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Been Around the Block




Hi,

I'm thinking about buying some Mantic ogres, but the spindly legs aren't quite my style. Does anyone have an easy solution to making the legs thicker? I've looked around here and on the internet, and haven't found anything yet, but as others seem to dislike those proportions, I wondered if somebody might have a good suggestion.


Thanks a lot!
   
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Screaming Shining Spear





Adelaide, Australia

I think most people who don't like the Mantic ogres just buy alternatives instead, rather than build up the legs with greenstuff.

GW are popular for obvious reasons, but there's also Scibor, Atlantis Miniatures, Reaper Bones, and Privateer Press Trollkin.

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Privateer




Austria

GW Ogres are the worst replacement for mantic Ogres as those models have their own annoying problems

An easy but time consuming solution for me was to use Oyumaru (or something similar) and copied the legs from the newer metal models to replace the legs from some of the Warriors

but the legs are not that bad as it seems in large regiments, just the single models or units without shields are not that good

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Made in us
Been Around the Block




The oyumaru material is something that I would really like to try for making my own sculpts.

I agree that it would be a lot of work. I like the aesthetic of the faces and the upper body, so it's really just the legs that are rather odd. However, I would probably just get a couple of them for rpg's and dungeon crawlers.

Thanks for the answers!
   
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Enigmatic Exalted Daemon





Albany, NY

 NTRabbit wrote:
GW are popular for obvious reasons, but there's also Scibor, Atlantis Miniatures, Reaper Bones, and Privateer Press Trollkin.
Titan Forge as well, but you gotta want pirate ogres

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Made in us
Regular Dakkanaut




So you use oyumaru to make a mold of the metal legs, but what material do you use after that to cast the legs themselves ?

Green stuff ? I tried with some cheaper materials but most tend to shring when curing so I am asking in case someone found a good option
   
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Privateer




Austria

a more basic answer it depends on what I need

if it is something small solid with an easy shape like barrels I use Milliput
for thin/flexible stuff that would easily break I use GreenStuff or GreenStuff mixed with Milliput

for larger things like legs/bodies I use either a 2 component Epoxy like you get in stores for repairing ceramics or Fimo (a polymere clay that needs to be head treated, an US brand would be Sculpey)

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Made in us
Regular Dakkanaut




Thank you for the answer, I didn't think about mixing green stuff and milliput for those flexible/thin parts.

About Fimo, that was one of the first things I tried, and I find that it shrink a lot when curing, but I suppose that for a big and thick piece like an ogre leg maybe it's not so bad ?
   
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Privateer




Austria

Shrinking is only an issue if you want identical parts next to the original ones and not a high number of individual models (and make sure to get the right temperature and time for all those kind of materials)

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