Just a small update on how the GBoG is faring:
One may say many things about realism within wargaming, and I say this: I did a little guesstimate on how much the howdah done for my Great Beast of Gorgoroth would weigh, Orcs included, and concluded it would weigh almost a metric tonne - the wood and rope structure alone would have been over 120 kg. Iron around 400 kg etc. Elephants can carry around 500 kg so I tried to stick with that and added a few extra kilogrammes since it is a fantasy creature AND it looks a bit more powerful than an Asian elephant. This means I need to loose a whole bunch of kilos from the howdah, which suits me well - the whole thing looked like "too much"* already.
By popular demand I cut off its head and am now replacing it with haste, since I am already bored by this project and want to finish it.
*) Bunny ears added for "clarity".