So, tribe name not exactly decided but yeah..about time I (re)started my gnoblog and did some actual work on my boys.
So I've built up a fair collection of ogres from good ol' eBay. Roughly 75 odd with about half painted badly (contemplating selling on if cleaning them fails), a Rhinox rider, a Rhinox rider I'm making from scratch, 1 scratch built scrap launcher and 1 half scratch built, a thundertusk in it's box, a big plastic rhino that will have the spare bits added to it and become a stonehorn, 2 hunters, the limited edition bruiser, some sabretusks, about 70 gnoblars and 10 trappers, 2 mournfang in their box and a few non warhammer models I've collected to use for conversions, proxies etc.
So quite a mountain of painting, amateur hour greenstuff modelling and lots and lots of sweat
Now I actually got most of these boys a good while ago but work, time, motivation, getting married etc got in the way but I've kicked myself into getting a little started and got 2 ogres test painted to A:) get my ass into gear and B:) see if I can actually paint.
You see I've picked up a load of paints, brushes etc, all the modelling tools and bits and bobs but..the big but.. I've not painted a model since I was about 17..which is 16 odd years ago. Back then I also had armies mostly 99% unpainted too 0.o
Anyhoo some quick fluff:
The tribe wandered for many years doing the usual selling services and spanking different races for good food and hungry bellies but do to some bad weather took shelter in a ravine that later got blocked in forcing them to climb higher int he mountains to find a way around the dangerous terrain.
What they found was a Sky Titan castle..hidden high in the mountains from the time before the giants were routed from their high homes. Mostly stripped bare they have further pillaged any items of use. So expect to see some giant armour, weapons and other items from big folks hands.
These guys don't really have anything to do with the fluff yet and were my test paints to see how the hell things work. Tried the general tallarn flesh skin colour scheme and general paint scheme with tips from Byronics tutorial and all the other blogs I've read in the last two years. I jumped straight in and missed a few mould lines so forgive those but I really wanted to just get some paint to plastic
Still a few things to touch up and I'm generally happy with them. I have learnt lots from painting these two and will do more on the next guys. Painting is addictive
Not really happy with the rusted ironfist though. Feel it looks like chipped orange paint rather than rust so going to work on that.