Shenanigans of 2015, Hallotweens and much more!

First off, I finished painting one of the beautiful Giant Eagles that were released in maybe 2013 for The Desolation of Smaug or maybe An Unexpected Journey.

Super simple colour-scheme. White primer touched up with a white base coat (watered down). Then I painted watered down browns and warm greys and washed it with a dark brown that was thinned with Vallejo acrylic thinner and a whole lot of water. Touched up beak, talons and eyes ever so slightly. Base isn't really finished yet, but it works for now, so I consider the project done. As usual, I will come back at a later date and touch it all up...

I have officially failed this month's deadline: The Frostwyrm! I actually started working on it just tonight! And also started work on two other projects. Can you guess which ones? Also, if mr Josha's reading this, pretend you haven't seen the middle armature... it is supposed to be a surprise!

Models below are for inspiration, someone else have made them:

I want to make vampires for LotR/WotR... all the necessary bits and pieces to emulate these models are in my possession... I think it could look rather nice. Of course, some slight changes would be prudent...

Not really sure how I would use this guy's nice conversion idea, but I like it...

A Game of Thrones-giant to copy and make into a Middle-Earth-model? Perhaps...

I always feel like such a douche when stealing other's ideas and pictures without giving proper credit(-s), but I simply could not find the source to these pictures again. Sorry 'bout that folks.

Although I have always been a fan of vanilla designs, over the years I have started to appreciate the slightly more overworked, or near-OtT-models that The Movies did. This guy (above) just doesn't cut it anymore, even if he looks more "realistic". It is strange... Perhaps it is just Halloween making an impression on me.

Speaking of Halloween, I dressed up as Justin Bieber, but my fluffy hair imploded when I took a shower...
    So, Halloween came and left...

Gotta catch 'em all!


... and scared me off my sofa (after reading the news on how Sweden's descent into chaos is largely unnoticed/ignored by the indigenous population).

Cook the frog slowly, as they say, and it won't notice it. In this case, I feel we are more like crab-people.
And some of us are just babies in Subway wraps.

It all doesn't matter, because the pain train is coming...

But still, Sweden has some good points. Some of the best food in the world, wonderful nature, fresh air and snow just the way you want it: White and cold.

All that humble-brag aside, let us continue our picture fest...

Whilst normal-functioning, regular Europeans are now buying 13 guns on the dozen, most of my Swedish mates have the same silly attitude to such things as the idiots above, all the while killing more babies than Herod ever did. Wow, just wow!

This bleak picture that I paint makes me want to move to Russia to not have to deal with all the bullshit (värdegrund) and silliness, but then again... maybe not... most of Russia is rather un-inspiring, and I should know, I have visisted it's three largest cities, went on a roadtrip to the small, serial-killer-esque towns inbetween and it's endless plains...  The people were wonderful, but their actual, physical country was literary like a radioactive factory, so maybe I'll stay put for another six or eight years, or so.

But then again, it was better in Russia, than dealing with the above, such idiocy that the mandatory, state-run TV say, this llama might just be better off amongst the Ruskis, the old enemy of Sweden. Oh, how times change.

It doesn't matter. The world's first "feminist government"* marches on towards the abyss and I will keep on hobbying.'

With a stupid smile on my face...

*) In the words of the everliving prime-minister of Sweden, which he said for some god-awful reason... See below for a little post-scriptum.


Finished Hunter Orcs

The whole gang. The white orc with a club. A whole company of orcs armed with bows, which of course is usable for my regular orcs. Most of these guys can be used as fillers for regular orc formations.
Some fire-effects on the brazier, followed these very good instructions, but got bored and it looks sort-of like fire.

Repositioned the tarsier, sorry - the "Angband Beast" - ever so slightly to be more balanced. Thank you mr FoB for reminding me on the matter.

He has got a near-monochrome paint-scheme which I am fine with. My first idea was to add some accents via the eyes, but green eyes did not look well, so he got some black-red eyes instead. Very tarsiery...
    Again, I would need to work a lot more on the textures on this model, but I can't be bothered this year. Maybe next year. I might finish it's mouth before January 2016, because it is in dire need of some dental work but again, we will see...


Painting converted Hunter Orcs

I went up earlier than normal today and have slushed on two thinned basecoats (a brown and a Bleached Bone-variant from Vallejo) on the white primer/basecoat, and waited for them to dry and then I mixed Panzer Grej Swarsch-something (also from Vallejo) with some warmer browns, as well as a thinner and some mediums to get the overall wash flow slightly better. It was too thick, so I added a few drops and the first wash turned out nice.

