Saturday, 15 December 2012

Battles in the Deeps; Part Thirteen - Wild Warg Pack

Some more beasts for my army; a Wild Warg Chieftain converted from a plastic Warg, and 12 Wild Wargs. To make the chieftain, I cut off the Wargs head and cut its body in half, repositioning it slightly so it looks like  Games Workshop's Wild Warg Chieftain (without the dead body on the base), and used Green Stuff for the rock and hiding the large gaps in its side. The Wild Wargs are just the standard Wargs with their body halves mixed and matched for as much variety as possible, with four different colours of Warg; dark brown, light brown, dark grey, and light grey. I plan on getting more Wargs, and adding more of each colour.

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Battles in the Deeps; Part Twelve - Spider Queen and Swarms

So as I continue to blast through my Goblins, I decided to paint up the beasts part of my army - starting with the Spider Queen and Swarms. The colour scheme for the spider queen was based on this image. I look forwards to using her on the table!

I'd also like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to everyone for your support! And a happy first birthday to my blog!

Monday, 10 December 2012

Liebster Award - A Pleasant Surprise :)

I had a nice surprise greeting me when I looked at my comments today - I'd been nominated for the Liebster Award (something, I will admit, that I hadn't heard of before). The Liebster award is designed to bring more attention to the less noticed blogs out there, those that many may not know exist. It also helps tell the blogs nominated that you enjoy reading what they're posting.
I was nominated by Maxamillian Walker from who said: "A Lord of the Rings blog, with plenty of goblins currently on his painting table. Also made some charming Moria terrain."

The rules:
Liebster awards are designed to promote those blogs out there who people feel should get more exposure than they do. The rules are simple;

  • Post the pic of the award and talk about it
  • Post a link back to the person who gave you the award.
  • Select five blogs of 200 followers or less to nominate them for the award and inform them of your decision by commenting on a post.
Choosing five nominees for this award was hard, as there are so many good blogs out there, but in the end I settled for these 5:

A War of the Ring blog, I like seeing Llama's alternate models for his armies, as well as the original conversions - such as the Knights of Arnor and Plague Cart.
A Lord of the Rings blog, with a great mixture of conversions, painting and terrain, with display boxes for finished armies too.

A great blog, with all three of Games Workshop's core games in, I always enjoy looking forwards to updates from Elhion, even though I don't have that much interest in Warhammer.

Another Lord of the Rings blog; I enjoy looking through this blog, especially at the use of historical miniatures alongside those produced by Games Workshop's.

This Lord of the Rings blog is really good to look through; a mix of well painted miniatures, and fun-to-read battle reports - well worth taking the time to look through.

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Battles in the Deeps; Part Eleven - Groblog, Prowlers and Goblin Archers

Another Goblin update from me, slowly getting through the rest of them (about half way through) and I can't wait to get more of the monsters done! Whilst I'm not particularly fond of the Groblog's crown, I do like the model overall, and I really like the prowler models, really enjoyable to paint :)

Friday, 9 November 2012

Wood Elves

Here is the first part of my Wood Elf army. I currently have 47 of the plastic Wood Elves (can't find one), 12 of which need repainting and 24 of which need to be stripped and repainted. I also have 24 Galadhrim, all of which need basing and twelve need painting as well. Not very happy with the faces on these, but hopefully I'll improve them next time. Click to bigify.

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Férin and Fári - Dwarf Travellers

Férin and Fári are two brothers who travel with each other and a band of other Dwarves. Fári is often called the Burning Arrow, due to his red hair, his uncanny accuracy with a bow, and an unhealthy obsession with fire - an obsession which has grown so bad that his brother Férin no longer allows him to carry anything with which he could light a fire with. The older of the two, Férin, holds himself responsible for the safety of his brother and the other Dwarves travelling with them, often throwing himself into hopeless situations to keep his friends alive, and turning the odds in the Dwarves' favour, earning him the title of the Lucky Sword.

Here is the start of my second Dwarf army, Férin and Fári who will follow the rules for Murin and Drár, and may also feature in a Battle Company. First up are the finished pictures, followed by the WIP pictures (which also include a hornblower, who will be painted at a later date).

Monday, 29 October 2012

Radagast the Brown

It's been almost a month since my last post, but I have not been idle; I've been going from one project to the next, never finishing one until recently - Radagast the Brown. Unfortunately some of the paint has chipped off, but I'll be fixing that up (again) as soon as I can. (The last picture is slightly blurry.)

Sunday, 30 September 2012

Troll Trio and Warband

"You are soldier's of Gondor! No matter what comes from that gate, you will stand your ground!"

I've finished my Warband for the One Ring Painting Challenge, a Mordor Troll Chieftain, 2 Mordor Trolls, an Orc Banner Bearer, and 8 Mordor Orcs. I look forward to using these in battle (the Trolls at least). One is quite heavily converted, as I had previously converted the hammer, and lost the spikes for the helmets, so a green stuff armour plate was added over the top, as well as a Green Stuff hammer.

To see the rest of the Warband in more detail, follow these links:
Troll Chieftain:
Orc Banner Bearer: