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Offline March Hare

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Re: Travels in Middle Earth
« Reply #60 on: October 03, 2020, 06:37:29 PM »
Middle earth done right. Would love to see some battle pics.

Offline Jagannath

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Re: Travels in Middle Earth
« Reply #61 on: October 07, 2020, 08:47:30 AM »
What a great thread, some lovely inspiration here - really like your takes.

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Re: Travels in Middle Earth
« Reply #62 on: October 07, 2020, 06:34:50 PM »
Excellent painting. The concept and palettes used are spot on. The half orcs are brilliant.
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Offline Ingarsby73

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Re: Travels in Middle Earth
« Reply #63 on: October 16, 2020, 12:13:24 PM »
Thanks again for the comments!

My chopping up of plastics is temporarily on hold pending the arrival of some Victrix Dacians. I want to use them to make some Easterlings, and by mixing them with some German and Viking bits to see if I can get to some Angmarim.

In the meantime though, some more metals: hobbits from Mark Copplestone, both Grenadier and North Star.

I think they're the best generic ones there are. There's a bit of scale variation, but hobbits are meant to vary in height. I'd really like it if there were a few more that could pass as shirriffs, and some village or traveling adventurer types, but they are both great ranges and combine together perfectly.
« Last Edit: October 16, 2020, 08:28:25 PM by Ingarsby73 »

Offline Little Odo

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Re: Travels in Middle Earth
« Reply #64 on: October 16, 2020, 03:50:23 PM »
They look mighty fine to me. Their heights were not noticeable until you mentioned it and even then hardly noticeable anyway. The paint jobs are very good too - very "earthy" as a good hobbit should look - and it ties the two ranges together. I must admit, that on first glance, I thought they were official GW LotR conversions. Great job!
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Offline darthfozzywig

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Re: Travels in Middle Earth
« Reply #65 on: October 16, 2020, 06:22:48 PM »
Great work on these. Great idea for the Noldor.

Offline Rick W.

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Re: Travels in Middle Earth
« Reply #66 on: October 16, 2020, 07:24:01 PM »
Great job once again, I love them.
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Offline Ingarsby73

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Re: Travels in Middle Earth
« Reply #67 on: November 21, 2020, 02:41:42 PM »
I got myself a sprue of the Victrix armoured Dacians because I thought they'd potentially provide a base for a variety of ME figures.

Here's one as a Deadman of Dunharrow. Dacian body, Gallic head and arms, metal GB shield.

Offline Ogrob

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Re: Travels in Middle Earth
« Reply #68 on: November 21, 2020, 02:43:50 PM »
Looks great!

Offline Ingarsby73

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Re: Travels in Middle Earth
« Reply #69 on: November 28, 2020, 08:33:22 PM »
Looks great!

Thanks Ogrob.

Following on from the Deadman of Dunharrow, here's a few more examples of Victrix conversions.

First, a selection - Rohan, Dunharrow, Harad and Angmar. Second, some Angmarim/generic bad guys - one of whom is perhaps more Hyperborea than Middle-Earth. Third, Rohan.


Offline Captain Blood

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Re: Travels in Middle Earth
« Reply #70 on: November 28, 2020, 09:10:02 PM »
Very much enjoying these. Great kitbashing, and feeling much truer to Tolkien than most of what you see billed as Middle Earth.
When the Victrix Normans arrive, I shall be doing a few for Gondor and Rohan, to fight my orcs (which I really must get back to!)

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Re: Travels in Middle Earth
« Reply #71 on: November 28, 2020, 09:12:48 PM »
These are brilliant  :-* :-* :-*
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Offline Roo

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Re: Travels in Middle Earth
« Reply #72 on: November 28, 2020, 09:28:09 PM »
Splendid!

Offline Rick W.

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Re: Travels in Middle Earth
« Reply #73 on: November 29, 2020, 03:18:05 AM »
I love your work, both the kitbashing and painting. Very inspirational.

Offline Ingarsby73

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Re: Travels in Middle Earth
« Reply #74 on: November 30, 2020, 05:40:57 PM »
I love your work, both the kitbashing and painting. Very inspirational.

Splendid!

These are brilliant  :-* :-* :-*

Very much enjoying these. Great kitbashing, and feeling much truer to Tolkien than most of what you see billed as Middle Earth.
When the Victrix Normans arrive, I shall be doing a few for Gondor and Rohan, to fight my orcs (which I really must get back to!)

Thanks all! Much appreciated.

I really need to sort out my photo quality. Using one of my kids' phones is a bit hit and miss.

I'm adding a few more orcs to the hordette, and am working on expanding the Angmarim, so I expect they'll be the next ones that appear here.

I've been a fan of Angmar since I first saw the name on the fold-out map in my first copy of the LOTR - "Here was of old the witch realm of Angmar". I've carried on the mix of Victrix Viking bodies and Ancient German and Gallic heads, with monteforino-type helmets. I think that makes them look like a vaguely uniform group of mixed origins - Northman, Hillman and Dunnish. Good for a group of local tribesmen and mercenaries drawn to the service of the Witch King.

 

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