Sunday, 4 November 2018

“Death! Death take us all!”

Well, actually...no. Let’s not follow Eomer’s pls and all die. To this end, I’ve given the model of Eomer I painted last week a shield.



It seems a wise decision as Eomer is the most expensive model in the Rohan army list, therefore, giving him a bit more protection it a bit of a no brainer.

The shield itself is one I had left over from a long time ago when I did my Saga Vikings. Actually, I had a couple left over, which was fortunate as it allowed me to also give the same shield to the dismounted version of Eomer I’ve just painted.



I followed exactly the same painting process as for the mounted model, but this time it felta lot quicker. I bought the model off eBay and had lost the blade of its sword in the post (it was in the same bundle as the horses whose ankles had snapped).

However, I’m fortunate that the mounted version of Eomer is ten a penny on eBay (due to being an early freebie with the LotR Battle Games magazine) and every Rohan eBay bundle I’ve bought has had at least one mounted Eomer in. Therefore, a hand swap was easy to organise.



That’s it for now. I hit a bit of a painting rut this week because I’d come to the end of a large batch of models and not got anything else underway whilst I was I was doing them. I always find starting a batch from scratch a bit daunting and so it’s easier to get the batch moving whilst I’m finishing off other stuff.

However, Eomer and the 80’s BBC radio play of Lord of the Rings came to my rescue and gave me something to focus on whilst undercoating and base coating all manner of birds, beasts and baddies for the coming weeks.

I’ll forego my usual shameless plug as I believe the character models for Lord of the Rings at currently only available direct from Games Workshop, and are not actually badly priced for the Evil Empire. However, the second hand market should allow you to track down a foot Eomer for significantly less than you’d pay new, and you’ll have a job to not find a mounted Eomer or five going for a song.

Happy hunting!


12 comments:

  1. Nice conversion work and repair to the mounted and unmounted versions of Eomer.

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    1. I’d hesitate to call slapping a shield on someone a ‘conversion’, but thanks. :)

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  2. Nice work and good work on the repair. :)

    As for something to get you out of your panting rut, what about a super or two...?

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    1. Really not feeling the supers or the He-Man stuff at the minute. Don’t know why.

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  3. Absolutely cracking stuff Kieron! I'm listening to the LOTR books at work now because of you lol!

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    1. Thanks. I’m glad that I’ve been able to share this condition with somebody. :)

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  4. Nice Eomer. Is the BBC version the same as the Mind's Eye Theatre version from long ago? I own the Mind's Eye version on cassette (!), but since I no longer have a cassette player, I'm happy to listen to them on YouTube.
    I sympathize with your painting rut...I have no clear project underway for November, and it's bugging me. I managed to paint a group of pulp cultists, but I have no idea what to do next.

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    1. No it’s not the same. The BBC one has Michaël Horden as Gandalf, Robert Stevens as Aragorn, and notably Ian Holm (who played Bilbo in the movies) as Frodo. I really like it, although the celebration song after the Battle of Pelennor Fields is REALLY annoying. :)

      I’ve never heard of the Minds Eye one. Is it any good?

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    2. Yes, it's quite good, although fair warning: some of the voices are annoying (especially Sam). Listen to the first few and see if you like them. I found Gandalf (Bernard Mayes) to be a particularly good voice portrayal, and Frodo is ok (no Ian Holm, but ok).

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  5. I feel my resolve at keeping away from mass battles slipping away. Great work!

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