For the fifth round there was an optional theme “Just the minis”, using a white / blank background and no frills to focus on the team and it’s paintwork, as it were.
Here is my entry:
“We are Ogres with RE not OR!”
compare with my regular background:
Ogres from the classic 1980’s C23 series sculpted by Jes Goodwin, Supreme God of Sculptors. They were purchased sometime around the dawn of time and has languished in the Drawers of Doom™ these many latter years.
It was time to do something about them.
Skrag the Renegade
Which means Chaos Renegade, which in turn means he is what amounts to a Champion or Warrior of Chaos.
Clad in Chaos Armour, this mini come from before most of the lore existed, and what Chaos was and was not, was not set in stone like today. The ogres were for the most part hard hitting allies / mercenaries and not an entire army back in the day.
Modern Ogres (they spell it wrong in Age of Sigmar) look completely different and have a developed and very different backstory in the lore, being a cohesive and seperate army in their own right. I am not really a fan of the modern look either.
For those who wonder, yes, the paint scheme is based on Thanos the Mad Titan, Infinity Gauntlet and all.
I did him as Santa from Hell. He brings lumps of coal to everyone! And put Rudolfs head on his stick!
Hroth Yog, Ogre Captain
Which might possibly be the most iconic of the old Jes Goodwin ogres. The sword being to mighty for it’s scabbard is just the best!
He has the axe for the job and the willingness to use it.
The lout of the team, doing his little, traditional dance.
These were really fun to paint. There is something about the simplicity of oldhammer minis that really appeal to me, the characterful sculpts have clear, deep detailing and are not too busy like many modern minis are.
Crom! Grant me victory this day or to Hell with you!
I have been fixing to paint these up and use them for an Ogres army in Kings of War for ages. I do have a few more of these, plus a bunch of the similarily sized Mantic Ogres waiting for paint, and in some cases even to be built, Maybe the release of third edition can spark me to actually make a list and dig out the minis for it, and hopefully even paint them up so I have a workable army ready to rumble.
Warhammer Fantasy Battles, late 1980s.
Sculpted by Jes Goodwin, the God of Sculpting.
These were painted in October
Painted so far this year: (Miniatures: 386 /365 goal // scenery and terrain: 60)
February: 44 // 10
July: 42 // 38
September: 45 // 12
October: 26 // 1
Future LPL13-entries etc that I cannot post quite yet: 16