Thursday, 27 November 2014

Returning to Moria - once more

Alright, after finishing the Bridge of Khazad-Dûm I was up for a new project. I got hands on an old metal cave troll with hammer and chain which went out of production at that time and started painting it right away. I like painting large miniatures and the fierce troll was a lot of fun. I started thinking on how to showcase the cave troll the best way and searched for inspiration. After watching the Moria part of the fellowship another time I knew what to do:

To showcase the epic confrontation of the fellowship with the cave troll I will build a diorama of balin´s grave or more precise the Chamber of Mazarbul. On my shelf the cave troll was kind of a companion who kept me motivated when I lost focus for my ambitious plans about all the details and lighting.

I haven't based it yet because I want it to match the floor of the diorama. In the next update I will hook you up with the details on my inspiration and planing for the Chamber of Mazarbul diorama.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

How to use polystyrene foam board for wargaming terrain - Video tutorial

It is finally done. This is the first video of a series of tutorial I have been planing for awhile now. It is about polystyrene foam board, a material I use for my showcases most. I hope you find this interesting and helpful.

This video took too much time to shoot and edit, but I guess that is something I need to learn. Messed up the sound on the first render and had to reupload it. Hopefully I will be more time efficient on the next part that is going to be about tools and accessories for terrain building.

Monday, 10 November 2014

"Let's hope our friends last the night" - Miniatures Gallery of Helm's Deep diorama

With some delay I updated the review on the helm's deep diorama with a miniature gallery. Having a big number of miniatures on this one I typically dislike to have identical poses and gestures. I converted some of the uruk-hai and haldir to alter the appearance.

Saturday, 1 November 2014

"Escape from Moria" - Miniature Gallery

Started into the weekend to do some soldering for my latest project (I will announce this soon) and.... ran out of shrink tubing after half an hour. So I grabbed the camera instead and took a few pictures of the miniatures from the Bridge of Khazad Dûm diorama. Looking at them today I am not too content with paint job but I did most of them several years ago and improved my skills ever since.