66th post - 1 Year and Gondoring! (Part 1)

Hey again :D

One year has passed since I bought the Battle Games in Middle Earth magazines (up to nr 65).
Last March I was returning to a hobby that I loved as a child and teenager.
It all started in the year of 2003 with this same collection - I had only bought until nr 17 at the time, and then I stopped until the year of 2008.
In 2008 I bought and painted the Mines of Moria box set and the Breaking of the Fellowship box.
After that came a looong hiatus until March, 2014.
Now, here I am again, in full pace and motivation in this lovely hobby

In summary, I'd say that the key word of this last year (personally speaking) is Progress.
I feel now a more skilled painter with yet lots of room available for improvement and ambition to get to higher painting standards.

I must not leave here without having a mention on all the people who have helped me (and still does) along this journey :)

Thank you all guys!!! You know who you are - to the one ring community to the mates that follow, comment and leave their feedback and suggestions in this blog.

You guys Rock!!


The second part of this post is dedicated to the more ambitious project I had until now.
The idea here is to construct a bit of scenery inspired in Arnor/Gondor.
I'm thinking of a building that also works as a tower.

As usual for this type of works, I've gathered some references, all of them from the PC game: the Lord of the Rings, Battle for Middle Earth.

Here are the references:

As I said, this building is going to work as a tower also, so the roof will not be made, in order to make the upper part of the tower.

The base I'm using is an old chess board that was forgotten in a corner of the basement.
I'm also using a can of Nesquik, cardboard to give some small leveling to the base, plaster and hobby clay to make the roads and the top of the tower.

Here's the progress until now:

I'll be having some more posts about this work as it goes on :)

Cheers and happy hobbying!


  1. Those bricks look pretty nice!

  2. Tiago, you rock AND rule ;) http://www.davidandgoliathtees.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/600x600/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/m/s/msp11557-you-rock-you-rule.jpg Parabéns por todo o teu trabalho, que faz do teu blog um dos mais interessantes! É sempre um prazer "visitar-te" :D

    1. Muito obrigado pelo feedback Rogério :)
      Tens-me dado muita motivação :D

  3. Congratulations on your one year in blogging! Your terrain piece is looking good so far are you going to cover the can with das clay to make the stone work? If so I'd suggest getting a can of spray sealer like clear coat and spray the cardboard can fist so the water in the das clay doen't warp the cardboard.


    1. Hey, thanks Rob.
      Well, that will not be a problem because the can Isn't glued to the base yet.
      I've taken the pic with the can in place so the idea would be perceptible :)

      But thanks for advising me on something I didnt considered until now. Very helpful for future things I might do (even maybe in this project)!
      Many thanks :) cheers

  4. I'll be interested to see how the tower works out :)

    1. Thanks Scott
      I'll be advancing in the project every time the inspiration calls :)

  5. Good start! Keen to watch this grow!


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