Building an ogryn has been a journey! I’ve wanted to build one for a while now. And i have faffed around for a few years on how to go about it.
For a long time i was going to use the old metal warhammer giant as a base. I’d seen it used effectively by members of the conclave, and the Australian Games workshop crew kitbashed one and put it in white dwarf.
Also in the inquisitor book is what looks like an ogryn that has been bio-engineered into some sort of mega-servitor. I even copied the idea and built my own version [Ed: sadly sold that off 10 years ago].
So i was looking for cheap warhammer giant parts on ebay. Unfortunately the figure was too expensive to buy.
But when i look at golden demon entries of Ogryns, the minis i am drawn to are a different style of ogryn. The body proportions are different — a little more lanky. So i shifted my focus to building an ogryn with a pot-belly and thinner legs.
But I am pretty crap at modelling using greenstuff. So what to do? For a while i considered buying a 3d printed hill giant from Etsy. It sort of had the right proportions.
Then i seriously considered getting it 3d printed as a commission. I found a 3d file that i liked on thingiverse. The poly count looks low, so it”s probably a lot of work, but the foundation of the model is there.
Then i saw this miniature…the Juggernaut by Blacksun miniatures.
It’s perfect, despite not being quite the right proportions that i had originally envisioned. I’ll need to build it up only slightly in height. And the head needs to be replaced. I have no chance of sculpting a decent head, but i was inspired in thinking that a bust would work. So i used this…
Putting it all together, plus a lot of greenstuff around the torso, and we have an ogryn.
As fate would have it, i also had a large head that looked chaos-esque to me. It’s from Nokjagerin by Pegaso miniatures. It is the beheaded monster that the figure rests her boot on.
I thought it would make a great chaos ogryn, so i stuck it to the body of the juggernaut and used a tyranid claw for the other arm. And viola! A chaos ogryn [Ed: no photo yet as the ogryn is still only half assembled…]
Now i’m on the hunt for other busts that would make suitable ogryns…