Another Ebay-buy that was motivated purely because I felt like painting the miniature was this Ogre. Compared to 'modern' ogres, this chap looks more like a (very) large human with a pronounced jaw. But this is none other than Golgfag in his first incarnation from ca. 1983.
Leader of a Regiment of Renown, the Rutdroggs, Golgfag would be remodeled several times. But this version has always been my favourite. He might not look like someone who could raid Ulthuan, visit Skavenblight or similar, but he does have a very pronounced cunning look:
To emphasize this, I've painted him to look as much like a human as possible - although the purple tones were needed to tie him into the Slaaneshi warband. No idea that would entice an ogre to follow Slaanesh, but I'm sure this particular god would find somthing to tickle Golgfag into following.
A very nicely detailed mini and I really enjoyed painting him. Wouldn't mind trying some of the other members of this regiment, should they happen to end up on my painting station :-).
The history of Golgfag's regiment was crafted into a pretty entertaining stoy:
The wars between the Goblins and Dwarfs had just begun when Golgfag and his Ogre band emerged out of the northern darkness. Golgfag was the chief of the Rutdrogg clan, and he saw the impending war as a good opportunity to gather loot and fresh meat. The Rutdroggs shambled out of their mountain homes and straight into the employ of Bogdan Legbreak, the chief of the Goblins of the northern Misty Mountains.
After a limited period of service Golgfag had taken part in several early actions of the war. The Rutdroggs proved themselves to be excellent troops, if somewhat undisciplined. One night after an especially long and intense drinking bout Glogfag and Bogdan, who had never liked each other anyway, fell to arguing. Within moments the whole Regiment was up and blood was flowing freely.
By morning Golgfag's Regiment had fought its way out of the Goblin compound and taken to the woods.
Golgfag soon found employ again, however, this time fighting for the Dwarfs against his former allies. In this capacity he and his champion Grat'hud led a Dwarf party into the Goblin's stronghold and slew Bogdan in a bitter fight. Golgfag later established himself as one of the most adventurous leaders of the war and collected a great deal of gold, loot and captives before returning to the frozen north. (From http://www.solegends.com/citrr/rr08golgfags.htm)
A nice picture I found on the Internets, showing the evolution of Golgfags.
All the best,