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sculpt © Renegade Miniatures
painting © Steve Dean
|Painted Orc Spear #2 from Renegade Miniatures company|
Article updated: 2020.03.18
The Orc Spear #2 miniature figure from Renegade Miniatures is a fantasy humanoid warrior, holding a spear and a shield. The model is 1/56 (28mm/32mm) scale, has heroic scale proportions, made of white metal.
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Miniature figure: Orc Spear #2
Product name: Orc Spear
Product code: set: 101
GN Code: (ORC0101-2)
Kit: -, Sprue: -,
Range: Orcs (Fantasy)
Company: Renegade Miniatures company
Production: -2015-2016-? (Out of production)
Set: Orcs Spears: includes 1
Size: Human-sized (S3), Species: Orc (Humanoid - Savage humanoid), Gender: probably male, Technology: Fantasy / Medieval (Archaic), Role: Warrior, Features: -, Armour: scale armour (armour), shield, Helmet: helmet, Equipment in hand: R: spear (Weapons / melee weapon / polearm), L: shield, Equipment carried: -, Based on: ?
Material: White metal
Priming: Primer is necessary - Primer must be applied before acrylic paints
Scale: 1:56 (28mm / 32mm) scale if it's human sized
Proportions: Heroic scale, but it's hard to tell on a non-human
Assembly: One-piece, plus shield
Base: Tabbed for slottabase
Conceptual design: probably Kevin Adam (Goblin Master)
Sculptor: Kevin Adam (Goblin Master)
|Unpainted Orc Spear #2 from Renegade Miniatures company|
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The scale of Renegade Miniatures company's orc range is 1:56 (28mm) instead of the usual 1:72 I use for my games, but I thought I could use them as bigger, older orcs besides the smaller 1:72 rookies. I got one of the orc spearmen for this duty.
Update: Since then I've changed my miniature choice to 1:56, and this miniature still stands somewhat bigger due to its Heroic proportions, so it's still a good as a leader figure.
It is a one-piece (plus shield) white metal miniature. The detail is good, and there was no flash or mould lines.
The shield is round, with a spike added in the middle. It fits the left hand well. I suppose it might even remain in place, but as it's heavy enough, I'd recommend gluing it.
While the Renegade orcs are somewhat similar to the Games Workshop ones, I prefer the look of the former. Their proportions are more realistic, and their features are less exaggerated then the GW orcs. Maybe the boots could be a little smaller, but overall I like them.
Scale & Size
It's 1:56 (28mm / 32mm) scale if the creature is human sized. Its size is 26mm from bottom of the feet to eye level, and 30mm to the top of the helmet.
The proportions are heroic - the feet, hands and head is oversized, though it's not easy to state this for a non-human creature.
The details are hard, it's very easy to paint.
It's made of white metal. The metal is soft enough that I could effortlessly cut the tab from the bottom, but hard enough to need a drill for pinning.
The miniature is made of metal so primer must be applied before painting with acrylic paint.
The miniature is unpainted.
One-piece, no assembly needed. The shield fits the left hand but I'd recommend gluing.
The addition of shield is optinal, you can assemble the miniature without the shield.
The miniature comes with a shield.
Not possible unless you are very determined. Probably the head could be cut to be repositioned or swapped.
The miniature is tabbed for slottabase. The size of the tab is the usual for GW miniatures, and it fits the slot tightly.
The sculpt is good, the details are hard.
Kevin Adams, the Goblin Master
The post is static. The miniature itself is well balanced. After cutting the tabs it stand on its legs without further support. As the right foot and the shaft of the spear is joined, cutting the tab was a bit more difficult than usual, but it's still easy enough.
I can't really see how to change the pose into a more dynamic one without a lot of effort, so I'd leave it this way.
There was no flash or mould lines.
Painting is a little bit tricky, but managable. It comes in one piece, so there are hard to reach parts, like the neck and the inner sides of the arms. The borders of different areas are separated, so it's easy to paint them. The recesses are deep enough to make it easy to drybrush, or to take paint while using wash.
Read my experiences about converting and painting the Orc with spear #2 from Renegade Miniatures:
- Large, pointy ears
- Human-like facial features
- Scale armour
- Large belt buckle
- Spear in right hand
- Heavy boots with furry rim
While they are not the cheapest 1:56 (28/32mm) orc miniatures out there (their price is currently the double of the GW orcs), I like their looks and quality.
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For further comparison images: Renegade Miniatures-Orcs-Orc spear #2 comparison images
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- 1:72 scale: A giant orc, ogre, half-giant.
- 1:64 scale: An orc, half-orc, maybe a half-ogre. The face is human-like, so it might be used for almost any humanoid.
- 1:35 scale: A small orc or goblin. Maybe a dwarf, if you add a beard.
- Gate guard
Uses for games
- Alkony Wargame: Human-like orc with spear. Human with spear.
- Kings of War: Orc ax (maybe)
- Deadzone: Feral marauder
- Warhammer Fantasy Battles: Orc with spear
- Warhammer: Age of Sigmar: Orruk with spear
- Warhammer 40.000: Feral ork
Uses on the website
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Renegade Miniatures: Orcs: Official webpage. (2020: The website is offline.)
Olaf Meys (from Mainly 28s): Renegade Miniatures orcs: Review article.
Whiskey Priest (The Leadpile): All orcs great and small: Showcase article of various orcs.
Maccwar (for Watching Paint Dry): Pointy sticks: Showcase article.
Steve Dean (on Renegade Miniatures Gallery): Renegade Miniatures orcs: Showcase article of painted examples of Renegade Miniatures orcs.
Showcase - Orc Spear #2
Insaniak's painted Renegade orc miniature:
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Base set price (Orcs Spears (4) set)(2015): 12 GBP, Price/model: 3 GBP (if you need all components)
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- Renegade Miniatures - Orc Spear #1
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