Mountain Gut Busters

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This post is from one of our members who is not a regular contributor. Big thanks to Shadow for putting this article together and taking the pictures. It has been a little quiet on the blog; Christmas is a big period down under and it’s not until after the 26th of January that things get back to normal. Particularly for the miniature gaming community as our biggest event Cancon happens over the long weekend that occurs in late January. I’ll stop jabbering and now onto Shadow’s article on his Ogres.

The models are from the newly released Games workshop team, the Fire Mountain Gut Busters. The team has two model types, the Ogres and the Gnoblars. The standard box will provide you with four Ogres and twelve Gnoblars which is enough to make a starting team. To complete the team, you will need to find someone to split the second box with. The Ogre models in the box come in two forms, one running or kicking and the other standing. There are multiple heads and arms for the models, but a disappointing thing is that the arms can’t be used with both body types. This can be overcome with converting the shoulders, but this could be problematic when playing Blood bowl with them. The Gnoblar models really make the team in my opinion, there are several options to have a unique Gnoblar model for a team. The Gnoblars have a comical and mischievous appearance that fits with their blood bowl ability.
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The team’s colours which are Red and Pewter are based off the NFL team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The main colours used for the team are P3 Cyrx Bane base and P3 Khador Red base. The painting style is based off Foundry Miniatures Painting guide by Kevin Dallimore that uses a three-layer method to paint models.
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Ogre colours:

  • Red – base P3 Skorne Red, Shade GW Agrax Earthshade, Highlight P3 Skorne Red and P3 Khador Red base
  • Pewter – base P3 Cryx Bane base, Shade GW Agrax Earthshade, Highight P3 Cryx Bane base
  • Skin – base P3 Midland Flesh, Shade GW Agrax Earthshade, Hightlight P3 Midland Flesh and small amount of white
  • Steel – base P3 Pig Iron, Shade GW Agrax Earthshade
  • Brown – base VJ Flat Earth, Shade GW Agrax Earthshade, Highlight VJ Flat Earth
  • Fur – base GW Rhinox Hide, Shade GW Agrax Earthshade, Highlight VJ Flat Earth
  • Straps – base P3 Jack Bone, Shade GW Agrax Earthshade, Highlight P3 Jack Bone

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Gnoblar colours:

  • Red – base P3 Skorne Red, Shade GW Agrax Earthshade, Highlight P3 Skorne Red and P3 Khador Red base
  • Pewter – base P3 Cryx Bane base, Shade GW Agrax Earthshade, Highlight P3 Cryx Bane base
  • Skin – base GW Waagh Fleash, Shade GW Agrax Earthshade, Highlight Warboss Green
  • Steel – base P3 Pig Iron, Shade GW Agrax Earthshade
  • Brown – base VJ Flat Earth, Shade GW Agrax Earthshade, Highlight VJ Flat Earth
  • Fur – base GW Rhinox Hide, Shade GW Agrax Earthshade, Highlight VJ Flat Earth
  • Straps – base P3 Jack Bone, Shade GW Agrax Earthshade, Highlight P3 Jack Bone

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The bases are done with Vallejo Earth Texture Brown Earth which is then washed with GW Agrax Earthshade and dry brushed with P3 Jack Bone. The static grass is Gamers Grass Dry Green 2mm Wild Tufts.
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Overall, I’m happy with the results for the Ogre team as they get ready for Season 22 of the Melbourne Blood Bowl League.

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