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Author Topic: Lord of the Rings in 1/72 scale. -At the Prancing Pony.  (Read 24903 times)

Offline blacksmith

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Lord of the Rings in 1/72 scale. -At the Prancing Pony.
« on: July 27, 2022, 08:45:39 PM »
Hi,
I'm just in the middle of a project for LOTR in 1/72 mainly thanks to the fantastic miniatures from Dark Alliance. This scale brings me memories when I was a child so I'm having a lot of fun with it lately now that I'm getting old!

I decided to start with Orcs and Rohirrims but Rohirrims on foot do not exist so I picked a box of Zvezda Vikings.





Dark Alliance has Rohirrim on horse:







Now Orcs, all of them from Dark Alliance as well





Some Warg riders







A couple of Trolls. They come four in a box and there are several different boxes.



A comparative shot





I've also started to paint some characters; these are from Caesar:





Now some pics of them in action









Cheers,

« Last Edit: October 15, 2023, 01:09:04 PM by blacksmith »

Offline Golgotha

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Re: Lord of the Rings in 1/72 scale
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2022, 09:01:58 PM »
These are all fantastic my favourite would have to be the Zvezda Vikings but then their miniatures are incredible and a joy to paint.

Offline armchairgeneral

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Re: Lord of the Rings in 1/72 scale
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2022, 09:03:56 PM »
Great looking game. Excellent painting  :)

Offline has.been

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Re: Lord of the Rings in 1/72 scale
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2022, 09:07:44 PM »
Wonderful paintwork there.

Offline Jack Hooligan

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Re: Lord of the Rings in 1/72 scale
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2022, 10:00:59 PM »
Those Zvezda Vikings match perfectly! Itís awesome to see others working with 1/72. Cheers!

What ruleset are you using here?

Offline Pattus Magnus

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Re: Lord of the Rings in 1/72 scale
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2022, 12:16:37 AM »
Great idea and super execution, both armies look great!

Offline blacksmith

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Re: Lord of the Rings in 1/72 scale
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2022, 12:32:23 AM »
These are all fantastic my favourite would have to be the Zvezda Vikings but then their miniatures are incredible and a joy to paint.
Yes, I love Zvezda minis, I think they are the best in the market but the Rohirrim cavalry by Dark Alliance is an excellent box too.
Cheers,

Offline blacksmith

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Re: Lord of the Rings in 1/72 scale
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2022, 12:33:08 AM »
Great looking game. Excellent painting  :)
Thank you! Appreciated.

Offline blacksmith

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Re: Lord of the Rings in 1/72 scale
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2022, 12:34:00 AM »
Wonderful paintwork there.
The minis are a pleasure to paint, thank you.

Offline blacksmith

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Re: Lord of the Rings in 1/72 scale
« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2022, 12:37:07 AM »
Those Zvezda Vikings match perfectly! Itís awesome to see others working with 1/72. Cheers!

What ruleset are you using here?

Yes, I've rediscovered this scale and I think I'm going to stick to it for a while because I love it. I'm using a solo battle rulebook called Warrior Heroes Warbands by Two Hour Wargames, now being sold by Rebel Minis, but with some add ons on my own.
You can see a few reports in my blog: https://javieratwar.blogspot.com/2022/02/orcs-invasion.html
Cheers,
« Last Edit: July 29, 2022, 03:37:03 PM by blacksmith »

Offline blacksmith

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Re: Lord of the Rings in 1/72 scale
« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2022, 12:37:41 AM »
Great idea and super execution, both armies look great!
I'm glad you like it, thank you very much for your words.
cheers,

Offline Little Odo

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Re: Lord of the Rings in 1/72 scale
« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2022, 06:55:33 AM »
Great looking armies - 1:72nd seems to be becoming quite popular for large scale battles
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Offline Hobgoblin

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Re: Lord of the Rings in 1/72 scale
« Reply #12 on: July 28, 2022, 08:01:54 AM »
Tremendous! Really great paintwork - especially on the Vikings, as others have said. I really like the colour scheme on those trolls too.

Offline blacksmith

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Re: Lord of the Rings in 1/72 scale
« Reply #13 on: July 28, 2022, 08:57:30 AM »
Tremendous! Really great paintwork - especially on the Vikings, as others have said. I really like the colour scheme on those trolls too.
Yes, the Orc rabble was black spray painted and then drybrushed but the vikings got much love and effort. Thank for your kind words; I publish these pictures after seeing your magnificent painted Orcs in another thread.
Cheers,

Offline blacksmith

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Re: Lord of the Rings in 1/72 scale
« Reply #14 on: July 28, 2022, 08:59:16 AM »
Great looking armies - 1:72nd seems to be becoming quite popular for large scale battles
Thank you. I think it has always been popular but maybe it's a new thing in Fantasy as there weren't figures for that before.
Cheers,

 

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