Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Green Stuff the Bear

I decided to issue a 'HOLD' order on any ECW activity until Pikeman's Lament is released in January.

So all my ECW stuff is packed away and out of site which feels good as now I can concentrate on the Hobbit Project again and start chipping away at these lovely armies. Above a fantastic Dire bear from Reaper Miniatures is having his joins covered ready for his role as Beorn. I really want to paint him in brown but Beorn was actually meant to be black, maybe I will give him a brown muzzle to break up the overall colour.

In the back ground is a Ral Partha Ogre who will be doubling as a Hill Troll, there will be four of these on two bases for Dragon Rampant. together they will act as a 12 point bellicose foot unit so each Hill troll is 3 hit points each.

 I don't really intend to use the point system from the rule book and will tailor the units to fit the feel of  Middle earth better. For example the Hill Trolls will end up being around 9pts a unit, with armour ( thick hide) and Great strength being added to them.
Like wise my Dwarves (8pts) and Elves (7pts) will come in very pricey compared to the massed units of Goblins (4pts) and Wargs (4pts). Really looking forward to getting some more units done and trying out some different troop types in the game. Wolf riders are on my list...

Thinking I can use the Plastic Saxon box set from gripping Beast to add some variety to the weapons of the Wolf Riders, as there are only three sculpts from Ral partha ( the best Wolf Riders around at the moment).

9 comments:

airbornegrove26 said...

Nice! I really like how Kevin Dallimore did the Copplestone 15mm Bears in black. Maybe take a look at his site for inspiration.

Secundus said...

Will look It up right now! cheers for the tip.

Secundus said...

Can't find them anywhere...

airbornegrove26 said...

http://www.werelords.com/COPPLESTONE_15MM_4/index.htm

They are towards the bottom. He has brown bears as well. So inspiration for either route. ;)

Conrad Kinch said...

Secundus,

I've started a Pikeman's Lament Facebook group if you're interested?

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1853126298232065/

Also if you don't mind me being a bit cheeky. Would you mind if I used a couple of your ECW cartoons (attributed) for sticky posts in the group?

Secundus said...

Conrad go ahead and use what you like. I will be along shorty to the site. Merry Christmas.

Secundus said...

@ airbournegrove, yes thanks nice looking paint job. he has done what i was thinking of after looking at reference. The black bears have a blue sheen to their coats and It looks like kevin has mixed in some blue to his black mix. Well now I know it works. He too has gone for a different colour muzzle, nice. I think my bear will have a very slight dry brush of brown in certain areas just to change it up from being all black. thanks again for the link, very helpful.

airbornegrove26 said...

Awesome. Glad it helped. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

NaRong said...

I teach you how to easily make a bear pelt & head using green stuff and a Template so you can make your own customized miniature conversions or add to .


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