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Sunday, 16 August 2015

BEAST OF GORGOROTH

I was asked by my oldest lad to help out this weekend. He is building a small force of  Lord of the Rings orcs based on a force from Minas Morgul and fancied getting one of these for his army

A beast of Gorgoroth from Games Workshop.

Sadly they retail at £44, not a demented price (some 1/72 kits are a similar price) until you realise the model is cast in crappy brittle resin and is likely to fall apart at the merest touch. 

A trip to that highly useful budget shop The Works produced a £1.50  plastic Rhinoceros and after an hour with the milliput and balsa wood we had this






I believe it's being painted as I type. Not an exact copy but good enough. Now we need to source some crew at the next wargames show.


9 comments:

  1. A splendid solution which ,I for one,cannot wait to see crewed and painted!
    Well done
    Alan
    p.s £44 what tosh I say

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  2. Looking good!

    I am redoing my old DIY-project of sculpting the Great Beast of Gorgoroth (now called Beast of the Dark Plains).

    If you want, I could mail you a [better] resin copy within end of January 2015 - if the mould turns out okay, that is. Not sure if I am able to sculpt nice enough orc crew, but if I manage to I could include those as well.

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    1. Hi Llama
      sorry about the delay...school holidays etc. Tthanks for the very kind offer. We would be very interested in a resin Beast when they are ready. Many thanks
      Mike

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    1. Ingenious is my second name! ;D Keep an eye out for updates regarding the GBoG/Beast of Dark Plains.

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    2. Woops, I mis-answered there :/ (post in 22 Aug) Sorry...

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  4. A fantastic conversion. Shows what you can do with good modelling skills and patience. Highlights the forgotten skill that the wargamers of yore possessed and 'kids today' seem to have forgotten :)

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    1. Thanks Duc. That being said my lad of 13 is pretty handy with the milliput and quite happy to chop up figures to get what he wants (my figures usually).

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  5. A cracking conversion, I would be proud of it!

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