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!