'I think I could help you,' said Merry quietly, 'by telling you some of it myself.'
'What do you mean?' said Frodo, looking at him anxiously.
'Just this, my dear old Frodo (...) you are not going to scape so easily!'
'But I must go!' said Frodo. 'It cannot be helped, dear friends' (...)
'You do not understand!' said Pippin. 'You must go - and therefore we must, too. Merry and I are coming with you. Sam is an exellent fellow, and would jump down a dragon's throat to save you (...)
'We are horribly afraid - but we are coming with you; or following you like hounds.'
And that's the way friends do things. Four friends doing it for friends. And this is how things get stopped ten years ago, when I ended painting my last scale miniatures til now.
I had been painting miniatures since I was a little lamb, I was ten and I used to see guys older than me playing some kind of game with a book called "The Lord of The Rings"... I begun to play this game and it hooked me, one thing led to another and I heard about Blood Bowl, Warhammer... and always enjoyed painting miniatures more than playing. I guess that's why I never rid of my miniatures neither my soldiers nor subbuteo players...
A couple of months ago I get back my hobby after years of retirement thanks to a friend that laid a Saga Rulebook on the table while we were talking and our children run around us. And this is what lit the old fire inside me.
I'm going to post works that I've done, that I'm doing and all that is going to be made, and I hope that all of you visitors of this (another) blog about painted miniatures by an (old school) amateur enjoy watching pics such as I painting what they show.
|These four hobbits friends were painted in 2003...|
|...such as the rest of the Fellowship but.. where is Aragorn?|