Warhammer Ogre Tyrant
Review Gary Thomas (Snake Miniatures)
Well, what I can I say, John passed this Model to me at a Lacrosse meeting so I had to wait two agonising hours before I could look inside! The initial reaction was, God this box is heavy but when you look inside you'll find out why.
Apart from the main body and legs there is a spare head and spare arms with accompanying weapons and two stomach shields to choose from spoilt for choice! The next bit took some doing, which bits do I use? I went for a mix of the pictures on the box and am more than happy with the results.
First thing, the clean up as is the way with most of these multi part models, there is plenty of spare metal but removing and cleaning up wasn't that much of a chore as the detail on these pieces are excellent.
Once cleaned up and undercoated what colour to do him? This took some time, in the end I went for the green body-him being a sweaty Ogre an all! The painting was fairly painless; this model practically painted itself the detail was picked out easily.
Once painted it was time to put it together. This is where super glue doesn't work having run out of drill bits small enough pinning the heavy arms was out of the question. It was resin time- after sticking it together dropping it on the floor repainting and re-sticking - and it was then ready to be based.
Not sure what anyone else thinks, but I feel that a leader should have a bigger base, so that's what I did, got rid of the square base that comes with the model and stuck it on a 2" round base (Oh lord praise the Resin, again!). I then based it up giving him a dead Hummi to lord it over. The one thing I didn't do was put the spare Gnoblers on the base; they just didn't look right maybe they need bases of their own!
Overall this model, as is with most Warhammer models, superb, in detail. The range of options for placing the arms etc is limited and that's probably the only down point on this model. The cost of £18 is not bad because of the extra bits that come with it that you can put in your bit box for later. This, I think, is the must have army for this year and I will definitely be stocking them (even if its just for me to paint!)
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