Appetite For Destruction – Part 7

Ogres are very much associated in Warhammer with all things primeval. I rather like this but there does come a point where a theme becomes stretched and the fact that these two have been sitting unfinished on my desk for so long that they may well have got there when mammoths and woolly rhinos were walking the earth definitely qualifies. 

Ogres Wudugast Warhammer (4)Ogres Wudugast Warhammer (5)Ogres Wudugast Warhammer (6)

I’ve always liked the idea of the Bellower in a unit of Ogres. Whilst almost every other unit in WHFB had a musician of some kind to set the march the Ogres just have a guy who shouts at them to hurry it up! 

Ogres Wudugast Warhammer (2)Ogres Wudugast Warhammer (3)

Add these new lads to the ones I’ve already painted and the result is an imposing wall of flabby flesh. 

Ogres Wudugast Warhammer (1)

As usual these aren’t the only Ogres on my desk but they’re the only ones I’ve finished today! 


20 responses to “Appetite For Destruction – Part 7

  • imperialrebelork

    Great stuff mate. I do like me some ogres although I’ve only ever painted one. I have used Ogre bodies for Ork conversions. Does that count?

  • Faust

    Really like that big choppy blade and you metal work sells it. I’m guessing I have that same weapon somewhere in my ogre bits stuff? Whomever thought up the Bellower, probably had kids of their own. I know at my house at least, “HURRY UP!” is being yelled all day long!! The minis remind me that the first time I tried to paint some of these guys (for a kit bash Blood Bowl Ogre team), I could not get the skin tone smooth across those surfaces. It was a nightmare. Also painting the inside of those mouths is tricky with that big hole inside.

    • Wudugast

      Hmmm… “The Ogre Guide to Parenting” – the book we need or the book we deserve? Aye, getting such large areas of skin to look smooth is a bit of a faff. I did think about adding some tattoos to add a bit of visual interest but to be completely honest I’d been starting and stopping with them for so long I just wanted to get the damn things done at last. Plus, I’ve got quite a few other ogres still to work on so that might well happen with them.

  • John@justneedsvarnish

    These are great minis! 🙂 I do like the big swords!

  • Kuribo

    Classic sculpts, that I can’t believe GW still makes and sells! I had at least a unit of these back in the day and I get tempted to buy a box just so I can paint one up. Maybe one of these days I’ll actually follow through on that though I have no idea what I’d do with the remaining ones.

    Regardless, I love how you painted these up and they look awesome all together too. They’re dirty and grimy just like the Ogres prefer 🙂

    • Wudugast

      Cheers mate! 🙂 Yeah, they’re ancient aren’t they? And it sometimes feels like they’ve spent most of that time on my desk… Mind you, they’re not even close to being the oldest things still in the GW catalogue (mutters in Skaven). I may have suggested this before but why not pick up one of the Ogre single figures for a display painting project? I really like the Tyrant but I reckon a painter of your skills could do wonders with the Firebelly.

      • Kuribo

        There were some pretty bad old 40k sculpts sculpts kicking around last time I looked but GW may have finally put those out of their misery. LOTR has tons and tons of 20+ year old sculpts as well as I’m sure you know.

        The latest Ogre Tyrant is a great sculpt but something about it doesn’t appeal to me. I have looked at some of the individual ogres in Underworlds and have thought about the pirate one. Its not the most interesting sculpt but I think you could make a decent enough display with him. I’d love to do a Stonehorn as I think they really capture the charm of ogres with some extra gnoblars added to it, if I can, but that is a massive project that I don’t know if and when I’ll ever get around to it. That and my massive Vampire diorama are pretty much the only Warhammer related display pieces I have in mind for the future right now. GW could always release something new and change my mind though! 🙂

  • Pete S/ SP

    Brilliant- love the facial expression on the first one.

    Cheers,

    Pete.

  • lordcommandereloth

    Looking great I really like the metal work on the sword, very nicely done.

    • Wudugast

      Thank you! Remember our conversation the other week about sponge weathering? Well that’s pretty much all I did with the swords, working up from dark brown to orange and then a bit of silver to finish.

      • lordcommandereloth

        That’s good to know. I’ve not had a chance to try the weathering yet, been working on getting base paint on the first squad first bug I have not forgotten so hopefully will try it soon, as you now sold it to me with these examples

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