Hi everyone, I've recently given back a number of ogre figurines to their rightful owner, but I obviously need them for encounters. I've found a couple official ogre minis that I like, but they're a bit pricey. Does anyone know a good cheap alternative? I can do some mods, but I'm not great at sculpting.
You can sometimes find the Marvel "Handful of Heroes" blind bags in dollar stores and other places of the type, there are several minis of Hulk in those that work great for ogres. Several also armored ones. Just add weapons if you want them and they paint up great.
Check out these toy figures: Amazon. The price is nice. Here is a review of them, from a gamer's perspective: link. The "Ogre" figures (link to photo) are about 50mm tall. Maybe you can make use out of the other figures in the set, as well? Cheers!
Check out world of Warcraft miniatures there is a nice ogre "boulderfist warrior", I picked one up for a different game, but if the horn on his head was shaved off would be perfect. Otherwise okumarts has some great paper minis
Forgot to mention, I use Mage Knight Krug figures for Ogres. They may not be by the book, but they work. They used to be readily available, for low prices. Not sure now. They've been OOP for a number of years. Still, worth a look.
I bought a bunch for use in my mass battles, 2e BattleSystem games. I even found them mounted on Yaks! I visited a farm with Yaks, a couple of years ago: they are 800 lbs. dogs! They nudged me, practically bowling me over, when I stopped petting them, because they wanted more... I laugh out loud every time I see some figure mounted on a Yak (ginormous dog)!
Anyway, the Yak-mounted Krug's make excellent 'Heavy Ogre Cavalry' figures, in case you have a desire for such. They're tough in my BattleSystem games, and a challenge for their opponents' cavalry -- so long as I don't fall over laughing about the spectacle before me... Cheers!
Cool! Great looking suggestions, guys. I'll keep a look out for both of those. Never know where minis might pop up. I found some Ral Partha minis in a cheapo second hand store a while ago. They were standing next to the crystal wizards, and I was like, hey, that's a halfling.
I did buy some of the reaper ogres for now, but I'm sure I'll need more. It's always good to have a few different styles, too. In case you need to use the mini for an Ogrillon or something else oddball.
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May 26, 2020 18:27:20 GMT
sgtslag: This forum seems to be slowing down. I hope everyone is still crafting, safely! I will be here until they turn off the power... Cheers!
May 27, 2020 13:46:43 GMT
factoriatabletop: maybe we should try to make a contest here, between us
Jun 2, 2020 8:40:08 GMT
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Jun 2, 2020 8:40:40 GMT
sgtslag: Still unpacking after moving in October... Too much stuff, crafting materials are mostly still in boxes. Weekends are busy with life, so little progress made. Getting the urge to push through, though, soon. I have several projects waiting...
Jun 2, 2020 20:14:39 GMT
erho: Yeah I'm down for a painting contect
Jun 8, 2020 14:28:59 GMT
sgtslag: Started working on making hills, which match my Tee-Time carpet I use for my "grass mat," on my gaming table, for big battles. Got two long chunks of open-cell foam, from a friend. Used my Proxxon Hot Wire Cutter to make terrain hills out of them.
Jul 26, 2020 20:12:40 GMT
sgtslag: Came up with around 80 hills. Covering them with the same carpet, from scraps. They will match the tabletop, perfectly. Contact Cement, is my friend. Will post on it, when I get the pictures uploaded. Some prototypes done, as proof-of-concept...
Jul 26, 2020 20:14:06 GMT
randywest: does anyone know more manufacturers for 1/72 fantasy minis besides Dark Alliance, Caesar and Elhiem?
Sept 14, 2020 14:16:19 GMT
sgtslag: 50 Hills completed, 24 left to cover the sides on. Hoping to finish this project within the week. Then I'll post a build description. For war gaming, but it can cross over to RPG sessions... They match the ground 'cloth', perfectly.
Sept 19, 2020 19:03:09 GMT
sgtslag: Sorry, randywest, the listed makers are the only ones I know.
Sept 19, 2020 19:03:34 GMT
sgtslag: Ran out of Hot Glue, with only five hills left to add a skirt to the sides of. Wal-Mart closes at 8:00 PM, thanks to COVID. GRRRrrr! Another 30 minutes of work, and I would have been done: ~77 hills, modular, perfectly matching my table's ground cloth!
Sept 23, 2020 2:50:39 GMT
sgtslag: Will post a write-up soon, or after next week's vacation. Cheers!
Sept 23, 2020 2:51:57 GMT
sgtslag: Hoping to acquire a Chop Saw within the next two weeks. Then I will cut up MDF into triangles, to form the skeleton of my d20 fantasy world globe... Posting will follow, with how-to guide. Cheers!
May 11, 2021 22:57:40 GMT
erho: I have a confession: I havnt painted a thing in months because I got a new guitar(#8!) but now that May "Megadeth month" is over I have a repaired airbrush and a early 90's Ral Partha Amethyst dragon on the table... pics to come soon!
Jun 11, 2021 17:49:58 GMT
margaret: too bad you can't post your music here =). Hadn't seen that dragon - looks like it came out when all my cash was going to raising kids. Looking forward to seeing your paint choices!
Jun 12, 2021 2:41:42 GMT