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Col Durnford Supporting Member of TMP26 Apr 2017 5:32 a.m. PST

I recently dug into the old lead pile and pulled out 12 of the Old Ral Partha ogres. There were the ones from the boxed set with the giant. The ogres come with separate heads and weapons, so no two look alike. In the painted collection are another 12 of these same ogres.

My question to you is do I paint them the same as the original 12 giving me a large band of 24 ogres or should I paint them up as a new band with different colors?

Personal logo x42brown Supporting Member of TMP26 Apr 2017 6:09 a.m. PST

Do a slightly different scheme such that you can field them separately or together as convenient.


Col Durnford Supporting Member of TMP26 Apr 2017 6:48 a.m. PST

While I expect some differences, the root of the issue for me is skin tone. The old batch is a yellowish base and I was considering a light green for the other batch.

Mick the Metalsmith26 Apr 2017 7:13 a.m. PST

Not an issue, if you mix them up it would be no less proportional than the racial skin tone range of your average US army unit. Why would ogres be any more homogenous?

Col Durnford Supporting Member of TMP26 Apr 2017 8:24 a.m. PST

This is getting me thinking along another direction (one of the reasons I posted here).

All of my other fantasy figures have the same skin tone by group. Four bands of goblins each from a different manufacturer (with a different style) with same skin tone within the band (each band has different skin tones).

I could make my ogres multi-cultural within the band.

I already do this with just about all my modern Western forces.

Crazyivanov26 Apr 2017 3:30 p.m. PST

Try to match skin tones with maybe one third of the group, then do variations after. If you use warpaint or tattoos, that will help to blend the band visibly, even with the new additions from further north or south.

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