Saturday, December 20, 2014

Unboxing: Lake-Town Militia Swordsmen

While waiting for the next Smaug release ;-), I bought the Lake-Town Militia Swordmen. When I saw the new releases, I like the Lake-Town Militia Swordmen immediately. I like the bravery of these fellows.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

If you awaken that beast, you'll destroy us all!

This is a great miniature. I didn't know how great this miniature was, until I opened the blister. I also like Bard as character in the movies.

It's the first time I've used glazes for applying highlights and shades (on the cloak). So any tips/comments are welcome.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Gloin and Oin

A small update on thorin's company. 
I present you Oin and Gloin. First up Gloin:

Saturday, December 13, 2014

I'd rather share a drink with cockroaches than sit next to you!

Aah Saturday again!! So time for a painttable update! Last Thursday we had one of our Fellowship paint evenings and I started work on a miniature for Freebooter's Fate called Curly Ann. Well actually I started painting it a long long time ago, but never got very far. So I picked it up again and started with going over the paint allready on there.

A week or 2 ago me and some Fellowship friends bought a dvd set Masterworks Painting with Jessica Rich and I have been trying to apply some of the techniques that are shown on the dvd. It is going to be a hell of a learning curve, but I'm liking it!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Visiting Edoras in 2015

In 2015 I'm going to visit Edoras a lot. I'm a big fan of the Rohan realm and I've a lot Rohan miniatures so it's time to get started. I'm going to this in little steps because I want also to paint some miniatures from 'The Hobbit' range.

I also want to improve my basing, so any tips are welcome.
I'm first going to paint one warband to ally with Minas Tirith (250 army). But by the end I want a 250 Rohan army.

Because I'm more a painter then a gamer I chose interesting miniatures instead of a winning army ;-)

Warriors of Rohan
Riders of Rohan
Of course I've to include the Basic troops ;-)

Éomer, Marshal of the Riddermark
"What business does an elf, man, and a dwarf have in the Ridder-Mark? Speak quickly."

Éowyn, Shield Maiden of Rohan
"The women of this country learned long ago, those without swords can still die upon them. I fear neither death nor pain. "

Meriadoc, Knight of the Mark
"I offer you my service, Theoden King. "

The Fellowship of the Miniatures Oberonn Adventure (11/12/2014)

We didn't play this evening but had been painting all evening. Next time we must take some more pictures but I think we were too busy painting ;-)
We asked and gave advice and learned from each other. This was our last Oberonn adventure this year. See you all next year.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Painting Challenge 2014: Results

Thanks everybody for participating and congratulations for the great entries.
Here're the final results

Gold Boromir ( +Darcy Perry  )

Silver Tom Bombadil ( +James Baldwin  )

Bronze Oin ( +Dylan Cloosen    )

A big thanks for the jury: +CorvusMiniatures +Randy Blood +D.M.S Dead Marsh Spectre +SBG Magazine