88361 Ogre Trooper

I decided to start with the Drazen’s Horde faction.  They’re the closest to traditional RPG baddies: orcs, ogres, hobgoblins, and goblins.  No weird abyssal monstrosities or strange color palettes to worry about.  At the moment, I have the entire run of Drazen figurines except for the Dire Boar and the Orc Gangfighters.  So I should be able to put together a Drazen warband without too much trouble.  My first effort was the Ogre Trooper.  She’s pretty hideous and I’ve got five of them in my collection, so I figured I couldn’t go too wrong here.

originalPrepping her was rough.  The head sits at a weird angle and there’s an oddly jointed arm that needs attaching.  I pinned the head in place but the arm was left with a pretty significant gap.  So, I got to try out using green stuff for the first time.  I did a lousy job of it, so her right arm makes her look like she was the victim of a bizarrely localized yet severe burn.  Something to work on for next time.  I also got to try out basing her.  I used corkboard and Woodland Scenics grass and gravel.  As I look her over, there are definitely things I’d do differently next time, but I’m pretty pleased with the results overall.

I’ve chosen a brown & burnt orange color scheme for Drazen’s Horde.  And I’m painting the ogres with a sort of washed-out tanned flesh tone instead of the lurid yellow on the Chainmail boxes.original-1

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