Saturday, 16 February 2013

Gifts that can bite you in the ass....and some painted 28mm Foundry Orcs!

Late last year I sold some figures to fund the disease that is wargaming and did okay, felt the Irish guilt and asked the other half if she needed anything and lo and behold she said and egg incubator that she had seen on eBay!!!!!! (She does have some chickens........ducks......turkeys.....and geese, the geese are homicidal, aggressive, very intelligent and protective feckers).

Well anyway she used it once with unsatisfactory results, I sighed and life went on until Wednesday night when she ran into the front room with a small yellow thing attached to some shell, handed it to me and told me to keep it warm, more followed and eventually eight little bastards chicks are assaulting my fecking eardrums from an enclosure in the front room........

Lurker: Quiet!!!!!
Chick Horde: Cheeeeeeeppppp!!!!!!
Lurker: What now?
Chick Horde: Cheep!
Lurker: I've just done your hot water bottle!
Bastard Horde: Cheeeeep!!!!
Lurker: Mummy will be home soon, get back under the fleece and keep warm!
Fecking Horde: Cheepppppppp!!!!!!
Lurker: No, I'm not holding you and would you please shut up, you've driven the fecking dogs out of the bottom floor of the house. (The dogs have taken to eyeing me with contempt and with the notion it's my fault and if I don't do something soon there will be consequences...!)
Chick Horde: Cheeeppppp!!!!!!
Lurker: Your making Daddy cry........and twitch (I can still hear them now and I'm at work!).
 

BASTARDS!!!!!!!!!

.....and some Wargames Foundry Orcs!









62 comments:

  1. Serves you right for pissing off Anne

    Ian

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  2. Those Orcs are nice as for the little yellow buggers think of all the dinners in a few months, and its horsemeat free :)

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  3. Haha...there is a voice inside me that tells me you are actually enjoying your new role? Embrace it! Then in 10 months time eat them.

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  4. Loving the orcs - very characterful

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  5. Daddy loves his little pals really!!!!

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  6. When I was a kid I was tasked to take care for a box full of little yellow bastards. We also found out later that they were from the wrong batch of eggs, and so grow up not as common egg-laying hens as we were expected but as massive 70 cm tall beasts - and the males were even bigger - they were from a pet breed so laid almost no eggs and behaved like raptor dinosaurs.
    On the bright side, you can tell your friends you have tens of chicks which cry because they miss you...

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  7. Karma, Fran, karma. It's come back and bitten you on the ar** for insulting our Anne! ;)

    Nice orcs :)

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  8. Great figures and LOL have fun being a daddy cheep cheep

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  9. Nice Goblins, thanks for not painting them grass green. And I didn't take you for a chicken guy, my General.

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  10. They look sooo coooll! And the duck conversation was pretty funny too!

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  11. Well done on the orcs Fran and get some ear plugs for chicks.

    Christopher

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  12. Are you planning to feed the chicks to the Orks?

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  13. Awww, how cute!

    It reminds me what happened when I let my wife loose with 'livestock':
    My boss who owns a 'hobby farm', asked one day if I wanted a weened lamb (alive), to take home and grow up to then, well you know, turn into sausages or whatever... We've got an acre lifestyle block so plenty of grass for it to eat...

    I was unsure but phoned the misses, and she said yes (I was a little surprised)

    So home with me it came in a box, baaa-ing all the way...

    I then had to make pen / shelter for it, and fashioned something quickly out of some left over wood and wire from other projects...

    Of course I don't know why I bothered as that night she had it in the house with us... baaa-ing ... it was barricaded in side of the family room that has lino floor, behind a wall of chairs and cushions... and it stood and pee'd everywhere, and completely freaked out the cats!

    This state of affairs lasted 2 days till I took it to local 'petting farm', where we were allowed to visit it whenever we wanted and watched it grow to adult. So it dodged the sausage machine...

    Lesson to all, don't trust your female with any 'livestock' as they instantly become 'pets'!

    She also wants a kuni kuni pig! I said NOOOOOOOO!

    So Fran just watch where she decides to keep these little buggers or you'll have chickens running through the house! ;-)

    As for the geese, yes we have a breeding pair just down the road which just about attack the car as you drive past.


    Nice orcs by the way - very Foundry!



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  14. Does that make you the surrogate chick father?
    Orcs look great!

