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Author Topic: Lord of the Rings in 1/72 scale. (More Elves!)  (Read 7825 times)

Offline blacksmith

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Re: Lord of the Rings in 1/72 scale
« Reply #75 on: August 14, 2022, 09:05:33 PM »
They look fantastic - great work!
Thank you!

Offline blacksmith

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Re: Lord of the Rings in 1/72 scale
« Reply #76 on: August 14, 2022, 09:06:14 PM »
They look superb!
Thank you, wishing to try them on battle.

Offline M.P.

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Re: Lord of the Rings in 1/72 scale
« Reply #77 on: August 16, 2022, 12:15:24 PM »
Awesome isengard army :).
My roleplaying/wargaming blog: barbaricfrontier.blogspot.com

Offline blacksmith

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Re: Lord of the Rings in 1/72 scale. A few adventurers
« Reply #78 on: August 17, 2022, 05:38:35 PM »
Thanks!

A few more adventurers. The Goblin is from Dark Alliance and the rest from Caesar miniatures. I hope the woman can pass for Eowyn.


Offline Pattus Magnus

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Re: Lord of the Rings in 1/72 scale
« Reply #79 on: August 17, 2022, 06:36:22 PM »
They look excellent. I think the female adventurer is a great choice for Eowyn. There aren’t many suitable figures out there in 1/72 but this one has the required features (sword, round shield, armour).

Offline Sunjester

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Re: Lord of the Rings in 1/72 scale
« Reply #80 on: August 17, 2022, 07:35:03 PM »
Very effective! I also think that figure makes an excellent Eowyn.

Offline blacksmith

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Re: Lord of the Rings in 1/72 scale
« Reply #81 on: August 17, 2022, 11:37:06 PM »
They look excellent. I think the female adventurer is a great choice for Eowyn. There aren’t many suitable figures out there in 1/72 but this one has the required features (sword, round shield, armour).
Her armour and sword are wrong but not too much I'd say, and I can see a resemblance in her face. As you say, there aren't may options out there. Thanks!

Offline blacksmith

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Re: Lord of the Rings in 1/72 scale
« Reply #82 on: August 17, 2022, 11:38:06 PM »
Very effective! I also think that figure makes an excellent Eowyn.
Thank you, I like how she turned out  :)

Offline Hobgoblin

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Re: Lord of the Rings in 1/72 scale
« Reply #83 on: August 17, 2022, 11:47:16 PM »
The only quibble you might make is that she looks obviously feminine from her armour and equipment (so less of a convincing 'Dernhelm' with her helmet on). But at 1/72 scale, you might consider that a feature, not a bug! And Frazetta  wasn't too bothered about it either!



They all look fantastic! I'm particularly impressed by the dwarves.
« Last Edit: August 17, 2022, 11:49:27 PM by Hobgoblin »

Offline blacksmith

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Re: Lord of the Rings in 1/72 scale
« Reply #84 on: August 17, 2022, 11:53:59 PM »
The only quibble you might make is that she looks obviously feminine from her armour and equipment (so less of a convincing 'Dernhelm' with her helmet on). But at 1/72 scale, you might consider that a feature, not a bug! And Frazetta  wasn't too bothered about it either!
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They all look fantastic! I'm particularly impressed by the dwarves.
Exactly! I consider it a feature. I thought that I could have used any Viking without beard from the Zvezda box but at that scale nobody would know it was a woman and this figure clearly shows that.
Thank you Hobgoblin  :)

Offline blacksmith

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Re: Lord of the Rings in 1/72 scale
« Reply #85 on: August 21, 2022, 11:01:27 AM »
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This thread has me seriously considering that Zvezda Viking set. I've got the Zvezda Hundred Years War boxes for England and France, but these vikings look perfect for a fantasy human Dragon Rampant warband. Also, I think these HYW 1/72 minis are actually a little bigger than standard so they're larger than some of my Dark Alliance models. According to PSR, these vikings are smaller than the HYW and probably closer to scale with my Dark Alliance.
Jack, I've found another picture in which you can compare height of zvezda Vikings. Here you can see two of their archers next to one Caesar Adventuer.


Offline ithoriel

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Re: Lord of the Rings in 1/72 scale
« Reply #86 on: August 21, 2022, 01:50:07 PM »
Elheim (www.elhiem.co.uk) have a small range of metal 20mm fantasy figures. The adventurers set includes these two. The female cleric might do as Eowyn at a pinch. File the shield flat and swap her hammer for a sword? Just a thought.


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Offline blacksmith

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Re: Lord of the Rings in 1/72 scale
« Reply #87 on: August 21, 2022, 01:55:55 PM »
Elheim (www.elhiem.co.uk) have a small range of metal 20mm fantasy figures. The adventurers set includes these two. The female cleric might do as Eowyn at a pinch. File the shield flat and swap her hammer for a sword? Just a thought.


Wonderful figures I'd love to buy and fantastic painting (is it yours?). The problem with Elhiem is that I have to pay more for the shipping than for the miniatures, which makes more than 100% of the stuff value in P&P, but thanks for the tip! ;-)

Offline ithoriel

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Re: Lord of the Rings in 1/72 scale
« Reply #88 on: August 21, 2022, 04:20:59 PM »
Not my painting, alas. It's from their website.
As to shipping, I have the same problem in reverse. Some cracking figures available in the USA but I'd need a second mortgage for the postage.  :)


Offline Jack Hooligan

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Re: Lord of the Rings in 1/72 scale
« Reply #89 on: August 21, 2022, 11:24:00 PM »
Jack, I've found another picture in which you can compare height of zvezda Vikings. Here you can see two of their archers next to one Caesar Adventuer.


That's a great shot. Thank you. I do have that Caesar Adventurer and it's looking like an order for a box of vikings will be in my near future. Thanks again!

 

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