With summer starting up and the weather getting nice, I figured I'd do the natural thing and spend extra time shut up in my apartment painting miniatures!
I've been looking at making some Chaos Ogres for a while now, since I'm getting exceptionally bored with my normal lists, and I was having a ton of trouble finding miniatures to do the unit justice. Decent wolves are hard to find, and with me working on Chaos Space Marines and trying to get test stuff done for Empire, sculpting Ogre-sized wolves sounds terrible.
Then Zach Shelley (of the Twin Cities group Lords of War) posted something about Rackham Confrontation wolfen via Twitter. If you don't know Zach, he's an awesome chap. Buy him a beer at the next event you're at with him and he'll love you forever. Or something.
Anyway, wolfen. I remember a local fellow named Jake Bromley once did an awesome Chaos Ogre unit using Confrontation wolfen and I checked out the miniatures. Liking what I saw, I shamelessly stole the idea and implemented it myself!
Here are some of the WiP shots so far:
|Musician came premade. He's the wolfen version of the bellower--howlin' at that moon yo!|
|Pretty sure he just stole this off of some dumbass marauder. "Mine bitch!"|
|I got nothing here. Can only be so witty.|
|Why does everyone need to put their hand to the ground?|
I've had to do some minor conversion work to get them to look right. Nearly all of the weapons needed a swap (their weapons either did not look like great weapons or the shafts of the axes were stupidly weedy). Plus, I has to had a standard to one of them.
Here's the MVP of my tools during this process:
|Seriously, the amount of drilling that needed to happen in order to make sure all of these shafts stuck together was insane, not to mention pins in joints, feet, and torsos. Bleh|
One thing that I did not realize when purchasing these models is that one of them was WAY bigger than the others. Seriously, this fucker right here.
|Okay, not so bad...|
|Holy fuck. Need to do better Google Image searching for size comparisons in the future.|
What a massive mother-fucker. So he looks a little (lot) off in the unit, honestly, and I don't have time before Blood in the Sun to figure out another model, so in he stays. I usually like size diversity among my units (as that's way more realistic), but this is even a little drastic. Whoops. After BitS, I'll maybe use him as a Daemon Prince. He's sized about right--just need him on a 50mm base!
So far, the unit looks pretty dope to me. I'll spend some of the weekend painting them and hopefully will have a finished product post for y'all next week before BitS.
And for those wondering how the unit will look game-wise, it's a 4-pack of Chaos Ogres with great weapons, standard/musician, and Mark of Slaanesh. While Nurgle is better for the combat stuff, I hate panic checks more than anything in the world. So there. I'll be looking to debut them at BitS, since there's a scenario that requires a semi-hardy unit to take a watch tower. We'll see what they can do!
Anyway, suck my balls folks.