Monday, January 18, 2016

Unkelphart Bubbleguts - Orc Army Standard Bearer

Well, I can't wallow in grief and anger over the debacle with Big Blackie's chariot forever.  (Though God knows I tried.)  Nope, I've got to get over it and back at it sometime or other.  So here is  Unkelphart Bubbleguts, so named for the chronic flatulence he and his boar mount share.  A ferocious admirer and follower of the Great Orc Chief Big Blackie, Unkelphart had the honor of being made army standard bearer conferred upon him after committing many acts of bloodthirsty derring-do on behalf of his Lord and hero.
Now, to his supreme joy, Unkelphart is allowed to accompany Big Blackie almost everywhere he goes, so long as he stays downwind of the Orc Warlord's chariot.
Unkelphart's banner may seem improbably enormous, but one of those little things that made so many of those old second and third edition armies so great was those gigantic army standards that seemed so common back then.  Banners so big you could see them clearly not only from across the room, but from other parts of the house.

I definitely wanted that look for Big Blackie's horde, so I snipped this beautiful standard out of the back of the Heroes for Wargames book for Unkelphart to schlep around on a frame I made out of wooden dowel.

Finished it off with bits of artist's wire, green stuff and a plastic new-school Ogre Kingdoms ram skull bit I scooped up on ebay.  An arcane armorial on the shield to match the banner, and done.  I think he looks pretty good.  Better than he smells, anyway.  Oh, and thanks to Private Weird, whose groovy, old-schooly, wizard-painted-on-the-side-of-your-vany, Hawkwind in the tapedecky, lava lampy, under black lightsy post from the other day helped restore my morale after the chariot calamity.
Obviously I won't be ready for the Big showdown 'twixt Big Blackie's Orcs and Aulech Henschblut's Chaos minions by the end of January, as I'd hoped.  I think I'll try to regroup and go back to finishing one subject a month for the next three months.  Unkelphart here will be January's subject.  Next month I'll do the second chaos baggage train section, which I've already started.  That will leave just Willie da Wheela's chariot squadron in March before I finally return to big Blackie and his Ultimate Black Chariot of Blackness.  Sound like a plan, Mouse?  Yeah, Mouse.  Good plan.  Go wif it! Ok, Mouse, thanks.   And.......
"...Ere we go!"


  1. I love it and you are certainly going to see him coming!

  2. Hey Hey Mouse,

    U. Bubbleguts and his little ol'banner look fantastic! I love BIG BANNERS! Always makes a table come alive!

    And hey Mouse, thanks for the shout-out! The "groovy, oldschooly, wizardpaintedonthesideofyourvany, Hawkwindonthetapedecky, lavalampy, blacklightsy", had me happily chuckling away until I realized, wait a second, that's my life! Although, it is a female barbarian flying an X-Wing that's painted on my van and the black light has been replaced by a red one. I have this thing for New Orleans...Regardless, glad the post made you happy and I look forward to the Big Showdown and Blackie's new Chariot!

    1. Thanks, buddy! Making slow but steady progress on the next project for the Big Showdown...the second Chaos baggage train section...