Friday 26 February 2021

Nazgûl on fell beast

And behold! it was a winged creature: if bird, then greater than all other birds, and it was naked, and neither quill nor feather did it bear, and its vast pinions were as webs of hide between horned fingers; and it stank. A creature of an older world maybe it was, whose kind, lingering in forgotten mountains cold beneath the Moon, outstayed their day, and in hideous eyrie bred this last untimely brood, apt to evil.

JRR Tolkien, The Return of the King (1955)

And behold! I have painted a fell beast.

Lord of the Nazgûl on armoured fell beast

I did some dark magic with magnets which allows a choice of rider. I also made a base with four 25mm washers buried within, for added heft and to drop the centre of gravity.

Nazgûl on fell beast

I snapped the clear flight stand during priming- some rather colourful colloquialisms were voiced- and had to trim it shorter and angled down more. Taking advantage of advice from AHPC XI Challengers a few weeks ago I repainted it flat black.

Théoden and Snowmane for scale

I started from a pale grey undercoat and added thin coats of dark greyish browns to taste. I'm not entirely happy with the wings- I'd prefer them to be a bit more tan.

Now to work out how to store and transport this...

Friday 12 February 2021

Star Wars Rebellion: Rise of the Empire

Rise of the Empire is an expansion for Star Wars: Rebellion, offering more toys and, importantly, an improved replacement of the original's clunky combat system. It brings in a lot of units and characters from Rogue One.

The Empire

Interdictor-class Star Destroyers

Occupier Assault Tanks (with a horrible underslung turret...)

TIE Strikers

Shield Bunkers

The Rebellion

Nebulon-B frigates



DF.9 Turrets

Rise of the Empire

Friday 5 February 2021


 These monks are from Gripping Beast, and have many centuries of potential use.