Since finishing the Undead army I decided not to rest and build my Mantic Ogre Starter army. Having priced it up and added in a GW plastic Giant (plus some borrowed goblins – not pictured) the total comes to 2000 points.
What you see in the pictures is about 1550 points with the Giant and some additional artefacts added in.
1 x Ogre Warrior Legion
1 x Shooter Horde
1 x Boomer Horde
1 x Warrior Regiment
1 x Standard Bearer
1 x Grokagamok
1 x Giant
I cut some hardboard to size and mounted the units. The Giant went on a custom plastic base 50mm wide and about 55mm long to fit its stride. The figures were glued with superglue but stuck to the bases with a cheap Grab Adhesive from a cartridge gun. Small stones were dropped onto the bases while the adhesive was still “wet”.
Black Spray Primer was used to undercoat (Halford’s own brand). Burnt Umber was painted onto the bases to give a rich brown finish.
The figures were drybrushed with Vallejo Game Color Chainmail. Flesh painted onto arms, hands and faces. Some brown and white were used to drybrush the faces. Nails were touched with bone white.
The cloth, hair knots and banner were offset in Warlord Purple (appropriate). The guns had some Terra brown on the wooden parts and finished with Bronze (as were the shield edges and sword decorations).
The stones on the bases were drybrushed with shades of grey (dark to light) then finished with an off-white drybrush.
I kept the colour pallet simple and the work was quick with drybrushing techniques.
I did use a flesh wash to darken the skin before finishing touches.
Once dry the models were dipped with Army Painter Quickshade Soft tone. After 24 hours the bases were finished with PVA glue and my own mix of basing materials to give a woodland feel.
Finally, Army Painter Anti Shine Matt Varnish was used to tone down the glossy finish of the dip.
End result as seen… tabletop standard. Very happy with a fast job (all in say 16 hours over 8 days).
The Giant was drybrushed with two shades of flesh and after some touches to clothes and weapons was given a watery flesh wash. Finally dipped and sealed as per the Ogres.