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Re: Middle Earth (Osgiliath) WIP - UD 7/6 archer conversion
« Reply #15 on: June 07, 2018, 08:21:17 PM »
Thank you all.

Iíve now assembled 6 each of the Gondorian Infantry and Uruk Hai Scouts, 4 swords and 2 bows for each. Iím going to paint these 12 before assembling more, though the next try outs will likely be spears.

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Re: Middle Earth (Osgiliath) WIP - UD 18/6 beginnings of a statue
« Reply #16 on: June 18, 2018, 12:00:57 PM »
Have been busy with the main (still WIP) terrain piece* so minis have been neglected, but I have just received what will become an Osgiliath-esque statue:



Itís a metal chess piece by Eaglemoss from a collectible magazine series. It portrays Aragorn but I'm going to change it a bit to remove undercuts and make it less recognisable. As itís so tall I expect itíll be based on a stand that has a corner of two levels of overlapping arches behind it.

*main piece (which will be multi-genre) is here:
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Re: Middle Earth (Osgiliath) WIP - UD 18/6 beginnings of a statue
« Reply #17 on: June 18, 2018, 03:12:53 PM »
Nice work!  Great conversion for the bowmen!  I was going to use the Footsore Norman archers, but I may have to ďborrowĒ your idea. 

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Re: Middle Earth (Osgiliath) WIP - UD 18/6 beginnings of a statue
« Reply #18 on: June 18, 2018, 03:24:01 PM »
Great stuff all round! 8)

Forgive my ignorance, but what minis were used as the basis for your archers? I get a 4th ed Brettonian vibe off of them, but they look somewhat slighter than that...  :?

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Re: Middle Earth (Osgiliath) WIP - UD 18/6 beginnings of a statue
« Reply #19 on: June 18, 2018, 04:39:12 PM »
Thanks folks  :)

The Perry Crusades are pretty small 28s. I canít say for sure but I suspect theyíd be closer to Ebob than Footsore.

I donít know the 4th Ed Brettonians (I donít have a GW hobby history) but I did just buy a Citadel Sir Giles 1985 who looks stylistically similar to make into a mounted alternate to the leader mini. Havenít received him yet but itíll be interesting to see how he compares in the flesh.

The archers are all from spares of the Perry Crusades infantry, using bow arms from the WotR infantry frame (from which Bill arms will be used to make the Uruk Hai spear troops). The short sleeved mailshirts really do reduce the amount of resculpting required.





Btw, cutting away the axe (for example) leaves a small smooth section that should be mail. Rather than sculpting it back, I just dig the point of the scalpel into the metal and twist slightly. Repeated, it gives an ok impression for areas that on the finished mini are almost out of sight.

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Another building piece has arrived - a warning beacon (brazier) to sit on a plinth atop a wrecked building. The brazier is a 3D print by Oshiro Models.



Edit : thatís not the building itíll go on - just an example
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The beacons are lit! Gondor calls for aid!  :D

That's a nice piece actually.

For some reason, I have in my mind a passage where Gandalf and Pippin are stopping over at one of the signal posts in the mountains, on their way to Minas Tirith; I don't know where I got this notion though.

But it's one of the locations I'm considering making; with Saruman's Orcs trying to sneak up on it, to prevent its fire to be lit. Plenty of scope for Gondorian guards, a Rohirim patrol, Uruk-Hai and/or other goblinoids (and even a troll or two), but also a wandering Elven party or even PŻkelmen!