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Ogre Miniatures Painting Tutorials

Painting Ogre Miniatures

Ogre Miniatures may be good just as red or blue or green units on the board, but with some paint they can really pop. Ben Williams has painted a veritable army here at Steve Jackson Games, and we've shared the results of his craft. They are truly works of art! But getting a good, simple paint job is easier than it might seem, and there are lots of resources on the web to help an aspiring miniature painter to learn the craft.

First up is Ben's own blog on painting miniatures. I would like to especially draw your attention to his post on cleaning the models, as well as one on quickly painting the units to get them off the hobby bench and onto the game table. But please read his tutorial on painting an Ogre, as well as his series on different camo schemes. You won't be disappointed.

The vast quantity of miniatures available for Ogre can induce a sense of doom contemplating how long it will take to paint all of those units, but it need not be that way. A wonderful tutorial is this one posted by Ty Beard on Texas Wargamer. He describes how he painted 27 miniatures in 2.5 hours – all the armored units plus the CP from Set 1 painted in less time than an average NFL game. Here is a tutorial where he uses a standard paintbrush instead of an airbrush.

Yet another tutorial may be found at John Fleischer's blog, Ogre Miniatures. He discusses the steps he took in painting 74(!) GEVs in step-by- step detail. If you backed at the "Too Many Minis" level during the Ogre Miniatures Set 2 Kickstarter, you might need his tips!

Some other websites and blogs that may be of help include The Miniatures Page and Paint-It- Pink. Painting Ogre Miniatures Set 1 was featured on GTM's Happy L'il Minis Show – well worth the view. The pdf Ogre Miniatures available at Warehouse 23 has an entire chapter dedicated to painting, detailing a number of techniques.

There are plenty of other tutorials out there to help an aspiring painter. Some of the material for other games, such as Flames of War and Warhammer, can be very informative.

The Ogre forums, both at Steve Jackson Games and Board Game Geek, have lots of threads dedicated to assembling and painting miniatures. A search with specific key words like "painting" or "miniatures" will yield copious information.

Hopefully these links can offer some assistance in "taking the next step" with your Ogre miniatures. I'd be remiss if I didn't ask everyone to share their work on the forums! Good luck!

- Drew Metzger

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