…and my axe!

Even if almost 30 years have passed by since I first read Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, Gimli has been my favourite companion of the Fellowship ever since. A rough but faithful comrade who knows how to wield his axe. As my main priority during the last years were special scenarios I never had Gimli’s miniature in mind at all. But now that I am about to visit my first tournament I had to admit that my collection was missing out on heroes. So there were Daín and Gimli on the short-list. But it was Gimli who received a paint job first. I really like the final result and I tried to stay as close to the original GW colour scheme as possible. Even if I have several other Gimlis in my collection I went for the “The Fellowship version” as he fits best with the Khazad-Dûm basing.

"Let them come."

“Let them come.”

"There is one Dwarf yet in Moria who still draws breath."

“There is one Dwarf yet in Moria who still draws breath.”

About scrum

Loves to paint mass armies but has a hard time to actually paint all of the miniatures necessary. Expect very long answers if you dare to adress a question.

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Comments ( 4 )
  1. Hi Scrum,

    nice to see Gimli for your Khazad-Dûm Army from you. But with your result I’m not so happy. Why? Und nun muss ich leider auf deutsch schreiben, wegen dem schlechten Englisch^^. Der Mantel ist mir etwas zu rot, da fehlt mir etwas Freehand, Saum oder ähnliches in einer leicht anderen Farbe. Gerade unten am Mantel hast du noch eine Art Borde, diese würde sich super dafür eigenen. Um möglichst nah am Original zu bleiben habe ich im Internet ein Foto gefunden, dass genau meinen Kritikpunkt aufnimmt und du sehen kannst, wie ich es meine:

    So müsste Gimli im Film ausgesehen haben. Und ich weiß, das du so etwas kannst. Verstehe mich bitte nicht falsch, es soll als Anregung dienen.

    And now I’m looking forward to see more Khazad-Dûm Warriors.

    • Hi Murdock,

      many thanks for your comment. Constructive criticism is always welcome. I never saw a picture of Gimli like this. So it might be an inspiration for further paintings of a different Version of him. So Am I able to give Gimli a better paintjob? Yes, of course! But in the end there is always the same problem with getting a miniature finished. Too many times I’m painting for hours and hours and always reaching the point, when I’m fed up with the miniature, because painting is taking too much time. Painting Gimli was real fun and I’m not willing to give him a revision because it might end up as always, when I’m asking myself, why my armies are so small after years of painting 😉

  2. Gorgeous work, smooth treatment – really captures Gimli well. Top result, thank you for sharing. 🙂

    • Hi Sebastian,

      many thanks for your compliment 🙂 Smooth treatment is always my intention and I’m pleased about any hobbyist out there, who is painting the same way.
      I took a trip to your Website and I must say, that especially your Tau modelling is very impressive!

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