Halflings


Quick "N Dirty Hobbit Holes

"In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort."With the addition of some more models to my Halfling army, I realized that I'd need some bespoke terrain for them - to act as scenario objectives and/or add character to battlefields that the little legion would play on. I wanted to create some cheap and fast Hobbit Holes for my army to live in. I saw that Games Workshop was putting out some nice resin facades to build off of eventually, but I just didn't want to wait or spend the money. I looked for a good tutorial online for building what I was looking for, but I just didn't find one. So I guess I had to do one myself.The material list isn't too long and mostly consists of stuff I had lying around. You'll need:     -  Some 2" thick insulation foam.             &nb

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A SHORT Post Today

GET IT?!The past couple of weeks have seen me working on some little projects (get it? Get It?!) that I thought I could finally share. Due to a trade with a friend, I came into the possession of some more Westfalia Halflings and I decided to expand my force a bit. I added eight more Halberdiers to the existing unit of twelve, so now I've got a nice meaty group of guys to anchor the core of the army. Ready to Rumble. Or at least their bellies are rumbly.Now that I've got a good sized army, it was time to add some scenic bits for them to defend. I built the two Hobbit Hovels in the first picture because I just couldn't wait for the resin ones Forge World is producing to come out. Before making them, I scoured the internet for a nice step-by-step set of instructions on how to make a hobbit dwelling and nothing seemed to give me what I was looking for. I'm building a third hole at the moment and I'm taking pictures as I go, so I expect to put up a tutorial soon. Over in Age of Sigmar-land, the latest Ge

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Blood Bowl Team Greenfield Grasshuggers

31 years after their initial introduction, the Greenfield Grasshuggers receive a plastic kit as part of the latest Blood Bowl reincarnation. The Greenfield Grasshuggers were shown for the first time in the rulebook of the 2nd edition of Blood Bowl in 1988, above the entry you can see a bit of the Nurgle Rotters, who […]

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[EN/PL] Averland. Part III: Halfling Scouts / Niziołki zwiadowcy

Hello to you!Today the fourth part of the meeting with brave band from Averland, and more specifically with two halflings in the service of this state.       Some time ago I bought two archival models of the Games Workshop of small men and it's time to attach them to painted early soldiers.I invite you!Previous entries:Averland. Part III: The Captain (and the road sign) / Kapitan (i znak drogowy)Averland. Part II: The BergjaegerAverland. Part I: Von Kragsburg Guards #1 / Straż Von Kragsburga #1 In the pictures also the terrain from:WARHEAD STUDIOGRABBLECAST---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------"In the opinion of limited inhabitants of the Empire, halflings are cooks or thieves - or they perform both professions at once .."Averland is neighbour to the Moot, the Halfling province. In 1707 the Orc Warlord Gorbad Ironclaw invaded through the Black Fire pass and the Moot was devastated.   &

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[EN/PL] About Hobbits - BorderGuards / O Hobbitach - Pogranicznikach (SABRE Miniatures Halfling Swordsmen #1)

Hello everyone!I invite you to the second review of a set of models that I received from Samuel from SABRE Miniatures today.The Spanish company specializes in the production and sale of 28 mm resin half-size models (there are more nations in the pre-production!) stylized in the Middle Ages, and more specifically the Hundred Years War between England and France.The models look very good and preparing them for painting does not require a lot of time.In the ever expanding range of SABRE Miniatures we have various infantry formations of halflings and a fantastic cavalry of a small people on ... donkeys :)Check it yourself:http://sabreminiatures.com/index.phphttps://www.facebook.com/SabreMini/--> FIRST ENTRY <---Border guards were a kind of sheriffs who were patrolling Shire boundaries and border areas.In particular, their task was not to let in various strange and dangerous creatures. During periods of greater danger, their group was enlarged by efficient and growing hobbi

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[EN/PL] About Hobbits - Border Guards / O Hobbitach - Pogranicznikach (SABRE Miniatures Halfling Swordsmen #1)

Hello everyone!I invite you to the second review of a set of models that I received from Samuel from SABRE Miniatures today.The Spanish company specializes in the production and sale of 28 mm resin half-size models (there are more nations in the pre-production!) stylized in the Middle Ages, and more specifically the Hundred Years War between England and France.The models look very good and preparing them for painting does not require a lot of time.In the ever expanding range of SABRE Miniatures we have various infantry formations of halflings and a fantastic cavalry of a small people on ... donkeys :)Check it yourself:http://sabreminiatures.com/index.phphttps://www.facebook.com/SabreMini/--> FIRST ENTRY <---Border guards were a kind of sheriffs who were patrolling Shire boundaries and border areas.In particular, their task was not to let in various strange and dangerous creatures. During periods of greater danger, their group was enlarged by efficient and growing hobbi

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The Halfmen of Westfalia!

