Fantasy Flight – Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-Earth Spreading War – Fell Beasts #Monstermarch6

Fantasy Flight - Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-Earth Spreading War - Fell Beasts

Another trio of ring-lord models from Fantasy Flight’s Journeys in Middle-Earth board game today. This time, the models are the Fell Beasts from the Spreading War expansion. As with the recent Siege Engine models, these appear to be around the 10-15mm scale again, with that abstration simply being part and parcel of them a range of being board game models.

Fantasy Flight - Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-Earth Spreading War - Fell Beasts

These were pretty tricky to photograph. Their wingspans made them a bit wide for my light box, and the depths of their inner wingspan meant that the shadows in there were really pronounced – hence the single shots to show one of the models in their best light.

Fantasy Flight - Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-Earth Spreading War - Fell Beasts

I’m pretty happy with how their wings turned out. They were done over sevearal days – just doing a little bit after work. Using some washes, glazes, blending and even some drybrushing. I feel that it makes these board game models look pretty nice, and was also some really useful practise for larger monsters and other models, such as dragons and the like.

Since I like using models for more than one game, I also built up these little 40mm base inserts to drop them into. This way I can use them in AoS games as Fell Bats, and when I find my tub of pre-cut MDF multibases, I’ll also be able to use them in Kings of War when I’m able to play again – probably with the profile of Wights or the like.

Fantasy Flight - Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-Earth Spreading War - Fell Beasts

I differentiated the three of them subtly – their armour and bindings are each slightly different colours. This is so the three can be used together while having enough differentiation that people (or even just I) can tell them apart in a board gaming context.

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And now the size pic! As you can see, they’re not huge but even in 28mm use they are a decent size – very much medium monster size and in line with models like GW’s Fell Bats. As such, I’m submitting these for Swordmaster’s Monster March Painting Challenge. As usual for my outsized models, Berkeley had to make an appearance for scale purposes, and once again she’s aided by tiny 15mm infantry of the Afrika Korps for a proportional scale shot.

18 thoughts on “Fantasy Flight – Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-Earth Spreading War – Fell Beasts #Monstermarch6

    • Thank you Dave! I’m pretty happy with them – it’s also one of those cases where I feel like the photos don’t do the in-hand models justice (as opposed to when the photos hide the flaws! 😉 )

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    • Thanks David for the kind words – but remember, anything painted is better than not painted, and we can always keep improving. I doubt I’d have gotten these nearly as nice even just a few years ago.

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  1. These are very well painted, mate! Having said that, I don’t know if I love this FFG design. They look like a Nazgul and Tyranid got together which is a very strange thought indeed. With that said, the sculpt’s design doesn’t take away from your awesome painting skills 🙂

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    • I thinl the main deviation from the PJ design is really the dorsal spines – which is really just a fantasy dragon design trope stuck on these almost-dragon (ok, wurm/wyrm) models. The layered plates on their necks are armoured plates, with a bit of a giger-esque blinker aspect over their eyes – kind of like horses (though I don’t know that they would be all that useful for a flying beast!)

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