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Author Topic: The Grumpy Gnome‘s fantasy figures for Middle Earth (ruffians & villagers pg 13)  (Read 13414 times)

Offline Chimpfoot

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Re: The Grumpy Gnome‘s fantasy figures for Middle Earth (More Terrain pg 9)
« Reply #135 on: February 15, 2020, 08:40:57 AM »
Where do the stairs go?
They go up.
 lol
Sorry couldn't resist.
That's one cute thunderbox would make a great treasure marker with suitable hazards involved should anyone be foolish enough to open the door. Or perhaps a disguised entrance to a under ground lair...
Great thread
Cheers

Offline Rick W.

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Re: The Grumpy Gnome‘s fantasy figures for Middle Earth (More Terrain pg 9)
« Reply #136 on: February 15, 2020, 12:06:17 PM »
There is a surprise behind the outhouse...

Thanks for the kind words by the way!

Von Lucky, I find it difficult to get people to engage both here and on my blog. I have tried to get people to engage on numerous occasions by asking questions. My thread about house rules questions had over 80 views over a few days before anyone replied. Granted, the conversation picked up after the first person replied but it was still a bit disappointing. I realize this forum may not be the best one for addressing SBG issues though, especially since I am late to the party and asking what many may consider old questions.
Rick, The Grumpy Gnome

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Offline Rick W.

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Re: The Grumpy Gnome‘s fantasy figures for Middle Earth (More Terrain pg 9)
« Reply #137 on: February 15, 2020, 01:09:53 PM »
Another blog update.... finished some more little terrain bits, some Isengard Uruk-hai and a warrior of Rohan conversion from a Gripping Beast Late Roman.

https://thegrumpygnome.home.blog/2020/02/15/step-by-step/


Offline Chimpfoot

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Re: The Grumpy Gnome‘s fantasy figures for Middle Earth (Terrain & Uruks pg 10)
« Reply #138 on: February 15, 2020, 04:03:02 PM »
Great stuff full of character

Offline Elk101

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Re: The Grumpy Gnome‘s fantasy figures for Middle Earth (Terrain & Uruks pg 10)
« Reply #139 on: February 17, 2020, 06:16:49 AM »
You can't go wrong with making scatter terrain, it can really make a table 'come to life'.

Offline Rick W.

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Re: The Grumpy Gnome‘s fantasy figures for Middle Earth (Terrain & Uruks pg 10)
« Reply #140 on: February 17, 2020, 08:37:17 PM »
Thanks for the kind words.

I do love scatter terrain with character. It is fun exploring what I can make with the random bits I win auctions.

Offline mirjeki

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Re: The Grumpy Gnome‘s fantasy figures for Middle Earth (Terrain & Uruks pg 10)
« Reply #141 on: February 18, 2020, 08:43:50 AM »
The Uruks look great! I love regimented infantry, it always looks impressive.

I hope that Rohan lad has some mates to back him up with those pikemen headed his way!

Offline von Lucky

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Re: The Grumpy Gnome‘s fantasy figures for Middle Earth (Terrain & Uruks pg 10)
« Reply #142 on: February 18, 2020, 09:11:48 AM »
Von Lucky, I find it difficult to get people to engage both here and on my blog. I have tried to get people to engage on numerous occasions by asking questions.

Fair enough - but remember you're not really asking anyone in particular, so it will take a little longer to have someone come along and have an answer/opinion. Don't despair.
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Offline Rick W.

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Re: The Grumpy Gnome‘s fantasy figures for Middle Earth (Terrain & Uruks pg 10)
« Reply #143 on: February 18, 2020, 07:56:03 PM »
Plenty of Rohan mates... something like 100 infantry and 25 cavalry already finished. Some reworks in today’s blog entry.

And some elves...

And Arnie the Dunlending Barbarian...

https://thegrumpygnome.home.blog/2020/02/18/the-flowers-of-elven-chivalry-and-more/

Offline scatterbrains

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Re: The Grumpy Gnome‘s fantasy figures for Middle Earth (Elves and more pg 10)
« Reply #144 on: February 20, 2020, 03:16:11 AM »
They are looking fab! You've nailed the eyes on those elves and the group shot is mighty impressive!

Offline Rick W.

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Re: The Grumpy Gnome‘s fantasy figures for Middle Earth (Elves and more pg 10)
« Reply #145 on: February 20, 2020, 03:42:08 AM »
Thanks! I really struggle with eyes but a friend of mine kept encouraging me to keep trying and now I always think of him when I look at a mini and decide if Inam going to dorther eyes or not.

Offline von Lucky

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Re: The Grumpy Gnome‘s fantasy figures for Middle Earth (Elves and more pg 10)
« Reply #146 on: February 20, 2020, 10:25:02 AM »
The second last photo - a gaze of complete disdain!

Offline Chimpfoot

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Re: The Grumpy Gnome‘s fantasy figures for Middle Earth (Elves and more pg 10)
« Reply #147 on: February 20, 2020, 10:31:24 AM »
Deep  breath, steady hand...and dot that eye.
Damn it, repaint eye socket  lol
That's my technique anyway
Great thread cheers


Offline Rick W.

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Re: The Grumpy Gnome‘s fantasy figures for Middle Earth (Elves and more pg 10)
« Reply #148 on: February 22, 2020, 01:40:47 PM »
It is immensely gratifying when someone mentions they like the thread. Feedback, suggestions and advice is always welcome. Questions I put on the blog can be happily answered here if it helps get people involved. I know I rather discuss things on a forum than a blog.

Some more things finished, scatter terrain and some Dryads. Normally I would add some foliage to the Dryads but my wife did not want foliage on this lot. Not yet anyway, she may change her mind.

https://thegrumpygnome.home.blog/2020/02/22/trees-are-people-too/

One of my questions to folks would be.... grass on the sides of scatter terrain bases, yes or no?

Offline von Lucky

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Looking good.

And yes to grass on the side - as other scatter terrain aims to blend in with the table and (usually) doesn't move liek miniatures do.