If you’ve been visiting my blog much over the last month or two, you know I’ve been whinging about painting my Hunter Orc on Fell Wargs. They are very detailed miniatures and take more time than you expect to paint. While I enjoy painting them more than I let on, they are certainly a real commitment of time and effort. With that said, I’ve painted up a few that I’m really proud of and my latest fits into that category.
I have started to run out of good colors to paint the orc skin because these guys have so many shades of brown already needed to paint them. With that said, I think this guy looks pretty snappy and so does his warg! Best of all, I think he was the quickest one to paint yet which was really nice. He is my sixth and final one in the box so it felt great to remove that box from my hobby table. This also means that I’m halfway towards the 12 needed to play any scenarios that they appear in. As a result, I hope you don’t mind a quick victory lap photo of them all together with some terrain scattered about!
The other nice thing that happened this week is I won an auction on eBay for There and Back Again which made its away across the pond and arrived finally. My original goal was to play through the There and Back Again campaign because it was the newest book out when I started with Hobbit SBG and all of the models were available. It feels like more LOTR models are available now so it is funny how things change in a couple of year’s time. Regardless, it is nice to have this book even if I think my priorities have shifted. The production quality is amazing and the scenarios look like fun even if they almost all require a ton of hobbying to accomplish. For this reason, I may end up cherry picking the ones I really want to play in the coming years (Barrels out of Bond for instance) as I think it would take five to ten years for me to play most of these and truthfully, I’d rather play LOTR scenarios and Scouring of the Shire first before I did that. Regardless of what happens, its awesome to have the book in my collection and it feels like it will be that much easier to play them now that I have this.
Finally, I have a minor surgery coming up this week on my nose. I look forward to the end result as it has caused me to have trouble breathing, feel congested for months, and it has hurt my ability to sleep. I will be taking off a couple days from work and may have extra hobby time this week or I may need to just rest and can’t paint much. I can’t really say. I have some content planned for next week regardless and I hope to return next weekend (which also happens to be my birthday) in high spirits and plenty of hobby enthusiasm!