One of the biggest allures of Warhammer was the idea of monsters and foul beasts clashing with ranks of warriors. The Dragon Ogre is the best of both worlds. Half Dragon, half Ogre these brutes stomp into the thick of melee and just hack apart anything in their path.
When I started to get back into Warhammer, Beastmen were ‘beasts of chaos’. This meant that they shared many aspects of the “warriors of chaos” and used many of the same monsters. Dragon Ogres being one of them. Now, with the faction split, they have their own.
So naturally, I started a Warriors of Chaos Army to use some of these monstrous options. The Dragon ogres and their behemoth kin, the Shaggoth, would be part of my growing forces!
One thing I digg about the Dragon Ogres, is that the models have not been re-done for over 20 years. The ones I remember as a kid are still the ones that are sold in stores and online. Either that or make your own conversions (which I will do, but not yet). There’s something a bit ridiculous yet menacing about the current Dragon Ogre models.
I have three complete models and three more in dire need of pieces to complete them. Most often, we see them painted in ‘fleshy’ colors and green scaled hind-quarters. I wanted not only something different, but something that would be a warm up for my much larger Shaggoth model and would fit in the color scheme of the predominately ‘Nurgle” army I’m creating.
Below are the steps that I took in painting the Dragon Ogres.
I was lucky to get one with a smaller hand axe. Combined with the ‘rampant’ dragon pose, it has a bit of a dynamic flair to it.
I went with dark greys (mixed with foundation black) as the flesh and hind parts. The underbelly is a green foundation with ‘scorpion green’ added slightly to it. (4:1 ratio) Each new layer would just be a lighter variation of the same color. (ie: less green foundation and more Scorpion green= 1:3)
Here are some pictures of the finished Dragon Ogres.
They’re not the best I’ve done. I like the colors and the contrasting underbelly. They’re a great warm-up for the upcoming “Shaggoth”. I already have a laundry list of what I’ll be doing differently and better! For now, these brutes will look pretty decent on the field and serve the runious powers well!