First up, I won a metal Balrog off eBay, and decided to do a bit of conversion work. I wanted a different pose to make it unique, and also my friend has one too, so it would be nice to have some variation.
So here are the pics:
|Close up of Green Stuff sculpting (I was quite pleased with it, if I may say so myself!)|
|I cut the left arm at the elbow, pinned it at a right angle, then sculpted a new elbow.|
|A Balrog is always going to be at the centre of attention in a battle, so the ground is strewn with arrows and discarded weaponry. Bitz from Perry Wars of the Roses, Conquest Games Norman Knights and a Rohan Royal Guard sword.|
|The previous owner of this shield has most likely fled in terror at the sight of the monster approaching!|
I've also painted the first four Goblins from Escape from Goblin Town. They are very character-filled models, and when painting them you really notice all the (rather repulsive) details. I've tried to create a variety of skin tones, overall trying to give the impression of various illnesses and maladies plaguing these twisted creatures.
|This fellow has been unfortunate enough to have one eye completely obscured by his face growing over it. Yuck.|
|His equally delightful back.|
|Another pretty little Goblin.|
|The picture doesn't really look much like it does in real life - his head looks like Radagast's bird friends have perched on it too...|
|This Goblin is a little paler, with more green mixed in. I like the mad looking pose on this one. I changed the angle of the sword hand a little to differentiate from his duplicate.|
|This guy needs to see a doctor - but pity help the doctor who tries to treat him!|
|The merry crew.|
Finally, an update on the Fiefdoms. Here are some of the Anfalas Levy, untrained but hardy men from Golasgil's region:
That's that for now, quite a long post as I haven't had time to paint or post in a long time. Thanks for reading!