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"The Mighty, Thick-Coated Steppe Wolves..."

Updated: Mar 2

"...Have been inseparable hunting companions of the Orr’ug tribes since time immemorial."

This 28mm scale Orr'ugs Wolf is produced by "Artisan Guild" and can be downloaded for free as part of a multi-piece set of STL (Standard Triangle Language) files from their "Patreon" subscription service. One of four different poses, this impressive specimen of Canis lupus is 80mm from nose to tail, and was produced using "Elegoo" Water Washable Resin on a Mars 3 Pro 3D Printer.


Initially superglued onto a "Citadel" 50mm plastic circular base, the miniature was primed using some "Vallejo" Heavy Bluegrey, before being sporadically splodged with Sombre Grey and German Grey. The furry brute was then drenched in "Citadel" Nuln Oil, and had all its incredible detail highlighted using a make-up brush appropriately packed with plenty of "Vallejo" Heavy Bluegrey, Sombre Grey and German Grey.

"CoolMiniOrNot" WIPs - Iceman, Cyclops and Colossus have all been primed

I did at this stage also attempt to blend the different coloured areas together by allowing the "Vallejo" Heavy Bluegrey to 'catch' the edges of the wolf's predominantly Sombre Grey areas, and likewise letting the Sombre Grey dry-brush drift over the German Grey parts. Lastly, I 'picked out' the beast's eyes using a combination of "Vallejo" Heavy Red and "Citadel" Carroburg Crimson, and patiently applied some White Star by "Two Thin Coats" to all its teeth and claws. These were later dirtied up with a dousing of "Citadel" Agrax Earthshade.


Having finished with my first Orr'ugs Wolf, I've found some time to undercoat a handful more of the plastic models found inside the "Marvel Zombies: X-Men Resistance" expansion set for Zombicide. These marvellous “CoolMiniOrNot” figures feature three of my favourite mutant super-heroes, and are hopefully the start of a determined effort to pigment my way through the entire "cooperative board game" over the next twelve months.

"Crooked Dice Game Design Studio" WIPs - Girl Saturday and three Temporal Travellers

Finally, I have received and immediately based a quartet of "Doctor Who" flavoured 28mm metal figures made by "Crooked Dice Game Design Studio". Girl Saturday and Temporal Travellers Four, Fourteen and Fifteen are probably destined to wait until the annual Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge (AHPC) has started towards the end of December. However, I may not be able to resist the temptation to paint at least one of them in honour of the science fiction television series' sixtieth anniversary.


Surprisingly, my brush-tip hasn't touched many of the Lincolnshire-based manufacturer's miniatures during this year. But considering just how many of their X-Commandos, Mounted Simians, Claws Of Shiva and Lizard Nazi Soldiers I'm currently dusting down, I reckon a fair few will now be headed for the tabletop over the next sixteen or so weeks...

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Tim Martin
Tim Martin
Dec 12, 2023

hmm good stuff man, love that Orr'ugs Wolf, so menacing.

kinda curious on those Lizard Nazi Soldiers u mentioned...lol. not sure if u posted those before and i missed them.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Dec 12, 2023
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Thanks very much Tim. I've another of Orr'ugs Wolves to post up soon as I'm planning to slowly work my way through a number of Artisan Guild 3D prints I've done.


The Crooked Dice Lizard Nazi Soldiers have featured before as WIPs only. But I'm hoping to get them (and their human counterparts) completed along with many other partially-painted models I've dug out. 😁

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Guest
Dec 09, 2023

Great looking wolf and nice to see my favourite doctor( Tom Baker) primed and good to hear your joining the Analogue Hobbies painting challenge this time out, I'd also entered for 500 points but a clerical error appears to have increased it to 1000 points!

Best Iain caveadsum1471

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Dec 10, 2023
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Cheers Iain. I've got a few more of both the wolves and Dr Who flavoured miniatures to come. I wasn't going to join the AHPC this year. But as I say in an earlier post, Curt reached out to me so I changed my mind. Good luck with those 1000 points - I plan to mercilessly use the AHPC Library for bonus points this time round just to attain my 500 point target. 😀

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undercoat2670
Dec 09, 2023

Wow, wow wow! I love that wolf: the sculpt, the painting, the character! It is sensational. Chef's kiss!

Those Marvel minis look terrific so looking forward to those being finished and the same with the Dr Who models. They look so good!

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Dec 09, 2023
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Thanks Undercoat. I'm rather pleased with how the Wolf came out, and there's another coming soon too.


Loads of Marvel Zombies and Doctor Who stuff planned for the AHPC. I've dug a few partially-finished Black Tree Design models out too, so they might get finished before Dec 21st too.

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Michał Kucharski
Michał Kucharski
Dec 09, 2023
Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

What a great big wolf!

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Dec 09, 2023
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Cheers Michal. It is indeed. LOL!!

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wargamesterrainworkshop
wargamesterrainworkshop
Dec 09, 2023

Great work on the wolf Simon, has a very natural feel to the model. Lot's more prep work going on as well.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Dec 09, 2023
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Thanks Dave. I have a second grey wolf to come, and another pair simply printed out - which I might paint in browns tbh. Lots of prep taking place as I'm suddenly in a big Crooked Dice mood and have a huge backlog of their stuff.

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