Characters for the ‘One Ring’

I eventually got around to glueing the One ring characters together.

We have two elves and a human. Two have their main weapon as a spear and the other as the bow. All are armed with a bow but only one has it as a primary weapon.

I am going to add in an NPC to allow the players to have only one travel task each.

It will probably be a hobbit or a ranger. As two are elves I will avoid a dwarf.

More Painting

Huzzah, I actually sat down and did some painting this evening. This time I went for my 15mm Samurai types.

As I was driving my eldest to drama I was totally confused by a hill/island where there shouldn’t be one… turned out to be a totally weird looking cloud. You can just about make it out in the photo below.

Samurai Started

This evening I got my finger out and started on some of the 15mm Samurai forces.

I have made a sort of Bandit force that includes some Ronin and a renegade monk.

The above were all painted with the Dipping Inks. I am really pleased with the majority of them. The only one that is a bit weird is the black shadow dip. I like it, but the guy front right has his kimono painted with it. It is more a grey green. Basically to me, it is a naming thing rather than a useless colour. For full disclosure I had heard this and ordered it anyway as it is a useful colour.

I still have the following dips to try out.

Hopefully I will get some more done tomorrow. I am now off to order the shrine set from 3DAlienworlds.

You can see it here… https://www.3dalienworlds.com/shop-description.php?ID=1516184633

There are loads of cool bits 😉

Sohei

Tonight I got the Sohei just about finished. Basically the metallic bits to do.

I will hopefully get their opposition painted soon. You could really tell that I hadn’t painted for a while as a lot of the Contrast paint had settled.

Speaking of paint…

I got my new Dipping inks through… I used a couple on the Sohei.

I also did some painting on rocks with the kids at school. Here is my effort…

The printer is still going non stop, I had a sod of a time printing the trebuchet arm. I may actually redo it.

Ooh What’s That

So yesterday I did a pile of printing…

It’s my mates birthday at the end of the month so I have got him some market stalls for his Monster hunting games.i sad a couple of issues, fire off, the corner of the front curled a bit. So to hide it I am going to base each one and get some ground cover up to the edge. Either that or stick a box in front of it. Second problem is the thatched roof. It is meant to come in two bits but for some reason my printer decided it was going tombow each end… easy fix… Inshall ‘build it’ in the software and print it as one piece. I will still probably mess around with greenstuff with this one… always good to have a bit of practice…

I also did some pinning of a model that I have had since the 90’s I found it in a box and decided it would be ideal for the Silver Bayonet… can you guess what it is from?

Finally I have just seen a Great value kickstarter for anyone with a 3D printer. The kickstarter is there to support the people of Kharkiv in Ukraine. You can find it Here.

Nineteen Down

That’s it, they are all done …

I went for reds with this lot. They fit in nicely with the rest of them…

A very colourful lot… probably shouldn’t be as they are obviously skeletons. I wanted them to be different colours to allow for identification on the table… that is my excuse and I am sticking to it.

Whilst mooching about for nothing in particular I came across these rather old magazines.

The one on the left was quite appropriate for this evening’s painting session.

Fifteen Down…

Four to go.

As can be seen, I went for the green this time. Not sure what colour the remaining four shall be.

The astute of you will have notice the Yumi on the right hand skeleton has snapped off. I pretty much knocked it with my brush and off it shot never to be seen again.

The four remaining ones will bring the monster hunter forces to an end… then back to the 6mm Italian wars I think…. If I can face them that is.

Ten Down…

I managed another five skeleton Samurai this evening. I went for an orange colour for the robes this time. Tomorrow I will go for a green colour. These are nice and quick to paint…okay I could spend longer and do a lot more work on them.. but hey I want them finished.

The other I thing I did this evening was to get the greenstuff done on the officer’s arm. He now has a nicely shaped tunic rather than a missing lump.

Five Down…

Fourteen to go… as you can see I managed to get the paints and brushes out this evening.

I am doing these in batches of five (and a four). This means that I am batch painting tunic colours. The majority of these have the blue grey colour on them. It was meant to be all of them, but somehow I put the paint down, totally forgot what colour I had just been using and chose a blue instead.

I am hoping that tomorrow I will get some more done.

A lot of this evening was spent battling with the insurers. In my policy I get a hire car, the repairs were approved on the 17th and I am still waiting for my hire car from them. Evidently it is tough shit that I am having to pay for a hire car myself while they wait to find me one. Evidently they sub contract to another company tgst doesn’t have anything to do with Shetland and although the claims lass said that us it, your request for a car gas gone through, the other side are denying all knowledge. In case you are wondering… they aren’t going to pay for the one I am already having to fork out for. Time for a new insurer methinks.

Kappa Finished

I got this pair finished this evening…

This was the only pair of these I had to paint. They were pretty quick to do.

So yesterday I said I had half a dozen skeletons to paint… evidently I cannot count…

Looks like there are twenty to make a start on this weekend. Thanks to John for pointing out that there are only nineteen skeletons to do. As one of my little ones said in class the other day ” him is good at maths.” Check out his blog Here.