Pretty busy this week so haven't had much chance to work on the Rat Ogres too much, but I have got a couple of things to show you! (Scroll down for pics...)
1. I did a little bit of highlighting now that the Devlan Mud wash is done and used some Dwarf Flesh on the tail of one Rat Ogre to see how it looks.
2. I also started on the bases. Usually I would just add some flock etc. after drybrushing the mud, as that is easy and doesn't take much time. However, just as I suspected, it quickly became apparent that bases this size would need a detail or two to bring them to life, necessitating a rummage around the bits box.
Here is what I came up with...
- "Say Hello to My Little Friends". If you've got Skaven, somewhere you have a pile of rats from the sprue that you haven't used. These guys add a touch of ratty flavor to anything pretty easily. As well as that, they are easy to throw in: black basecoat, drybrush Calthan Brown or Codex Grey, add Tallarn Flesh/ Dwarf Flesh for limbs, face ears - voila!
- "Run Away, Run Away!" I thought it would be cool to try and throw in some broken or abandoned weapons. I wanted it to feel as though the enemy had turned and fled and thrown their weapons on the ground - not sure if I succeeded, but if I did this on several Rat Ogres the combined look might work...(In this case I used a plastic axe, cutting off one edge to give the impression that it has been wedged in the ground, and a plastic shield I got from somewhere. I used cutters to add some notches to the shield.)
I still have highlighting to do on the rats, shield and axe and of course flock and paint the base, but all feedback welcome!
Hope to have these guys finished by the end of the weekend!