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Author Topic: Return to Middle Earth [Gundabad goblins P.2]  (Read 4696 times)

Offline arget8

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Re: Return to Middle Earth thread [Dúnedain Grey Company and Corsairs)
« Reply #15 on: March 14, 2018, 02:22:13 PM »
I really like this project. If I ever do a "True" Tolkein Middle Earth project, the Arthurian era is definitely the way I'll go as well. Are you planning on using the Northstar orcs?

Offline area23

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Re: Return to Middle Earth thread [Dúnedain Grey Company and Corsairs)
« Reply #16 on: May 05, 2018, 08:12:17 AM »
I decided how to do Dunlendings and half-orc 'goblin men'. For the Dunlendings I use a mix of Bizantine Varangians and tribal Irish, to reflect the difference between normal men and nobles armed and armoured by Saruman. For the goblin men I'll be using Normans. They were described as having long mail coats and axes at the Fords of Isen. With no beards they'll be easy enough to modify.


I managed to paint these old conversions I did of Rohan footsoldiers. Mostly Crusader Arthurians with West Wind heads and Foundry ancient germanic command. Shields are Little Big Men and Schildschmiede from Germany who do several Rohan 'pferdeherren' waterslide transfers.




I used Oathmark goblins with Wargames Factory orc heads to make these Gundabad orcs. Works pretty well.


Gollum


A Balrog. Rackham Fomor being converted. I'm not sure if I'll give him a sword or a whip.

Offline Ethelred the Almost Ready

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What's wrong with giving him both?

Nice work there.  The old Wargames Factory goblin heads work well on the Oathmark bodies.

Online Severian

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Lots more good things here and much food for thought.

That balrog has great potential. And the WF/Oathmark conversions look the part. Like those Rohirric shield transfers, too - nice find!

Offline Bloodsbane

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The wargames factory heads are looking perfect on the Oathmark bodies! Excellent stuff all around.

Offline area23

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*Bump*

I painted my old Grenadier goblins. Black undercoat, drybrushed with GW wraithbone and coloured with contrast paints.
Took me only thirty years to get these done.

Gundabad goblins.


and an orc bannerbearer.

« Last Edit: March 17, 2020, 09:40:09 PM by area23 »

Offline area23

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Re: Return to Middle Earth [Gundabad goblins P.2]
« Reply #21 on: March 29, 2020, 08:10:24 PM »
The Deadmen of Dunharrow.
Grenadier Miniatures by Nick Lund and Bob Naismith.


Two Frostgrave wraiths painted as Ralph Bakshi style Ringwraiths.


and some 20mm. orcs from Rebel Minis. Angus McBride MERP-style orcs.
« Last Edit: March 31, 2020, 04:54:07 PM by area23 »

Offline beefcake

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Re: Return to Middle Earth [Gundabad goblins P.2]
« Reply #22 on: March 29, 2020, 09:58:49 PM »
Very nice. Love the Frostgrave skellies as Ring Wraiths!


Offline Rick W.

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Re: Return to Middle Earth [Gundabad goblins P.2]
« Reply #23 on: March 29, 2020, 10:53:59 PM »
Some great ideas and execution here, thanks for sharing.
Rick, The Grumpy Gnome

https://thegrumpygnome.home.blog/

Offline Ethelred the Almost Ready

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Re: Return to Middle Earth [Gundabad goblins P.2]
« Reply #24 on: March 30, 2020, 03:20:57 AM »
Thanks for sharing these pictures.  Looks like a great project.
How big are those 20mm orcs when compared to 28mm figures?



Offline Swordisdrawn

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Re: Return to Middle Earth [Gundabad goblins P.2]
« Reply #25 on: March 30, 2020, 05:41:08 AM »
Brilliant stuff!
'The night is gone and the sword is drawn and the scabbard thrown away!'

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Offline area23

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Re: Return to Middle Earth [Gundabad goblins P.2]
« Reply #26 on: March 31, 2020, 04:58:43 PM »
Thanks for sharing these pictures.  Looks like a great project.
How big are those 20mm orcs when compared to 28mm figures?
They're about the size of the original GW plastic Moria goblins, but the proportions are different. I wouldn't use them as 28mm.
Unfortunately, as they are brilliant miniatures.

Offline Melnibonean

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Re: Return to Middle Earth [Gundabad goblins P.2]
« Reply #27 on: March 31, 2020, 09:31:28 PM »
Some great stuff here.
Well, that should stop Rocket Morton from getting all the girls.

http://this28mmlife.blogspot.com.au/

 

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