Wednesday, 9 March 2016

From AaronH - Theoden, King of the Riddermark (5 points)

This entry is King Theoden of Rohan from Games Workshop's Lord of the Rings game.

The king.
Theoden is a very nice metal model. The face is a striking resemblance to the actor from the movies. My son, Rhys, slipped this into my painting queue some weeks ago. He's made slow progress since then, finally getting completed with the Romans in my other entry for this week.

That's a large tuft of grass.
The long grass was done by rolling some long grass in plastic wrap. Before I rolled it I soaked the center in super glue. The glue holds the grass together but doesn't stick to the plastic. Once it was dry I unrolled it and cut it in half through the center of the super glue. After that it was just a matter of trimming it to a pleasing shape and gluing it on. I then put some normal tufts around the bottom to hid the clean cut.

Another fine entry Aaron - and a neat solution for the long grass - duly noted!


  1. Nice work on him, Aaron! My favorite models of GW Lots are the characters and Theoden looks ready to ride to ruin! ;)
    Nifty trick with the grass too!

  2. Very nice painting Aaron :)

  3. Really nice and great to share your tall grass method as well. cheers

  4. Excellent work again Aaron and I really admire your home-made tuft solution.

  5. Théoden is also on my painting table as we speak and probably will be in a months time. But Just maybe I can use your version as inspiration before the challenge ends.

    Very well painted and the grass works so well I will give it a go.

  6. Great Piece would have beeen a great choice for the risk taker round.

  7. That's a superb figure, well done!

  8. Well done! While I'm not too fond of the movies (still preferring the books), you've certainly nailed Theoden.