I’ve received some feedback, however, on the first glimpse that I had slipped onto these pages of the test models for Pitmann’s Ogres in progress. Given the circumstances, I thought today would be an ideal moment to expand on that sneak-peak, even though most of these guys are still very much in a rough and “experimental” stage.
The skin tone has been the real challenge here. I want to find something that I can paint quite quickly and that falls somewhere between a traditional human skin tone and the yellowish-tope-gray of the GW Ogres. To help matters, I intend to tattoo these guys a bit where perhaps the skin hasn’t worked quite so well. This should help keep the basic process reasonably fluid while opening the opportunity for some detailing/cleaning in the final stages. This may be a bit presumptuous but, once I’ve nailed down the method, I’ll write a step-by-step on it.
The Giant in the background was started an absolute lifetime ago when that plastic kit was first released. Obviously, that project stalled… But I’ve convinced Pitmann to fold him into his ever-expanding army, and the Giant’s back! To be candid, I’m still as excited about the Giant as I was quite a few years ago. I’ve now managed an excuse both to justify and to build on that enthusiasm. Win. Win.
Finally, Pitmann chose green as the dominant color for this army, which helped push me back toward the verdigris as an almost compulsory choice when thinking about how I would tie various aspects of the color scheme together.
And then there’s these guys. I’ve got my work cut out for me. More on them in a week or so.