The Lord

Dienstag, 19. März 2013

New Blog Rules and Role

Hello my friends all over the world wide web !

Just as you can see, the blog has changed a bit. In fact, I will discuss more topics.
Introduction to each topic, there will be a certain image, to see what it's about.

In all that relates to the Praetorian 20th Regiment, it will be this here:
It shows you the Garrison Sergeant Majoar of the 20th Praetorian Field Headquarter at Deliha Prime.

All things, that relate my work at the Rohirrim and the Lord of the Rings, will be this:

And all other things, like the Book Reviews or my idea to some good whiskys show you this:

At this time, this are the news.....i hope you enjoy my blog in future.

Greetings and so long,

Donnerstag, 14. März 2013

Book review [1] - Oliver Henkel, "The journey of the Leviathan"

Besides the painting of figures, whether Warhammer 40K or Lord of the Rings, I will show you on my reading habits and Book preferences in this blog.

I want to start with a German Author: Oliver Henkel. He caught my attention already 10 years ago with his alternate reality novel "Emperor's Day" (in german: Kaisertag).
I'll come back later, maybe even on this book. Today I want to talk. About "The journey of the Leviathan" (In the original german: "Die Fahrt des Leviathan"), his latest work.
Basically Oliver Henkel writes always stories set in alternate timelines and historical development. The journey of the Leviathan there is no exception.

Summary of the book:

Wilhelm Pfeyfer, Major and Commander of the Military Security Detachment in the capital of Prussia only American province Carolina, the former South Carolina, is used to solve a case which is so not just his position:

The "SS Great Eastern", is the largest ship of its time. It touches on a rock and sprung a leak, and this all with the Prussian King on board - an assassination attempt?

Pfeyfer and the ship caught in the confusion of the Civil War. The northern states have further more effort to bring the insurgents back into the Union, as they would like.
The Confederate slave states on the other hand suffer without the usual export of cotton and Tabal great hardship
Because an obscure representative of a European country offers against complacency and to supply the southern equipment and weapons. The GReat Eastern comes as a transport ship at the right time. Fate seems to lean in favor of the South .........

My personal conclusion:

Oliver Henkel combines usually something criminological and espionage history with his works. The journey of the Leviathan is no exception of this.

The protagonist, Major Pfeyfer seems so prussian that makes it a fun provide him with all the clichés. The subtle and witty in the matter, is the fact that he is a dark-skinned Prussian officer.

If you like westerns of yesterday and southern epics, who would fell this book, mainly because Henkel strives to use many aspects, just as the slavery and the struggle against it, Prussian history and social classes, and the fact that between Prussia at that time and the confederate southern states gave only marginal differences.

Even the feminist aspect is not neglected. Sun one encounters the first female free spirits that time and just the atmosphere of this American Prussian province enhance the effect.

All in all, very well managed, I think. But, that's my opinion. If you're curious now, and not shy away from the money, you make your own image.

Like his other books also, I really like this book and I would recommend it.
If you want to see more:

Greetings in the Modelling World there,
so long


Montag, 11. März 2013

Riders of Rohan - Update [5]

Hi Guys,

there is an update.

I want to show you the coats, because i have made a different between the regular warriors (right) and the captain of the troop (left). The captains coat is an paint of dark angel green and nuln oil shadow. So i have an  connection to the Royal Guard of the King, because there coats have the same color like the captain. This means, the captain ist an Guardsman of the King.

An other story is the white coat of Eorl the Young/Marshall Andred of Wolde. I don´t use an shadow, because i thing it looks better like this. 

There are the first six horses of the eored of eastfold. Take a look at the two guys in the background.


There you can see Theodred, the Second Marshall of Rohan and Eorl the Young.

The finished first warrior troop. The man of Eastfold under command of Bador, Captain of Rohan.

There we have Theodred again. I have paint the armor in dark angel green and brushed with red.

There is one of the honorable horses of Rohan.

These guys are numenorean warriors. i will use them as Gondor Guard of the Steward Cirion. 


Some Horses again....

Finished Guard of Steward Cirion....

The elve warriors from lindon hold an old tower in my boiler room

The tower in the boiler room, mounted on the burner 

The elv´s comando...

Finished black paintet and primed.

An old a hill there is a hole......;-)

A look in the primer box ........

.....and the model collection box.

Work Box


.....and finished horses.

My second lady cat cleo and the first sunshine of the year.

Riders of Rohan

Riders of Rohan on the workbench again

Finished horses and finished bases of the horses.

The Riders of Rohan again, not finished.

Eomer, Third Marshall of Rohan

The King and First Marshall of Rohan, Theoden and Eorl the Young. 

Theoden and Eomer at foot.

That was it in this short time. Greetings to you all and say some words about my work.
So long, Gordon

Freitag, 1. März 2013


Now, i have a new there are the pics...

There was a little force of moria goblins going alongside my painting station

 These are the brave warriors of the Eastfold, the kings own land in the east of Edoras.

The son of the King, Theodred, Second Marshall of Rohan 

This ist Barnulf, the Captain of the Men of Eastfold, and his Lord, Theodred.. 


The complet Troop 

Not right finished, Eorl the Young ore Andred, Marshall of Wolde

What does you think ?