The Fellowship of the Ring

BALIN FUNDINUL UZBAD KHAZADDUMU Or as we might put it these days: “Balin, son of Fundin, Lord of Moria”. That’s what the Fellowship of the Ring found written on his tomb when they entered the Chamber of Mazarbul, also known as the Chamber of Records. And while I do agree with Gimli that this is quite a mournful tragedy, no one bats an eye for poor Ori who was a great character of Thorin’s company aswell. Contrary to Balin he wasn’t even entombed. Well as dramatic as the setting of this chapter of the Lord of the Rings is, today’s post is a celebration for me. It all started in April 2016 with Frodo ...

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Gimli

“Bring your pretty face to my axe.” Gimli – The Two Towers After scrum painted Gimli some months before it was my turn now. I am almost finished with this long-lasting project. Gimli being the last one of the Fellowship and only the display base is missing. ...

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Legolas

“A red sun rises, blood has been spilled this night.” Legolas – The Two Towers I have a good run painting the Fellowship right now. Legolas was the second to last miniature I had to paint. Now it’s only Gimli who is left and of course the scenery base. I think I can count the amount of Elves/Eldar I have painted on one hand over the years. I’m more the dwarf-player to be honest. Yet I quite enjoyed painting Legolas Greenleaf and it didn’t differ too much from my usual painting routine. The most remarkable difference was that I had to give him a lighter skin tone. ...

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Boromir

You carry the fate of us all, little one. If this is indeed the will of the Council, then Gondor will see it done. Boromir – The Fellowship of the Ring Back in April 2016 I started painting the Fellowship of the Ring. I continued doing so including several brakes. The last step was Aragorn at the beginning of this year where I said that I try to finish this project in 2017. Still possible yet regarding the long brakes I usually take during each miniature it can be still considered as a challenge. Next one will be Legolas as I continue painting them in their order of appearance during the ...

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Captain of Minas Tirith

My tiny Gondor project was still lacking a hero. I thought it would be a cool idea to have the leader of my patrol from Minas Tirith sitting on a horse. Unfortunately the only mounted models I like such as Boromir f.e. were all way to expansive for such a small project. Thus I had to come up with a little conversion. Carving my way through the metal of the miniature was a tough job though. ...

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Rohan’s military review

After the rework this is the final result of my Éored from the Westfold. Next to my riders for the 150 HTL-matches there were standing some regular warriors of Rohan which got some fresh colour aswell. The troop so far consists of the following: -Erkenbrand on foot and on horse -Grimbold -Eowyn -2 Rohan Royal Guard -1 Rohan Royal Guard on horse -19 Warriors of Rohan -5 Riders of Rohan ...

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Forth Eorlingas!

“Arise now, arise, Riders of Théoden! Dire deeds awake, dark it is eastward. Let horse be bridled, horn be sounded! Forth Eorlingas!” ― King Théoden The Redshields of Erkenbrand are ready for battle! The five riders of Rohan were among the first LotR miniatures I painted some years ago but now got some fresh paint. That’s what I got so far: Erkenbrand on horse 5 Riders of Rohan -5 Westfold Redshields upgrade -2 Throwing spears ...

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Riders of Rohan! What news from the Mark?

Erkenbrand, second marshal of Rohan and lord of the Westfold. He and his Éored are also known as the red shields. After a to long hiatus there were finally some LotR miniatures back on my painting desk. With the HTL’s idea for very small 150 points matches one of my faves was back again. Of course it had to be some riders of the Rohirrim led by Erkenbrand. This seemed like a good idea because my former troops led by Grimbold had no cavalry yet.  I just checked what I had in stock regarding Rohirrim … great, I already had painted some of them years ago. But now over to my new paint job, Erkenbrand: ...

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Back to Gondor

Alas! Over a year has passed since I started working on some folks from Gondor for the first time. How comes that I found the motivation to get back on this project you might ask? Well I stumbled upon this neat idea from the Hobbit Tabletop Liga (the german answer to the Great British Hobbit League). It is basically about very small and very fast matches with only 150 points and on a 24″ x 24″ board. That’s the perfect answer regarding all my unfinished projects and of course for a lot of new ideas aswell, haha. This is the 150 points list I came up with: Captain of Minas Tirith – ...

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