I've finished off the assorted monsters from JiME: Shadowed Paths. I rebased the bigger figures on 40mm MDF.
The Balrog was featured last month, and I'm still really happy with him.
|A Balrog of Morgoth|
I used a dark blue-grey for the scaly bits, which I quite like.
|I have two Cave Trolls|
|"Where there's a whip, there's a way!" Orc Taskmasters|
I think they've named these after a throwaway line in Return of the King about the oathbreaking Dead of Dunharrow:
None of the people of the valley dared to approach [the Stone of Erech],
nor would they dwell near;
for they said that it was a trysting-place of the Shadow-men...
Similarly, from The Two Towers:
Far, far below the deepest delving of the Dwarves, the world is gnawed by nameless things.
Whilst painting the Nameless Things, I thought they looked like an a cappella trio, and now I cannot un-see this.
I'm not inspired by the concept, but I think they're handy generic monster models for other scales and settings. May their painting cleanse the world.
I was inspired by Mr Hunt's spiders. All the lines on the legs were more frustrating to paint than I expected!
What a great line up.ReplyDelete
Thanks very much, Stu!Delete
Wow. Magnificent. I love them all, but my favourite (hard choice) are the spiders, they are terrifying. The capella trio made me laugh, but now I cannot stop singing "Where there's a whip, there's a way". Look what you've done!ReplyDelete
Yeah, the gribbly spiders do make me look twice to make sure one of them isn't moving...Delete
Great work... but now *I* have the idea stuck in my head that the worms look like an a capella trio!ReplyDelete