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!

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Goyles will be goyles

aaaand done!

The gargoyle is finito! Granted, it still needs sealing, but it's been raining all day here. Maybe tomorrow. After the varnishing, I'll take a pic of the whole set together.

Overall, the piece came out OK. I went for the flame/balrog-y look. I was pretty pleased with the red shading on the wings and the fiery blending on the whip. 

Sunday, June 21, 2015

And gnoll for something completely different

Just a Reaper Bones gnoll I knocked out for funsies. I loves me hordes of gnollses!

(Chaos) Sorcerer Supreme

Complete with the "Eye of Chaos" on his helmet! 

(Don't leave your evil tower without it!™)

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Spray & Pray

No painting, but the humidity dropped to below 70%, so I got to seal the HQ greenskins. Hopefully the varnish sets up OK. As per my SOP, I used a layer of gloss for a hard shell followed later by a layer of Matte to kill the shine.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Gobbo Gobbo! GOBBOS!

No, not "Gabbo!"

Okay, it was a lame pun.

Anyway, the Heroquest goblins are completed. It's still WAY too humid to spray seal minis, though. Next up, I think I'll work on the necromancer.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Orcs x 8

All the HeroQuest orcs are finished! I still need to seal them. Just 3 goblins, the necromancer, and gargoyle-boy to go!

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Moar Orcses!

Is moar betterer!

They follow the color scheme I set up before. I still need to clean up a couple spots the wash made and seal them.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Some progress

I painted two orcs last night (morning stars). I left them with the wash drying. I'll take some pix and post them tonight. The weather here has been cool and wet, so varnishing may have to wait.

Monday, June 1, 2015


No painting in WEEKS! I need to get back to this. It looks like the regular gaming night tonight might get canceled. If so, I need to crank out a couple more orcs or something.