The Orcs were originally my second Blood Bowl team in the 90s, using the plastic models from the second edition box. Their paintjob was horrible and I always wanted to re-do them. When I finally got around to repainting them I added a few metal models for variety. That kicked off a trend where I kept adding new models until almost none of the original plastic models were left in use. The “extra Goblins” followed the same behavioural trend and grew big enough to become a team all on their own.
The models are painted with my current “Green Skin” procedure: Black undercoat, Gretchin Green foundation paint, very “wet” Bleached Bone drybrush (crudely applied, the model looks horrible at this point), a full wash with Devlan Mud, a full wash with Thraka Green and finally another wash of Thraka Green when the first coat has completely dried. The result is a deep green with nice shading. Not bad for almost no painting effort in terms of details and precision. For Black Orcs I skip the Bleached Bone and for Goblins I apply it a bit thicker/wetter.
Star Player: I have two versions of Varag Ghoulchewer, the initial release from the 90s and the newer (much bigger) multi-part model. The older Varag makes a nice skilled-up Black Orc these days. Also available is Morg’n’Thorg as the only non-green model in the team (though still big, loud and aggressive).
Blitzer: One lone plastic Blitzer is all that remains from the original box set (middle). And even he is superfluous since you can only field four Blitzer in a standard Orc team.
Black Orcs: There are only two variants of metal Black Orcs so for once the plastic “survivor” has a real use. The plastic Black Orc is also the nicest sculpt in the old set and blends in reasonably well.
Thrower: Two Throwers – one metal, one plastic.
Linemen: The Linemen are mostly from the metal range with two old plastic models thrown in for variety. The second plastic model is actually a Thrower with the ball carrying hand replaced.