Monday, January 30, 2023

Lord of the Rings 2023 update...

 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:

I also got the plastic Nazgul from the Pelenor Fields box set:

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!

There you go a little WIP of the Lotr2023 project.


Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Dark Lord of the Sith!

 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


Well there you go adventurers another awesome model completed...


Thursday, January 05, 2023

Return of the King!


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.

Newest book for me!

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.

Back side of Ruins!

Now needs a base and paint!

So as I mentioned above, this past weekend a few of us got together to push some models around, well actually Robert and I did the pushing. Robert and I just sort of grabbed models and put about 400 points on the table. Thanks to Tom we used the new Armies book for the points, this day would be Wood Elves vs Orcs.

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.

All in all I am very happy that we are back to Middle Earth and we are starting a small slow grow league and plan to have a friendly little tournament in a few months.