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The Unexpected Party – Finished

Posted in Armies, Conversions, Dwarves, Gathering in the Desert, Painting, The Unexpected Party, Tournament on February 23, 2010 by BrentS

I’m so pleased to show that I finished my Army (and Display) for the Gathering in the Desert Tournament.  If you’ve been following my blog you’ve seen many of these models throughout various stages of development.  I’m proud to show off an image of the completed army.

The tournament was completed this past weekend and I was very, very pleased to win the Best Appearance Award!  I’ll have a lot more details to post over the next few days/weeks in regards to this tournament but for now, its just a picture of the finished army. 

The Unexpected Party

Painting Work in Progress

Posted in Armies, Conversions, Dwarves, Gathering in the Desert, Painting, The Unexpected Party on November 19, 2009 by BrentS

I found a few hours over the weekend to pick up the paint brush and work on one of the Dwarves for the Unexpected Party.  Committing to paint one is a big step as I need to start deciding which Dwarf Character will be represented by which Dwarf model.  Why?  Becuase in the Hobbit each of the Dwarves are described by the color of the hoods (e.g. cloaks) that they wear.  I’ll post a full run through of all the dwarves and their color schemes in a future post.

However, here’s a nice WIP photo of Dwalin. 

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Dwalin is characterized by a Dark Green Hood.  I was very excited to start painting again as I don’t think I’ve picked up a paint brush for anything specific since before Adepticon in April!  I did do a quick and dirty paint job on some proxy dwarves for playtesting puruposes but there wasn’t much care put into the painting of those.

As far as the painting of this model.  I’m very pleased with how he’s turning out.  In my opinion its one of the best faces I’ve painted on a miniature.  I’ve still got some work to do on the metal parts as well as the cloak as those have only received a basecoat so far.  However, the face, leather armor, boots  and tunics are nearly finished.   The only real complaint I have at this point is the speckliness (is that word??) on his left arm.  When I primed the model, the primer didn’t go on that part very flat and I probably should have tried to smooth it out a bit more.  I was hoping the painting could hide it to some extent.  In person, this is a very small area and its not nearly as noticeable; however these pictures do make it stand out a bit.  Oh well, I’ll learn more as I continue to paint the rest of the dwarves.

Adepticon Countdown

Posted in Adepticon, Armies, Conversions, Mordor, Rohan, Tournament on March 4, 2009 by BrentS

I’m on a blogging roll, so I thought I’d post a quick update on my status for Adepticon.

First here’s a shot of my WIP miniatures needed to be finished before Adepticon.  You’ll have to look closely to see any real detail.  This wasn’t intended to show off any of my work, just to document what I’ve got to do.

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If you look closely you can see 6 Morannon Orcs that I’ve recently converted (my goal is to have all my Morannon Orcs be unique posed!!).  My teammate and I haven’t finalized our lists yet but these should be enough for me to satisfy most if not all the various options we’ve discussed.  Next up are the new additions to my Rohirrim.  I’ve got Erkenbrand Mounted and on Foot in the painting queue.  I’ve also got two additional Riders of Rohan ready to go.  Both of the riders guys were converted to be unique in my army.  Lastly, I’ve decided to add some additional Outriders to my force.  Seeing as I have an excess of plastic riders, I converted two of them by removing the shield and sculpting on a horsetail plume on their helmets.  Nothing terribly fancy but they get the job done.  Once all of those are painted, I’ll be able to field an army of 20 Rohan Cavalry each one uniquely posed in some fashion.  How’s that for OCD (Obsessive Conversion Disorder).   Lastly, you can see a snapshot of my Rohan Casualty Marker which is required for Adeption. 

So aside from getting these guys painted, I need to finish display boards for both the Singles Championship and Team Tournanments.  I’ve also got a solid weekend of terrain work to finish up (I’m one of the terrain cooridinators for the LOTR events) and finally the LOTR Demo Table.  I’ve got about 3 weeks left to do all this as the week before Adepticon, I’m off to Florida with the family on Spring Break.

Wish me luck!

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