Rogue Trader Imperial Guard Project – More Pictures of 1989th

Humans, Ogryns, Warhammer 40K

This is just a quick round up of the project.

Painted squads first:

 

Comm Link and Sargent

Catachan Pattern Comm Link and Sargent

Flamer and "Corporal" in center (for splitting the squad)

“Corporal” in center (for splitting the squad), also Flamer Guy toting a Cadian pattern flamer

 

Command Squad: 13th Company 3rd Platoon

Command Squad: 13th Company 3rd Platoon

Ogryn with Ogryn Badass

Ogryn with Ogryn Badass

 

Works in progress.  These are pretty much test models for squads I am planning on adding to the force:

WIP Rough Rider - Front

WIP Rough Rider – Front Left

 

WIP Rough Rider Sargent Front Right

WIP Rough Rider Sargent Front Right

WIP Rough Rider - Rear

WIP Rough Rider – Rear

 

Necromunadan Grenadier - Front

WIP Necromunadan Grenadier – Front

Necromunadan Grenadier - Rear

WIP Necromunadan Grenadier – Rear

 

Jump Pack Assault Sargent  with Plasma Pistols - Front

WIP Jump Pack Assault Sargent with Plasma Pistols – Front

WIP Jump Pack Assault Sargent  with Plasma Pistols - Rear

WIP Jump Pack Assault Sargent with Plasma Pistols – Rear

 

Rogue Trader Era Imperial Guard Project – Badass Ogryn

Humans, Ogryns, Warhammer 40K
You got a ticket to the gun show

tYou got a ticket to the gun show?

So after some words with Sho3box last week I went for making the Badass Ogryn.  The idea is to use the BattleMasters ogre as the base.  The BattleMasters ogre is basically the same model in a larger scale, perfect for my needs in this project as I get to follow the same style closely in making this bigger than normal brute.  Here the models are side by side for comparison.

Ogres from HeroQuest expansion on the left and BattleMasters game (from MB) on the right

Ogres from HeroQuest expansion on the left and BattleMasters game (from MB) on the right

Build involves chopping off the arms and shaving off any not needed details, fantasy equipment etc.

BattleMasters Ogre sliced and diced

BattleMasters Ogre sliced and diced

Armor is made from plasticard strips worried by a long nose pliers into shape.

Armour made from plastic card strips

Armour made from plastic card strips

Armor is stuck to the model using superglue (more sane people would probably use plastic cement, I am just impatient and demand immediate hold due to a low attention span).  Unit badge is made by hole punching plasticard.

Badass Ogryn Armor

Badass Ogryn armor after supergluing onto the base model, not supergluing your fingers is like trying to eat a sugary doughnut without lickng your lips 

Rough assembly with Blu-Tac:

That's about right for a pose I think

That’s about right for a pose I think

After lots of green stuffing around the arms (with the aid of the clay shaper) its ready to paint up:

Badge indicates member of Ogryn squad designation "Happy Violence" attached to 13th Company 3rd Platoon

Badge indicates member of Ogryn squad designation “Happy Violence” attached to 13th Company 3rd Platoon

 

Lots of green stuff was needed around the neck and arms to achieve the more animated pose versus the stock model

Lots of green stuff was needed around the neck and arms to achieve the more animated pose versus the stock model

<3

o/

o/

 

Size comparison again:

Yup, he looks badass enough to me

Yup, he looks badass enough to me

 

Context with other models:

I iz pleased, they certainly seem to have the same atmosphere now as the 80's plastics

I iz pleased, they certainly seem to have the same atmosphere now as the 80’s plastics

Of note is the 80’s style mohawk/crest thingie which is just a plastic HeroQuest ogre mowhawk transplant.  The weapon choice is an interesting one.  I didn’t really have a clue what to arm a Badass Ogryn with.  The Ripper gun conversion I was building for the other Ogryns is simply too small for this brute.  I didn’t really consider him the type of chap to be changing the mags in a heavy bolter or any of the other weapons I had lying about for that matter.  I needed something simple and lethal.  On a deep bits box rummage I came accross the old Space Orks plastic heavy weapon which happened to look like a plasma pistol in this guys hand.  I was instantly sold on the look without really considering in game use – which has to be a good thing anyway.   He should be fun to break out for scenario games, there are few things as fun in 40k than managing to get your ogryns to beat your opponents favorite troops to a bloody pulp if yer asks me!

