Rogue Trader Era Imperial Guard Project – Badass Ogryn

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

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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!

 

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5 Responses to “Rogue Trader Era Imperial Guard Project – Badass Ogryn”

  1. Hi-freakin-larious 😀

    These ogryns look like the horrifying results of a botched and ill-advised Roy Orbison cloning experiment. For the record, thats a good thing 🙂

    Good move with the plasma cannon/pistol. No point in too much restraint with a model like that. I can quite easily imagine it being rammed down a Hive Tyrant throat.

    The phrase “mental gymnast” doesnt spring to mind when looking at the previous ogryn (who I have decided to cal “Roy” for now), but in comparison with Mr Badass Roy looks like a chess champ. Badass looks pretty thick. Still, I dont reckon that will be the main concern of the parties that he is battering to a pulp with Chimera track links.

    The appeal of ogryns and their ilk in a sci-fi setting is the whole “going medieval” thing, the application of brute violence to solve relatively complex problems. This… eh… lateral thinker is well equipped to perform in that role (once he has finished the Times crossword that is). Im looking forward getting a game in with him.

  2. Captain Crooks Says:

    I was looking for inspiration on Google for ogryn mohawks and what should I find…? 😉 very cool!

  3. I searched “ogre size comparison” and found my way here. Awesome work.

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