Thursday, 8 April 2021

Citadel Empire Fighter Warband update - Marauder Ogre

 

 Well I wasn't expecting to land this guy anytime soon but the gods were smiling when lo and behold one appeared on Ebay for a fairly reasonable Buy It Now option so that was that. 

 It's quite staggering just how much these Marauder Ogres seem to go for these days. To be fair I never thought a lot of this figure in the past but seeing how well suited he is to my warband, he was the number one choice really - plus he's more than grown on me in recent times.


 There is plenty of nice detailing on this model; despite his grand intentions he has a slightly disheveled appearance with armour that appears to have seen a lot of action, a hat that is slightly tattered and garments that are looking a little worse for wear. The nose ring is a nice additional detail as well.

 Meantime I've managed to get a couple of the other fighters wrapped up which leaves me making a start on the final man! I should be able to post up the last trio by the weekend. Then after that I'll follow it up with a detailed post on the finished warband with individual profiles. 

 

8 comments:

  1. So he has a nose ring - never knew! Love his beady eyes as well. It's great when a sculpt includes little narrative details like his ragged attire when this chap is obviously aspiring to emulate greater things. Looking forward to seeing the band all together!

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    1. Yeah I was only recently aware of the nose ring myself Steve. Really nice finishing touch for the face. It's a well thought out sculpt for sure. It'll be nice to square this long awaited project off.

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  2. Ditto! I never knew he had a nose ring. Equally, I don't think I'd worked out that he had tattered trousers revealing his calves. He's a great addition.

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    1. A bit like when you spot the Doctor in The Thing wearing a nose ring! Yeah the details are lovely Jon. There's also a severed head by his right foot hidden behind that giant blade.

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  3. I really like how bright and clean you get all these complex figures looking.

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    1. Thanks Curis. Since I started painting this warband I've started to work with brighter base colours than normal. Seems to work well on Empire troops so I'll stick with it.

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  4. One of my favourite mini of all time!
    Beautiful work as always!

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    1. Thank you Michał! He does certainly seem to be a popular sculpt among many.

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