A second attempt at spraying my LOTR chaps, this time with a pale grey, ended up with horrible "frosting" across much of them. This was an attempt to "fix" the initial grey paint which I felt wouldn't stick as a primer.
So - a month of off and on paint stripping, regluing, rebasing etc. began.
However, whilst that's been going on, some packages have arrived and I have been busy prepping some new models. A mix of Unreleased Miniatures models and Games Workshop ones now make up my army, with some bases from Dragon Forge and Micro Art Studios. Now they are finally "ready", if unpainted, it feels good to say there is some visible progress!
I love the Kingdoms of Men generally and like the idea of allied forces from different regions. My main desire was for Fiefdoms with Minas Tirith allies. Frustratingly a lot of hero and even troop models are OOP so I've had to be patient on eBay.
I am hoping that with Games Workshop re-investing in Middle Earth as a setting in 2018 there will be opportunities for new models or re-releases of older ones as time goes on.