Middle Earth SBG – Heroes of Rohan

A commission I was working on last year for a host of characters, beginning with some of Rohans finest.

First up is the new Eowyn & Merry set. Games Workshop is knocking it out the park with thier plastic characters and these are no exception. The detail and dynamism is phenomenal.

Deorwine and Elfhelm are again some phenomenal models. Elfhelm in particular has a fantastic pose, the momentum carried through him and his horse, with the throw poised to release. Really one of my alltime favourite models.

Finally we have the bearer of the royal standard, Gamling. This is an old school metal miniature and it does show. Whilst i enjoyed this figure for the most part the banner was hell. It’s really hard to paint patterns in such a wavy area and sometimes the texture of the metal can be a little funny. I just hope that it still looks suitably impressive.

Next up is a wee bit more Rohan and a fair chunk of Mordor…

Middle Earth SBG – Pellanor Fields Painting in Progress

This month I’ve been furioursly painting away at the Lord of the Rings: Battle ofthe Pellanor Fields box set, and I’vejust about finished 80 or so of them…

The Morannon orcs and Army of the Dead are complete and the Rohan forces only have a little more work to be done on them.

I’m pleasantly surprised by what are some fairly old sculpts. The Rohan in particular are fairly simple, but are still very characterful.

A Month in Pictures – September

September had a couple of milestones to celebrate. The first of which is over 100 miniatures painted in 2018! If I’m honest I was hoping this would have been acheived a lot earlier in the year but my focus has been on other, more important, things. I’m still very happy with it and I know if my recent painting spurt is anything to go by,  that total will be shooting up! The second milestone is not really painting related, but it see’s my return to playing Middle Earth Strategy Battle game from Games Workshop. Me and Lord of the Rings have a history in the hobby, which I’ll be writing about soon. Anyway onto the models from this month…

Models Painted: 12

Total painted in 2018: 105