Friday, September 21, 2012

The Mighty Treebeard

There are days when a pile of unpainted Carthaginian spearmen or Scottish highlanders just becomes too much, and I have to toss them aside and pick up my brush and paint something truly epic and fantastical.

I really enjoy playing Games Workshop's Lord of the Rings Battle Strategy Game. I love the lore as penned by Tolkien and the GW models (for the most part) are amazing and bring the story to life on the table. Plus, there is a small but passionate group of local players that I really enjoying hanging out with on regularly on Thursday evenings.

I was initially torn about posting Lord of the Rings stuff here at The Inevitable Spark as I had intended this site to focus specifically on historical wargaming but, when I get the urge to paint or talk about Lord of the Rings this site would be neglected for possibly weeks at a time. I didn't want to do that, plus, this stuff is pretty cool and I want to share it. Don't be surprised if you see more of it from time to time. I hope you don't mind.

So, having said all that, I give you the mighty Treebeard, eldest of all the Ents - a great model that I enjoyed painting this week. It took a lot of subtle drybrushing and some fun work on the base to get him the way I had envisioned the finished painted figure looking in my head. I may still add some branches and leaves to him.

"I have not troubled about the Great Wars. They mostly concern Elves and Men. That is the business of Wizards: Wizards are always troubled about the future. I do not like worrying about the future. I am not altogether on anybody's side, because nobody is altogether on my side, if you understand me."


  1. Nice! The little tree on his base sets the whole thing off.

  2. That tree is rather suttle, works very well and as for posting, it's your blog so I sat do as you feel


  3. Just found this. Wonderful work! I love your ent and I love the color yellow popping. Makes me want to play LoTR.

    I think its smart to mix projects and styles up. I love variety in blogs so I think you should post whatever your projects are...historical, fantasy, whatever!