Thursday, December 29, 2011

HD video of my ogryns and catachan special characters

First of all, i hope you all had a very merry christmas and that you will have lots of joy and good stuff in the new year to come!

I finally got my rotating plate from ebay and i decided to make a video to see how high i could get the resolution. I hope you all injoy it. Just double click on the picture to go to full screen on youtube.

Best wishes Ras

Friday, December 16, 2011

Last Ogryn and Ogryn squad done!

They where a real joy to paint and im proud to say i now own a fully painted ogryn squad. I still have around 5 ogryns i can paint and add to the squad if i ever feel like it. They are very fun to play with after all in friendly games. I might start to experiment with these guys abit in the new year and see if i can make them work in my catachan lists(maybe adding a big nice squad of 7-10 ogryns?)

I had to trade this guy on the forum as the 6 ogryns i already traded didnt have this guy amongst em.

And finally a picture of the whole squad!
I will take a brake from this blog for a while now and focus on Tomb Kings. The club is starting a fantasy campagn for newbies and i and some more people have taken the opportunity to to dip our hands in some fantasy while starting up slowly. That doesnt mean i will only be painting Tomb Kings the next many months but it will mean alot less catachan action than i am use to.

Best wishes Ras

Friday, December 9, 2011

Second ogryn for the squad done!

This guy was my least favorite(my wifes favorite!) of the bunch, but after i got some paint on him i have to say that he have character! Being danish i can relate to the horns..!

What do you guys think? fail model or character.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

First ogryn for the squad done!

Based,varnished and ready to join the rest of the jungle lovers in the cabinet.

As you can see on the picture, the skin color is more red. Reason is my Ikea "painting" lamp that i use the lights from when i take WIP pictures.

2 more to go. Next one will be the guy with the horns. I should have him finished during the weekend.

Best wishes Ras

Monday, December 5, 2011

Ogryn WIP

This is what the day off uni resulted in. That an watching 2 movies of star wars while painting. I forgot how sweet the old ones ares...

The picture is not the best but it will do for a WIP shot. I just need to make the base for him and give him some purity seal. 2 more ogryns to go for this month.

Best wishes Ras

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Nork Deddog

First of the ogryns done, Nork is here! I finished the last of the catachan special characters in the codex, Nork Deddog. Man i love painting ogryns and i cant wait to get started on the next 3. The details are big and groowy, the surfaces is huge compared to the other infantry models and the models themselves are rapidly becoming my favorite models. Oddly enough when i bought Nork i didn't like him much, I thought he was to small and he didn't really fit in at all with the newer models(aesthetic wise). 

However after trading the new ones away for the older ones. I stopped focusing on the lack of similarities between the old and new and found a new grown love for good old Nork. I decided to give the ogryns a different skin tone than the rest of the army to make them stand out more(starting with talarn flesh and highlight up from there instead of dwarf flesh). I am also not gonna give them the slightly yellowish tones as the rest of the catachan as i think it will make em look sick on such big surfaces.

Nork Deddog
The Imperial guard codex are full of cheap and good units, however it also has its fair share of point dumps. Sadly Nork is one of them. He is more expensive that Straken himself! Clicking in at 110 points.. Takes the space of the bodyguards, which clicks in at 30 points for two wounds and who have 3 attacks each(2 on base+1 for another cc weapon).

Nork at Straken side
Basically what it all comes down to is that you pay 80 points more for a ogryn in the Company command squad who have toughness 5(which is wasted cause he is a squad upgrade and not an independent character). You get feel no pain on Nork  himself, you get less attacks(4 instead of 6) with str 5 tho instead of str 3. He have two fun special abilities. One which will never be used cause you would never put a commisar in with Nork anyways(cause of the ability itself) and another one: d6 attacks str 6 if nork dies).

I will be using Nork from time to time when i will be playing fluffy games. He does make the company command squad with Straken better in close combat abd he is good for what he brings just very expensive(So perfect for fluffy games!).

Best wishes Ras