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Awww man I'm taking the plunge and starting a thread for all my chaosy goodness (evilness?) At any rate, hopefully this will motivate me to keep chugging away at my army. Up til a couple months ago I had owned a chaos army for 2 years and not even had all the models built, let alone primed and painted. Shame on me.
I'll start off with posting a couple conversions/unit fillers that count as my musician and standard bearer for my blocks of warriors. I got sick of staring at so many dudes in 1 pose ominously marching forwards. If this goes well I'll probably chuck one or two into my block of marauders.
First up is the filler for my unit of halberd warriors.
He still needs a banner on his back and...
he has some rather large gaps in his shoulder blades that need to be filled with green stuff.
Next is a filler for a "Will It Blend" unit of xhw warriors and Festus that I plan on building in the not too distant future.
I still haven't come up with a solution that I like for how the banner is going to be attached to the ogre besides being blatantly glued to his back. The only thing I've thought of is going out and buying some cheap jeweler's chain and using that somehow, but I think it would look weird.
I also haven't figured out how I'm going to make these guys look like musicians, and I've hit a creative wall. Any suggestions on either of these conundrums?
Last edited by Immortal Scrub; May 3rd, 2012 at 05:15.
For the back banner, perhaps it is just 'stapled' into his flesh? Otherwise a X style strap to secure it to him.
They look good, I like the halberd it looks rather nasty.
It's a great idea, and looks good. The banners can be held with leather/metal straps pinned to the skin, it's easy to do and pretty bad-ass. And Ogre Kingdoms don't have musicians, only bellowers, so maybe these too can just shout? Or you could take some Familiar-like small model and make it a drummer, would fit perfectly on the base of the first one.
Scrub, I love them!!! Please can I rob the idea for something similar?
How about a harness, you can blend it off into the existing straps on the gut plate, and they can wrap around and hold the bottom and pole of the standard, so the pole sits in a holster as it were and the holster is strapped to the ogre.
Also for the musician what about this - imagine two shoulder pads linked together like a big yoke and on each side is a large pair of horn trumpets curving back over each shoulder and upwards. They share the same mouth piece with leaving him to hold a weapon as well.
Thanks for the positive feed back guys. Kaleb I love your ideas, but I'm afraid the models will end up looking too "busy." I think for now I just attach the banners with a couple small rectangles of green stuff and then put rivets on either end so it looks like leather stapled into the flesh.
I think I might put some gnoblar slaves on the bases beating away at drums to represent the musician.
Also, by all means steal the idea. I actually took it from here
Hey guys, no ogre update. I haven't had time to actually work on anything because I have finals next week so I'll show you some stuff I've had done for a while instead.
This was supposed to be a lash whip prince for my old CSM army, but I quit playing 40k for fantasy and the conversion never got finished. It seemed like a waste of a great model so I slapped an ogre hand weapon in place of where I was going to place a converted whip and I'll use it as a Slaanesh Demon Prince. I know DP's aren't great but meh, I already have the model so may as well. Any suggestions to make him more Slaanesh-y? I'm in the middle of sculpting a Slaanesh symbol on his blade, but I feel like it could use more.
Up next is my Hellcannon. I made after hearing horror stories about assembling the metal version before the fine cast was available, thus the incorrect base size. It's made from a Skaven Warp Lightning Cannon and a piece of PVC pipe. It's hard to tell from the pictures, but I actually sat down for about a half an hour with a knife and whittled away little bits of the pipe to give it a roughened appearance. I figured it would be nice to have some contrast in shading when I paint it compared to just once giant smooth piece of plastic.
Here's the crew converted from some old BFSP dwarves I had sitting around.
A close up on one of them. Sculpting the beard was actually pretty fun
Last edited by Immortal Scrub; May 6th, 2012 at 03:57.
Nice work! I really like the cannon, it looks big and beefy. How are you planning on decorating the sides?
I was thinking of taking the lazy way out and just slapping some left over shields onto the side. I can't really think of any other way of doing it.
Lovely conversions, I really really like what you've done with good ol' Be'lakor.
One thing I would suggest is adding some more details to the PVC pipe on the Hellcannon, it will probably look just fine as is but that's still a very large area with little details. Some studded metal banding or chains wrapped around the cannon could look neat. The texture you've managed to get on the cannon is superb though, looks very much like roughly hammered metal.
My two cents
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Wow sorry it's been a couple weeks without an update, I've been busy looking for a job and truth be told catching up on a lot of WoW that I missed out on playing over the last month of my semester.
So here's that sculpted Slaanesh symbol I was talking about.
And this is the stapled on banner. The other ogre will have the same thing when I find a banner I like.
These last guys are WIP shots of troll conversions. I've never liked the river troll conversions because they just seemed off to me (I think it's all the fish) and the old metal models are too expensive for what they are. They will all have a belt and loin cloth in the end, and I'm purposely using orc heads that are comparatively small to the bodies to show that they are stupid. I like the spawn bits because they seem to represent what I think of as mutant regeneration.
Sorry the quality is pretty bad on some of these. Needless to say, I'm not great at taking pictures at 3am