Saturday, January 12, 2013

Scenery: Ancient Statues

More Lord of the Rings. These are some plastic statues that I painted and based today for a fun game tonight with my brother. These are from the Games Workshop Ruins of Osgiliath set. These are fantastic statues carved ages ago, that could possibly portray Isildur and Anárion who founded the mighty city of Osgiliath at the end of the Second Age. Osgiliath served as the ancient capital of Gondor until it was abandoned during the Third Age and fell into ruin.

The great thing about these figures is that they can (and will) be used as scenery for many types of games. I wanted to give them a very ancient, abandoned and ruined feel. These proud statues stand hidden in the growth of a forest, weathered and forgotten.


  1. I like what you've done with these.

  2. Excellent! I've never painted statutes and I was wondering, is the green on them via inking, a wash or some other technique. It's really effective as it makes them look aged.

    1. Thanks Monty. After drybrushing about four layers of highlights, I watered down some old GW Thakkra Green wash to add the mossy aged effect.

    2. Very effective, and these will be great pieces on the tabletop. I'm looking forward to some LoTR AARs.

  3. very good work! those statues are spectacular and you're right, they could have many uses.
    You have an interesting blog. I will come back!

  4. They look usefull for other periods to. Great painted statues Jonathan!


  5. Wonderful looking statues!