Also, I don't really want to start a new project, both painting and collecting, with so many other things to finish off. Any spare money (LOL, that made me laugh as I typed it!) is going on occsional e-bay Goblins or towards saving for Ral Partha Trolls or Goblins from a couple of smaller companies. Oh, and clothes, need to go shopping now Autumn is arriving!
In this update I have added a few photographs of the Orcs and Uruk-Hai, as well as one of a couple of Grenadier Giant Orc test models I painted. If I do not do the next Warhammer Army I am considering painting up the Grenadier miniatures as another Lord of the Rings army, but need to organise them. The army is composed of Nick Lund sculpted Grenadier models, and is about 150 strong.
Also, following on from the Troll update, I have added a few phtotographs of the giants I have.
Like the Trolls, I never set out to specifically to collect Giants, but ended up buying odds and ends of Giants as I went along. I have several giants from differing companies, but I must say I think I prefer the Tom Meier sculpted Giants from Ral Partha the most. They seem to have a lot of character and a 1980's fantasy feel that particually fits in with my Goblins.
There have been, and still are, some lovely Giant models out there, but I think I am about done buying Giants. I don't tend to use them in games very often or include them in smaller army lists as in the Warhammer Armies book you have to hire them, and then they tend to wonder off or fall over drunk.
I do also have a few other Giants, a couple of Grenadier Giants with broken weapons, which I did'nt photograph, and the Giant/Ogre riding an elephant which I have uploaded a couple of times to the blog (in April I think).
Anyway, hope you enjoy this slightly more random mixed blog update :)
Painted and based; A warband of Orcs and Uruk-hai (the shield devices still need doing).
Hobbit's eye view, run!!
Later range alternative Range ME-44 Uruk-Hai, and Saruman.
ME-51 Orcs of the Red Eye.
ME-51 Orcs of the Red Eye alternatives
ME-42 Orcs of the White Hand
ME-52 Orcs of the White Hand alternatives
Alternatives of both factions.
BME-1 Fellowship of the Rings.
I painted Gandalf ages ago, and he will need re-doing when I get around to painting the rest of them up.
Bilbo, off on an adventure.
I tried to photograph the books he is carrying but could not get the details. The one under his arm says 'Hobbit 1937', the one on his back reads 'there and back again'.
And close behind, Gollum.
Grenadier Giant Orcs.
I have painted them up as Uruk-Hai with a mix Vallejo Green-Grey, and black.
They are quite big, to give an idea of size, they are on 25mm square bases.
Goblins from e-bay.
One Chronicle Goblin on the left, and two Great Goblin/Gnolls.
I bought the one in the middle for 99p as he only has one ear and thought he needed a good home. :)
Iron Claw Goblins, I did'nt have the goblins on the left and right.
I can't promise to paint the shield as good as John Blanche did!
Ral Partha Giant sculpted by Tom Meier.
Close up of the face.
Later range, 1987, C28 Citadel Giant with 'Wither Wattle' body with 'Rokabully' head.
C28 Citadel Giant, 'Bottle Snortle' body with 'Knobber' head. (WIP)
C28 Citadel Giant 'Nine Fingers' body with 'Grimtooth' head.
Early C28 Range Giant.
Another Tom Meier sculped Ral Partha Giant, this one wielding a scythe.
A Ral Partha RP6 Giant Monster Forest Giant.
I think this is another Tom Meier sculpt.
Ral Partha RP01-109 Cloud Giant.
Ral Partha Giant from the RP5 Monsters range.
Yet another Ral Partha Giant.
I love the look of the Ral Partha Giants. By the look of the face I think this is another Tom Meier sculpt.
Alternative Armies Giant, actually designed for their 15mm Hordes of Things range.
On the left FF64 George the Giant, and on the right Grenadier Fire Giant, carrying a nice sword.
MB 7 Marauder Giant, in need of proper assembly and basing.
Rather small C24 Monsters range Hill Giant.
He looks like he is about to hit the poor Goblin :(
Grenadier Goblin war Giant.
He is meant to be carrying a platform full of Goblins, which I am yet to assmeble. I was never sure why anyone would secure the services of such a massive giant, and then make him carry a platform when he could probably pick up a large tree and splat entire regiments of troops?
Incidentally, he is solid lead and really heavy, so much so I could kill Colonel Mustard with it in the libary!
The Owner of the Foot, the Grenadier Battle Giant.
This a huge giant, quite heavy, and about 6 inches tall. He towers over the poor Goblin who managed to escape having his head bashed in by the more dinky Giant earlier.
Close up of the face.
The whole model is really well detailed.
Back view of the Dragon scale cloak.
Next blog update will probably either be one focusing on the Great Goblins/Gnolls which I suggested a week ago, or on whichever army project I have settled on to do. :)