Recently it was discussed over on Roger's blog rantingsfromunderthewargamestable to do a challenge where we all painted the same model, to see all the different interpretations people would come up with. I offered to sculpt a model and cast it so we would have something a bit different, and all who wanted to participate could get hold of the model for a £1 plus postage to their part of the world, as we cover a lot of the globe. after a couple of posts by Roger the model that was decided upon was a “Savage, armoured fantasy Ogre with a hand weapon”. Now there are many different styles of Ogre depending on what system you play, but I wanted to do something different, so I went back to Mythology as a starting point, I went with Norse, as the Oriental version of a Ogre looks very demon like, Google says An ogre (feminine: ogress) is a legendary monster depicted as a large, hideous, man-like being that eats ordinary human beings, especially infants and children. I started with this as my basis, and came up with this model.
Knowing a lot of the painters that have expressed an interest, I've tried to include something for everyone, plenty of surfaces for heraldry, lots of textures, and a large portion of bare skin, if tattoo's are your thing. The model will be cast in three pieces, left and right hand, and the main central part of the model. As we all suffer from dropsy (Roger) I will be reinforcing the casts with metal pins, to make it less fragile. I will supply either a square or round base depending on your preference, or none in Roger's case ! LOL I've had a couple ideas to make the postage easier as well, Keith expressed that I had some items in my store that he wants to get so I will combine his Ogre with his order ( anyone else thinking of doing this mark Challenge Ogre in the notes, when ordering), I'm not sure how much of a saving the next idea would make, as I don't know your local rates, but I could send all the Ogres for one country to a single person and they would then distribute to the others, sharing the initial cost to get it overseas, if this idea is feasible, you would need to decide who was going to be the distribution hub. Now I just have to resist the temptation to paint this model before September ! LOL There is still plenty of time to join in the challenge, just pop on over to Roger's blog and let him know, or comment on here, and I will pass on the details.
That's all for this post, so until next time stay safe, and have fun !
Stunning sculpt! You captured the description perfectly. I really like the savage style, there aren't a lot of ogre miniatures around with a stone age feeling.ReplyDelete
Looking forward to painting it!
Thank you Snapfit, the first google search in images brought up lots of other companies models, but thought it would be good to ignore that and have a fresh approach by going back to basics, glad you like the rendition, and I'm also looking forward to painting it, which is surprising as I mostly paint Sci-Fi now ! LOLDelete
Wait wait wait!!!??? The chance to paint up a Dave Stone sculpt!?! (And one that is so flippin badarse!?) Damnitall - sign me up!ReplyDelete
Thank you Dai, and great to have you on board mate, glad you like it as it was a fun one to do, and pushed me from the normal (Star Wars) !LOLDelete
Might have to see if you can make/send over that pond terrain idea we had emailed about a while back too to make it more worth your while.Delete
No problem at all mate, happy to accommodate whichever way people want to go.Delete
Great sculpt, looks like there should be plenty of scope for variation there. Can't believe you got it done so fast too. I'll link into it at the weekend mate. Looks like this should be a fun challenge, thanks so much for being so on board with this. 😉ReplyDelete
Oh and thanks for the no-base option, I was tempted to ask if you could forgo the "GW" slotta style base and save me a few hours with the sand paper, by thought it was a more than a little cheeky asking after your kind offer! 😁
Thank you Roger, glad you like him, once you put up the winning selection I just got started, and it seemed to flow really well, which is surprising as it was the only one I hadn't had an idea for ! LOLDelete
With all the different applications people may need, I thought the separate base option was the easiest for everyone, the reason I cast a base on normally is for ease with the casting, but can cast without on request.
As fantasy goes, this sculpt is up there with the best of them. I hope this idea comes off as I'd love to see what various painters do with their Ogre.ReplyDelete
Thank you Joe, that is very high praise indeed. I to am looking forward to seeing all the versions posted up, and tried to accomadate all the types of painters, whether they use washes or tones, or prefer layering or blending.Delete
Fun project to do. It’s the kind that I like to watch but not take part in. I am not fun. 😀ReplyDelete
Thank you Stewart, no problem at all, challenges only work if it appeals to you, although I don't believe your not fun ! LOLDelete
Crikey, Dave, that's brilliant! :-) Can't believe you've done it already!ReplyDelete
Thank you John, the sculpt went surprisingly well, (not all do ! LOL) once I had the parameters it just seemed to flow.Delete
That's a fantastic looking sculpt, Dave! I have some big hobby plans for the next month or two so I'll sit this challenge out but I'm looking forward to seeing the results. Its always cool to see a nicely painted Ogre!ReplyDelete
Thank you Jeff, no problem mate, and I'm looking forward to seeing the results myself.Delete
Looks great, Dave - I can see a couple of things I might want to do to ...erm, *with* it. ;)ReplyDelete
Thank you Azazael, I'm very much looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with, and shall be interested to see if anyone does a conversion.Delete
Hmmmm, do I think I could turn this into a naked version of Scarlett Johansson....🤔 (now that would be a challenge!) 🤣🤣🤣🤣Delete
LOL, I would say best of luck on that tall task mate, you'd probably be quicker to sculpt her from scratch ! ROFLDelete
Wow, that's a really cool sculpt! Unfortunately with the projects I got going on, I'll have to pass on the challenge. Looking forward to seeing what other people do with this though! :)ReplyDelete
Thank you Brian, shame you can't take part, if it changes before September just let us know, I'm also looking forward to seeing what everyone else does with it.Delete
Trust me to get here a month late, but, you know...life. This looks awesome and I can't wait to paint it!ReplyDelete
Thank you Keith, glad you like it, and I'm looking forward to painting it myself, no worries about the time, fully understand with everything that is going on.Delete