Friday, October 26, 2012

Goblins (The old-timers!)

   Recently I found some Goblin miniatures, which I bought back in 90's. Having started the Moria army, I thought it was a nice opportunity to give these little green fellas a chance. I painted them with various bright colours. Usually I don't dare to do this, but I have seen other people do and their works have great results, so I found the courage to follow their example. The result is not bad at all, I think. Here are the five varicolored Goblins at all their colourful glory:

The tough leader

The axeman

The fool

The archer

The berserker

And the "family" photo from above!

   That's it for today! Stay tuned for more!
   Vladdd309, welcome on board!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Moria Goblins (The green-ochre warband)

   Do you remember the Moria Goblins' bases posts 1, 2, 3 and 4 ? I posted them back in February and I confessed that days that the project would take a long long time to finish! Unfortunatelly, I have not finished it yet, but at least I started painting some of all these little green Goblins!

   Today, the first warband is ready! I named it, the green-ochre warband because of the colour I used to paint the warriors' tunics.  The warband consists of a Captain with a bow and twelve Goblins, four warriors with swords and shields, four spearmen and four archers. The Goblin Captain has at his base a skull as a mark to distinguish him from the rest. To make his rank more obvious I painted parts of his armour brass. I also tried to give a rusty look to their plate and chain armours. To achieve this I painted first their armours with GW Vermin Brown and then  with Vallejo Gunmetal Metal, leaving some spots from the former colour here and there. Below you can see some  photos:

The Captain

The swordsmen

The spearmen

The archers

The twelve Goblins all together

And the whole warband

   Some bases have mud holes, three ones to be excact, which were a chalenge for me because I had never in the past added "water" to a base! I searched in various blogs and forums and found that the easiest and cheapest way is to use white PVA glue over a painted dark green surface. You can check below the results of this method: 

Mud hole 1 

Mud hole 2

Mud hole 3

   I do not understand if you can see the differences among the three above mud holes but there are some. The first is the best while the other two are somehow cloudy. How to do it right next time? I have to pour a tiny drop of PVA in the hole just to cover the painted surface, any more than this tiny drop will ruin the effect. Secondly, to avoid bubbles I have to touch the painted surface with the edge of the glue bottle  and not to drop the glue from above. This is what I am trying to explain:


The warband from above where you can check the mud holes.

   That's it for today! Stay tuned!    

Friday, October 19, 2012

Faramir (mounted)

   The second miniature of Faramir, the mounted one, is ready as well. I followed the same painting scheme as for the Faramir on foot. I am happy with the final result.

   That's it for today! Stay tuned!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Faramir (on foot)

   After a long period of time Faramir on foot is finally ready. I did my best this time to paint his eyes the right way, but I think I failed with his teeth! Anyway, here is Faramir:

   That's it for today. Stay tuned for more!
   By the way, Ni. Tchirititch, welcome on board!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Faramir WIP

   Faramir is the son of Denethor, the Steward of Gondor and the younger brother of Boromir. He is a brave warrior and the leader of the Rangers of Gondor in the disputed city of Osgiliath. A more loved and respected leader of men would be hard to find.
   GW has released two different blisters of Faramir. One blister contains Faramir on foot and mounted while the other contains Faramir, Captain of Ithilien, only mounted with a shield. I have the first Faramir, the one who wears a heavy armour and does not carry a shield.
   I decided to give my Faramir a new horse and a shield. The horse comes from Warlord Games spare horses and the shield previously belonged to one of my Osgiliath Veterans. Here are the first steps of my Faramir WIP:

   That's it for today. Stay tuned!
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