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30-03-2007, 05:37
I'm just starting to paint these bad boys and thought logging it would give me a clear and concise way to actually keep me going with this project. My intent is to paint my entire Ogre Kingdoms ( Ogres and Monsters only! Gnoblars are going to have to take a back seat ) before I ever play a game with them and by the end of May, if not earlier. Doubtlessly I'll fail in holding up that end after so long, I really want to get involved in the WHFB crowd here, but my intent should still be carried out in some fashion.

What I Have To Paint

Ogre Tyrant x1
Ogre Butcher x1
Ogre Ironguts x4
Ogre Leadbelchers x4
Ogre Bulls x16 ( <-- May convert some into Iron Guts )

What's On The Sidelines

Gnoblar Warriors x40

What I need To Get


Some time earlier posted pictures of an Ogre Hunter I was messing around with; I've long since cannibalized him for bits. Don't plan on using him unfortunately, love the model though.

As for today, and my first entry, I've gotten started on my Tyrant. I'm mostly doing a rundown on flesh tones and played around with the metallics. Not terribly happy with how the Tyrant's metals turned out and I'm going back over it with drybrushing, etc, and his beard needs work. Likewise I can't paint eyes.


30-03-2007, 06:35
I like his skin tone, really mad, but why did you leave one arm undercoated? Or is that covered in leather or something?

30-03-2007, 06:45
That's suppose to be leather. I'm not very happy with how that turned out either. Oh well here's a Leadbelcher.


The Gnoblar needs some work around the edges of his feet nor have I added highlights or anything. First time painting green, too! Ironic because I own a bunch of Orks.. And before anyone asks Yes I am taking photos in my bathroom; the lighting is better than anywhere else in my house!

30-03-2007, 16:02
Nice skintone and I like the conversion on the limited ed. bruiser, with the gun into club action. Best of luck finishing the ogres, I've got 2k of my own that have been ignored for months and months now ...

- Salvage

30-03-2007, 16:36
nice skin-tones, the flame on the torch gnoblar looks nice too


30-03-2007, 19:41
first let me say very nice skin tones, but whats with the hole in the leadbelcher's arm? :confused:

30-03-2007, 20:57
I just noticed that myself. Rather stumped on what to do.. I don't really want to have to take him apart or strip him down again. :|

31-03-2007, 00:02
I also love the skin tones. As for the hole is should be easy enounght to cover with a pinch of green stuff. You will have to paint some of his arm again though.

31-03-2007, 01:38
How did you do that skin tone? It's nice.

31-03-2007, 07:45
Oh uh. I use Reaper Master Series paints, all in dropper bottles. I start by just hitting the whole area with a really clean base coat of Dark Flesh ( Vallejo Game Color Charred Brown, Vallejo Model Color German Black Brown or Citadel Scorched Brown ) then step up to Tanned Skin ( Bronze Flesh, Dark Flesh and Bronzed Flesh respectively ) leaving Dark Flesh in the recesses and gradually, lightly blending into them. As you can tell my blending sucks but I'm not gunning for a Golden Demon, I'm still a fairly slow painter and it works to the Ogre model's strengths given the huge surface area ( by comparison to other models ) they work with. Finally, I add Polished Bone ( Bone White, Pale Sand and Bleached Bone respectively ) to the Tanned Flesh for each level of highlight, always at a 1:1 ratio. I use dropper bottles to help with that; I didn't do the same with my converted Tyrant because I was still testing the waters with him and as you'll notice he's definitely more pale looking then the Leadbelcher which is going to be the standard for my army. Truthfully, for the Leadbelcher all I did was those three steps without any additional highlights. I'm still playing around with things but I think what's slowing me down is not thinning my paints enough for a good coverage on this white primer. Time will only tell! If it keeps slowing me down the Ogres will get a brake fluid bath. ;)

Elizas Guardianangel
02-04-2007, 00:35
I also think you did an amazing job on the flesh. I am also working on an ogre army. I'm planning on making them grey, but your paint job is making me want to copy your color scheme.