So I plan on basing these up on 40mm x 40mm squares. I am planning on using Fantasy Rules! by Chipco and there are some other rules coming out this year for mass fantasy battles using the 40x40 basing. I may be doing some 28mm Pulp Figure tramp steamer crew in between painting these for variety. I'll keep updates posted. This is a pretty big project for me and frankly I get distracted easily so I am realistically hoping to get this human fantasy army and the Orc army finished sometime in 2010.....we'll see how that works out for me.
Monday, March 15, 2010
My newest project is 15mm Lord of the Rings. To accomplish this I am using a big lot of 15mm medieval Teutonic knights I got on TMP. Now I was very happy with the deal I got. 200 or so miniatures for less than $50. Doctor Merkury makes fun of me for buying "Polish Knights" though and keeps asking me if they're riding their horses backwards.......I have the worst friends ever. I don't really know what manufacturer these came from, some of the pieces are really nice and some are kind of "meh". At any rate I will be doing a very "quick and dirty" paint job on these. They are just going to be a kind of generic human fantasy army for me. I plan on laying down some block colors and then doing a "dip" style wash for shading. I may go back over and do some highlights, but we'll see. After this army is finished I will move on to my Eureka 18mm Man-Orcs. I have over 200 of those waiting in the wings....sigh. They are very nice though and I hope to put more work into them than I will the humans. They will be playing the part of the "Fighting Uruk Hai" as opposed to the "Peaceful Resolution Uruk-Hai" or the "We Go Antiquing on Weekends Uruk-Hai"