"For the Shire!.. err... wait! For the Moot!... eh.. that's not right... For Snacks and Comfies! That's better."Geez, it looks like four years ago I backed a small Kickstarter for some 28mm Halfling miniatures from Westfalia Miniatures. When I got my tiny pledge (literally - I only ordered a unit or two) I was a bit crestfallen because I hadn't realized they would be resin casts instead of metal. I put them on the back burner of my project list and when I discovered a friend had also backed the KS, I "gifted" mine to him in a clever ploy to get them the hell off my desk. But he realized that he'd never get around to them in his queue and the scallywag turned around and gave me mine back along with his! Dastardly.Well, I guess I finally got a wild hair up my ass to paint them so I've put together a small army of them. I plan on using them for Dragon Rampant or as proxies in Warhammer Age of Sigmar. The sculpts were very obviously inspired by the old Warhammer Imperial Halflings of the Moot, so I like to i

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Big and Tall and Short and Plump

I missed updating last week, but this week has seen some good progress on my painting desk. I've got a bunch of diverse stuff I'm chewing my way through - Adeptus Titanicus stuff, a copy of Blackstone Fortress, a fantasy Halfling army, more High Elves and some other odds and ends that need doing. First on deck is a second Warlord Titan for my War Griffons Legion.The complete force.The second Warlord amps up the total game size I can play, and brings some much needed diversity to the weapons systems I can deploy. I've still got a second plasma cannon arm to paint, but I will probably do that in colors for my Legio Mortis force so they have some more options.Clamor Aquilae - The Eagle's Cry - brings its massive firepower to the battlefield.View of the plasma cannon and carapace lasers.The other arm has a mighty power fist, ready to crush the foes of the Emperor.If you follow me on Twitter (@Cwalton73), you've probably been watching me chip away at a bunch of Halfling models from Westfalia Miniatures f

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[EN/PL] Battle over the Water / Bitwa nad Wodą ( SABRE Miniatures Halfling Archers)

Hello everyone!I invite you to the first review of a set of models that I received from Samuel from SABRE Miniatures. today.The Spanish company specializes in the production and sale of 28 mm resin half-size models (there are more nations in the pre-production!) stylized in the Middle Ages, and more specifically the Hundred Years War between England and France.The models look very good and preparing them for painting does not require a lot of time.In the ever expanding range of SABRE Miniatures we have various infantry formations of halflings and a fantastic cavalry of a small people on ... donkeys :)Check it yourself:http://sabreminiatures.com/index.phphttps://www.facebook.com/SabreMini/And as part of the storytelling, I invite you to read the text on the second theme (the first Battle on the Green Fields) of the most important battle of Tolkien's hobbits, the Battle over the Water.      The battle took place on November 3, 3019 TA (Third Age) in the Shire area. It was the

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[EN/PL] About how the Hobbits celebrate. Part II / O tym jak Hobbici świętują. Część II (Grabblecast Dog and Kennel)

Welcome!Today, a return to the theme of the Hobbits and their ways to celebrate. I used this entry:Two archaic models of halflings from the 80's from Games Workshop, which previously "bathed with paint" and painted anew.and a great terrain element from my friends from Grabblecast. This time it is a dog and a kennel. What I can say about this KIT is great details and wood sculpting. Many producers could learn such beautiful sculptures. I hope that it will appeal to a few people as a part of the terrain on the battle table.https://www.grabblecast.com/https://www.facebook.com/grabblecast/And now...We get a lot of information about the Hobbits in the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit, but of course not everything. Many details are in the notes of Master Tolkien, in various studies made by his son, and we can only guess the details.I wrote some time ago about the Pipe Smoking Day, which hobbits like very much, and now I invite you to the next part - A New Year.      The year of a small people, like o

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[EN/PL] Again about Hobbits and the Battle of the Green Fields / Dalej o hobbitach i o Bitwie na Zielonych Polach (Westfalia Halfmen Peasant Militia 1)

Hello everyone!Today I invite you to the entry devoted to halflings, which quite often host in the pages of DwarfCrypt.I received models from  WestFalia  and are made of resin and consist of one part. Halfmen militia received round stands, as did the previous one in the company - Captain Strong.I encourage you to like the company and check the latest in the ongoing kickstarter:https://www.facebook.com/WestfaliaMiniatures/And now...The Battle of Green Fields was a clash /in 2747 on the Third Age at the Green Fields, between the Orcs commanded by Golfimbula, who during the Lean Years led his band southward and reached the North Shire Quarters.        Hobbits were commanded by Bandobras Tuk. Hobbit was known for its exceptionally large height, as it measured 4.5 feet. Thanks to this he could ride a horse, which was unheard of for the Hobbits - those who preferred ponies.Many of his descendants lived in North Quarter. They initiated the Tuk family from the North.F

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Interview with Alex Huntley – A New Halfling Fantasy Football Team!

We have managed to get a brief interview with Warploque Miniatures creator, sculptor and all round nice guy Alex Huntley about his currently running Kickstarter. Alex’s ArcWorlde miniatures are made for his own skirmish ruleset, but here he tells us more about why he’s branching out. The Kickstarter itself is for the Ram Raiders, a new Halfling fantasy football miniatures team for use within various fantasy football games. Let’s Get The Ball Rolling… Can you please tell us a bit about yourself before we get started? Where do you consider yourself to fit into this brilliant industry? Ooooh, where do I begin? My name is Alex Huntley, I’m 25 years old from Yorkshire, and I sculpt wargaming miniatures for a living! For the past few years, since I left university, I’ve been selling my work through my company, Warploque Miniatures. Here I specialise in making unique, hand-sculpted and characterful miniatures for gamers, collectors and painters. And this new Kickstarter, what

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