Wednesday, July 12, 2017
I had created my three bases with battle hardened men with minimal officers, this did leave me with a pile of unused, angry brass.
After seeing what Simon had planned for his regiments I noticed he had a smaller command base, one that could be put in front or behind the battle line. Well, I thought that tidies up all of my problems in one. My unused officers and drummers get a home, the figure count goes up...which I like. The standards can be moved to the middle block and the sleeves of shotte can be just that and look better for it. I also get to use up a load of HOTT bases (60mm x 40mm) I bought years ago and have never used.
Monday, July 10, 2017
Thursday, July 06, 2017
Last night I went on eBay and odered a £80 day light lamp that should blast those shadows away and ordered some stronger glasses off Amazon. Lets just hope it helps, at least my hand isn't shaky yet, always a bonus.
Monday, July 03, 2017
It's very addictive creating new figures with different poses and equipment, endless possibilities. Much fun.
Monday, June 26, 2017
I have based the colouring on a Golden Eagle, to lesson the points values, I'm going to make two of them juveniles ( with the white feathers) and they will be less skilled and less expensive.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
These are 3-ups and it looks like the arms have been stuck on with blue tac. The bases too will not be so thick in the final products. I like them and think they will do well. Looking forward to the Elves now after seeing the Dwarves and Goblins. The release date for these sets is still in the air but is mentioned as being later this year.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
There was no scale on the photo on the site so I had to take a chance and ordered one, to my delight it turned out to be slightly larger than the Schleich models and with a better wing silhouette. Perfect for a leader of the Great eagles.
I have keep an eye open for years for good eagles of this scale, Schleich have just up dated their model (the one with the wings tucked in), the other one now is off the shelves. Still this gives me a little bit of variety in the units. I did try to bend the wings of the first one in warm water but they didn't set and just sprung back over time. So having these new versions is a very welcome thing.
So, if you are looking for a cheaper option on giant, orc killing, wind soaring, troll scaring eagle, Amazon is a very good place to start your quest.
Wednesday, June 07, 2017
They are classed as 28mm and I'm hoping they will be on the large side so they match my Copplestone High Elves, let's just wait and see.
It's a very good time to be collecting Tolkien style armies at the moment I think with osprey/Northstar about to release their fantasy plastic range of Elves, Dwarves and Goblins. These new plastic multi-part sets all draw quite heavily from Tolkien from what I have seen. Interesting stuff and very welcome in today's market.