Orcs and Goblins Army Miniatures sculpted by Games Workshop.
Painting, terrain, scenery & presentation by Thantsants from Warhammer Fantasy Battle Reporter forum
This post is all about presentation and how important it can be when showcasing your miniatures. Sometimes it's appropriate to show off your expertly painted models in a plain environment - often a totally white or blue background - so that nothing detracts from the quality of your work, especially where there are some very high resolution close ups of tiny details.
However, a lot of miniatures are better shown off in a diorama or battlefield scenario, after all that's what the hobby is primarily about. Your miniatures can come to life in their, err... "natural surroundings", especially if you take care to ensure their bases are flocked and appropriately decorated to fit in with your terrain pieces.
Thantsants from the Battle Reporter forum has shared some good examples of this kind of presentation. In particular, notice how he has included higher rocky scenery, foreground terrain and a print of mountains in the background to give the miniatures a context. He also uses a nice combination of colours that make the overall look very "inviting" (if that's the right word for Ruglud and his armoured orcs !)
Notice that the images are also quite sharp and the lighting is very good but that's a topic for a future post.
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Most of these miniatures look like they are from the mid-late 1980's. The top 6 pictures are certainly the Regiment of Renown called Rugluds Armoured Orcs. If I recall, they were the most consistent "regimenty" orcs you could buy at the time. I'm pretty sure they came with... wait for it... crossbows you could stick on their backs. Heavy armour, shields, halberds and crossbows - those were the days ;)
miniatures are © Games Workshop 2010. All rights reserved. Used without permission - models and scenery painted and presented by Thantsants