Sunday, 20 December 2015

Another C23 Giant Ogre.

Whilst looking for something completely un-related in my games storage earlier this week I came across  the remainder of my old ( circa 1987) Citadel Miniatures Giant Ogres. Some were moderately well painted with oil paints sometime in the 90's when I was at Polytechnic; but a few like the one below were finished in Pelikan Plaka and looked, well, shite.
As part of a now ongoing mission to lend them some of the dignity they deserve they are getting a repaint.
According to my old Citadel catalogue this miniature is an Ogre Mercenary:

A few small points of detail to finish off, but overall fairly happy with how this one turned out. At the time I thought these were great, but nowadays the aesthetic of this era of Citadel Miniatures doesn't appeal to me so much. Compared to the earlier sculpts their stuff was starting to get too grotesque & cartoonish, particularly the Humanoid & Chaos stuff, however as an exercise in nostalgia this really takes me back to an era of playing WFB 2nd Edition on various kitchen tables and painting miniatures when I was supposed to be doing homework. This may explain why I cut down trees & dig holes for a living.


  1. Great painting. I agree about the grotesquery of Citadel figures. I went off collecting them in about 1984....the rot started to creep in with slotta bases. Funny how I too skipped homework to play Warhammer and D & D and am now peddling plants and shubberies for a living.

    1. Thanks Springinsfeld, The dangers of a mis-spent youth.
      Regards HGA.