Thursday 31 July 2014

LotR orcs from Games Workshop

Thomas had bought a bag of assorted assembled but unpainted LotR figures to get hold of the Gondorians, if I remember correctly. He off-loaded the rest of the figures, orcs and goblins, on me (thank you!). They've been in the plastics mountain for far too long now.
All were already assembled (with far too much glue) but still had mould lines and needed some cleaning up. This batch, the orcs, were already spray-painted white, and unfortunately the paint was rather grainy. I coated them with another layer of primer after cleaning up. As usual I washed them with a black wash to get see the details clearly.
I opted for a quick job on these as they probably will be seen in a horde of similar figures, to be quickly slaughtered by the heroes J. Block painting with a limited number of paints, and then washed.
Paints used:
Skin – Citadel Foundation Tallarn Flesh
Leather – Formula P3 Bootstrap Leather, Humbrol 62 Leather and Vallejo 984 Flat Brown
Metal – Vallejo 054 Gunmetal
Wood – Vallejo 843 Cork Brown
Cloth – Citadel Foundation Dheneb Stone, Vallejo 879 Green Brown, 923 Japan Uniform WWII.
Hair - Vallejo 987 Medium Grey, 912 Tan Yellow
Shield – Citadel Scab Red
Washed with Army Painter Strong Tone.

The grasses on the bases are Army Painter 6mm Waistland Tuft.

Wednesday 30 July 2014

28mm Zombie Dragon by WotC

Another miniature from the Castle Ravenloft boardgame - a zombie dragon. I checked my Monster Manual an identified the remains as a former white dragon. I wasn’t totally sure how to zombiefy it, but it turned out okay I think. Anyway, it is much better than unpainted J
Paints used:
Skin – Formula P3 Thrall Flesh
Flesh – Vallejo 944 Old Rose
Claws, fangs and bones – Vallejo Bone White
Scales – Vallejo 820 Off White
Washed with Army Painter Strong Wash
Drybrushed with Off White

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Tuesday 29 July 2014


It has been quiet on the blogging front for more than a month now. I’ve been out in the Stockholm archipelago two and a half weeks, and have been enjoying a wonderful summer. The weather has been, and still is, wonderful. Around 300C and water temperatures above 20. For about a month now.
A couple of pics from my vacation:
Daughter dressed as a Viking at the History Museum in Stockholm
Here’s the bread she baked
A real size Viking ship
…and a miniature one
Model of a Viking village, and here the batteries ran out. Darn!
 A dragon! Mariatorget, Södermalm.
Stockholm from the heights of Södermalm. A very nice walk.
 Sunset from our summer place (actually the neighbours’, but the same island)
A trip to the outer archipelago

Anyway, back on track now, with some miniatures seeing my brushes. More on that shortly.