Off the painting bench this week is this sprue’s worth (11 in total) of GW Gondorians. The two stands of trees in the background are new as well. Very simple basing. I detest slotta bases, and as one day I hope to do large battles in Middle Earth, I think I need to look into sabot bases.
A little wash and highlighting on their blue skirts to make them look interesting and less like walking tin cans. I also washed the armour in Army Painter dark tone and then picked out some highlights (the engraving on the helmets and the tree of Gondor on the breastplates) with Citadel Mithril Silver.
Here’s the sum total of my painted Gondorians to date. Rally round the flag, boys!
Corporal Patches, from the GW Osgiliath Veterans blister, shows the new spearmen how to properly stick their ork.
“Shootin’ hay bales is all well and good, but you ‘ave to know ‘ow to shoot nice and calm like when you’ve got blood running into your eye and the orks are coming at you wantin’ to ‘ave your guts for garters.” Cpl. Bandage takes the new bowmen in hand while Beregond shows how to wave a sword.
Cpl. Bedroll instructs the swordsmen. “You’re not choppin’ wood back on the grange, you’re cleaving your ork’s ugly ‘ead like a melon, so use them pretty swords with anger and determination if you want to live!”
I have a sprue of nasty orcses I am working on this week as well, in between more serious projects. When they’ll get into a scrap with these handsome fellows, goodness knows, but it’s a pleasant diversion to return to Middle Earth from time to time.
Blessings to your brushes!
These figures bring my 2015 totals to:
28mm: Foot Figures: 35; Mounted Figures: 10, Artillery: 2, Vehicles: 2, Scenic Pieces: 2
20mm: Vehicles: 1; Artillery: 1
15mm: Armour/Vehicles: 5; 15mm Scenic Pieces: 5
6mm: Scenic pieces: 7