Thursday, October 28, 2010

Morannon Orcs Are Done

They took longer to get done then I anticipated however they are done. I am going to start the Uruk-hai next. I only have 7 of them in my army so I might have them done in a few weeks. We are going to be having a local LotR tournament on November 21st and I want to have a majority of my army painted prior to this event. This tournament is important to me because I need to get as many games in as possible and prior to the Grand Tournament next year. Back to painting.


Sunday, October 17, 2010

Morannon Orcs

Still going strong on the Morannon Orcs.  I took some pictures today to show my progress.  I am having a lot of fun painting these models.  They have detail however it is not overwhelming and it makes them easy to paint.  I not painting fingernails and each tooth.  Don't get me wrong, I like the detail of the 40k and WFB models but the amount of detail can be daunting when painting an army.  Well back to painting.   

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Look What I Have Gandalf

While I have been working on getting my army painted I have also been working on my painting entry. I wanted to do something fun that included some conversion work. I really like the pose of this model however it needed some work. I cut the sword off and added a metal rod and and spear head. It is a spear head from my vampire army and filed it down to scale. Then I cut off the army holding the shield and replaced it with an arm from an Orc archer. I was happy with the results however it was still missing something. Looking through my bits box I found it, Gandalf. So I cut his head off (it felt so good however I knew it was so wrong to enjoy it) and removed his hat. Then it was added to the model and now it looked complete. Now that I have the conversion work done and will put it on the back burner for painting. I have to get my army painted before working on this project.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Just Finished My Mordor Orcs

I just finished my last Mordor Orc and wanted to get some pictures up to share.  I have a total of 19 Mordor Orcs with spears.  The pictures only show 18 of them, the last one is drying.  They all look dirty and grimy which I feel fits the army and how people see Orcs.  Lets face it, they are not clean and pretty.  My goal for October is to get 13 Morannon Orcs.  The over all goal is to have all of the army painted by the end of the year.  That gives me January to build my display board and work on any last minute things before "The Gathering in the Desert".  Well back to painting.