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Games Workshop Treebeard Question...


Jun 22 2013, 10:16pm

Post #1 of 4 (473 views)
Games Workshop Treebeard Question... Can't Post

Hello everyone,

I have a question for anybody who has assembled and painted Games Workshop's Treebeard set. It can be found here:


My question relates to Pippin and Merry. Is it easier to:

A) Attach Pippin and Merry to Treebeard and THEN paint them


B) Paint Pippin and Merry then glue them to treebeard.

I ask because I have not yet painted a model of this scale and difficulty yet. It sounds like it might be easier to paint Pippin and Merry and then glue them to Treebeard, but that might also add a degree of difficulty by requiring me to paint Pippin and Merry loose. By loose I mean unattached to any base; normally I glue games workshop figures into a base then paint them, but seeing as this Pippin and Merry do not come with a base I might have to grip them by their legs or some other part of the figure which sounds difficult.

If anybody can help me or offer any other advice about this model that would be much appreciated.

Thank you,


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Jun 23 2013, 6:04pm

Post #2 of 4 (219 views)
While I don't own Treebeard myself [In reply to] Can't Post

I do have a fair bit of experience with GW LotR models. Based on that, I would say it should be much easier to paint Merry and Pippin before attaching them to Mr Beard. It can be quite a nightmare to paint certain models if they have been put together prior to painting (I had this problem with the rabbits of Radagast's sleigh). So long as you don't mind getting a bit of paint on your fingers, then the best option is probably the one I recommended.

That sounds like a challenging project: Do you have Treebeard in metal or finecast? I would be guessing that Treebeard and the Dragon would be the most difficult models in the game to assemble.

Good luck and happy gaming in Middle-earth!

"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us."-Gandalf


Jun 23 2013, 10:11pm

Post #3 of 4 (173 views)
I have the old metal cast of Treebeard [In reply to] Can't Post

Looking forward to painting it, truly one of the most exciting LOTR sets GW has done!

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Jun 23 2013, 10:11pm

Post #4 of 4 (186 views)
also... [In reply to] Can't Post

Thanks for the advice!

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