onsdag 21 december 2011

A very little update

Put some more tufts of grass on the base and put most of the figures on needles for painting. Yeah, I know, one of them already look painted, but he's not going to be a US Cavalry trooper any more so I will repaint his jacket and trousers at least. Maybe the hat too. Still think I'm going to call this Wimoweh, even though none of the lions are asleep. :-D

måndag 19 december 2011

More Mithril

Dug a little in the cellar and found some elves from Prince August's Mithril range. First! Why are they green? Are they seasick? Yes! No, at the time there was paint called fantasy-paint, just the same as Humbrol acrylics, but with names instead of numbers. So these elves are painted with a colour called "elf skin", the humbrol number I don't remember. Orcs are painted with the colour "orc skin" which is the same as Humbrol 5030.

First a couple of elves on a raft in the Mirkwood (not Lothlorien! These are from the Hobbit-range, I think at least).

Then Glorfindel. An elf I would have liked to see in Bakshi's Lord of the Rings-movie back in the late 70s and I was very disapointed when they had Legolas instead. So here he is, Glorfindel! :-D

Elrond, reading from a book. Not very comfortable way to read a book. I would recommend a cozy chair!

And, last, but not least, a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS from the Great Goblin.

fredag 16 december 2011

Riddles in the dark

I said on Pascal's (Sam's Mini World) blog that I would try to show my hobbits from Prince August's Mithril range. Here are two of them, Bilbo and Gollum.

Painted mid 80s with Humbrol's matt enamel and with a sharpened tooth-pick (didn't use a brush at the time).

And here are two more hobbits in an even less safe situation, Merry and Pippin.

And here is a lute-player. All of them is in scale 28mm. (Hmm, on the homepage they say 32mm).

Somewhere I have Sam, Frodo and Shelob and all of the brotherhood. But I don't have the time to look for them right now so this will have to do. Can really recommend Prince August's Mithril range. And you can buy fantasy moulds to cast your own figures too. :-D Some moulds are 25mm they say, but they are NOT 1/72.



But VERY VERY VERY expensive!!! Didn't cost so much when I bought them! Pity. :-(

måndag 12 december 2011

Big game hunters

These two figures I planned to use with that antelope. No Airfix-antelope anymore, at least not in my plans. Ordered some Preiser-animals instead. Here the hunters are with a dead cheese-doodle.

Me and Valter

Thanks to our dear friend Alex Valter and me are now in scale 1/72 too. :-D

And this is how tired Valter became after being copied. :-D

Last stand!

Finished my wild west diorama at last. Figures used are Waterloo1815, Imex, Airfix, Italeri, ESCI.

And Valter is NOT in scale. At least not on this pic.

måndag 5 december 2011

New warpaint!

Painted over the old warpaint yesterday.

You can also see the base for my next project. Managed to make some new warpaint on them and this will have to do.

Started to do a little on the next project. Couldn't find that Airfix-antelope, though. Only some sheep and pigs from Airfix and they will not fit in this little dio.

torsdag 1 december 2011

New investment

Managed to find corks. :-D In the wine-store! :-D Pretty cheap too. :-D Going to need them for my next project. Think I have that Airfix-antelope lying around somewhere in the collection and I don't dare glue it on a bottlecap.