23 Dec 2015

86th post - Gondor Knight with Banner!




Hello  guys!
This is my first post since September ... well, I had to focus on college to achieve the intended results, and that left me no time to paint as much as I wanted xD
Now on vacations, I've finally finished painting my Gondorian Knight with Banner, and I must say, I'm a bit rusted. I really felt that what I wanted to do took much more work and didn't achieve quite the results I was looking for, but anyway... Number 55 is finished:
















And here it is :D
Any suggestions are extremely welcome eheh

Happy Hobbying and Merry Christmas/Yule everyone :)





2 Sep 2015

85th post - Dark Brown Horse!




Hi friends :)

Well, firstly, I must say that lately (about the last two months) I've been a little off the hobby due to a bit of unmotivation. I think it is pretty normal since I was painting in a great pace for a long time.

I'm currently struggling to get my motivation back and keep up with my painting, so this week I've painted a horse, just to get the engines running.

This horse belongs to a banner bearer of Gondor, that will be my next figure for the number 55 of the BGiME.
As usual, I've also made a little video of me painting it, and I would like to ask you all to give me your feedback and also some advices. :)

Concerning the video, I'm currently trying to find the better way to record, the better lighting conditions and place. So, this video might not be of a great quality... I'm giving my best to improve. :)


All said, let's get to the photos:











And now, the youtube video:




I know it isnt much, but I hope you guys like it :D

Happy hobbying.



11 Jun 2015

84th post - Sir Christopher Lee!


Oh my... today was a sad day...
Sir Christopher Lee has passed away.
He was the only cast member of "the Lord of the Rings" that had actually met J.R.R.Tolkien.
It is said that Tolkien wanted him to play the role of Gandalf if, someday, "the Lord of the Rings" went to the big screen.
All that apart, what a great Man! Amazing actor, and amazing person... a true inspiration both in his job and in his intellect.

Christopher Lee was, is, and always will be a Legend!!



9 Jun 2015

83rd post - Statues and Ruins!



Hello dear hobbyists :)

This time I present to you the nr54 of the "Battle Games in Middle Earth" collection: Statues and Ruins.
Well, for this ones I've made a little research on the film images intending to find where the statues belong and, surprise, they're just some random scenery used along "the Fellowship of the Ring" film.

Below are the results of my research:

Before the Nazgul arrive at weathertop.

Weathertop: the set.

Weathertop: the set.

When the Fellowship arrive at Amon Hen (Western Border of Anduin)

Even in Boromir's death...
(Poor Sean Bean :\ )


I've been really amazed and surprised about the results of this research since these statues weren't on my mind until now. Really nice to know a little more about the making of the films.

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So, lets proceed to the models...
As some of you may already understood, I've been using these statues and ruins for a long time. Since the beginning of my project, I needed to have some scenery elements to fill my models backgrounds, so I've decided to paint these statues and ruins in a early stage.
I've taken some photos anyhow, and now here they are:











I honestly hope you guys like this one, since it gave me a little more work than usual :)

As always, happy hobbying :)



27 May 2015

82nd post - Háma!




Hey fellow hobbyists, I'm back :D

This time with the captain of Théoden's guard and Doorwarden of Méduseld: Háma!

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About the model himself, it is pretty much like Gamling. The armour is pretty much the same, as well as the pose, which make me suspect of a bit of laziness by the GW sculptor, but well...

For this one I didn't made any video because the method I used is exactly the same as Gamling.

Here are the photos:









As always, happy hobbying :D


4 May 2015

81st post - Making Small Walls and Fences!




Hello guys.
Well, this time I've decided to make a guide about walls and fences that you can use to make a long defensive barrier.
I have built 3 normal walls, 1 destructed (partly) wall and 1 fence.

For all of them I've used the following materials:

  • Pva glue;
  • Fine cardboard;
  • Thick cardboard;
  • Black gesso or plaster;
  • Protection tape;
  • Balsa wood;
  • Sand.



So, let us start...
First thing I did was the walls themselves.
With 15x2 Cm stripes, I managed to get enough height to let a 28mm miniature use it as they please.
Three stripes on the thick cardboard should be enough to make 1 wall. All I did then was glue them all together.





Now it's time to make the bases.
For this I have used a fine but really strong cardboard I had around.
Now, with the measures of 15x3 Cm, the bases will have one special yet essential point: the corners of the bases must be cut of in order to make the joints able to be together, like the pictures bellow.





After gluing the wall to the base, we arrive at the point were all the fun begins :)
With a few fine cardboard stripes I added some details on the wall and on the top of it.

After that, is time for the plaster, which will provide some texture and some extra strenght to the piece.
Then takes place the sand in the base and the painting work.







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As I mentioned, I did also a partly destroyed wall and a fence.
Their bases are exactly the same, and the fence is made of balsa wood, and glued with pva.

Here are the rest of the photos:
















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As a final result, I decided to take some extra photos of them all together to show how well they stick and provide a good defensive barrier.













Hope you guys like it :)

Happy hobbying