Grrrr…

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A while ago I finished the Werewolf from Citadel’s C18 Night Horrors line. It’s a wonderful mini with lots of character. My guess would be that it’s sculpted by Jes Goodwin but a quick Google search could not confirm this. I really like the pulpy rock n’ roll look of the wolfman with his huge sideburns and rockabilly hair. The paint job, which is almost completely obscured by my bad photos, was fairly straightforward but fun to do. A nice change of pace from some of the other stuff I have been working on lately.

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Here’s a little soundtrack to accompany the spirit of the mini – auuuuuu!

Up next is some beastmen which I’m looking forward to showing you all.

Cheers

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Old Firm Ogre Casuals

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Last week I finished these five chaps for a small scenario we played Sunday. And let me tell you this – these models have been some of the most fun to paint in a long while. The largest of the models is a late-80’s ogre captain by Bob Olley. The mini is absolutely splendid and although all Olley’s ogres more or less look alike they are among my favorites. They remind me of Enki Bilal’s grim-faced sportsmen. And boy are they different from the current, boring Ogre Kingdoms-stuff GW is sporting. Sadly the mini had lost its hammer when I got it and I therefore gave him a big chaos warrior axe with skulls.

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The four smaller ogres all come from the second incarnation of Golgfag’s mercenary ogres, produced around 1985; a classic Regiment of Renown. They are lovely figures but slightly crude compared to the stuff Citadel produced only a few years later. Nevertheless they were an absolute joy to paint. Also here one of the ogres had lost his weapon (the one on the far left), and I thus gave him the slender mace-head. I forgot from which line it originates.

In our scenario the Olley Ogre was named Groar and he arrived into the battle with his four brothers to combat the nefarious vampire Walther von Löwe. To underscore the fact the ogres are brothers I gave them the same orange-blond hair. Sadly Groar and his brothers fled the table much too soon. oh well…

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I’m the crawling king snake…

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I finally had a chance to paint this piece of old lead; the giant snake produced by Grenadier. For some reason I’ve had my eye on this model for a while and early this summer I finally took the plunge and picked it up on Ebay. The model is fairly chunky and the snake’s head is both a bit too large and has a certain sense of slightly off complacency to it. Nevertheless I like it, although I’m not entirely sure why – perhaps it’s due to the size and weight of the mini.

The paintjob was fairly straight forward, but was nearly ruined by the gloss I used. I went with an old Humbrol gloss which messed-up the blendings on the scales of the snake. It still appears acceptable but I’m not satisfied with the model as it looks now, but it was quick to paint and should I find the inspiration, I’ll perhaps revisit it sometime in the future.

Sorry for the bad pics by the way, I had some problems with the lighting.

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