There’s a few Chaos Dwarf things in there, for those inclined to look closely.
And I got inspired to update and expand my old Ogryn conversions I originally did in about 2004. I had thought to leave them in their original glory but I realised I had four spare bodies from my attempt at collecting Ogor Mawtribes last year, and I don’t think I’m physically capable of painting the last four to look like the first six.
I thought I had a full “before” picture of them, but alas it doesn’t appear to be the case. Here, instead, is the “I’ve assembled the new Ogryns and removed some terrible modelling and I haven’t put the greenstuff on yet” picture:
I did some experimenting with skin colours for this batch, with mixed success (Cygor Brown isn’t a great skin tone on its own).
I got a bit ahead of myself, since my actual inspiration here was that I wanted to make armoured Bullgryns for Horus Heresy. Ultimately though, I think the lesson here is that I really enjoy anything involving ogres, particularly the old Ogre Kingdoms kits!
Four off the pile, and that takes me (for now) to Bronze Tier! Wooooooh!
A sergeant/lieutenant for my command squad (with the yellow stripe helmets), a plasma gunner for the same and a trooper with a grenade launcher.
Astute observers will notice that I’ve used metals on the officer, in a departure from the rest of the soldiers in this force. I really wanted to replicate the Rogue Trader look, where command squads and officers have gold cuirasses, so I used a Lieutenant head on a spare sergeant body and painted him pretty.
Also, I think this might be the first time in over 25 years that I’ve bothered giving a power weapon a blue hue!
Three off the pile. Next is number 200! What will I paint? I haven’t decided yet, but it’ll be something neat before I launch into more guardsmen.