I have been collecting Games Workshop's LOTR figures on and off since they came out about 10 years ago. I didn't paint any, didn't play the Strategy Battle Game, just picking up the odd box here and there. Mostly at Flea Markets. It was always a project I wanted to get into, but never got around too.
Well since The Hobbit came out, that has all changed. I purchased the Hobbit Limited Edition Box Set as well as the Hard Bound Rules(expensive!) I dug out all my figures and have started to paint. Pictured below are all the box sets and blisters
I did paint up one set about 3 years ago, but more as I set piece than a prelude to gaming. I also purchased about 100 painted figures from the Historicon Flea Market about 2 years ago. Those will all get touched up and made table worthy in coming months. I will also be posting regular updates here on my progress.