This guys was the only survivor! Now I wash them with water and scrub them ALOT and most of the extra primer comes off.

    -Ranger of the North
    Really enjoyed this article, Ranger of the North. Will definitely try this when I've got some spare orcs. Also, good paint job!

    -Ojno The Red

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