Appetite for Destruction – Part 2

Every Warcry warband needs a leader and this is as true of my hungry boys as it is of anyone else. Thus the next step for my little gang of ogres was a crusher, that is to say the fat lad who bosses all the other fat lads around.

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With him done the warband takes another (ground trembling) step towards completion.

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 With just three models to go (one of which – the leadbelcher – is already well underway, whilst the other two are just teeny-tiny gnoblars) I’m going to try to get the project wrapped up before the weekend, or by the start of next week at the latest.


34 responses to “Appetite for Destruction – Part 2

  • Azazel

    oooooohhhh.. sexy! I like them Ogres a lot!

  • stevebArt

    i totally agree with Azazel, love em, totally different to anything i have ever done..

  • Alex

    Cool – and definitely a strong contender for ‘stupidest hand weapon of the year’! 🙂

    • Wudugast

      I know right? Is he showing it off – “hey guys, look what I found!” – or is he about to clamp it onto someone’s face? Either way, bet it’ll hurt! Imagine the poor Stormcast Eternal spirited back to Azyr with that thing clamped over his noggin – he’d never live it down!

  • Argentbadger

    Good work. I love the Ogre sculpts, they have a lot of character considering that almost all the infantry are basically in the same near-static pose.

    • Wudugast

      Cheers! Given their age I think the ogres hold up really well, even in comparison to the newest stuff. It’s not even just the same pose either, there’s just two basic bodies (which are pretty much indistinguishable from each other – just slight differences in posing between one and the other) – then it’s just a case of which arms, heads and weapons you give them turns them into Bulls, Leadbelchers or Ironguts. If someone told me that GW were working on a range which used just two sculpts for all of the infantry I’d never believe they could pull it off.

  • Ann

    Love the ogre using the bear trap as a melee weapon, lol.

    • Wudugast

      It is a bit daft isn’t it? Mind you, imagine getting that clamped over your head, that would put a dent in any hero’s confidence! I like the slightly silly elements of the ogres, they’re not as out and out daft as the orcs or goblins but they still sneak in some little quirky elements. My favourite is the musician for the squad which is just an ogre shouting – no drums or horns for these lads!

      • Ann

        Heh, yeah, it is a bit daft. I wonder if his friend the goblin was doing something similar but with the more sensible innovation of putting the trap on a pole and making a sort of man-catcher/faceripperoffer out of it and the ogre thought it was a great idea but too fiddly so you have what you modeled?

      • Faust

        Maybe he’s yodeling?! I didn’t realize that was their musician. I thought he was barking commands.

      • Wudugast

        I think he’s just shouting. He cracked me up when I worked it out 🙂 I remember there was a line in one of the old ork codexes that said something like “the warboss’s second in command is usually a master of the well respected art of shouting”. One of those lines that’s stuck in my head for years, alongside “Ork tanks and stompas often feature murder ports, allowing the grots to get in some close-combat murdering – or more usually to get murdered in close combat”.

  • theimperfectmodeller

    Damn! There I was about to go to bed and now I am going to have a restless night trying to decide which one is best. Given the fine margins this is going to be tough. To make matters worse there are still three more to follow. Bugger! 😉

    • Wudugast

      Oh dear – that’s enough to keep anyone awake! Well, to make matters worse, if pressed I think my favourites will be the three I’ve not shown yet (assuming, of course, that I’m still as happy with them once I’ve painted them as I was before I started – which so far I am). I’ll try to get them finished and posted soon before the insomnia becomes too debilitating!

  • Pete S/ SP

    Nice- I wouldn’t want that trap clamped on my face though….

    Cheers,

    Pete.

  • Kuribo

    As impractical as it is, I love the “bear trap” as a weapon ogre. It just fits their personality and character well. This is a great looking unit and it is a lot of fun seeing them come together. With each update, painting an ogre goes higher and higher up my to-paint list so keep ’em coming 😉

    • Wudugast

      Haha – I know what you mean!
      First ogre – “I use this bear trap to catch my food”
      Second ogre – “How’s it work then?”
      First ogre – “I walk up to the food and put the trap over their head”.

      I’d very much like to see what you’d do with an ogre model, all being well I’ll have another one to encourage you with tomorrow morning 🙂

  • Faust

    I think I tried to avoid the bear trap weapon on mine, as it just didn’t make sense to me. Or maybe I kept them, as it was a closer fit to Blood Bowl.

    • Wudugast

      Yeah, they’re a bit weird aren’t they? I thought it worked well here but that’ll probably be enough for me in this warband/army/whatever it ends up as. The one on a chain with the thundertusk riders is just too odd looking for my taste, what’s supposed to be going on there?!

  • Faust

    Durrrh…second post! So, Appetite for Destruction certainly takes me back. Stand out album for its time. Like most things, fame didn’t last forever though.

    I really like the club and stone weapons. Especially the interesting wood on this ones club. You always manage to make some nice looking weapons.

    • Wudugast

      Aye, Appetite for Destruction is an absolute banger isn’t it? Major component of the soundtrack to my student days. Sadly they did go downhill somewhat…

      Thank you, I do find I need to push myself with weapons that aren’t made of (rusty and manky-looking) metal – but perhaps that’s paying off with better results 🙂

      • Faust

        Nice album, the subsequent ones had a few nice songs, but I think Lies and Appetite is what I ended up listening to the most. I’ll sometimes play old stuff while painting just for nostalgia which is fun.

        I don’t know, your metals always turn out really nice to me. I’m always impressed with what my fellow bloggers are doing, even if I don’t always get the chance to read and comment on everything.

  • maenoferren22

    Very nicely done. I quite fancied building an ogre army a good old while ago, but somehow never got around to it.

    • Wudugast

      Thank you! Yeah, I know that feeling – so many projects, so little time to work on them. I also had a plan to make an ogre army which has been untouched for years now, these fellows here are as far as it’s got so far. Mind you, I did enjoy them, so they could be the beginning of a bigger project, will have to wait and see. 🙂

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