lunes, 29 de enero de 2018

"Fun with Flags"

Well, I enjoy watching Bing Bang Theory again and again, but I really meant I had fun making my own paper flags and banners for my slowly developing armies..

I downloaded several jpg and pdf files here and there, and then making some tests of preparing some standing and horse figures for them

I really enjoyed making this. and it is cheap... You dont need really to find "1/72 scale" files, but almost any image is good for the job,, I even took photographies of real 1:1 cloth banners. Then adjusting size with MS Word, and teasiliy printing and gluing (gluing to the poles is however a little tricky..)

As you see, I focused (once again)  on Tolkiens Middle Earth fantasy, and Game of Thrones GRR Martin Universe, but also some generic orc, dwarf and elf fantasy banners are ready  :)

I show now you my first results (not so many things still sorry,.. My children were ill during weekend)....

 Queen Daenerys with a pair of Unsullied test figures carrying Targaryen banner (these  first Unsullied were recruited among the Haradrim in War of The Ring Boardgame.. not the best result but they do not look bad, what do you think?)

Here Stark Banner of Lord Eddard.

And as my imagimation was excited just one day ago by a conversation with gentlemen Philotep and Sprinks on Wronghammer forum , for a horse standard bearer I prepared a pair of Rohan riders

The figures are metal Tumlbing Dice- Military order Brethren Brothers (that is, Militry order Knights, as Templars for instamnce)

 I had bought them for Nazgul because of those nice cloaks with hood, (specially those with  closed or semi-closed helmets) but I had a surplus of them with more simple helmets which I found suitable for.. Rohirrim! Of course only after a painting work with good green and brown here and there

 Result is good, although at the end they still ressemble much an european medieval knight, more than I hoped.. Good, there are still many figures whcuich I should test next (goths, vikings, saxons: Mail,beards and round shields must be there)

Going back to the standards: This example I liked, thats why I made so many pics.

On of the last one you see also a new Uruk standard bearer (you know maybe where is he coming from?)  with also a paper-printed Isengard flag

And at last for today: I went also a small step forward with Game of Thrones. here you see my painted Gregor Clegane "Mountain that Rides" next to Queen Cersei Lannister,  and my "casting" of Sansa Stark next to his father and older brother Robb-not finished-

 (Actually I did not cast any metal figure, I mean just the selection.. I purchased her by "Thunderbolt Mountain" figures, 25mm medieval range, and she resulted happily to be very beautiful and 1/72 compatible.. (I purchased some other  foot and mounted damsels too, have a look here

lunes, 22 de enero de 2018

The Elf Expedition

The Expedition of Prince Athanariel

Several alarms were received from the borders of the elf Domains.

High  Elf King Deanor of the Red Woods started to get worried on his thoughts...

 "This does not seem as a normal orc  border raid.. Scouts report too many raiding groups , and they are not taking anything , just destroying and going forward into the land.. We need to know closer this new enemy...

His second son, prince Athanariel was summoned to his presence

"Athanariel, I need you to go fast to the East and check what is threatening our Lands

"Should I take the Great Army with me?
"No, I will start these preparatives. I need you just to take a few good -trusted men and see .Do not engage in Battle if you find an enemy army" 

"Yes, Father... I guess that my cousin Alarell will join us for improving our power from and surveying from the air,  even without asking her... But I am afraid she will not listen that -Not engage- instruction... "

So the quick spedition force was raised, in just one day-time .. But only a few units which were ready- to-go

Elf light foot scouts

Elf heavy infantry

Elf foot force commander -Captain Irithiel

Prince Athanariel rode with horse command (in the back of the group) , including his Wife Lady Ni´aleera, who happened to be  a Wizard  and mounted on an  Unicorn.

They both, together with the standard bearer and a Master horse Scout was inexplicably the only cavalry raised for the exploration  mission

"Go on , we must be faster!"

Elf archers (Also maybe too little of them..? the force was raised maybe too speedely..) At least they were proven marksmen...

..Finally Princess Alarell, cousin of Athanariel,  equipped as Wood rangers and flying on giant Eagle .

Two Eagles, Angeir and Gwalnair the Great have joined the expedition  (elves and eagles are allied since long ago..)

The younger eagle, Amgeir

Preparing to fall  form the skyes on th enemy!

Alarell aproaching also from the air on eagle Gwalnair

Alarell had an Epic view from the skies!

" Cousin, your foot troops are too slow.. I should go forward just with the eagles!!!,,"


jueves, 18 de enero de 2018

Elves (iii) More conversions

I really love the range from demonworld 15mm..

 Many figures are usefukl as they are suitable for dwarves (specially some bearded barbarians , wisemen and generals) or halfings/hobbits, but  I find also many other figs useful to increase "nornal" size armies with some conversion..
here my latest additions to my elvish army

Also some figures from Boardgame "Quest for the dragonlords" very rare to fine (figs are 18-20mm a little small and needed to "grow up") and also eureka 18mm range whichi is very fine and pass almost as 1/72 wirh a reasonable mixing up with other regular  figs.

My eagle rider comes from Demonsworld (on an Eagle from Games Workshp..)

Last pic is just an spot of my progress .I will post more pics of my first Elf Company later

martes, 2 de enero de 2018

Jotunnheim Saga

I just present this little funny visual narrative test , as also many of you usually do :)

Hope you enjoy this little Saga

" Half-Brothers Olaf and Sven , sons of Bjarki  had arranged finally an expedition after so long time of preparatives and discussions .. To where? Not  a clear idea.. 

Some stories of richess in far north had been they sailed there.... Just  one Longship with 13 further vikings mad enough to go with both them, ath the edge of the winter.... Only to find cold wind, ice  and brizzard "

-By Loki, Olaf ,  son of a Goat...What are we doing in this ice desert?? Not even a rat to eat!

-Calm down you my Troll brother...Lets explore... a bit.. Lets go West!

-West? For sure Nothing there! At least more sunny at East! I go there? Who comes with me? 

"Sven left  Eastwards with half of the viking warriors...

After several hours of walking, some tall shadows appeared on their direction ...Who were they?  Human-ressembling warriors..but  skin so blue like Ice.. And two-times a man´s height!!!!

And those hard merciless faces..."

-Jotunn!?  (Giants!) Can it be?

"There was no time for questions! They were not coming for asking, So Sven cried:

-By Thor, lets smash their skulls!!

The battle was not going easy at all.. soon some warrior fell..

-By Odin, what the Hell are we doing here?? I wish at least my brother and the other men have more luck.. We get to Valhalla today, men...


At the same time, Olaf went Westward with the rest of vikings. No idea what was happening with the other group! .. 

-I hope my brother does not do any silly thing

Suddennly some roarings and noises were heard... What were those white monsters, coming close? Long furs and Teeht, breathing like beasts..

A band Ice trolls!! They were hungry and attacked fiercely!

But the Norse warriors were even fiercer, by Thor!!
The trolls fled as fast as they had come, with the men still pursuing them!

-Ho Ho!!  We won by Odin!!! We must tell  the others! Sad they missed this fight!