Black Ogryn Boarding Party

Black Ogryn Boarding Party

from Privateer Press
Black Ogryn Boarding Party
Black Ogryn Boarding Party
Black Ogryn Boarding Party
Black Ogryn Boarding Party




These were part of my first batch of miniatures from Privateer Press.
The quality and detail were pretty good. However, I do have some qualms, as with all Warmachine minis so far.
These minis are all metal, which is not my preferred material, as it is not easy to work with at all.

Assembly:

Major pain. These minis come in many pieces, and quite a few do not fit together nicely. Which, being metal, means it is a major paint to fix.
Pinning is pretty much required for most of the limbs and guns, and drilling into metal is am ajor hassle.
Some of the harpoon guns, where the blade attaches, are too small to drill a pin hole, which is not great. Honestly, it was kind of a nightmare, and took an inordinate amount of time. So a major bummer there. Could have painted these things multiple times in the time it took to put this them together.
It does make me pause when considering purchasing future Warmachine minis. Which is not great, because they have a some cool minis for sure.
Mould lines were not easy to remove.

Paint:

Primed with Badger Stynlrez primer, brushed on.
Miniatures painted purley in oils. Mostly Winsor & Newton Winton line. The metals were done with Gamblin metallic oil point.
Took a couple hours to paint the oils for each one, then left for a few days to dry.
Sealed with some matt varnish from Reaper Miniatures.

Base:

Custom made from cork, then planks made with XPS foam. Wanted to go for a ship look.
Originally had wanted to do some water effects with waves crashing over the side, but decided not to, as the bases are a little small, and there would be too much going on.