GAJO Happenings and Ramblings Blog
2012 - Number 17
The Finished Model
A while back Games Workshop released an updated model of the Balrog for their Lord of the Rings range.
The original Balrog was an excellent model, primarily pewter but with lightweight plastic wings. It was really beautiful when complete, but could be quite difficult to assemble, particularly the join area between the pewter body and the plastic wings.
Getting the Flames Right is Key
The Whip, Wings and Tail all Balance
The new model is entirely plastic, and goes together very easily. The bonds with plastic on plastic are much better, plus the reduced weight of the model overall really helps overall balance.
Chris took a commission to paint up one for a customer, I think you'll agree that it paints up beautifully.