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Offline James Morris

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Glaurung - a wingless dragon for Middle-earth
« on: October 27, 2021, 07:42:02 AM »
Over the last few months, I've been working on my own version of Tolkien's Glaurung.  Using a Schleich plastic toy as a base and Tolkien's illustration as a guide, I've managed to come with something that I'm happy with.  Within a few hours of the paint being dry, he led my Orc host into battle in his first game and got taken down by Elven archery in Turn 4!  There's a full description and plenty more pictures on the blog, but here's a few highlights, including Tolkien's illustration.

Full blog entry is here: https://mogsymakes.net/2021/10/27/glaurung-the-first-dragon-of-middle-earth/


Offline fred

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Re: Glaurung - a wingless dragon for Middle-earth
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2021, 07:54:28 AM »
A great result - and as is the way with a newly painted unit, it seems to attract the enemy arrows and swords!

Also well done in seeing past the very odd original paint job to recognise the potential of the model.

Offline OSHIROmodels

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Re: Glaurung - a wingless dragon for Middle-earth
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2021, 08:27:46 AM »
Looks great  8)

Offline Onebigriver

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Re: Glaurung - a wingless dragon for Middle-earth
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2021, 08:36:07 AM »
Great conversion
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Offline Westfalia Chris

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Re: Glaurung - a wingless dragon for Middle-earth
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2021, 09:07:04 AM »
Looks much better without those wings. Also, a nice job making the gold work on a creature - I always found this to be very tricky.

Offline Severian

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Re: Glaurung - a wingless dragon for Middle-earth
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2021, 09:17:07 AM »
Excellent work - and a very convincing Glaurung. The colour scheme is great.

Online Hobgoblin

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Re: Glaurung - a wingless dragon for Middle-earth
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2021, 09:23:48 AM »
Fantastic! He really looks the part!

Offline Cubs

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Re: Glaurung - a wingless dragon for Middle-earth
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2021, 09:30:09 AM »
Lovely stuff, he's a beaut.
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Offline Vanvlak

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Re: Glaurung - a wingless dragon for Middle-earth
« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2021, 09:46:54 AM »
Great job, the starting model is unrecognizable in the end product - even the tail is much better now.
Lovely model  8)

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Re: Glaurung - a wingless dragon for Middle-earth
« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2021, 01:51:50 PM »
Thats a great and cost-effective conversion!

Offline gamer Mac

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Re: Glaurung - a wingless dragon for Middle-earth
« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2021, 02:03:22 PM »
Great job :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

Offline A Lot of Gaul

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Re: Glaurung - a wingless dragon for Middle-earth
« Reply #11 on: October 27, 2021, 02:18:48 PM »
Love it! Very nicely done.  :-*
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Offline Emir of Askaristan

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Re: Glaurung - a wingless dragon for Middle-earth
« Reply #12 on: October 27, 2021, 04:51:12 PM »
Very nice indeed

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Re: Glaurung - a wingless dragon for Middle-earth
« Reply #13 on: October 27, 2021, 07:42:33 PM »
Excellent work!
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Re: Glaurung - a wingless dragon for Middle-earth
« Reply #14 on: October 27, 2021, 08:06:34 PM »
You've made a lovely job of that and it really does work with the source artwork.

 

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