Hobby Progress (29th April)

Time seems to be crawling along as well as bounding by, which is a strange feeling but I seem to be noticing it more and more… and with that, we are towards the end of another week and I have yet to post something!

I’ve started to work on the orcs for my Angmar force. These guys were an eBay rescue which was decent because I got the standard box of 24 for half the retail price; the catch was the models were still on the sprue and half primed. The black prime was spotty and very thin, so I primed right over the top of it (after freeing the orcs from the sprues, of course!) Painting these guys is taking me right back to my old room in my early teens, when I was working on an army of a similar style.

With the orc rabble, I’m intending on keeping the colour palette small for the clothing- this will mainly boil down to Steel Legion Drab, Eshin Grey, Leadbelcher, etc- and a variety of skin colours since orcs were shown to be quite mixed in the films. Bugman’s Glow is definitely in there, some of the more sickly green paints too (I’m poor at remembering my green paints’ names), and there were orcs with blueish/grey skin too, so all that will be going into the mob.

Due to the small sizes of the LotR armies in the game, I have also been slowly assembling a Rivendell force. I’ve long since failed one of my resolutions about not buying any more minis until my current ones are painted, but I still haven’t bought any bitz though, so there’s one win.

I’m in the process of putting together an Elf-based list and have started with Gildor Ingolrion, the singing wanderer who inadvertently scared away a Black Rider, saving Frodo, Sam and Pippin on their travels early on. His special rule allows Wood Elves to be taken in a Rivendell army as part of his warband, so I thought that I would start here with a small group taken straight from the novel.

That’s all for this update, I hope you’re all well. Take care.

8 thoughts on “Hobby Progress (29th April)

  1. tehlulzpare

    Very nice. Its much easier to build a Rivendell army these days, most of the models are available for a change, not like the out of production nightmare of years past. Are you considering Rivendell Knights? They are crazy good models.

    The Orcs look excellent too! Classic plastic models, still going strong haha.

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    1. Steve Post author

      Thanks very much! Yeah it’s been 15 or 16 years since I painted Mordor Orcs and the models have not changed one bit haha

      Now that you mention it, I was surprised to find how accessible the Rivendell models are. I was expecting to be scouring eBay for odds and ends. I might get the knights since I have the mounted Glorfindel here as well, and the models look ace.

      Tempted to get the Fellowship at one point too, purely so I can ally some hobbits in there and have a ‘Road to Rivendell’ themed army 😄

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