Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Wood Elf and Dark Elf

Just thought I'd mock up a quick Elfy drawing and try out some colours. I haven't time to paint at the moment but my head is still buzzing with ideas. Anyway here they are, the light and the dark.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Off to Salute tomorrow and looking forward to meeting fellow Bloggers. It's a long journey to get there but it should be worth it. See you all soon.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Dark Elf

A Dark elf swordsman taken from designs by the Perry Twins back in 1984.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Bed and Breakfast in Isenguard!

This has to be my favourite part in the LOTR, where the two different factions of Orcs argue over which way to take the Hobbits. Trying out a new pen today and the scene was the first thing that came to my mind.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Fantasy Rules?

I've really enjoyed myself painting up those old Citadel miniatures and It's got me thinking about painting up a few more.
I have been rather struck by Tim's miniature war gaming blog and the way he has based his figures for HotT (Hordes of the Things).
I've never really been a huge fan of DBA, coming from the Warhammer school of throwing masses of dice.
Is HotT any good and does anybody know of any other good rules out there. I have to admit I haven't really looked at any Fantasy rules for years.

I'm getting kind of hooked on the idea of painting up my ancient dark Elf figures and basing them on a 60x40 bases. These 60 x 40 bases would be companies. I like the look of HotT but not so keen on all the different sized bases, I would probably take a leaf out of Tim's book and mount all my figures on the same size base.
The rules I could tweak.
A friend of mine is a big fan of the GW Lotr rule set but I think I would rather collect the actual Lotr figures for that If I went down that route.

Friday, April 06, 2012

Dain II VS Azog

A young Dain ironfoot kills the mighty orc chieftain Azog.

Azog's son, Bolg would later lead a mighty goblin host to the Battle of the five armies to claim Smaug's treasure. He would not return. The size of Azog and latter his son, Bolg, points to them being large Uruks from Mordor.

Charles II


The English Civil War


Thursday, April 05, 2012

Fantasy Island

Two years ago a good friend of mine gave me his box of old Citadel and Grenadier miniatures.

I dug it out last night and had a good look at what was inside. Most of the figures were produced in 1987.

This Goblin figure is a very early sculpt indeed, early Eighties I would say.

I have always loved Dwarves, because of their characterful faces and equipment. I would love to paint these guys up and find more (in my loft) to make a forty man warband. The only thing is I hate the slotta bases and would cut them off and mount the figure on a flat base with four other Dwarves. I would like to put the unit together as if it were a historical unit with four figures on 40mmx40mm bases.

However, the collector in me screams at the idea of cutting up such old and valued mini's.

GW Gimli (1985)

Grenadier 1989 troll.

I love this fighter from Grenadier (1987)

A heavily armoured Halfling fighter, a true heroe of his Shire.

Norse Dwarf (1987)

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Blade of Mordor

Make it Ocky with this attractive Mordor Goblin knife. Be the envy of you friends with this one time deal of a life time. Watch them laugh as you tickle maggot holes in them with this priceless relict of a forgotten Third age!

Poison sound separately.

I found this great looking Orc blade the other day in a mates garage and thought I'd better take a picture for reference.

I haven't painted any fantasy figures for over twenty years, but the the new plastic Orcs from Wargames Factory have tempted me.

The reason being they remind me of the old Angus McBride illustrations for MERP back in the Eighties.

Anyway I quite fancy painting some Orcs and as I'm listening to LOTR at the mo, I'm fully juiced up and raring to go.