Friday, November 8, 2013

Dol Guldur Rises

 "We could remain blind to it but it will not be ignoring us, that I can promise you. A sickness lies over the Greenwood. The Woodsmen who live there now call it Mirkwood. They speak of a Necromancer living in Dol Guldur, a sorcerer who could summon the dead."

I seem to take to building evil towers....should have that checked out... Here it is, in all of its glory, the finished Dol Guldur display board.

Many more photos and complete coverage of Bilbo's Birthday Bash will follow as it is this weekend, but this quick update should tease enough of you to come back for an in depth look at my armies, the castle, and the overall event.

Many references have been made of this project being FUBAD 2013. We came up with this at our last tournament. As hobbyists, we wanted to challenge ourselves and each other. We wanted to show case our terrain, conversions, painting, and going extreme. What follows represents the past seven months of work, cramming till 3am after working a regular 10 hour day, six days a week, and just crushing progress.


I can honestly say that I have learned a lot of new paint techniques and styles that I never would have really improved upon had this not come along. 

Shall we ring the begin?
 You know what they say about billy goats and trolls under bridges....
A lot more in depth looks at individual models will follow but enjoy a couple of these close ups. I actually ran into an issue with space. Two feet by two feet just was not enough to convey the scale, engagement, or scene.

"Dol Guldur? But the old fortress is abandoned." ...

"No, Gandalf, 'tis not. A dark power dwells in there. Such as I have never felt before. It is the shadow of an ancient horror. One that can summon the spirits of the dead. I saw him, Gandalf, from out of the darkness. A Necromancer has come!"

 You are not prepared. FUBAD 2013


  1. That is phenomenal work. Superb and inspiring.

  2. That looks incredible man. Amazing work, as always.

  3. Excellent job, really cool. I like the lighting effects too...

  4. thanks for the kind words guys, it is a bittersweet weight off the shoulders


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