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  15. Its amazing that even with how cute they are, they look much better deep fried and covered in spices. I say you use that thought to keep you calm. It's not like you can imagine them naked. Then you'd be weird.

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  16. If you sell those Orks I' might be interested in buying them, but only if they're going cheep . . . .


    :O))))))))))

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  17. Its good of you to let us finally see the soft side. Now you need to invest in a airgun so you can pimp up those chicks.

    Nice orcs as well.

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  18. So have you named them all yet?

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  19. Haven't had chickens for a long while but I remember them being silly. My grandparents had some before moving into a flat. Geese on the other hand, an old lady in our neighborhood has a dozen and when our dog starts barking at them I always ask it 'do you not fear your life'?, the geese being twice its size.
    Livestock aside, the orks are great, the red colors suit'em well.

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  20. great story! I like how you did the orc flesh...looks great!

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  21. We had three of them in our home office last year, being kept warm (and this is in Oz. In the summer). The noise wasn't too bad, but oh, the stench.

    A year on they are bloody good little egg-layers and quite passable pets. But they live outside ;)

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  22. ah I see... this is why farms were invented to keep the chickens out side.

    great work on those Orcs Fran. and sorry for threatening to puss you down the worlds longest water slide... unless you'd want to go down, I think were still up for pushing ray down. of coarse you'd go first as to avoid and nasty smells left by Ray

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  23. I love chickens and have a collection of chicken related stuff - crockery mostly, but they do not make any noise! Great post!

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  24. Great orcs! The sculpts have lots of character and a great paint job.
    My vote for chick names- Fried, Gumbo, Linguini, Soup, Dumplings,.. ;)

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  25. One bloke with his hands on ten chicks and you complain ?
    Do you now wear a white suit and stetson and should we call you Colonel ?

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  26. You know what would be sooooo cool? Orcs vs. Chicks! On the table top. My money's on the orcs!

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  27. Just in time for Easter, they will make good eating. Cool Orcs

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  28. This is just so cute, you and baby chicks and they call you Daddy too.

    Thank you for posting the Orcs and forgiving me for my stupidity. Hey, could you tell us what colour green you used on those boys?

    Methinks I owe you a very public apology :)

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    1. You don't and I believe it's an olive drab but it's been a while and I'm not sure.

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  29. Cool figures and have fun with the birds :)

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  30. No surprise chicks being noisy, but complaining about a horde of em? The shame!

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  31. Hahahah good post, you thought a zombie horde was bad !

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  32. Will swap fudge for free range eggs!

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  33. They are beautiful, nice colors and look very aggressive ...I'm talking about orcs...
    Phil.

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  34. Ha nice! Am glad my wife is not that interested in animals.. dont know what i would do in your place. But i really like the orcs there mate... looks great!

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  35. If they're thatannoying set the orcs them.

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  36. Not the first time you´ve been kept up all night by a group of chicks eh? :-D

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  37. Sorry about the chicks keeping you up asll night. The orcs though look great, nice colour scheme

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  38. Whatever you do, don't name them!!!!

    Why do i have visions of the Orcs charging shouting Cheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeppp!!! as a warcry ahhhh!

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  39. Chirpy, chirpy, cheep, cheep!
    Fantastic post, Fran.

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  40. HARHARHAR! I always knew you were a bit of a chick magnet Fran.

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  41. Good looking ladz, fierce and meaning. Congrats.

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  42. Very dangerous beasts, and I´m not talking about the orcs...
    You have now your own "Golden Horde".

    Fantastic post!

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  43. Very realistic, those chicks! :D

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  44. those orcs looks like something out of a dream I had....back when I actually remembered my dreams that is.

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  45. I find Orcs great when you need someone to plough your garden :)

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  46. At least there is no diaper changing. Or just feed them to the orcs.

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  47. Good God Fran what have you done, tons of clicks and given to you by the misses too. Great Ooks there too.

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  48. Great job on those orcs! And you did way better at tolerating those loud fuzzy yellow fecks than I would have.

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  49. Those orcs are too colorful to look mean. One of the close-up shots looks like the orc uses chicklets for teeth.

    Oh Fran, it's verifiable now... you're so HOT, chicks are crawling at your feet... throwing themselves at you... screaming out in desire...

    Maybe not.

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