Cold Drakes

Cold Drakes

Postby Fantasy Fixtures » 11 Dec 2010

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From the entry in the "Encylopedia of Arda" on Cold Drakes- Lesser dragons; those of dragon-kind who did not have the ability to make fire. Morgoth used them in the wars of the First Age, of Middle Earth. Most of them perished after the War of Wrath. Some few seem to have escaped into the northern regions of Middle-earth, beyond the Grey Mountains. As the millennia passed, their numbers grew, until they became a serious threat in the later centuries of the Third Age to the Dwarves that mined the Grey Mountains. In the year 2589 of the Third Age, Dáin I, King of Durin's Folk, and his second son Frór were slain at the gates of their halls by a Cold-drake. The attacks of these fearsome creatures persuaded the Dwarves to migrate eastwards from the Grey Mountains, and it was soon afterward that their realms in the Iron Hills and at Erebor were established. Of the history of the Cold-drakes after this period we are given no hint. Four hundred years later, at the time of Bilbo Baggins' journey to Erebor, they seem to have left the Grey Mountains. It is possible that the Orcs who colonized the Mountains after the departure of the Dwarves drove them back into the cold wintry wastes to the north, but we can do no more than speculate on their ultimate fate.

The miniatures are Ral Partha Cold Drakes
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Re: Cold Drakes

Postby Richard B. » 11 Dec 2010

Different, but very well painted :good:

Liked the Middle-Earth history lesson too ;)
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Re: Cold Drakes

Postby Janick » 11 Dec 2010

Awesome! Lovely paint job! :good: :good:
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Re: Cold Drakes

Postby Michi » 12 Dec 2010

Great entry, these are awesome! :clapping: :clapping: :clapping:
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Re: Cold Drakes

Postby james forrest » 12 Dec 2010

Very nice indeed :clapping:
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Re: Cold Drakes

Postby rowdy75 » 12 Dec 2010

very nice :thumbsup:
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Re: Cold Drakes

Postby fscunha » 13 Dec 2010

Fantastic!!!! :clapping: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping:

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Re: Cold Drakes

Postby evilmuppet » 13 Dec 2010

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Re: Cold Drakes

Postby Amalric » 22 Dec 2010

Garren,

Great paint job on them. :good:
I had the same mini ince apon a time and painted it bright gold.

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Re: Cold Drakes

Postby panzerfaust200 » 22 Dec 2010

Richard B. wrote:Liked the Middle-Earth history lesson too ;)


Me too!!!

and i agree, beautifully painted!!!!! :good:

kinda feel sorry for them though, the "poor realation" of the dragon family... shunned at Christmas' and birthdays,
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Re: Cold Drakes

Postby ArisKosionidis » 26 Dec 2010

Nice work! The eyes look menacing and the wings leathery- quite a painting feat.
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