Sunday, December 14, 2014
The small Moria goblins would be made from the early Citadel goblins and Gnolls.These are lightly armoured but many in number.
Slightly better armoured Goblins would be made up of Citadel Giaks from the 'Lone Wolf 'figure range.
Then comes the masses of Orc troops, these are made up of the fantasy tribes Orcs again from Citadel along with other makes.
The Uruk-hai will be formed from the LOTR range from Citadel with other armoured Orcs to make up the numbers.
Finally huge Black Uruks will be created from Black Tree's great Orc range and will make up the large orc bodyguards of Bolg. They are huge and the reason why they gave Thorin such a hard time can be clearly seen.
Next up for the Orc army will be the heavily armoured uruks and Uruk-hai. These will form the better equipped and disciplined ranks in the army of Mordor.
My dream of playing Regimental Fire and Fury is stronger than ever now with their release of their second scenario book.
I have bought three of the leader sculpts below and each one had a missing weapon, so repair had to be done using a pack of old spare weapons I bought from eBay. I think he looks better now with his giant mace than he did with his original sword. He is still a leader in his own right and has been given a standard and bodyguards to prove it.
Most of the other bases have red paint either down their face or across one eye to show they are from Mordor.
I have used the Jackson Movies as a guide again for this character and painted him with a red skin tone.
I want my Elves to follow the Movie versions with their Bronze/green armour. So after painting them with Vallejo 70998 BRONZE, I gave them quite a thick wash of Woodland scenics green.
Although they aren't finished yet I think the effect has worked.
I have two of them and they were both bought from eBay, which is why one of them has lost his cheek guards. I don't really mind this as It gives you a chance to see his face and skin tones better.
A red brown wash was then added to make the armour look rusted. After all this I gave the edges a very light brushing with the 'Lead Belcher' paint again.The leather work was painted with different browns then given a black wash, no highlights were added.
Saturday, December 13, 2014
That's it for now , more to come tomorrow.
I still wanted this guy to be a Black Uruk but tried a warmer tone of brown for his skin tone.
All the figures were painted quickly using the ink wash method. Colours were blocked in then given a wash of black, then highlighted again with the same base colour. This black wash technique worked well for the dark skin tones.
The New Hobbit (3) is out tonight...I'm looking forward to seeing it but at the same time a little worried. You know how it is with the new Hobbit films...anyway enough of that back to the painting.
After bashing out a small army of dirty Orcs I finally got arund to basing them. I went for the classic wood glue and rough sand approach, covered in flock and twigs. I also added a few dry herbs to the bases to act as dead leaves and I was pleased with the result. So much so in fact, that I dug out my recent ACW units and gave them a tinkle with the herbs as well.
Monday, October 20, 2014
Tuesday, September 02, 2014
By adding paint to the top of the trousers and shading with highlights, sack coats were once again back in fashion.
No one would really of cared about this, but If you're going to spend hundreds of hours doing something, you might as well get it right. From now on, my Union troops will only be in Sack and Frock coats, leaving the Shell jackets to the Confederate forces.
Of course I know a lot of NY regiments wore shell jackets but I'm painting my army up to be generic and the sack coat is the way to go. I also took the time to paint over the blue trouser stripes on the Infantry privates, a little thing but I felt better for doing it.