Spectres and wights

I am pretty much just painting anything I fancy at the moment but I am being pretty productive. In the first time for a while I am managing to paint more than I am buying at the moment.

First up are three spectres. They are used in the Two towers journey book in a dead marshes scenario and will be useful in a Angmar army. These are great sculpts and it’s a shame there are only three variations. I plan to convert some more from last alliance warriors and plastic orcs.

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Next up are two barrow wights. Again great sculpts but there are only two variations of these and there are four in the journey book scenario. I can’t decide between getting a couple more or finding some alternatives to add some variation.

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And finally a Minis Tirith banner and captain. The banner is the dismount for the cavalry banner I did some time ago.

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Gondor roll call

Thought I would do a couple of pictures of all the painted Gondor forces I have as I have been working on this army recently and it’s my most complete. I still have a fair few things to complete and there are a couple of bits I don’t have that I would ultimately like to add.

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So far I have the following painted

  • 8 x guards of the fountain court
  • 6 x citadel guard with spear
  • 12 x archers
  • 8 x spears
  • 7 x swords
  • 6 x knights
  • Foot and mounted banner bearer
  • 14 x rangers
  • Faramir in armour, foot and mounted and as a ranger
  • Boromir armoured on foot
  • Damrod
  • Cirion
  • Mandril
  • Denathor
  • Pippin in gondor armour

Still to come

I have the following miniatures some of which are currently work in progress

  • A bolt thrower
  • A trebuchette
  • 12 x osgilith veterans conversions
  • 12 x rangers
  • 8 x sword and shield guys
  • Mounted boromir
  • Knight of the tree (converted)
  • Aragorn as king foot and mounted

And I would like to add

  • 6 x citadel guard archers
  • 6 x metal knights which I would like to convert to citadel guard
  • Beregond
  • Boromir whith the banner
  • Another banner on foot


I have been a bit crap at updating the blog but it’s mainly because I was not happy with the pictures I was taking. I have mucked around with some more lights and the camera settings and I think I am finally getting somewhere so I have had a bit of a photo session today. Hopefully I can now get a few more updates on here. I still need to work on the lighting a bit but I am getting there. First up are 9 plastic rangers. These are going to be used as Dunedain in the initial journey book scenarios and will then double up as Gondor rangers for the later games. I have just ordered 3 Dunedain from GW as well so they will jump up the paint queue when they arrive. pics 208

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On the rangers front I have another 15 of the plastic figures and four metal Faramirs rangers to complete. Some of the plastics are going to get a bit of conversion work done, mainly adding spears. I also have Faramir, Damrod and Mandril to complete. My painting have been jumping around a bit because I have been trying to get a couple of armies painted up for standard points games. I am concentrating on Gondor and Mordor at the moment and I have made some decent progress. All these will be used for the later scenarios as well.