2 Nov 2014

More Gamezone Orcs

Gamezone Orc Blackguard

So, the wife has finished painting up a new Gamezone Orc.

Actually, I do feel a little jealous at how quickly she manages to complete a new miniature. When I paint one, it takes a lot of time and a lot of hemming and hawing before I am ready to put in the finishing touches and then varnish, but she does it very quickly and gets the miniature varnished.

She has also finished up her Boar Rider, which you can see on her blog, along with more pics of this fine fellow.

23 Dec 2013

Desolation of Smaug Petition

This didn't take long to appear, but someone has started a petition to get Peter Jackson to redo The Desolation of Smaug. Yes, even if it gets a million signatures, it will probably not prompt him to make a new version of this film, but it will at least give him an idea of just how many people out there dislike what he has done with the source material.

Peter Jackson: Redo The Desolation of Smaug Petition | GoPetition

16 Dec 2013

'The Desolation of Smaug' Review

The good professor is bound to be turning in his grave. We went to watch the second installment of Peter Jackson's film adaptation of The Hobbit last night, which was the earliest possible opportunity we have had since it opened. I was actually down with the flu, but we went anyway, as this was the film we had both been waiting to see all year. Sadly, I regret to say that it is quite possibly the most disappointing film that either of us has ever seen.

18 Jun 2013

Zamoran War Elephant

And in the meantime, after months of hemming and hawing, I have finally gotten started on my Zamoran army project, with the first model, a war elephant, completed.

The Musa Izly Cantina: Initial Basing Done

After leaving the project for some time, I finally got around to touching up with some acrylic paints. This was especially important for the wooden bits, that were painted over with Vallejo Mahogany Brown.