Sunday, September 20, 2015

Three more, reporting for duty

(heh, 'duty')

Continuing to work my way through the LOTR Minas Tirith archers. Very simple rack painting. 

Monday, September 14, 2015


I finally got the first of the Minas Tirith archers painted. It's not much to look at, but it'll provide a template for the next batch. It was a basic speed paint and wash. All very rank & file.

I also cleared out two more from my Reaper Bones pile. The hydrophobic nature of the resin takes some getting used to, but I love having more gnoll minis almost as much as more orcs.

Finally, there is a Space Marine that has been lingering forever. I was slightly pleased with his power sword, otherwise he is a very average Ultramarine (except for having an actual face to paint).

Apologies for the tint in the images. I used an old camera with sub par lighting.

Friday, August 21, 2015

What?! Minis Painting!?

Apparently that's something I do from time to time.

At least, I used to! The last month or so has been mildly nuts, but I promise I'm going to get some more stuff done. I just restocked a few colors I was getting low on, so my excuse list is dwindling.

I have a Gondorian and a couple of Bones gnolls that are nearly done. I should wrap those up first. After that, I think I will try to alternate between all these Bones and the rest of the Minas Tirith boys.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Flight of the Gondor

I finished the first few of the Minas Tirith soldiers last night. It was a quick and simple paint job, but should do the trick. They still need sealing, though.

(I'm not sure about the ruins piece as a photo prop. I think it's too busy.)

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Bones 3: Electric... Christmas Tree?

Or whatever.

ANYway! I pledged for the Bones 3 Kickstarter this AM. So around this time next year I should have another crazy influx of minis. Maybe my goal should be to get through the Bones I have?

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Back in Black

So, in keeping with my earlier statement about working on LOTR stuff, I decided the Minas Tirith soldiers were a decent place to start minis-wise.

Originally, I had primed them white, following the whole "prime good guys in white to make the colors brighter" theory. Looking at them again, I realized the black made a lot more sense, since their uniforms are supposed to be black and silver. So I re-primed them all black (less the color scheme test I did a while ago). One of the spearmen had lost its weapon so I pinned a sword to the empty hand. Otherwise, they are pretty much straight out of the box (24 total.  A mix of bows, spears, and swords).

The bases are completely plain, but I figure on doing a simple static grass flocking after they are painted. I know they aren't part of Moria, but they are definitely JRRT.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

That's a wrap!

Sealed the gargoyle. Here they all are in their glory:

First up, the forces of Chaos!

Next we have the ever-popular Fimir!

Another crowd-pleaser: The undead!

Let's give a warm WAAGH of applause for your favorite and mine: 


And rounding things out, the Heroes!!

Let's hear the for the whole crew!

And now back to our regularly scheduled program of LOTR-themed minis and way too many Reaper Bones!