Television is rather a frightening business. But I get all the relaxation I want from my collection of model soldiers.
Peter Cushing

Friday 11 September 2015

Bits and pieces

Starting on the various elements of the Middle Earth haul, I first considered the Witch King of Angmar. As much as I love the design aesthetic of the films, that bloody stupid mace was deeply annoying. So it was with quite a sigh of relief that I noted the one I had was broken off.

A rummage around the bits box turned up various swords and other bits and pieces but then I saw this.

It looks totally unsuitable. But I have a plan. 

So the snips and files came out...

And so did the glue. You can also see the greenstuff I used to smooth out the join on the left arm. 

While faffing on with that I also blocked in some colour on Gandalf and used a couple of glazes to add some shade and light to the various greys of his outfit. 

And then looked at the Cave Troll. One of the joys of large figures if you're as cack-handed as I am is that it's pretty much the only time one can indulge in some proper wet blending. 

I also finished off the Bloodbowl team so I can take pictures this weekend. All in all, a productive start to the weekend.