Gothmog on Warg: GW Philadelphia WotR Overall Winner

I really wanted to do a brief post and share a cool contest winning model I painted for a contest last year. I was living in Philadelphia during the War of the Ring rules release and I was painting and hanging out at an excellently staffed GW in Philadelphia. For the release GW sponsored a painting contest.





This Gothmog on a warg was my single figure entry. It has a small conversion element that I think is seamless but adds a ton of character to the piece. The conversion was a head-swap of the warg with the wild warg chieftain. My reasoning was that Gothmog’s personal warg was probably involved in many conflicts and would be scarred. The wild warg chieftain has an awesome eye scar that just looks so great!
For the painting I placed my laptop next to my painting desk and watched the siege of the Minas Tirith over and over again. I think I replicated Gothmog’s uniform (as much as orcs have uniforms) well. This was an easy figure for me to fall in love with and taking the top prize allowed me two free tickets to Game’s Day. I have a genuine love of LotR miniatures. The Perry brothers really captured the feel of the books and movies and I do feel that these are just some of the best minis around. Which would probably explain the rampant fanboy love I threw their way when I met them and had them autograph my Perry Brother’s retrospective!

Till next time…



Back in Black

I’m back with more commission paint work and other jib-jab. If you want to know what I have been up to over the last month check out Phantom of the Attic’s blog as I have been writing, painting miniatures for, organizing, and running The Perfect Swarm gaming event in an ever more desperate attempt at gaming greatness! Please check it out! I know you’ll like it.

Paladin Front

Paladin Side

So… on with some other painting… This fantasy figure was a recent commission for RPG writer Jason Vey. The color scheme he requested is bold and appealing. For those of you thinking up color schemes black and yellow is a “no brainer” (among many others… might be a good topic for an article) color scheme. He requested some red as well which I feel really adds some excitement to the piece. I particularly enjoyed detailing the shield design, and as usual its another great Reaper figure. Overall we were both very happy with the results. Hope you like it!