Thursday, 20 July 2017

The Fellowship, Legolas



















Closely followed by Legolas. Another neat model which I enjoyed painting  I used DeAgostini number eight and White Dwarf 277 as painting guides.

Just Bormir, Aragorn and Gandalf to come.

The Fellowship, Gimli




















Gimli took a while using DeAgostini magazine number 12 as a painting guide.

Again there are colour changes in these shots.

The helm is scorched brown, not black and the clothing has more light and shade about it than here as does the beard.

It's a nice metal model. Yes - I'll take another look at the axe.

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Maggie's Rohan Cottage 3

I forgot that Maggie and I got together for half an hour to do a little more on her Rohan cottage.

Here she is busy thatching.

I think we needed to soak the thatch more as the teddy bear fur (actually it was a lion) is not looking as much like thatch as it should.

Perhaps the glue mix needed to be thinner too.

Much more work needed before they can move in.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

The Fellowship, Sam

Sam. Late as usual.

You try running with half the contents of the kitchen strapped to your back, never mind all the pipe weed he's smuggled through Elven customs.

I though Sam was finished but have just noticed his non-hairy feet.

Again, the stained oak skin is less pronounced in the real thing.

Monday, 17 July 2017

The Fellowship, Frodo, Merry and Pippin

Slow progress recently because of Test Matches and visitors but here are three Hobbits from the Fellowship set, Frodo, Pippin and Merry.

I notice a little rust on Frodo's sword and it needs a little Mithril anyway.


I used the White Dwarf 265 masterclass though reduced the number of mixed colours.

There is such a good range of colours now that you can get very close without mixing.

It also avoids the problem of an accidental touch of colour on the mixed area requiring a complete re-mix.

Merry's cloak is a mixed colour and, wouldn't you guess it, there are two small spots where I missed painting.

The skin colour, though darker in these photos, still needs re painting.

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Beast of Gorgoroth more completed !

Then I remembered the base!

There is a nice oval base which I've seen well decorated, by others, with broken spears and shields, even dead troops,

However, I've stuck with my Mordor theme of grey splintered rock merely suggesting that, arid though it is, there is some grass growing there, even some that's green.

How else do the great beasts survive?

Sorry John, no room, behind the beast for a pile of Beast poo!

Shame. I was considering plastic wood.

I also tackled the toe nails.

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Beast of Gorgoroth completed






So here he is complete with crew and a dab of rust here and there.



The superglue has a tendency to take the paint off if the crew get dislodged, as they did occasionally when trying to persuade them into their allotted space.

I certainly could not have painted them once they were aboard.

Fearsome bunch.





The driver and his kinky prod.




View from a low flying Nazgul.



This shot is just to prove that there was some rust about and to have a close up of the pinned heads.