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 Post subject: Lord of the Rings journey blog
PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:46 pm 
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Hello!

I have been gaming and painting since 2000. I started with LOTR SBG when it was released, and I was hooked. I have been playing on and off since, mainly focused on Warhammer. I have always been pulled back to LOTR, due to the superb miniatures, and a nostalgia to all things Tolkien.

Some years ago I repainted a lot of my collection and started searching for the older LOTR models. Over time, I have collected a fair few models, but too few of them have gotten a real paint job.

This blog will follow my progress of painting my favourite models, and act as a motivator to get old an unfinished projects finished. There will be both miniatures and terrain projects over time. In addition, I will try to play through the journey books and lots of the older scenarios from FOTR, TTT and RTK.

To start things of, some painted miniatures:

Frodo and Gollum
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Gandalf and the hobbits
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Merry and Pippin
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Ugluk
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Great work so far. I really like the yellow on Ugluk's armour, it contrasts really well with the rest of the model.

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Awesome job getting back into the hobby. I personally know how hard it can be to get back into things.
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Nicely done! It's a great feeling getting back into a hobby!
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:08 pm 
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Thanks a lot for the comments, guys!

The start of the year have been productive. I have been painting a little almost every day, here are the results:

Grishnak
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Rohan warriors
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A Moria goblin
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Uruk hai-warriors
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Gwaihir, base is not finished
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Next in line is the Balrog and some kings of men. Stay tuned.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:02 pm 
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Cracking painting!
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They look stunning

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Love the colours on those Rohan cloaks.
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Thanks for the comments, guys :)

The Rohan warriors were actually super easy to paint. I have posted a painting guide in the GBHL facebook group. The cloaks are painted with Caliban Green over a black undercoat, Badab Black wash, highlight with Caliban Green mixed with white.
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I agree with the others, a great start into the year! Very clean painting, I especially like the Rohirrim, the brown shields look great.

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