Mittwoch, 17. Juni 2020

15mm Empire: We have an ogre - and we will use him!

I always thought I suck at sculpting... Maybe I have improved my skills or it's again 15mm scale that is way more forgiving mistakes. I desperately wanted an ogre for my Empire warband. After some research it became clear that there is none on the market and a conversion would be necessary. I realized that I picked up six of the excellent ogre miniatures from Alternative Armies. I sacrificed a Demonworld chap for the feather and looked through my 28mm bitz finding an old shield fitting size-wise. The rest had to be done with green stuff. I am more than pleased with the final result and will certainly do another one in the near future. An ogre rarely comes alone and I have to other poses left to convert.



































Kommentare:

  1. Fantastic work on the conversion!

    15mm scale is quite forgiving when sculpting as even if the sculpt is a bit rough around the edges, it almost always looks good when painted.

    Love the Empire warband you've got too. I really need to paint up my Demonworld stuff.

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    1. Thank you so much. I really appreciate such high praise coming from a true master of sculpting. You made my day. :)

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  2. Great work! I didn't recognise the original at all until I scrolled down. And superb paintwork too!

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  3. That's pretty impressive! I really like the conversion. The hat is my personal favourite, looking so small, I think it's the icing on the cake, the piece that gives the mini its own charm. Seriously, it's all a great work :)

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    1. I had a feeling that if you put an ogre in fancy clothes, he MUST be looking ridiculous. That's also why I decided against changing the lower part. It's a wild uncivilized ogre with a colourful vest and a tiny hat. ;)

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  4. Very impressive, that's one great conversion. I especially like the weapon, that took a big of imagination and looks totally ace.
    Sculpting on 15mm is really not that hard and like Andy Chambers once said in an old White Dwarf: "Paint covers a lot of flaws". (Or at least something in that sense 😁).

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    1. Thank you very much, Wouter! Andy Chambers... such a wise man! :)

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