Thursday, 28 March 2013

Across the bridge of something or other

Well here we are with another bunch of soldiers from middle-earth charging off the painting desk and ready for war. They are hardy, strong, loyal, brave and let us not forget their natural sprinting abilities. They are the dwarven warriors of middle-earth! These were actually one of the two boxes of lord of the rings miniatures that I first bought and they were painted three or more years ago now. And when I looked at them sitting on my shelf with an absolutely vulgar paint job (and I am not just putting myself down either!) and having just re-read my Kazadum source book I decided to repaint them using the Erebor paint scheme.
Along with them is something I made about midway last year but didn't paint-a dwarven bridge! But enough talking, here are the pictures.

Shields and hand axes.

Two handed axes.


The bridge.

 Well that's all from me for now. Next up I'm hoping too have either those rivendell elves I mentioned in the last post, some Rohan foot or preferably some WW2 German light vehicle support.

Sarge at Arms.

Saturday, 9 March 2013

Osgiliath burns!

Greetings! I bring forth news, from the mists that surround the fabled painting bench. I have completed a small number of warriors of Minas Tirith along with a piece of ruined osgiliath scenery and a mighty Mithril troll.

And here are the pictures:

The ruin at the front.

And at the back.
The soldiers of Gondor stand tall.

And give us a twirl.
The great club wielding (club unfortunately not in picture) troll.

And the back (a little blurry).

And now a little how, for the making of the ruin:

The ruin is first cut from foam core.
'What do mean the door's too short?'

With the sand on.

With a black undercoat

With a grey dry brush.

And the final ruin with white dry brush to finish it off.

A number of high elves I'm painting up with the new paint scheme for the Hobbit Rivendell Knights, though I'm not sure if I'll be getting them or not.

And here are a few dwarves that I am repainting with a new scheme. The old scheme is on the left and the new scheme is on the right.

I hoped you've enjoyed the pictures of my latest projects.
Cheers, Sarge at arms.