dimanche 29 novembre 2015

Some ogres and the gaze of death...

Hello guys,

so in my last post, I was mentionning that next time, i was going to show more chaos thugs. The thing is I still have one left in the painting queue.

And so I decided not to show the thugs this time. I m sorry, I lied. Or should I say I badly planed my previews.

Anyway, I hope that my ogres are going to rock your world like Michael Jackson will do. So without further waiting, here are the ogres!

They re red! Like my army.
So these guys are all, Jes Godwin ogres. There are 10 of the existing 15. I would have liked to get my hand on the executionner but we can't have everything in life.
So I painted them in red and black like the chaos warriors and to give them a more a unit feel, they all have grey skin. They are grey ogres.
Do you remember this guy? The Gray ogre? It s a magic the gathering card for those who don't know. It was a common card kind of shitty but when I played this game I used to like it. The french translation was "ogre gris" like "grey ogre". I was like this guy is not grey at all, I don't understand. Anyway, as a tribute to this gray ogre, my guys are all grey skinned. (What does gray mean ...?)
The mercenary and the warlord
These 2 guys are very nice miniatures. I gave a foundry orc shield to the mercenary. I should have taken a pic of it. They re really fun and come in large variety of smiles and stuffs. He got a bag where a little snotling is trying to escape.
The Warlord is a big monobloke figure. He s making me think to the ral partha Bob Olley ogres.
The gladiator and the thug.
When I got the gladiator, I was like, this guy is a chaos ogre. He got a big horn on his forehead. Then I saw the chaman with his aries horns and I really decided that my ogres were going to be part of my chaos army. They won't go with my O&G army.
The thug is full of character, he s the big silly ogre. Got me bag got me club, gonna get food...
Chaos ogre and ... the gladiator again?
Now that I see the gladiator, I m not sure about the previous one... He was maybe the pitfighter ... something close.
Anyway, the chaos guy is according to my knowledge the first chaos ogre. When I got him, I put him on a 25mm base in order to be a chaos hero. Then I got his friends and I put him back on the monster base (where he belongs).
The gladiator is almost fully naked. I alway have difficulties to make the skin on large areas when I m doing the highlights. I think he s all right but I still have progress to do. You can see him like this but he (of course) got the classic black and white striped mohawk!

Warrior priest and shaman
The warrior priest is one of my favorite miniature. The first time I saw him was in a white dwarf with a warhammer quest diorama. He was acting as the keeper of the dungeon with a scary dog. I had to have him. It s a really classic mini that all oldhammer fans want to have. I was Lucky enough to have him for a not too high price on eBay.
The chaman is really funny. He doesn't look like an ogre. He s more like a scary troll. But he s listed as an ogre and he s getting along pretty well with the others. Like the gladiator, he s almost naked. So he was pretty hard for me to paint him.
Skragg and the oriental ogre
I don't remember where did I see that the name of the big guy is Skragg. I think it was in the cardgame that were distributed by gw in the old days. That's why he s the only one who has a name. Anyway, he s the champion of the crew. This big heavy armor and the threatening axe make of him a good leader.
The oriental ogre is also really cool. I added a bit of gold for his armor. He got his oni look. Could work well in an hobgoblins warband.
The whole unit, again
And the usual shoot from above
In order to apologize for the thugs, here are the monster of this week!
The chicken of doom!!! Or as we called it ... The cockatrixe!
The mighty chicken of hell! Giving killing gaze to everybody who boswer it. On its base, I put 2 barbarians trying to have KFC (Khaotic fried cockatrixe) but they weren't fast enough.
The 2 stupid guys got petridied before they can even slash the beast. No more fried cockatrixe for them.
An other shoot of the scary beast

That's it for this week. I hope you all appreciate this pictures. Feel free to comment again. Next time, I will post (I hope) the thugs, a new champion, surely a dark emmissary and a new monster (surprise).
In the oldhammer forum, people asked me to put back the pictures of my old articles, in 2013. I m still lookig for where on earth I put these pics. I will update them as soon as they are recovered.
Thanks for watching! Bye!

4 commentaires:

  1. I'm an absolute fan of the Goodwin ogres and yet have only painted one ! Good job with the alternative skin tone and the splendid looking unit !

  2. I totally love your style buddy, brilliant work!

  3. Love these guys, great models and an inspired choice on the grey skin - very effective with the red!

  4. Hey you guys! Thanks for the comments! Yeah Jes Goodwin sculpts are really awesome. I ll have to paint more of his minis, especially the chaos champions!
    I hope i could make an update this weekend. I still have some bases to finish and a chaos thug to do.
    Take care.