Sunday, March 24, 2019

Naked Elven and Goblin Units for BoFA

Soooooo, I learned on Friday that I am going to have to have eye surgery on Monday and have to keep my face parallel to the ground for at least a week, 24 hours a day.  Yippee.  And even after that, I'm not sure how long until I get my sight back in the right eye ... again.  So it looks like I'm out of the game again for probably at least a month.

However, I did get some bases of the elves and goblins done for the units of the Battle of the Five Armies game I would like to do at some point, using the Normans/Saxons that I've already done for the Hastings game as the human units for the battle.  I at least got them constructed, no paint though.  Also I think I might end up putting ears on the elves (or paint them on I can't decide) and also the goblin units to give them a proper "horde" feel will be another base deep, so they will be at least 2 wide by 3 deep stand units.  Anyway, here they are.

Elves.  Long spearman/pikemen in front heavily armored with lighter armored bowmen in the rear.  I wanted to have some diversity for this unit in appearance while still maintaining the order and discipline of the elven units.

A second pic of them.

The goblins I decided to go with figures that mimicked as best I could some of the old paintings and drawings for the older Tolkien books and Middle Earth rpg books.  It has proven difficult over the years to do "bandy legged" figures as they are just too fiddly or too unstable.  So I went with a peg construction with a slightly slumped over look but nothing too severe.  More of "slightly" corrupted humans or elves in appearance.  Still have the big bat-like ears though, gotta go with those!
And from another angle.

Looking forward to painting them.  Hopefully I will recover quickly and regain my sight so that I can do that sooner rather than later.  I'm not getting any younger!


  1. Wow! These are going to be fantastic. Good luck with the surgery. I look forward to your posts so a speedy recovery to you sir!

  2. Great start to these figures. All the very best with the eye surgery. I look forward to seeing these super figures painted.

  3. Thanks fellas, just got to get through this next week of recovery. I think that's the toughest part, then it starts to get better after that. I hope to have enough vision back in a month to start painting again.

  4. I just don't see how you can still paint the detail that you do with them already affixed to the base. Or are they just put down temporarily?

  5. I'm not going to lie, it is hard to paint the details and they do not look as polished as the single-based figures. But I guess it's because they are in mass that you just don't see the poorer paint job? I'm not sure. I haven't tackled these yet, and it's going to be a while if I even get around to them to be honest, and I was actually thinking of ripping them off the base and basing them as singles .




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