Thursday, October 15, 2009

Warlord & Rat Ogre

Impatient for the Otyugh to arrive in the mail (I mean, I only bought it today), I went ahead and converted up a model that I had an idea for that will probably actually work out pretty well in the new book.

Skaven can now take mounts.  Chieftains and others can ride on litters, on giant rats, and on rat ogres.  I had a chat with Joey on Tuesday about how one would go about modeling that last one; clanrat crotches and rat ogre shoulders don't mix very well.  To me, the solution was immediate and obvious: a BabyBj√∂rn.

Lots of little things went into this guy.  The weapon is from a Night Runner arm, stuck onto the end of a clanrat spear.  The head and feet are from a Packmaster; I needed feet that would hang down and the head just looks cooler than the clanrat heads.  It's also a little out of proportion, which just fits in better with the whole baby carrier thing.  The torso and legs are clanrat legs.  Carrier is an Ogre Bull's punch dagger hollowed out.  The torso and legs on both the rider and ridee are pinned and worked a little bit to get them more upright and not hunched-over.

I have a special shield I'm going to glue on, I think, after everything that's already there's had a chance to dry/cure.


  1. Damn. That's just hot looking.

  2. Hilariously excellent. After I build a Plague Furnace, I was hoping to use the left over rat ogre from the Screaming Bell.

  3. @Arashi - Thanks!

    @Rhellion - I need to look a little more closely at the pics of the Screaming Bell. All I remember from it was that I need the Grey Seer to mount on my rat-dragon/Screaming Bell.

  4. I laughed at the babybjorn comment before even seeing the model - great work man! I'm scheming up how to model an ogre-mounted warlord myself, but I'm thinking that I'll just model up a huge mutant rat ogre leader and integrate both components into him. My army actually has mutant beastmen as their characters, so maybe a mutated minotaur ftw?

    Nowhere near as hilarious as your little rat-man here ;)

    Also, gotta say your blog may be my favorite right now, just lots going on with the new skaven book imminent.

    - Salvage

  5. Paint that guy carefully. That could be your Golden Demon entry for the year.


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