Despite being distracted greatly from my Ogres by Empire, Orcs and more recently Chaos Warriors, I have managed to the keep the painting going at a fair rate.
Here’s the gallery with details on the pictures below:
1-2 Krum DoubleGutt : This is the Brusier I showed you a while back, all painted up now. I’ve just thought while typing this however that I forgot to take a picture of his back. I have added tattoos to the back of all my Ogres that denotes which unit or social standing they belong to within their tribe. I may make this into a future post.
3-4 Baron FatNeck, Gibblet Prophet : Possibly my favourite model in my army at present. I showed you pictures of him before, but since then I asked my friend who is particularly skilled at using Green Stuff to model a massive fat neck/jowl area onto him. I couldn’t be happier with the result. It really emphasises the foul corpulence that Butchers should display. I’m not one for painting bloodstains on my models, I think sometimes it can look quite cheesy, but I felt in this case it was necessary to the character.
5-7 Gnoblars : I am surprised with how happy I am with how these little chaps have turned out so far. I’m really putting minimal effort into painting these as I have so many to do. But once that Badab Black wash covers them everything looks fantastic. I’m still constantly amazed how much better simple models can look with the correct usage of the latest Games Workshop washes. For people new to painting, I really suggest you experiment with these washes. One day I hope to do a step-by-step blog post and show off just how much of difference they make.
The last of the Gnoblar photos is to demonstrate how I’ve magnetised them. In Warhammer the emphasis is on tightly regimented ranks of troops and more often than not you are using movement trays for ease of movement. Problems arise however if you knock the table or have to move the unit up a difficult piece of terrain and all the models fall off their movement tray, and it can be quite time consuming setting them all up again. Some people magnetise the bases to prevent this, so I thought I’d give it a go. I bought some A5 sheets of steel paper and some 2omm square base magnets from Hasslefree Miniatures (a really friendly family business, check them out and support them if you can). I cut the steel paper to the right shape for my movement tray and stuck it down (the sheets I bought had a adhesive side, which was handy) then attached the adhesive magnets to the bottom of the Gnoblars bases and there we have it!
8 Orge Bulls : Here is the front rank of a regular Bull unit, with a unit champion in the centre and a bellower (counts as musician) on the right of the picture. You’ll have to excuse the unfinished bases on a couple of them!
9 Standard Bearer : Really love the skull adorning the top of this banner.
10-17 Ironguts : The great-weapons these guys wield are just so cool. They also come with enemy shields that they’ve pilfered in order to use as makeshift armour which is a nice addition and makes them look even more interesting.
Hope you enjoyed today’s pictures. Doing this has also spawned a few ideas for future posts so stay tuned.