RPE Bob Olley’s Ogres: 02.147b Heavy Assault Axe, 02.148b Warrior Great Sword

RPE Bob Olley's Ogres: 02.147b Heavy Assault Axe, 02.148b Warrior Great Sword

It’s been awhile since I painted any Ogres, and so while looking for something else I found my little stash of RPE models a couple of weeks ago, and what with this month being home to the Monster MAYhem challenge, I thought “why not?” and pulled out the Heavy Assault Axe model, since with all that armour he looked like he’d paint up nice and quickly. Turns out – I was right, and he did. So shortly after completion a week or two ago, I went back to the well and grabbed out another one that also looked like he’d paint up quickly and without any trouble.

RPE Bob Olley's Ogres: 02.147b Heavy Assault Axe, 02.148b Warrior Great Sword

His mate also painted up quickly and easily, and I have to say this pair of models was one of the easiest pair I’ve worked on in some time. Detailed, but not over-detailed, and just nice. Ironic in a sense, as I usually can’t stand Bob Olley’s sculpts – but his Ogres, and his Ogryn – I love. Funny, that.

They’re not huge ogres by modern terms. They really fit in best with the earlier Citadel line – the C23 and earlier models – so these are much closer to 28 or even 25mm scale rather than the current heroic 32-36mm models put out by Games Workshop. I mounted the pair of them on 40mm round bases, and they’re probably not much taller than a Stormcast (I really need to paint a Stormcast model, if only for scale shots!) There are a couple more of these I’d like to pick up, though I do have several more of these in my stash. Since I’m not really actively working on my Ogre army, it’ll probably be awhile before I get to doing more of these as I have a whole pile of Ogre-sized models in the queue (on bases, and with primer and stuff) and this Monster-themed month is about to expire – and once that’s done I’ll need to refocus much more on my painting tasks at hand – Zombicide, Journeys in Middle-Earth, and Flames of War….

Wood Elf Waywatcher (Gary Morley, 2007) #Fembruary 2022

Citadel Wood Elf Waywatcher (Gary Morley, 2007)

My last Fembruary model today (though not quite my last February model to share) – a Wood Elf Waywatcher, released alongside the Warhammer Armies: Wood Elf sourcebook in 2007. A Gary Morley sculpt, the technique is competent, but the sculpt itself is a bit of an overdetailed but indistinct mess – full of “wait.. what is THAT supposed to be?”-type details, which frankly make the model notsomuch fun to paint. As you can see, it’s a complete mess of “visual noise” up close, but given the four-foot test, it looks fine. So I’ll call that a “good enough” win.

Citadel Wood Elf Waywatcher (Gary Morley, 2007)

Just one Waywatcher, you ask? Yep. This one was a model selected to represent Marouda’s Elven archer in a long-gone, lightweight but decent fun but, low-effort, kill-and-loot pathfinder “campaign”. We didn’t get all that far, and the “long-gone part is probably the biggest reason why the model never got completed – and Fembruary is the reason that it now finally did get completed. I’ve got a few more of these somewhere, but they’re not likely to see the painting desk until we get back into the swing of something like Kings of War or AoS again. I’d like to do so this year, but there’s a lot of cleaning and clearing and culling to do first…