Friday, August 12, 2016

Thorin's Company - Balin

After Kev relentlessly hassling me for never painting heros I started painting Thorin's Company from the Escape From Goblin Town (EFGT) boxed set. They have been pretty fun to work through. I have finished three so far and am about halfway through a fourth, but they all get their own posts, so for starters here is Balin. I have two EFGT boxed sets so I have an entire extra set of Goblin town scenery. Therefore, I have been hacking it to pieces to make bases for the company which has been fun.  So here he is, Balin. I really liked painting the finer detail like the quilting effects on the clothes.

I think I will make a Thorin's Company page as well and add all the pictures to it so they are all in one place.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

The Unexpected Journey - July 2016

So The Unexpected Journey has begun. Head over to The Unexpected Journey page for the details, but for now, here is the July 2016 model: Goblin Town Goblin #1:

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Rare Uruk Hai Scout

Finally dug this guy out and attempted to do him some justice. Wonderful model, and I put him on a big base. Attempted to recreate the the feel of the ruins in the woods at the breaking of the fellowship.

I got a couple more models to show, but that's for another day. Or at least another post.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Saruman Charging Blast and Grima Mounted

Another big gap between posts. Oh well, what can you do, hurry up and post some pictures I guess. Here are two Shadow and Flame conversions that I did not too long ago. Super cool to paint although I need to get better at painting white. Saruman was tough.

Saruman Charging Blast:

Grima Mounted:

I have a bunch of stuff sitting on the paint station right now. Some finished waiting on bases, some almost done, one special model. Maybe I can get another update out this week. If i get it out this month, I'll call I a win.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Birch Tree Giant Conversion

I have had these for a while. On the old Majestic Bear Miniatures site (now Flame of Shadow and Flame) there was a step-by-step process for converting the Birch and Linden Tree giants into more action, or as I like to call it, bringing-the-pain-to-Orthanc poses. Its a detailed guide to the conversion which I modified a bit. Here is the process I used. Its a bit complicated so read slowly and a few times to make sure you understand it before attempting:

Step 1. Buy a tree giant from Shadow and Flame
Step 2. Make Dave do the conversion.

I think mine turned out pretty good. It took me all weekend to paint it, but that was in between running, mowing, raking, chainsawing, weedeating, more raking, chainsawing, and a general mess of other crap I would rather not have been doing. Oh well. As my dad always says "If ifs and buts were berries and nuts, we'd all have a Merry Christmas". No I don't know what it means either.

Here is the ent;

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Mordor Uruk Hai Banner conversion

Another conversion from Shadow and Flame. Another conversion in the in the display cabinet.  Those Mordor Uruk Hai are very fun to paint.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Dol Amroth Command

Its been a long, long time since I painted anything from Dol Amroth. I happened to open a box in the closet the other day and the command blister was on top so I figured what the hell and painted them up. Very fun models, I've always liked them.

I was never a big fan of the all silver metal so I tried to break it up some with some gold effects and outline work.

This banner is actually very well suited for free hand. There are minimal folds in it so its really just a large canvas with the swanship in the middle.