Blood Bowl Ogre Conversion & Sculpting Showcase

I’ve been itching to play Ogres in Blood Bowl for quite a while. Basically, since 2016 when the game was re released. However, there’s no team for Ogres and we only have 2 Ogre models to date from Games Workshop, well one is Forge World. So, that leaves doing conversions for an Ogre team.

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I bought myself the Gutbusters for the Ogres off of Amazon. The box is perfect in that it has 6 Ogres and they’re pretty naked, leaving lots of easy room for conversion and sculpting to turn them into Blood Bowl Ogres.

That’s just what I did and that’s what I wanted to show you today. I figured I’d do a showcase of them before priming and painting in case anyone else is looking for a good way to convert up an Ogre team.

Blood Bowl Ogre Conversions

Ogre #1

Ogre #2

Ogre #3

Ogre #4

Ogre #5

Ogre #6

Video

I also shot a little video showing the models too.

Conversion Thoughts

I’m really happy with how these big dumb brutes came out. It was just a matter of some simple stuff to get them ready for Blood Bowl.

The element I wasn’t sure on was the shoulder pads. I knew I wanted something consistent in size and just sculpting them on there would have been a bit trial and error.

What I did was take plasticard (about 1mm thick) and cut rectangle strips. I bent those over the shoulders and glued them down. I then went over that with green stuff to thicken them up some, create scratches and gouges, and add in some details.

I’m very pleased with how those shoulder pads came out and they’re consistent Ogre to Ogre – just what I wanted.

I opted to not bother with helmets on any of the Ogres. I think a normal style helmet looks lame on them and I wasn’t feeling up to working out something I would like.

Also, getting any sort of consistency would be tough. Add in the facial hair most of the Ogres have and I felt I was better off as-is.

Lastly, I sculpted everything so it’s battered and worn, which not only is fitting for Blood Bowl, but especially Ogres. It’s not as though Ogres are winning games by scoring touchdowns.

The fun thing with sculpted battered stuff is you aren’t aiming for perfection and smooth surfaces, which suits me just fine.

Conclusion

I’m a big fan of Ogres and I’m glad I’ve got a team going for the next season at my FLGS. They’re a team that you just have to have fun with because you’re not going to win many games and the dice will always let you down on critical plays.

Any other Ogre team lovers out there?

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Rory - Stepping Between Games

Gorgeous sculpting there, once they are base coated no one will ever know they are conversions. Which to me os perfect.

Plus I never knew you could take an all Ogre team in BB!

WestRider

Excellent! I got beat up by Ogres in our League a couple of weeks ago, and it was a really fun game. The shoulder pads came out great, and using plasticard to keep the size consistent was a really good idea.

I kind of feel like I would have done a helmet on just one of them. Not entirely sure why, but it seems like it would maybe show that that one is more in the spirit of the game or something. And if you just do one, consistency isn’t an issue. Or maybe just take a head from a regular human player or something and drill it out so it’s just the helmet and tie it on top of their head with a bit of string.

My fave is the guy with the bear trap. “I’m gonna clamp this on your face now.”