"Old Tom Bombadil is a merry fellow; bright blue his jacket is, and his boots are yellow!"
I had a fun painting weekend, working on the two figures seen above. Normally, I only paint one figure at time, but these two are so closely-linked, that I thought it appropriate.
Tom Bombadil is an official figure from Mithril Miniatures (it is easy to forget that there is a company besides GW that produces official Middle-earth figures!). This one comes from a little diorama that also includes a pair of badgers. I haven't painted them yet. Unfortunately, I believe this set is out of print, and I got him on Ebay. Mithril does currently sell a version of Tom riding Fatty Lumpkin! Long ago, I painted an even earlier version of the character from Mithril, but I gave it as a gift to someone. I have also painted a couple of the version made by Games Workshop. I think though, of them all, this is my favourite. There is just something really lovely about the pose, with his hands clasped behind his back.
Goldberry is from Reaper Miniatures. Officially, the figure is the 'Spirit of Spring'. I think Goldberry could probably serve as the spirit for all of the seasons in turn, so it seem appropriate to me. Anyway, she's a figure that needs a lot of flowers! In fact, I'm pretty sure I have never painted that many flowers on a miniature before!
Painting these figures was a lovely departure from the more combat oriented figures that dominate my painting table.