Appetite for Destruction – Part 4

During the summer I tend to be out a lot, the pressure of work is high and finding time to paint miniatures isn’t always easy. I tend to start projects left, right and centre, and then find myself without time to complete them. By the time I sit down at the painting desk again something else has seized my attention. Now, however, winter has rolled around once again, the nights have drawn in and the days are cold and grim. Time to finish some of those part-painted miniatures which the hobby butterfly had previously danced around. Over the next few days I’m aiming to fight once again the endless battle against the tide of unfinished projects – starting with this hulking Ogre Irongut. 

When I put together my Ogre warband for Warcry a few months ago I decided that one of the elite Ironguts would make a fine option to call upon should the puny species which attempt to defy the mighty Ogres prove tougher than expected. I started him whilst riding a wave of enthusiasm for the fat lads and now I’ve finally gathered that energy once again and got him finished. 

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I do enjoy painting Ogres, and the Ironguts are amongst my favourite models in the range so although I wouldn’t want to commit to exactly when I’m going to tackle more of them expect to see them lumbering over the horizon sooner or later.

23 responses to “Appetite for Destruction – Part 4

  • theimperfectmodeller

    Summer in Scotland, what day is that? Explains why you are painting all year round. Still your jobs loss is our gain and so I am not complaining. Nice Ogre. 🙂

  • Pete S/ SP

    He looks great. Would hate to be under that hammer when it come crashing down….



  • Faust

    Very nice, looking great! So I recognize the base of the model right away, as I originally bought some ages ago to make a Blood Bowl Ogre team. With a few weapon snips obviously. But I’m pretty curious to know how much conversion work there might have been to get that nice 2-handed weapon type pose? Was that a weapon that came with them? I know I would’ve immediately tossed it aside when eyeing the minis for a Blood Bowl conversion. But now I could imagine that would look great for a Fantasy game.

    • Wudugast

      Thanks mate! 🙂 No conversion work at all required here. The ogre infantry (gluttons, leadbleachers and ironguts) all use the same two basic bodies, which are then decorated with different extras in order to differentiate them. Each box contains frames with the bodies and frames containing heads, weapons and armour. Especially given the era in which these were released it’s a clever bit of design work.

      • Faust

        Thanks man, I should dig up the box I put those in and see if I still have mail bit. Looks great, could maybe make it work for a post-apoc game as well if I wanted.

      • Wudugast

        Good thinking – it wouldn’t take much to turn these into post-apocalyptic ogres. The Necromunda ogryns would be a good source of bits. Another project for the “maybe someday” list!

  • Kuribo

    Always great to see more Ogres and I couldn’t agree more about the quality of the sculpts of the Ironguts as well. This one turned out really well and looks pretty fearsome if I do say so myself. With the pandemic, I think this winter is likely to be pretty productive for me too. Gotta get that 20 miniature backlog back under control to a lower and safer number 😉

    • Wudugast

      Cheers! I’m really getting into painting ogres, I foresee this little warband growing and growing (there could even be an army of them in my future).

      As for your backlog I’m still a bit disgusted with you for having so few models to paint. 😉 Believe it or not I used to be exactly the same, but one bargain led to another and now I’ve tumbled down a slippery slope of unfinished projects. Ah well, you can use the winter to paint your backlog and I can use it to ineffectually scratch the surface of mine…

      • Kuribo

        I’m all for you making an Ogre army! I’ve thought about getting myself a box of Ironguts just for the joy of painting an ogre myself. We’ll see if I ever follow through 🙂

        The temptation of adding to your backlog can be hard to resist! I’m sure you’ll put a dent in yours this winter and I wouldn’t be surprised if the new releases from GW slow down a bit until this pandemic is over too which probably won’t hurt you any too 🙂

  • patmcf

    Nice one mate though he looks like he has put on weight due to the Virus lockdown, like a lot of us over here have Ha ha!!

  • patmcf

    I am, having worked 48 years its time to go out and have some fun! we are selling up in the city and moving inland to a small town to live the rural life, actually we are of there tomorrow to purchase a house before we sell this one as I will need to move all my dioramas out so the tradies can start doing a bit of work on this old one before we sell it.

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