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Offline steeldragon

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Re: Nick's 1st Age Project
« Reply #75 on: June 22, 2023, 06:58:15 AM »
They look really nice.

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Re: Nick's 1st Age Project
« Reply #76 on: June 22, 2023, 07:54:58 AM »
Pretty, pretty elfses...
Miniatures you say? Well I too, like to live dangerously...
Find a Way, or make one!

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Re: Nick's 1st Age Project
« Reply #77 on: June 23, 2023, 09:04:15 PM »
You've seen them before, but I mustered the Elves for a photo shoot yesterday.

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Re: Nick's 1st Age Project
« Reply #78 on: June 23, 2023, 10:30:53 PM »
They look great all together.

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Re: Nick's 1st Age Project
« Reply #79 on: June 23, 2023, 10:48:30 PM »
Beautiful work. Both my own elves and their enemies are growing again at the moment. The beginnings of a larger dwarven force also landed on my doorstep earlier this week.
Below is a link to my blog. It's the place where I write uninteresting things about little toy soldiers. I do this because I refuse to grow up and behave like an adult.

http://this28mmlife.blogspot.com.au/

Offline Olsson

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Re: Nick's 1st Age Project
« Reply #80 on: July 02, 2023, 10:22:28 AM »
A terrific looking host. I've always been impressed with people who go out of their way to create their own versions of various universes, discarding the mass-market versions. It makes for a more distinct and personal representation, and I personally always look for what makes one force have personality over another. They sometimes run the risk of losing that "on sight" recognition, but I think you manage to maintain a distinct Middle Earth aesthetic. For those who are familiar with the written works at the very least.

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Re: Nick's 1st Age Project
« Reply #81 on: July 02, 2023, 03:46:00 PM »
Cheers

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Re: Nick's 1st Age Project
« Reply #82 on: September 22, 2023, 03:38:03 PM »
It's a slow burner, but the project continues.
2 more units of Fingolfins warriors.

Offline DalyDR

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Re: Nick's 1st Age Project
« Reply #83 on: September 22, 2023, 03:53:04 PM »
Those look very nice! 

Offline Pattus Magnus

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Re: Nick's 1st Age Project
« Reply #84 on: September 22, 2023, 04:14:25 PM »
Beautiful work!

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Re: Nick's 1st Age Project
« Reply #85 on: September 22, 2023, 07:24:40 PM »
Nice work.

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Re: Nick's 1st Age Project
« Reply #86 on: September 23, 2023, 01:52:00 PM »
Going off project for a moment, it's a life-long interest to me in what inspired Tolkien. He was so original and so influential to everything that's followed, it's great to find the sources. He gives clues of course, but all of them never quite reflect what he turned them into.

Anyway, I came across this early 20th C artist the other day, Sidney Sime, and his book cover illustrations were very similar to Tolkien's sketches. So I wondered if he was an inspiration to a young JRRT, and then I found this!
If that is not Morgoth and Ungoliant, I don't know what is.

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Re: Nick's 1st Age Project
« Reply #87 on: September 23, 2023, 10:20:09 PM »
I would love to know where those elf shield designs are from. Are they decals? It all looks so good!
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Re: Nick's 1st Age Project
« Reply #88 on: September 24, 2023, 12:05:09 PM »
It was complicated. We painted a copy of Tolkien's Fingolfin heraldry, shrunk it to size and then printed it onto a transfer sheet.

Offline LouieN

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Re: Nick's 1st Age Project
« Reply #89 on: September 24, 2023, 04:30:24 PM »
Great Elves.  The army looks good. 

 

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