Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Deads WIP

   Warriors of the Dead were the cursed folk of Dwimorberg, who wandered the hills of their land for all eternity until their oath to Isildur was met. The original ten GW warriors are very nice. Recently, I bought a box but I have other plans for them. You will see them in the future!
   Without a second thought, I decided that it was time for my unpainted warriors of Rohan to be converted to Deads. I had also the miniature of King Arvedui but not even one warrior of Arnor, so, Arvedui's destiny was to become the King of the Dead, the only hero of the Dead army. He is a king after all! Below you can see the initial steps of this army: 

Deads WIP
   The army of the Dead has a very nice but expensive for me banner bearer. One of the non used archers of Rohan became my flagman. The other parts of the conversion are: two swords and a right hand with spear from GB, as well as a part of a flag, which a friend gave me in the past. Actually, he gave me two and I have already used one for the Galadhrim banner bearer.  

Banner bearer

The various parts of the conversion

The original Rohan archer

The converted banner bearer

   "Why does the army have a dog?" a scrupulous observer may ask. The dog will bark and all the deads will have a +1 bonus to their Courage. I didn't want another hornblower miniature because I have enough already!   

The army WIP

   That's it for today! Stay tuned for more! 

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Lair of Shelob

   Hills made of DOW insulation material, putty and little rocks are my new cheap terrain pieces for the lair of Shelob. I used two layers of DOW for every hill. I stuck them together with white glue and secured with toothpicks. After that, I covered the horizontal surfaces with putty, stuck little rocks and sand, painted all black and highlighted first with grey and finally with light grey. The average size of the hills is 30cm x 20cm.

Lair of Shelob without Shelob! 

   That's it for today! Stay tuned for more!

Monday, February 17, 2014

GB Dark Age warriors for LotR conversions

   Recently I bought a box of GB Dark Age warriors. The box has a variety of extra hands, heads, etc, which are perfect for conversions! A couple of friends asked me if there is compatibility between the GB DA warriors and the GW Lord of the Rings miniatures. They are compatible indeed. Below you can see some photos to compare the two types of miniatures: 

Cirion between two DA warriors

A Minas Tirith  warrior between two DA warriors

Rear sides

A Dwarf Ranger with a DA warrior arm blowing a horn

A Rohan archer with DA warrior head

A Rohan warrior with DA warrior arm blowing a horn

A Rider of Rohan as a hornblower

A Rider of Rohan with an axe instead of his spear

   That's it for today. Stay tuned for more.

Saturday, February 15, 2014


   Shades are undead minions of Angmar. They are nice miniatures but unfortunately not in the lists of GW anymore. I had two Shades kept in the drawers for many years unpainted. It was time for them to emerge on the battlefield and show some action! 

The Shades

   To avoid the twin identical effect I placed one of them on a rock! I put a little orange flower on the other one's base to break the monotony of blue! Here they are:

   That;s it for today! Stay tuned for more!
   Joan, welcome on board!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Hornblower of Rohan

   The hornblower is the second conversion for the Rohan command set. This time I took a warrior of Rohan and I didn't replace the head of the plastic miniature but its right arm. The new arm, witch holds a horn, comes from the GB Dark Age warriors box.  

The Hornblower

The original warrior

I used green stuff to meet the requirements of the stereotype "Musicians have long hair!"

   That's it for today! Stay tuned for more!   

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

King's Hunter of Rohan

   The last months I read many complains about the prices of GW around blogosphere. Most of them are related to the prices of the new Hobbit miniatures. In my opinion, the things are so simple that there is no reason to complain. Whenever I cannot afford to buy something expensive I just convert something cheap to it. It is a solution! Buy cheap plastic miniatures and convert them! The next posts will be devoted to such conversions! 
   The first of these posts is the King's hunter of Rohan. The original box set of four miniatures costs 36 euro here in Athens. The miniatures are very nice. Whoever can afford to pay 9 euro for a miniature must buy one of these boxes, I believe. I cannot, so I took a plastic archer, replaced his head and here he is:  

King's hunter

   I used a bald head from GB Dark Age warriors for understandable reasons! I placed the hunter on a rock to distinguish him from the rest warriors. Some green stuff for the hair and the hunter is ready for action! That's all I have done! Enjoy!

A Rohan archer and a GB DAW head.


   That's it for today! Stay tuned for more!     
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