I briefly played Warhammer 3rd edition back in 1990-1992 or there abouts. I was still working in film post production in NYC and had disposable income. I bought tons of lead and tried to get my friends interested in painting some stuff up too.
This led to me trying to buy figures for several forces and my friends giving up because they didn't have the time or interest for painting figures.
So here are two units of Orcs and a couple of Trolls that, from the looks of them, I considered finished at the time. I base this primarily on the fact that I flocked the bases.
I just quickly set up and took these pictures with flash only, so they are not the best. I need to take more time and think about my setup. I'm just getting tired of not showing things because I never have it set up just so.
I believe this unit was supposed to be Big Uns. As you can see they are pretty heavily armored and have a uniform of sorts. I did not pin the standard bearers hand, so of course it broke off. I also tore off the free hand banner I made because I hated it. I did that many years ago.
The Leader. Looks like I didn't give him an ink wash and missed a spot on his tongue. I remember being unable to get in there and paint his left eye (the right of the picture).
The Champion. He seems to have no shading as well. You can see a little bit of the aquarium sand I tried to use as a basing material before I switched to flock.
I really liked the severed heads on the belt detail. Again the painting is not much to write home about.
The standard bearer. I liked his gold nose ring. I did not like the banner I made for him, or the fact that his hand broke off. It was before I thought to pin things.
The musician. It looks like I messed up the focus. Is that bare lead in the crook of his elbow? I've never seen him this close up before.
One of the trooper poses and his cast shield.
Another trooper pose. I think I did him in another batch as the armor looks a little different.
Another angle to show his shield.
Third trooper pose. I found this one a little boring. I should have dusted him off.
Another angle of him and his dusty hat.
So I'll leave you with these as the first installment in reliving my Warhammer experience. Looking back on it now I see I was a serviceable block painter but not much more. I recall putting ink washes on and dry brushing highlights, but it is not evident on this unit. Maybe I painted them before learning those techniques or maybe I just rushed these guys to get them on the table.
I hope you enjoyed this blast from the past, I'll have more in a further installment. I have so much other stuff to paint that I'll probably resist the urge to fiddle with them.