Originally, I had planned to work on the remaining miniatures from my Ogre Kingdom battalion, but sadly I got distracted by some lovely Christmas presents. Specifically, I received an Ironblaster and some Mournfang Cavalry for my fledgeling army of Ogresses, tentatively called the Little Death tribe. So far, I’ve only got as far as putting the Ironblaster together up until now, but I am highly impressed. The quality is amazingly high; almost no putty was required (apart from the bits I added, of course) and every piece fits together wonderfully. The detail is amazing, even on parts that will never be seen in the finished piece. For example, the Gnoblar driver’s weapon is a signpost marked Kislev, and the base of the chariot is a door, complete with lock and hinges.
Since the minature is so complex, I have only partially glued it together and I have used blu-tac to get the rest of the pieces to stay in place for the photos. I’ve ended up with a frankly ridiculous thirteen sub-assemblies to make sure that I can get my brush into those hard-to-reach places. I’ve also been rather sparing on the bling. There are loads of extra bits I could have added to this, like a sabretusk skin to sling over the cannon or stuff to hang off the gunner, but I decided to take a slightly more minimalist approach since the overall miniature is pretty busy as it is. As a result I’ve ended up with a lot of odds and ends to customise other Ogresses later on.
This photo doesn’t really do much justice to the moulding on the Rhinox, but the pieces slip together very snugly and there’s even an overlap on the hair along its back to hide the inevitable unsightly mould-line which is so noticable on the Chaos Warhounds.
There’s nothing particularly special about my work on the Ogress, although it was a nice change after the Ironguts and Leadbelchers to have the arms out of the way of the chest for easy sculpting. I did put a little more effort into the hair this time so hopefully once I get some paint on that it should look rather better than the Cows.
If I can resist painting this outrageous excellent miniature, I’m planning to get moving on the Mournfang Cavalry next.