September 2017


Lake-town Guard and Lake-town Militia

Lake-town Guard and Lake-town Militia are now available in 12 packs for £40 from GW on pre-order. Previously only available in blisters of three for £15, this is a great move from the Middle Earth team. They’ve basically brought 2 sets of minis in line with the price Iron Hills dwarves, saved some SKUs (to offer more OOP products hopefully!) and made some of the more expensive minis in the...

Happy Birthday Bilbo!

And Frodo, of course.
September 22nd marks both Bilbo and Frodo Baggins’ birthdays.
A fitting day to launch my new website!

A Long-expected Party

The first entry in The Tale of Years I’ve chosen because it’s where both the book and the movie (minus the prologue) begin, as well as it being around the same time of year that I’ve began this project, but in the year 3001 (by Shire reckoning). The entry in the appendix reads: Bilbo’s farewell feast. Gandalf suspects his ring to be the One Ring. The guard on the Shire is...

How to Paint: Gandalf on Cart

When approaching this model, I chose to paint each component separately before assembly. Each component was primed with Vallejo Surface Primer Black. The Cart Each wooden element of the cart followed the same basic method. Basecoat with Dryad Bark. Shade with Agrax Earthshade. Drybrush with Steel Legion Drab, focussing on edges and the wood grain. Drybrush lightly with Zandri Dust, again...

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