It was only a rare occasion that I would walk into a Games Workshop store (usually Preston Lancs) and then only to buy paints or brushes. I did my best to avoid the loud crowds of hygienically challenged youths that seemed to gather in there on Saturdays and so it seems I missed out on some nice figure sets....but never mind ebay has come to the rescue.
My eldest son did enjoy painting and playing the Lord of the Rings games but other than watch the films I was too busy with "real" wargaming to bother with it at all. This it turns out was a serious mistake! The figures are lovely and easy to paint and the scenery is useful and cheap-if you can be patient when bidding on "that" site.
Borimir and Frodo here were both 99p delivered and the tomb is from my sons collection-it has been stripped and repainted. Basing has yet to be done and I have the Fellowship (plastic version still on sprue) on the way. It goes to show that the wargaming gods do look after skint gamers! Although never planned for Games Workshop are starting to form a little collection of their own in my cabinet, I just need to keep ignoring the shop to keep it cheap!
Keep blogging Chaps.