Well I just completed a few terrain pieces for a buddy of mine for LotR or MESBG as its called now, here you go:
Saturday, February 04, 2023
Monday, January 30, 2023
Well okay, here are a few things for the Lord of the Rings 2023 project:
Picked these two hero's for my Rohon force i am working, since I have the plastic Theoden, figured I would also get Eomer and Eowyn. Nice models but they are a pain to assemble.
Since I am doing Riders of Rohon, here is a shot of 21 riders that I recently completed:
In the picture above you can also see a ring wraith on horse back. This is a converted model that was missing the arm, or so I thought. When I assembled the Nazgul, it came with a few arms for different poses for the model. So I took the extra and thought perfect I can use it for the one missing an arm.
Well when I pulled the model out not only was the arm missing but the legs for the right side of the model were I harvested the legs I needed and went to work.
So, the moral of the story, dont throw away those bits, even if you had them for almost 15 years as they may come in handy sometime!
Tuesday, January 17, 2023
Welcome intrepid adventurers!
Well I am back to Star Wars again, sort of! So just before Christmas I painted up a few Up scaled Skull Forge Studios figures for Christmas presents. Well I went to a Christmas party and showed one none gamer friend what I did, he was amazed and wanted to know if I could do one for him, then my phone got passed to another friend and another request, well this happened a few times until I had 5 orders for larger figures. Well I just finished this one up which is the last one.
You will see the "Standard" 28mm figure on the left, the other is roughly 200 times larger, so about 54mm.
|Up scaled Darth Vader from Skullforge Studios|
Thursday, January 05, 2023
After a very long hiatus, Lord of the Rings is back on the table! About two years ago I picked up the newest rulebook that came with the Pellnoir Fields set. Well GW released a new box set and updated the rules that a few of the guys picked up.
|New Old rules!|
So after some online discussion, we all decided to take the dive back into one of our favorite games. Many of us still have armies and I have been working on models here and there. But after this past weekend I needed to pick up the new armies of Middle earth for LotR in order to conform to the new rules.
So Just before Christmas on a whim I bought two of the Dol Guldur kits to add to my terrain collection. Also since my original LotR forces were based on Dol Guldor, I had to have the kit. Now it took a few weeks of building, but I got to a point that I am happy with, next will be texture, basing and paint. But little did I know that I was going to be using this terrain piece sooner then I thought.
|Now needs a base and paint!|
|The battlefield, the Wood Elves trying to stop the Orc invaders.|
|Elves take up defensive positions near the ruin|
|They have a troll!|
|The last few Elves|
The game was great and a very tough match for sure, which the elves got a minor victory as we were both broken. It was a great game and was also a good game to look at the new rules which have minor changes from the Big One Rule book we used to use.
Friday, December 30, 2022
Its been an interesting year to say the least, well its actually been a few years now really. So what did I get done this year
In a Galaxy not so far away...
Well I did a lot of painting for a Galactic Heroes game which will use lots of Skullforge Studios 3d printed models for a Star wars themed game. I have well over 120+ figures painted and assembled and now slowly working on terrain for the game. I had a blast painting away Stormtroopers, Jedi's and other folks from the classic movies. I am planning on running the game close to May 4, which is un officially Star Wars Day.
Salty old sea dogs....
So after watching Pirates of the Caribbean on TV one day, I got the bug to bust a few Black Scorpion minis I had in the pile of lead and get some paint on them. I painted up a pretty large amount of pirates and had the idea hosting a Legends of the High Seas game soon, once again working on some terrain for the game and look forward to getting it on the table in Feb of 23.
The Cursed City....
So I went down memory lane and busted out a few Mordheim figures to paint, honestly these were going to be used for some Gothic Horror games, but I kept thinking about putting Mordheim back on the table. Once again now I am working on some classic Mordheim card buildings and want to get this on the table in the new year.
On the game rules front i expanded my Wiely Games collection with a few sets of rules, picking up the Fantasy Rules, the new version of Galactic Hero's book, Wasteland Warriors and the Battle Suit Alpfa: I want to get these games in rotation in the following year.
Sunday, December 04, 2022
Friday, December 02, 2022
Painting continues on my Witch Hunter warband, painted up four more figures to join the brave group getting ready to return to the cursed city!
|Four more members for the crusade to the Cursed City|
I still have about 6 more figures to paint up for the warband, all being the Witch Hunters themselves, wanted to save those for last to spend some time with them. I am really liking this project and getting to paint some old models from my mounds of lead.
I also happened to unearth my sons old Skaven warband that was packed away in the closet, so I will be tackling these rats next, I was surprised to find them as I was on the search for STL files of Ratmen which there are a bunch out there, which I may have a friend print for me, we will see.
|Rats! I mean Skaven!|