Posts Tagged ‘Fellowship of the Ring’

Mordor Orc Captains

I’ve recently finished painting up a few more orcs for my ever-growing Mordor army. Here are a couple of captains to lead my horde into battle. I’m particularly fond of the orc on the right who is based on ‘Skully’, the orc captain who is at the harbour in the film.

Mordor Orc Captain

Mordor Orc Captain

And here are a few more rank-and-file orcs. These are a mix of the original metal Fellowship of the Ring models and the later Return of the King plastic orcs.

Mordor Orcs

Mordor Orc

Mordor Orc

Mordor Orc

Mordor Orcs

Until next time,

Andy.

Legolas

Legolas from the ‘Breaking of the Fellowship’ set is finished. I have now completed the eight members of the Fellowship who were at Amon Hen. The set also included a Gandalf model depicting him shortly before falling in Moria (his ‘You shall not pass!’ pose) which I will no doubt get around to painting at some point.

He was tall as a young tree, lithe, immensely strong, able swiftly to draw a great war-bow and shoot down a Nazgul, endowed with the tremendous vitality of Elvish bodies, so hard and resistant to hurt that he went only in light shoes over rock or through snow, the most tireless of all the Fellowship.

Legolas gave me the most trouble out of all the models from the Fellowship and I found it difficult to match the green of his tunic to the film (it still isn’t perfect). The tunic was painted Luftwaffe Green, shaded with Athonian Camo Shade and highlighted with Loren Forest followed by Straken Green.

Legolas

The completed members of the Fellowship together:

The Breaking of the Fellowship

I also have a few other projects on the desk which I intend to get on with now that these guys are done. I have my recently purchased ‘Escape from Goblin Town’ boxed set (which I will share with you later in the week) and my Dark Angel army to be getting on with.

All the best,

Andy.

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Gimli

Another member of the Fellowship, Gimli son of Gloin.

Boromir

Boromir is now finished and based. For the leather jerkin I tried to emulate the slightly blueish tint that you see in the films. This was done by highlighting the black with Dark Reaper and Thunderhawk Blue. Not only does this match the films quite closely, but the blue/black is more visually interesting than simply highlighting black with grey. Over all I am very pleased with how Boromir has turned out. This is a great model and one of my favourite poses from the Breaking of the Fellowship set.

There was a tall man with a fair and noble face, dark-haired and grey-eyed, proud and stern of glance. His garments were rich, and his cloak was lined with fur and he had a collar of silver in which a single white stone was set; his locks were shorn about his shoulders. On a baldric he wore a great horn tipped with silver that now was laid upon his knees.

The base, as with all of the other members of the Fellowship, was painted VMC German Camo Medium Brown lightly drybrushed with Bleached Bone. Various flocks, clump foliage and tufts were used to build up the bases. Finally, birch seeds were added to simulate fallen leaves.

Aragorn

Another member of the Fellowship finished, Aragorn.

I am Aragorn son of Arathorn and am called Elessar, the Elfstone, DĂșnadan, the heir of Isildur Elendil’s son of Gondor. Here is the Sword that was Broken and is forged again!

Hopefully I will be finished with this set soon, Boromir and Gimli are nearly finished (they just need basing) and I’ve started work on Legolas.

I’ve also been working on other Tolkien-related models which I will share with you soon (check out my Twitter feed for a sneak peak @Mini_Miscellany).

Until then have a great week,

Andy.

Frodo and Sam

A couple more models from ‘The Breaking of the Fellowship’ set, this time Frodo and Sam. I’ve really enjoyed painting the hobbits. It’s been something of a challenge because of their tiny size but I am very pleased with the results.

Merry and Pippin

Recently I have been painting a lot of Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit models. My passion for these models has really been reignited by the recent film. Currently I am working my way through ‘the Breaking of the Fellowship’ set which depicts the Fellowship as they appear during the climatic scene of The Fellowship of the Ring. Here are the first fruits of my labour, Merry and Pippin.

These models really are tiny (standing about 2cm tall) but are really finely detailed. They were a great deal of fun to paint although painting details such as the eyes were tricky! However, undeterred I have already started work on Frodo and Sam who should be finished soon.

All the best,

Andy.