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Does anybody have (or know where I can find) some pictures of (or tutorials how they've) converted OK? I assume there will be lot's of GS involved and wanted to get some inspiration before I started cutting up models and plasticard.
I'm thinking of building a very individual OK army, maybe basing an army around one of the special characters in the codex. Jhared the Red or maybe one of the other Tyrants mentioned (An Ogre Tyrant with a full suit of plate armour riding into battle on mechanised Rhinoxen sounds too cool for school). I know there aren't any special rules for them at present but I'm not looking for Tourney legal, just a fun couple of units for crushing thinlings.
For the rest of the army I was thinking of having themed units, obviously the bulls would be in character with whichever Tyrant I go with but I might have all Ninja Maneaters, or an all Female unit. (Ogre Cow rush anyone?).
I know it's a big project and will take forever but I'm looking forward to it. What I really need is some hints, tips and general advice from anybody that has already worked on an OK conversion and what lessons they've learnt, what can substitute and what can't etc..
The Paint Monkey is your man. He's a really good painter, if you hadn't guessed by the title or avatar.
You could also try the conversion forum. You might get some good advice there, too.
I haven't fooled with converting any of my ogres because of the amount of work involved. Their arms and torsos are designed in a such a way that repositioning them is well beyond my paltry green stuff skills.
It'd be great, though, if you post some pics as you go through the process.
There was an excellent article I think it was in US White Dwarf 300 on a variety of conversions for OK plastic models. There a really nice one of a red daemonic ogre that almost looks like a cross between a minotaur and a blood thirster without wings. It had eyeballs strung around its neck. Also there have been a few nice conversion making them into minotaurs with wolf heads or metal minotaur heads.
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Best thing to check when starting out is here-
GW Online : News : Convershun Klinic : Working With Green Stuff
This is a great help!
Let us know if there is a particular thing you're trying to do and maybe find a reference photo or two, they are really handy, too.
No more NG spearmen, thanks! Now I need some pump-wagons!
The paint monkey has nailed it on the head there. Ogres are fantastic to convert because of their size i would say don't be too afraid because you will more than likely pull it off using the simple techniques given on the GW site.
I myself have converted a few ogres but mine are just for comic value so what i did isn't really much use ot you but if you need any help with things pm me im mroe than happy to help you out.
I plan to live forever, so far so good.