These are Oathmark Goblins (not Orcs, they're much bigger) which I have painted to add to my burgeoning forces of Mordor/Angmar for Lord of the Rings.
One of the problems of the old plastic LotR minis are the limited range of monopose sculpts. This is more of a problem for the Orcs than for the more uniform troops like Uruk-Hai or Easterlings.
Therefore I picked up a sprue of Oathmark Goblins to add a bit of variation, and as you can see, they scale pretty well.
The sprue has five models and a range of hand weapons, spears, shields and bows just like the Dwarf sprue. There is a head and large axe suitable to denoting a champion (which I haven't used) and unlike the Dwarves, there's a banner pole that I've decided to take advantage of.
The poses are a little bit samey, and so I wouldn't want to use too many of them alongside the more dynamically posed LotR Orcs, but a handful amongst the throng looks fine.
Having said that, these are also £25 for 30 and so do come out as a cheaper alternative to the official models.
I used the same simplistic approach to painting as when I painted the GW Orcs: base coats, drybrushing and washes over a black base, which works well enough and demostrates that these are more than detailed enough.
I'm not sure about the banner (I never am when I do freehand) and so it's not attached yet, and won't be until I'm certain I can't improve it. The saving grace is that Orc banners can cope with being rubbish as they're made by Orcs.
I feel like I'm finally building up a head of steam again and making some progress through the backlog.
It's a shame I've actually got to go back to work again on Thursday.