My main focus in February was to finish my big old Mordor Troll Chieftain crushing Aragorn underfoot in the duel at the end of The Return of the King. Finishing the conversion took me quite a while and painting was not that much quicker...
|Pict 1139: Mordor Troll Chieftain vs. Aragorn Elessar|
|Pict 1140: Mordor Troll Chieftain vs. Aragorn Elessar (Conversion)|
|Pict 1141: Mordor Troll Chieftain vs. Aragorn Elessar (Conversion)|
|Pict 1142: Mordor Troll Chieftain vs. Aragorn Elessar (Conversion)|
|Pict 1143: Mordor Troll Chieftain vs. Aragorn Elessar (Conversion)|
At some point, I just had to declare this conversion to be finished. It seemed like I could
have pushed the putty around for forever... It just looked like I
found another missing detail whenever I picked him up: straps to hold
the armour on the fingers of the left hand in place, defining the armour on the
back a bit more or a piece of swordhandle for Andúril lying just out of
reach for Aragorn...
The final conversion uses parts from a number of different kits: The main body and right arm come from the Mordor Troll Chieftain, the head and left arm from the plastic Mordor Troll. The offhand mace uses the Troll drumstick hand as a base and adds in bits from the plastic Warhammer Fantasy Black Orcs. Aragorn consists of the lying Isildur's legs, the Aragorn Elessar of foot torso and arms, the head and Andúril come from the mounted Elessar and the elven dagger (including the hand) were donated by a Lurtz – whittling and the Uruk blade until it fit the bill! And of course there is a load of green stuff tying it all together.
|Pict 1144: Mordor Troll Chieftain vs. Aragorn Elessar |
|Pict 1145: Mordor Troll Chieftain vs. Aragorn Elessar|
|Pict 1146: Mordor Troll Chieftain vs. Aragorn Elessar|
|Pict 1147: Mordor Troll Chieftain vs. Aragorn Elessar|
|Pict 1148: Mordor Troll Chieftain vs. Aragorn Elessar, Detail: Troll Face|
|Pict 1149: Mordor Troll Chieftain vs. Aragorn Elessar, Detail: Aragorn|
|Pict 1150: Mordor Troll Chieftain vs. Aragorn Elessar, Detail: Aragorn|
|Pict 1151: Mordor Troll Chieftain vs. Aragorn Elessar, Detail: Aragorn|
And here is the big boy all painted up. I used the same colours I already used on the first Mordor Troll Chieftain but I had to look up several references for Aragorn Elessar. I'm very happy with the conversion all together and the paintjob and I can't wait to use him in a game. I entered the duel into heroichighlights' diorama contest - we'll see how he does!
|Pict 1152: Ghoul|
|Pict 1153: Ghoul|
This Ghoul here is the next leg in my journey to paint up more miniatures for my Undead collection. I used a paler variation of my Zombie Skin recipe. In preparation of painting the Ghoul at the start of February, I got around to noting down the recipies for my AoS Undead - while it does not cover every possible detail, the broad strokes are there to remind myself of how I painted things when I want to add to the collection.
|Pict 1154: Ghouls and Crypt Horrors (WIP)|
Here is where I've gotten to with the rest of the Ghoul tribe: five more metal Ghouls and three Crypt Horrors. I plan to use the same colours thoughout. The basecolours and washes went on quite quickly but highlighting the skin does take a surprising amount of time since it is the biggest part of the model.
|Pict 1155: Iron Hills Dwarves (WIP)|
Lastly, I started painting these Dwarves back in October but it seems I was distracted by some new and shiny thing. Anyways, now I will need them for an upcoming doubles tournament which is always a good motivation.