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There And Back Again – An OTTer’s Journey

There And Back Again – An OTTer’s Journey

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Project Blog by brennon

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About the Project

After many years I am returning to The Lord Of The Rings and the Middle-earth Strategy Battle Game. We're starting with The Fellowship but, much like a road, there's no telling where we'll get swept off to.

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Thedon Rides To War

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Thedon Rides To War
...was really happy with the final look of Theoden!...was really happy with the final look of Theoden!

Denethor

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Denethor
Finding it fun working away on character miniatures at the moment over the rank and file...Finding it fun working away on character miniatures at the moment over the rank and file...

The King Of The Dead

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The King Of The Dead
The King Of The Dead

Meriadoc Brandybuck Fights For Rohan

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Meriadoc Brandybuck Fights For Rohan
Meriadoc Brandybuck Fights For Rohan

Can't Have Elves Without Gil-Galad and Elrond...

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Had this miniature when I was younger but luckily found a bare metal miniature to start working on...Had this miniature when I was younger but luckily found a bare metal miniature to start working on...
Never had Gil-Galad but he has always been one of my favourite characters in Middle-earthNever had Gil-Galad but he has always been one of my favourite characters in Middle-earth
Will be used for some Last Alliance-era wargaming with my Rivendell ElvesWill be used for some Last Alliance-era wargaming with my Rivendell Elves

Rivendell Elves Test Miniatures

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Two test miniatures for my Rivendell. Wow I love that slightly darker gold from GW...Two test miniatures for my Rivendell. Wow I love that slightly darker gold from GW...
I think these work nicely to mirror the autumn/twilight period of the Elves in the Third Age but with plenty of colour still...I think these work nicely to mirror the autumn/twilight period of the Elves in the Third Age but with plenty of colour still...

Arathorn & Halbarad - Some Dunedain Love

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Really enjoyed working on these miniatures I'd wanted for a long time...Really enjoyed working on these miniatures I'd wanted for a long time...

Finished Some "Movie-Accurate" Rohan

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Finished Some

I have some Rohan already that I painted up for Battle Companies. But, I cannot for the life of me colour-match the blue that I was using for the cloaks and shields.

I also undercoated them in black which I don’t like working with now. So, I painted these in a scheme I knew I could quickly replicate but matched the basing to the older blue-cloaked miniatures.

They will do for now and I will slowly phase out the blue-cloaked Rohirrim as I replace them with the green cloaks and darker tones – but done over grey/off-white this time!

Going to be doing some quirkier miniatures for a little bit now that aren’t for Starter Warbands but also working on board game minis – need to have them ready for the 21st!

Shagrat!

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Painted up during a Battle Streams In Middle-earth session...Painted up during a Battle Streams In Middle-earth session...
...have sorted out the dot of blue that found its way onto his darker blue clothing (thanks MS Paint)!...have sorted out the dot of blue that found its way onto his darker blue clothing (thanks MS Paint)!

Finally Based Galadriel

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Ran out of properly nice flowers but these will work for now...Ran out of properly nice flowers but these will work for now...
Finally Based Galadriel

Gollum

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For a quick 30/40 minutes painting - was very happy with Gollum!For a quick 30/40 minutes painting - was very happy with Gollum!

Cheeky Galadriel...

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Painted late last night but wanted to do something that wasn't an Orc!Painted late last night but wanted to do something that wasn't an Orc!

Orc Chieftain & 12x Orcs For Starter Warband Finished

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Orc Chieftain & 12x Orcs For Starter Warband Finished

…and the finished warband all ready for a few test games of Middle-earth Strategy Battle Game in the near future

Orc Chieftain & 12x Orcs For Starter Warband Finished

Working On "Starter Warbands" To Teach Games!

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Working on a couple of Starter Warbands – 12 miniatures each with one leader – to teach Middle-earth to some friends and hopefully get them into the game.

First Test OrcFirst Test Orc
Second Orc - Probably Never Doing Green Gloves Again...Second Orc - Probably Never Doing Green Gloves Again...
These Kits Have Some SOFT Details!These Kits Have Some SOFT Details!

It has been a lot of fun diving back in. Working on a few other personalities and such for the shelf too.

Need to then turn attention to my Rohan Warband so I have a Good and Evil force to use when playing folks.

The Hobby Pile Groweth...The Hobby Pile Groweth...

Aragorn/Elessar Painted During A Livestream

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Painted during the very fun livestream from Battle Streams Of Middle-earth thanks to Damian and Steve…

I'm Back Again - Some Recently Painted Miniatures

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Bilbo Baggins In His Garden...Bilbo Baggins In His Garden...
Farmer Maggot And His Dogs...Farmer Maggot And His Dogs...
The Three Hunters - Aragorn, Gimli & Legolas (Helm's Deep Miniatures)The Three Hunters - Aragorn, Gimli & Legolas (Helm's Deep Miniatures)

More Middle-earth Wargaming Terrain

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More Middle-earth Wargaming Terrain
More Middle-earth Wargaming Terrain
More Middle-earth Wargaming Terrain

Working On Some Of The Terrain!

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Working On Some Of The Terrain!
Working On Some Of The Terrain!
Working On Some Of The Terrain!

Really enjoy working on terrain as a little bit of a break from working on normal miniatures. Need somewhere for my miniatures to fight, right?

My Precious...

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Thanks to grimwolfuk for this package that arrived this week. I can’t wait to get stuck into some of the metal miniatures and that scenic base for my Fellowship!

The Wizards' Duel

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The Wizards' Duel
The Wizards' Duel
The Wizards' Duel
The Wizards' Duel

Thanks to horus500 for sending this all the way from Oz. The miniatures were really fun to paint and I’m eager to give the game a go. I played myself but that wasn’t quite befitting of the mechanics haha!

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