Tuesday, September 08, 2015
Sad I know but I sing this to my little boy each night, it's the only song which makes him fall straight to sleep. I sang him 'seek for the sword that was broken' the other night and It woke him up again. Stick to Elven songs for lullaby's you know it makes sense.
I really like these two because they look like they have a story behind them. Covered in hair they make odd looking Orcs and I like the idea that he was shunned as an outsider, now he's back with murder on his mind and he has some backup too which makes him very dangerous indeed.
Monday, September 07, 2015
Elrond doesn't look happy.
To give the impression of being a Beserker I riddled some of them in arrows. I took this idea from the Lotr films and figures. The arrows were made from paper clips with blobs of Superglue added to the ends to act as flights. Once painted, hopefully they should look like arrows.
Firstly, I have been messing around with Reaper Bones mini's, I saw some on eBay and thought I would give them a whirl. The mini's didn't look great and their light weight and bendy nature at first put me off.
However, the true strength of these figures are their cheap price, It's the difference between getting six goblins or getting twelve. Of course you usually need buckets of the critters so a good sculpt for half the price isn't bad.
The real advantage of Reaper Bones figures did not hit me until I had started painting them, they bend easily and can be twisted into different positions. Also with a sharp knife you can swap limbs to make your own designs. Add all this with a box of plastic orc bits and the sky is the limit. I used some spare heads from War games Factory Orcs to make some variety in the group. All this was great fun and very addictive.