Monday, 15 March 2021

Monster March - Golgfag's Ogres - Week 3

Monster March marches on and I have kept up the pace this week. Last time I pledged to paint some classic ogres to join my growing goblin army and I'm pleased to say I've finished two more.

Hideous? Or full of character?

I've had these models for decades and never painted them (or even fielded them) so it's been really nice to pick them up and get them finished off. Honestly I'd kind of written them off as ugly old sculpts that I would never want to paint, but they have proved to be incredibly enjoyable. These old metal hand sculpts have lots of nice details and respond really well to simple techniques like washes and drybrushing. I've enjoyed them so much that I've now painted seven of them!

The drummer is wandering off to the right for some reason.

Those of you who are long in the tooth (like me) may recognise these models as some of Golgfag's Ogres which were released as part of the fifth edition fantasy Dogs of War army. Honestly the only reason I have them is because my local store was doing a promotion at the time where they gave them away for free if you spent a certain amount. I guess they weren't selling well! 

I'm really enjoying Monster March this year; as always it's being superbly run by Swordmaster over at Path of an Outcast. Loads of people have joined the challenge and seeing the work they are producing is very motivating. Keep up the good work everyone!

Right, I've got another ugly old ogre to paint so I'll see you next time for more Monster March!


  1. When you said "These old metal hand sculpts have lots of nice details and respond really well to simple techniques like washes" - I was actually looking at those giant hands on Golfag's Ogres and thinking "yeah I bet they do - plenty of room for wash around those huge fingers"...oh wait...

    1. I find their crazy proportions quite charming. Like a lot of models from that time, their hands and heads are enormous, but I quite like that in an ogre.

  2. I really love some of these classic models! Not only they look great but bring back some fond memories!

    Well done, Ed!

    1. Thanks a lot man! As you can see I'm on a bit of a nostalgia kick at the moment.