Sunday, October 16, 2016

Meanwhile, in the Elven Realms

Just under a year ago, I received a very kind package from my good friend, Duke Alan of Tragardland containing some Games Workshop Lord of the Rings figures.   It was one of those unsolicited actions that spurs young Kinch to refer to the Freemasonry of the hobby, a very fine phrase.

That package contained three elven lords.  I had a bit of free time at the brushes this weekend, and so here they are.

 

Seeng as these chaps looked fairly noble, I tried to find some colours to offset the usual green.  

Thank you for this thoughtful gift, milord Duke.  I am slowly assembling an elven host for Middle Earth, and these fellows will be useful captains of hosts.  

I also finished these two figures, from the OOP GW box of metal figures, Heroes of Helms Deep,  The figure on the left is the Haldir figure - Tolkien purists will gnash their teeth at the memory of Haldir and his troops showing up for the battle of Helms Deep.  The figure on the right is Legolas, hastily painted when my son and I used to play with the LOTR mins a lot, and given a touch up and a proper basing/

 

I have some GW elven warriors from their First Age plastics set who I will paint up as elven “regulars” to serve with the Haldir figure.  I had painted his armour gold and then given it a wash of AP Strong Tone, which was a mistale, I think.  For the other figures, I think I will paint the armour black, and then pick out the plates in gold and not use a wash.

The last sight many a charging orc will ever see.

These figures bring my 2016 totals to:

28mm:  Foot Figures: 73; Mounted Figures: 8; Buildings: 3; Terrain Features: 2

20mm:  Buildings: 1

6mm:  Mounted figures:  36;  Buildings: 

Thanks for looking and blessings to your brushes!

 

 

19 comments:

  1. Wonderful work Michael, always a favourite of mine.

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  2. Lovely looking figures,excellent painting.
    Alan

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    1. Thank you, Alan, and thank you again for these wee visitors from the Faerie Realme of Fife. They have found a good home.

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  3. Fabulous, despite there unsolicited appearance they are really nice models though :)

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    1. Cheers, Brummie. Yeah, they turned out nice. Helps when the sculpt is good to begin with.

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  4. Among the elms in Elven Realms
    Strides Orogrim the Proud
    The forest rings as he sings
    His voice both strong and loud,
    Of adventures grim midst shadows dim
    in far-off storm-dark lands;
    Of monsters great who meet their fate
    From Orogrim's steel-gloved hands...

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    1. Ion, I herewith appoint you Poet Laureate of Mad Padre Wargames. Your lute and tabard are in the mail.

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    2. I feel honoured. Maybe I'll finish that rhyme some day... or continue it.

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  5. Nice work! I really don't want to be one of the orcs who drew the lot for joining the attacking horde that day... :-)

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    1. Thanks very kindly. It does explain why orc NCOs are armed with whips, clubs, and permission to eat stragglers with their tea.

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  6. I think Michael that they should stop swinging those bows around. They'll put someone's eye out.

    Have you no regard for 'Elfen Safety?

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    1. You have put your finger on the problem, namely that elves are arrogant gits who don't care a whit for the safety or regard of others. They whip through the warehouse in the forklift without caring who's in the way, they take the last coffee in the break room without putting on another pot, and they casually shoot an arrow through the neck of that pesky orc you've been hewing away at since you came on shift. Gits.

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  7. Filthy elvses. (Great looking though!)

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  8. Nice execution on these Mike. Free time well spent.

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