 

Rogue Trader Era Imperial Guard Project – Ogryn

Humans, Ogryns, Sculpting, Warhammer 40K

Following on from feedback on the proto-ogryn (https://theottovonbismark.wordpress.com/2012/11/05/398/) we have the improved version of the HeroQuest ogryn.

Already nicknamed "The Bad Lieutenant" by the GF

Already nicknamed “The Bad Lieutenant” by the GF

I spent a bit of time over the last week sculpting a classic imperial guard circa 1989 helmet onto the plastic HeroQuest ogryn head using green stuff.

Using the basic HeroQuest head as an armature for the green stuff

Using the basic HeroQuest head as an armature for the green stuff

I nearly contemplated suicide getting the smoothness of the head

I nearly contemplated suicide getting the smoothness of the head

The bits on the side are plastic shield bosses from the Skeleton Army boxed set

The bits on the side are plastic shield bosses from the Skeleton Army boxed set

 

I took it at this stage and made a mold of it in silicon as I plan to make a few of these guys.  I used lead to make a casting of it for this model.

Plasticard strips attacked with my needle nose pliers are used to make the armour plates

Plasticard strips attacked with my needle nose pliers are used to make the armor plates

The armor is much improved vs. the earlier version.  The thicker plasticard used gives the model more visual weight than before and allows me to get nice battle damage effects on the plates.  Use of a needle nose pliers on the plasticard allows me to shape and texture the plates in a pleasing manner.  The head has been moved up the body a little to bring the posture back a little bit towards humanoid.

HeroQuest Ogryn Makeover

HeroQuest Ogryn Makeover

The bare feet were given some attention to give them similar footwear to the other guardsmen.  Note his oldschool timepiece.  I was going to give him a normal watch but Mrs. VonBismark suggested that I needed to go more low tech given the operator.  It looks like he could kill with this watch.

Not much taller than a guardsman really

Not much taller than a guardsman really

The armor is heavier than the standard guardsman which is grand for this fellow given he is a sort of assault shock trooper.  The unit badge gave me trouble.  I could not find a suitable imperial transfer for it.  I see him as being attached to the 3rd platoon so I gave him the platoon badge colours and it is always desirable to keep the same badge colours on such a small group of models.  The transfer I went for was from the ork sheet which I painted over to get a nice inverted colour smiley face.

🙂

I like how this model came out in a number of ways but his very short legs still bother me a little.  I learned a good bit from him and can quickly get the strongest points of this model created quickly again on the next one.  That next version of the HeroQuest ogre will surely have some heavy modification lined up on the lower torso for this model, somewhat inspired by my reading up on converting space marines to truescale here:

http://masteroftheforge.com/

Great site for green stuff conversion tips.

Rogue Trader Era Imperial Guard Project – Medic

Humans, Warhammer 40K

This guy is the medic for the command squad sculpted by Mark Copplestone.  It’s of 1989 vintage and is a quaint sculpt with regard to how the medikit on his back connects flush to the breastplate on his right hand side whilst on the opposite side the there is a space where the uniform and belt are visible making the whole assembly an asymmetrical design.

An imperial medic prepares to administer the last rites with his autopistol

An imperial medic prepares to administer the last rites with his autopistol

I decided not to paint anything larger than a button red on this model and I chose to use a metallic green for the helmet badge and a more green tinted uniform colour than the other models in the squad.  Colour wise it is going to be hospital greeens rather than red-cross reds for this force.

He has really cool boots which are quite different from the other models in the set which are generally only riding boots style things or boots & goulashes.

An imperial medikit.

An imperial medikit.

I went for a very dark skin tone for this chap as I knew I wanted to have white equipment.  I like how the dark skin tone contrasts with the gold framing the breast plate and white helmet.