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.