Thursday, 18 December 2014

From PeterT - "Come not between the Nazgul and his prey (10 points)"


First of all, thanks to all those who posted words of support and encouragement last week. This week has been MUCH better/saner! Having said that I have only managed a grand total of two figures - hopefully now that the holidays have started I will be able to get a few more done.


First up, to join the ranks of LoTR figures that Curt has subliminally got us all painting, a Ringwraith figure that has been languishing in the 'to do' pile for some time (to give you an idea of how long, it is from the days when GW still did metal figures that only required the sale of half your worldly goods to finance).


The second figure is a bit of an experiment at trying to do US Woodland camo body armour. The figure is from the Empress Miniatures US Infantry range and very nice they are too.


This will be for gaming modern conflicts using the Skirmish Sangin rules, although I am looking forward to the Too Fat Lardies' forthcoming modern ruleset based on Chain of Command. Hopefully I will be able to do a few more of these in the coming days.


From Curt:
Ah, but what a great duo they are! Good work Peter. I especially like the punch of colour that the touch of gold/bronze on the hilt of the Nazgul's sword provides. In regards to your modern US infantryman, I think your chosen colours are good, but you may want to bring in a black element to the pattern and hit the whole uniform with a brownish wash (something like GW Earthshade) to help bind them together. Also the camo pattern itself could be tighter, if that makes sense. I too am looking forward to the Lardies' new editions of Chain of Command. I think Richard Clark is onto a very good system and it deserves to be expanded to other relevant periods.

13 comments:

  1. Cool Tolkien bad 'un! and nicely done on those camo's.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Another Tolkien figure! Great painting work!

    ReplyDelete
  3. That Nazgul looks very nice indeed. As for the modern guy I haven't tried that camo myself but I think Curt is right about the wash.and the black element. Nice figure nonetheless.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Nice Nazgul... If that's not an odd thing to say..

    ReplyDelete
  5. Nice figures and nice painting. cheers

    ReplyDelete
  6. Two such different figures and so well painted!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Modern "Chain of command" well that's got my interest. Thanks for the heads up.
    Nice figure and 2 figures is 2 steps closer to getting them all done. Looking forward to more moderns.

    ReplyDelete
  8. That Nazgul is appropriately wicked-looking. As for the modern camo, you're a braver man than I. It's enough just trying to do WWII German patterns, nevermind any of this modern-day "digital" camo...

    ReplyDelete
  9. What paints did you use for the desert camp?

    ReplyDelete