Tuesday, September 22, 2015

More Men of Gondor

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


15 comments:

  1. Really lovely work there Michael!

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  2. Very nice! Let me add "Forth, Eorlingas!"

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  3. A finer unit of men, you could not wish to meet, splendid work Sir.

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  4. Lovely work, Padre. Turns out Koen will return from Crisis having picked up about 200 LOTR figures bought from various sources. Time for the Penguins to get stuck into Dux Gondorum again, I think.

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  5. Lovely minis Padre :)

    I assume that a future batch will be Corporal Punishment and his RP section? ;)

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    1. Indeed Tamsin! Corporal Punishment is an NCO to be feared - probably a half-orc!

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  6. Grand work Mike! Your Gondorians are now ready to repel borders in Osgiliath and get eaten by orcs!

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    1. Thanks Dai. I am pleased that they look both good and tasty. Hard and shiny on the outside, soft and delciious on the inside!

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  7. Lovely stuff, Michael. All very clean - makes me want to unleash my Uruk Hai to muss 'em up some.

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    1. Many thanks, HW. That would be a good matchup.

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  8. Nice work Michael! These men of Gondor came out splendid.

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  9. Great stuff. What rules do you indeed to use?

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  10. CK: I haven`t quite decided that. I have a copy of GW`s War of the Ring rules for large battles, but am less than keen on it. Thomas and the other Scandihoovians have done some interesting work with Too Fat Lardies Dark Ages rules, Dux Brittanorum, and it would be foolish not to benefit from their thinking. Others have I hear done some LOTR mods for Osprey`s Lion Rampant, so there are choices out there. I may even take a shot at writing my own rules... oh, who am I kidding?

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