I imagine that the guy holding up the club is their captain. The 1si5-wannab33 was made in part due to laziness (the other part was that I could not find a suitable left arm - I am all out!).
Both archers are going for new arrows (is this called nocking an arrow? Google will help! But not today).

Left to do:

1) Paint the metals and bones. And feathers in happy colours... Some sort of tribalness they should have.
2) Another wash.
3) Fixing bad washes (like exaggerated dark pooling in recesses) with some Bleached Bone.
4) New wash, slightly darker but probably thinner than normal.
5) Adding some accent, or spot-colour, as it were.
6) Minor detailing - I will not go overboard with this paintjob, as usual.


Current state of Llama's War of the Ring; the future, upcoming projects and current situation.

This is without a doubt the longest title ever on my blog! Boooh-yaaah!

Besides painting Hunter Orcs and regular orcs for my upcoming Gorgoroth Orc Horde as well as re-positioning the Angband Beast, I am trying to get a new job, take care of my grown-up duties (two prominent ones!), take care of my physique as well as better said body as well as my mind. Additionally, I am considering an interesting proposition from mr Josha (because it was in line with my own thoughts, but it seems monsieur Benoît Dumeaux killed my lust for this, by posting this grand project, where a lot of the "missing models" from the Hobbit range has been sculpted!).
     All this means I will naturally start another project! Besides above and my new found hiking area which is a good alternative to fighting with gypsies, I am having very little spare time left!
     Don't want to turn into the guy below (not that I frequent fourCh@n, it is just that they are better news-diggers than Swedish media, so whenever something big happens, that is the place to be... sadly... ). It is weird to watch these things unfold before they happen, so to speak...

Whatever, I still think this attack was less savage than the horrible Ikea-attack. Point being, Sweden is the least safe nation in the Western World nowadays, especially if you are a caucasian woman, which I am not so I am expected not to care. Also, I am armed to the teeth! With models!

Well, not 12-year old models (she is actually 12 years old, way to go fashion-world, my God do I hate the hypocrisy of the fashion world and our current Western media!), but little lotr-models I mean...

With that media-rage out of the way, let us guess what project I will start to try to forget knife-murders in Ikea and schools made by savages?

Yes, you are right, a Mer-Wyrm! Those giant snail-snake-worms in Hobbit 3 that has the hallmark of Peter OtT Jackson, which just explodes out of the bedrock and then timely dissappears to let the white orcs pour through the newly excavated tunnels!

The ice-thingies will be used as inspiration for the sister-project: Frost Wyrm. November will not be Mowember, but Wyrmember!!! Wooohooo!
    Also, none of these fine creations are mine, I should add. These are inspiration!


The best one is undoubtedly the worm from 13th century Birka, depcited below:

Depicted above by some historian from Italy (from 13th century, republished in one of the earliest printed materials from Germany, Servum Scandum et Ultimus Thulus), is an Elk-worm, that was nearly extinct in the 18th century here in Sweden (they never crossed the mountains to Norway, and were very rare in Finland and northern Russia), or älgmask, as we Swedes call it. They eat minerals and can grow as large as six meters (nearly 20 feet!), they actually have four pairs of legs, not six, and have eyes similar to spiders. Biologists put them in in the vertebrae-section, and that is just about as much I know about them... I have seen them when on a hike, but I did like any other normal Swede would have done, and made a 180 and ran the other direction. These guys kill more people annually than wasps and bee does, at least in Sweden.
      Nowadays only some eighty specimen remain, of which twenty live in captivity. Be sure to check them out if you go to Stockholm, visit Södermalm Zoological BRF for a nice view on these exotic creatures, which seems to have been largely unnoticed by the rest of the world...
     They became nearly extinct with the introduction of common gunpowder weapons when the peasantry finally could stop these furies from destroying the little good arable land they had!
     These beasts are probably what Peter OtT Jackson was inspired by, but he upped the ante somewhat, making them nearly 60 m (or 200 feet!) long.

Truth is not a chimaera, but something you should be able to find by yourself... Remember that when reading any text, whether they be fourCh@n greentext, newspapers in Sweden or North Korea or elsewhere, or... a blogpost!

Whilst looking for inspiration for the Hunter Orcs I found these dudes and dudettes, but I realized they look too much like the common Stockholm Hipster, so I discarded them. The headgears are interesting though...

So, what does (or is it do?) the future hold for my hobby? I think I want to finally make the HoMM3-project, and also let myself be inspired by Zerg...
    But that is for another update. Goodnight one and all!

Edit: Added some text...