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#26 Sat, Jun20 2009 2:55am

Gavin
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Re: The Battle of Mirkwood (The Woodmen) First photos

The cats are rather well fed. Also spoiled. They've been getting soft food as bribes while the massive messy plumbing job was going on. Now they want it all the time.

The stray grey cat (who is possibly a sibling to the two younger cats we have) was sent to a new home, where he's very happy.

Our cats are being very, very clingy right now though smile

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#27 Mon, Jul6 2009 3:42am

Gavin
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Re: The Battle of Mirkwood (The Woodmen) First photos

Uvatha the Horseman leads his orcs to war:
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb168/araquael/DSCF1529.jpg

Orc Standard Bearer
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb168/araquael/DSCF1541.jpg

Dol Guldur Orc Command Group
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb168/araquael/DSCF1543.jpg

The Orcs charge to war
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb168/araquael/DSCF1535.jpg

The lighting is all a bit rubbish - it was late by the time the kitchen was painted, but I was bored.

Alas, the orcs spent time in the old vault, so their paint jobs have gotten horridly dirty and dusty. Can't quite figure out how to clean them. I suspect it will involve Q-Tips and water and time.

And one last shot.

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb168/araquael/DSCF1526.jpg

Going to take some shots for the Mithril website tommorrow.

Gavin

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#28 Tue, Aug18 2009 3:49pm

Thingol
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Re: The Battle of Mirkwood (The Woodmen) First photos

Very nice painted diorama. Beautiful composition, and original choices of figures. smile


.... Farewell to Middle-earth at last. I see the Star above my mast!

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#29 Wed, May15 2013 3:40pm

Thingol
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Re: The Battle of Mirkwood (The Woodmen) First photos

This is really orc attack... with stupid commercials... on the right place... this time...


.... Farewell to Middle-earth at last. I see the Star above my mast!

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#30 Wed, May15 2013 9:20pm

shadyt
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Re: The Battle of Mirkwood (The Woodmen) First photos

It looks like you have two converted orcs in the last picture. Behind the trolls but in front of the other orcs. Please show us more about them.

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#31 Thu, May16 2013 9:39pm

shadyt
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Re: The Battle of Mirkwood (The Woodmen) First photos

On closer look it is some orcs from PA684. They do look good among those Mithril orcs.

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#32 Thu, May16 2013 11:40pm

ddaines
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Re: The Battle of Mirkwood (The Woodmen) First photos

Where is Gavin? big_smile

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#33 Fri, Aug14 2015 1:57pm

Gavin
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Re: The Battle of Mirkwood (The Woodmen) First photos

Oh man, found these pictures on Google image search. I really miss those Mirkwood (and Angmar) orcs that were stolen.

Going to sell off a pile of GW figures so I can afford to replace 'em. Alas.

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#34 Fri, Aug14 2015 2:35pm

Milo
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Re: The Battle of Mirkwood (The Woodmen) First photos

Really a pleasure to see your orcs again Gavin. I still feel sorry about your loss.
If you are after mithril orcs again, I would be happy to help. Just let me know.


Milo Gamgee-Took of Bywater
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#35 Fri, Aug14 2015 3:11pm

Gavin
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Re: The Battle of Mirkwood (The Woodmen) First photos

I might just take you up on that offer.

But first, the rather endless task of cataloguing all the figures I want to sell.

Since my future movements may involve me either moving across a continent or even an ocean, I am keenly aware of the need to reduce my collection to the essentials, and by essentials I mean Mithril and the best GW figures. I have three big storage cases and two smaller ones. I want the collection to make me happy and my painting time to be better spent than "this army needs 36 more Moria Goblins..." ack.

I also really want to get back to painting for the purposes of photography.

Soon. Soon! Maybe. smile

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#36 Sat, Aug15 2015 11:20am

Maenas
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Re: The Battle of Mirkwood (The Woodmen) First photos

Gavin wrote:

I also really want to get back to painting for the purposes of photography.

Soon. Soon! Maybe. smile

Good news then ^^


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Mae govannen mellon nín.

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#37 Wed, Aug19 2015 11:40pm

Thingol
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Re: The Battle of Mirkwood (The Woodmen) First photos

I hope you'll find the "occasional" minute "and returned to painting Gavin. I enjoyed in some of your photographs.


.... Farewell to Middle-earth at last. I see the Star above my mast!

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#38 Fri, Sep4 2015 4:57am

orc
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Re: The Battle of Mirkwood (The Woodmen) First photos

I remember when I see this pictures some years ago on internet...after thant was when I decide use mithril miniatures in my own Lotr project! Great photos and painting Master Gavin! ....looking to see more of your paints soon!wink

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#39 Mon, Sep14 2015 9:18pm

Barliman
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Re: The Battle of Mirkwood (The Woodmen) First photos

Like the bases too - bases are not one of my strong points (which is why I have yet to finish many of mine).


"A worthy man, but his memory is like a lumber-room: thing wanted always buried."

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#40 Fri, Sep18 2015 2:46pm

Gavin
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Re: The Battle of Mirkwood (The Woodmen) First photos

One thing I've settled on, for basing, going forward is to use metal bases for plastic miniatures, and renedra plastic bases for metal miniatures. The Renedra 25mm bases are light, and less likely to chip. I also need to experiment with varnishes.

I've painted a pile of miniatures for a Dungeons and Dragons campaign that sort of fell apart, I varnished them using commercial varnishes. The effect is not subtle, but it does the job. For Middle-earth miniatures, however, I demand a bit more subtlety.

Another issue you can see with these pictures above is that I used heavy fender type washers for the horse bases. This is a wise and rational decision...if one isn't planning on moving one's miniatures anywhere, like, say, across a continent twice. And maybe a succession of apartments. The heavy bases make transportation difficult and tends to end up bending the horse legs and chipping the paint badly. So...replacing them all with renedra plastic bases. And then repainting them all again.

I'm currently, very slowly, painting for OtherCompany Warg riders between more needful things. I hope to finish this batch over the weekend, and get another half dozen done before the end of the month, before moving on to other things. I am finding the plastic renedra bases to be useful for those too.

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