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Reply #16 on: July 29, 2021, 09:46:20 PM
^Poor, poor Elsa. Not a lucky name it seems for either wild boar or lionesses.

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Reply #17 on: July 30, 2021, 01:37:41 AM
Was this one of your commission works UCG?

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jul/28/hey-thats-mine-naked-mans-wild-boar-chase-immortalised-in-plastic

I just saw that on Reddit today.  I didn't even know about the original photo until now.  Bizarre. 



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Reply #19 on: August 04, 2021, 08:57:14 AM
............Shelob



Last night she ate 5 Elves but then got stabbed by Gil Galad - really must remember to take photos at the club

Funny story about our little lady here - she comes in 13 parts, 2 body halves, 2 pincers, a head and 8 legs - no instructions, no idea what leg goes where - now, after many a comparison pic im sure ive got all the legs in the right holes - but because shes metal theyre not exact fits - so ive put some green stuff into the holes and molded joints - i dont know whether its heat, glue, melting greenstuff, some weird resin but underneath shes kind of leaking this clear liquid, it gathers in pools round 4 joints - weird as hell but looks great on the table, like shes actually oozing venom.

So thats 18 Morgul knights, 3 heroes and a big ass spider

But thats two evil armies you say.............. the forces of good need some representing..........

It doesnt get purer than Rivendell, and it doesnt get more in your face than Rivendell knights - the can hit you from 24 inch on a roll of 3, before they close in and hit you with lances



With Elrond leading the pack, the bow limit on the army is cancelled - which would be only 33% of the force as bowmen but with the big fella in charge we know have 18 archers hitting on 3s before the enemy come near



Also leading 6 Rivendell knights will be Glorfindel - the finest Elven fighter there has ever been



I need 12 more knights to complete this army and a Legolas mounted and dismounted

So far then - 1000 points of Angmar - just need to buy and paint 8 warg riders and probably 8 wargs for dismounts
                     - 800 points of Mordor - just need to paint 12 Morgul knights and 8 dismounted knights
                     - 800 points of Rivendell - just need to buy and paint 12 knights and Legolas

But i do love monsters most of all so..........




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Reply #20 on: August 04, 2021, 09:02:45 AM
You need a hobb...    oh.

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Reply #21 on: August 04, 2021, 09:09:15 AM
Heh heh I know - however a recent eBay search puts a 1000pt painted angmar army at 600 pounds and it didn’t cost anywhere near that 🤔🤔



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Reply #22 on: August 04, 2021, 09:20:16 AM
The problem with eating elves is that 5 minutes later, you're hungry again..........

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Reply #23 on: August 04, 2021, 09:54:09 AM
The problem with eating elves is that 5 minutes later, you're hungry again..........

I'll defer to your culinary experience...   :nerd:

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Reply #24 on: August 04, 2021, 11:02:31 AM
Who said anything about cooking them?

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Reply #25 on: August 04, 2021, 12:17:35 PM
 ;D

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Reply #26 on: August 04, 2021, 02:26:00 PM
Funny story about our little lady here - she comes in 13 parts, 2 body halves, 2 pincers, a head and 8 legs - no instructions, no idea what leg goes where - now, after many a comparison pic im sure ive got all the legs in the right holes - but because shes metal theyre not exact fits - so ive put some green stuff into the holes and molded joints - i dont know whether its heat, glue, melting greenstuff, some weird resin but underneath shes kind of leaking this clear liquid, it gathers in pools round 4 joints - weird as hell but looks great on the table, like shes actually oozing venom.

Ya' know, I'm glad I'm not baching it this month with no one here to protect me from the crawling horrors except a sketchy cat.

Oh, wait....

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Reply #27 on: August 04, 2021, 07:23:45 PM
Not gonna lie:  That pic of Shelob had me involuntarily scoot my chair back a bit.  You did almost too good a job on her.  :P 


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Reply #28 on: August 04, 2021, 08:13:55 PM
Those elves look great and the spider, like Martok said, looks too good.



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Reply #29 on: August 22, 2021, 07:11:16 PM
.........so, baddies and monsters - id probably have more good armies but they have no capacity to take monsters, they can take game winning heroes and in all honesty will probably kick the ass of my monsters off the board - but..... monsters

Apart from Angmar, the most monstery army of all is Azogs legion, save maybe an all cave troll army, but thats just silly  ???

So, Azogs legion -

The beserkers - in my 800 point army, there will be 15 of these, 12 are in the post - they have a almost keeping up with a horse movement of 8 and 2 attacks, plus if they get killed, on a roll of 6 they shrug off the wound and carry on



The trolls - there are three to choose from, a troll with scythes, a troll with crushing club, and the troll brute - if youve seen the hobbit hes the all white one with scythes for feet and flails for hands been steered by his eye sockets (quite frikking dark and horrific really) - hes in the post too





how big and awesome are they? Heres a berserker next to him



and the man himself - Azog the Despoiler on The White Warg



So for a complete Azog army at 800, im waiting for 12 more berserkers, an orc captain, 2 ogres and the troll brute - my opponent fears azog the most, as mentioned earlier the secret to winning the game is knowing when to spend the all important might to call heroic actions, Azogs special ability is that when you call a heroic action he gets the same action for free, then you just roll off to see who goes first - so normally most top tier heroes will have 3 might and will spend these on either heroic actions or increasing failed dice rolls - Azog starts with 3, gets an extra 3 as long as hes on the warg and doesnt need to spend any might on actions if youre going to call the ones he wants to

As an aside, a chance conversation with a chap on ebay led to an unexpected offer of £200 for all the Morgul knights (£75), so theyve been sold and packed off - it leaves shelob whos for sale, the mouth on horse i threw in for free and the dark marshal who ill post on sale tomorrow

I realised (not like enough of us here!!) i had too much - so now im narrowed down to 1000 pts of Angmar, 800 points of Rivendell, 800 points of Azog - ive given up on the camel mounted Far Harad and Serpent Horde for the same reason - enough is enough

Well, enough was enough and then the dirty GW bastards announced this at the weekend



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