Thank you, I think I understand where you’re coming from. I find it easier to paint the models first before working on the bases, that’s including adding sand and painting the edges. I know people on social media and maybe even on this forum will point out multibasing is the way to go, but I’m not a fan of multibasing.
Don’t be jealous! Hahaha all those models except the wardrums were bought off of ebay. Borgut and Grimgor I bought brand new and yeah they were a bit expensive but I really didn’t care. The Orc Shaman was pre-painted and was sold for like $10USD, basically the same as Grotfang. Just painted and tossed away to be forgotten. If I could find those kind of miniatures, I would definitely snatch those up because I can clean and repair them with little effort.
Avatars of War is good, I have most of their Orc heroes. Orc Shaman is really well done, their Black Orc Warlord is good too, though the two hander weapon option is a weird design… I mean a bent haft? The regular Orc Warlord is a redesigned Grimgor Ironhide, though his torso is stretched upward so the model has this lean that can cause the model to tip.