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Ogre Cyclops Army Details
Just finished this army, and took a bunch of new pics.
This army inspiration started with three chaos spawn that I did for a Plague Legion 40K army that were based on Ogre bodies. I drilled a hole in the ogre neck bump and put in a single glaring orb in the socket. I really liked how it looked and that became the inspiration for this army.
This army includes:
1 Butcher cauldron
2 Gnoblar Scrap Carts (stands in for six Gnoblars, including groinbiter)
1 Gnoblar Scraplauncher
The bases in this army have received a lot of attention, every last one has some kind of decoration. They all have corking, painted like grey badlands rock. Originally, I put snow on them, but it was too much, too bright.
I wanted to be able to have a Tyrant with two hand weapons, great weapon or Thundermace, but still use the same figure. So the giant mace was set up as if resting in one hand, and chain was added as if wrapped around the other. The chain ends in a spiked ball. The shoulderpad bumps were ground off to make way for various spikes. The neck was puttied up and an eye installed. The back banner join is covered by the gut-plate as if it were a shield strapped to his back. A Wyrdstone Necklace has been sculpted on with green stuff.
These were made from basic ogre bodies with a ton of stuff added, not the least of which is the butcher banners. Each model includes parts from about ten different kits. One has been converted to have Grutâ€™s Sickle. Other magic items are variously modeled on. The butchers also come with a Butcher Cauldron that can stand in as a regular ogreâ€”itâ€™s just a decorative piece for the army.
The standard ogre conversions that theme this army are the single freakish eye, and the gut maw. The fangs on the maw are the horns from the skeleton regiment helmet, and some green stuff makes for the rest. A few have in-process body parts being digested. Others have a slavering tongue groping from within the abominationâ€™s belly. I imagined these ogres as shamanistic hunters, and so outfitted them with various spearheads, mostly from Orc kits. Each shield-gauntlet is unique, with all kinds of spikes and blades added. I have also made sure that they rank up will, and a few of the ogres are at slight angles so they look like they are marching in a rough fashion. One model has two upraised spike-gauntlets. This was inspired by the â€śdouble-deuceâ€? of Strong Bad fame.
In keeping with the spear theme, the Ironguts have two handed blade-spears.
Gnoblar Scrap Carts
These are not actual army entries. They are to keep the giant Gnoblar units from being flat and boring. They measure 40mm x 60mm and take up the space of six regular gnoblars, put right in the front and middle. Each one has what could represent a Groinbiter.
The problem with the regular Yhetees is that their heads are way too small and funny looking. I remedied that by putting on Tuskgor heads from the beastmen range. These have a mane of white hair sculpted on. One has the hand from the OOP Scylla model, like a cloven claw. Since I imagined them as being from a scrubland sort of area, branches from the new wood elf kit were attached to the bases.
The one with the cannon has leather straps on the cannon sculpted with green stuff. I put on a marauder shieldâ€”the one with peeling leather seemed most appropriate. To make it seem like it was strapped on, I sculpted a belt from green stuff.
Nothing wrong with this model. The belly was too lean to put the fanged maw there, so I just green-stuffed a maw, small eye (they are cavern-dwellers after all), and fangs. Oh, and a giant, groping tongue. I think it looks hideousâ€”truly a horror of the dark.
I think they are really cool! Ace idea too.....(I wish i was that good at modelling/painting) *cries*
Oh well..i can dream....
By the sounds of it you really put a lot of work into the army, and hopefully the models should frighten your opponents on the battlefield! Good job!
Last edited by Master_Bungle; September 23rd, 2005 at 16:22.
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they look...... *combs through dictionary..... awesome, simply awesome.
A "Thank You" to those with kind words and helpful advice.
This week I've got a campaign game against Dwarves. Ugh! I dread shooty armies. I think the key is terrain setup.