Sunday 28 October 2018

Finishing Barrow-Wights and Restarting Infinity

Five more models added to the tally this week: the Barrow-Wights and a remote for my Haqqislam.

Pict 529: Barrow-Wights
Pict 530: Barrow-Wights

I love putting in the splash of colour with the Hawk Turquois on the tarnished bronze and getting the white robes right was not that bad after all. I'm debating wether I should pick out the eyes in turqois as well - the glow might be nice, but I don't want them to be White Walkers. But for now they are ready to menace some hobbits!

Nasmat Remote (Doctor)
Pict 531: Nasmat Remote (Doctor)
Nasmat Remote (Doctor)
Pict 532: Nasmat Remote (Doctor)
And this cute little robot is the (re-)start of my Haqqislam army for Infinity. My friend over at Out of Curiosity intends to run an escalation league and has persuaded me to join in. Just at the right moment as well - I was thinking of selling them off to make some space! When I first painted them about seven years ago, I went for a colourscheme of earthy colours and reds but I pretty much only worked with a basecoat and a wash. Now that I stripped them all, I wanted to go for something similar but with more definition and this remote is what I came up with.

Sunday 21 October 2018

Quick Update: Nazgûl and Barrow-Wights

This week was another with not to much hobby time but I managed a bit of progress with the Nagûl and the Barrow-Wights.

Nazgûl and Barrow-Wights (WIP)
Pict 528: Nazgûl and Barrow-Wights (WIP)

As you can see at least I got the first layer of black on the Nazgûl and the Barrow-Wights are awaiting their highlights after they have been washed. I also build a few miniatures, but they'll have to get some green stuff, before it's worth showing them of. We'll see what the next week brings...

I also played a few rounds of Battle Companies the saturday with the new rules - it was really fun to try out the Rangers and we are thinking about doing a hex-campaign. I'm looking forward to it and will repport on how it goes.

Sunday 14 October 2018

Théoden and Éomer, Defenders of Rohan

This week, I finished up the Rohan heroes, on foot I had started for that tournament a few weeks back - Théoden and Éomer, both from the Defenders of Rohan box are added to my tally. I then started work on a palette cleanser: black and white ghosties for the Lord of the Rings.

Théoden and Éomer on the Lookout
Pict 522: Théoden and Éomer on the Lookout
Théoden, Defender of Rohan
Pict 523: Théoden, Defender of Rohan
Théoden, Defender of Rohan
Pict 524: Théoden, Defender of Rohan
Éomer, Defender of Rohan
Pict 525: Éomer, Defender of Rohan
Éomer, Defender of Rohan
Pict 526: Éomer, Defender of Rohan

As you can see, the eyes turned out ok. I'm not a hundret percent on the eyebrowns but they will do. I like the more static poses - quite often you are on the lookout for dynamic scuplt and the result is (a bit overdramatised) a dwarf prancing on one foot, hacking at an unseen foe. Don't get me wrong those have a time and place as well. The Defenders of Rohan however manage a resting pose that still is interesting - for exemple the slight contraposto for Éomer and the asymmetrie of sword and helmet in Théodens hands. I might have to do the rest of the box, now that I started it...

Nazgûl and Barrow-Wights (WIP)
Pict 527: Nazgûl and Barrow-Wights (WIP)

I have, however, started with something different first: the nine Nagûl on foot and four Barrow-Wights. I started with the metals (mainly Warplock Bronze and Leadbealcher) since they tend to be a bit messy when you drybrush the highlights and right now the different miniatures look rather similar. With the next step however they will go in opposite directions. The Nazgûl will get their black coats (I'm looking forward to blending in the greys) and the Wights will get the same treatment as the Twilight-Ringwraits did (I'm not looking forward to blending up to white...)

Sunday 7 October 2018

Limited Edition Vax'ildan

This week was another slow one. I pretty much only managed to finish the Vax'ildan miniature I started last week.

Vax'ildan (limited edition)
Pict 519: Vax'ildan (limited edition)
Vax'ildan (limited edition)
Pict 520: Vax'ildan (limited edition)

As I saif last week, I really like the scuplt. Painting the face really was a joy - the pronounced cheekbones made the eyes really easy. I also enjoyed putting in colours into the wings and the dark green for the Deathwalkers Ward and the Boots of Haste. The latter also got some silver filigree to denote them as a bit of a different item to the rest of the armour.

Uruk Hai Siege Ladders and Bombs
Pict 521: Uruk Hai Siege Ladders and Bombs

Since I've got scenery projects on my mind, I also painted a few bit I had laying around that fit. The Uruk Hai siege ladders will probably never really see use in an acutal siege game but they'll add plenty to my Goblintown and my Osgiliath terrain. And since it was such a quick paintjob, I also did the two Uruk bombs.