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Offline Arthadan

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The Muster of Rohan has began!
« on: November 22, 2015, 04:33:45 PM »
First serious project I embark in!

I want to build a Rohan warband for skirmish games based on the books. I'll begin with infantry because I can't make up my mind about basing for cavalry (but it will be added eventually).

Some pictures are blury, (sorry aboy that!) and they're missing round shields.

Miniatures are Mithril mainly with some red Box Games, Bronze Age and Wargames Factory (some are converted).
I have added five Foundry vikings after taking the pictures and I have to dig out some more Mithril foot Rohirrim from my vault at my parents house this Christmas, but this is the core:

Command (standard may be replaced with a banner):


Heroes (axe guy needs fingers and center guy will get a mane floating in the same direction of the cloak and probably a horn hung from his belt as he would made a fine Erkebrand).


Chainmail warriors:


Leather armour warriors:


Light infantry:


Archers (they've got some Foundry reinforcements after the pic was taken):


First steps are mounting all of them on round bases and stripping Mithril undercoat.
« Last Edit: November 22, 2015, 04:43:55 PM by Arthadan »

Offline Schrumpfkopf

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Re: The Muster of Rohan has began!
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2015, 06:16:02 PM »
I really like the Mithril miniatures. Looking forward to more progress. :--)
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Offline tyrionhalfman

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Re: The Muster of Rohan has began!
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2015, 08:36:38 PM »
Good start. I look forward to watching your progress. Thanks for sharing

Offline Arthadan

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Re: The Muster of Rohan has began!
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2015, 09:41:42 PM »
First advance.

All undercoated miniatures has been stripped.


And all the rest has been based (I hate so much removing integral bases!). Also I have sand down a huge basketball bat a Foundry miniature has as sword to a more reasonable size (you can spot some Foundry reinforcement among the archers).


A mountain of shinny glorious metal (mostly).

Next update you'll see all of them based ans some sculpting done (I've made two head swaps which need necks and hair and I have some filling to do). then I'll glue some sand to the bases and prime everything.

Which spray primer do you recomend (I want it grey).



Offline Hupp n at em

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Re: The Muster of Rohan has began!
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2015, 11:17:12 PM »
Also I have sand down a huge basketball bat a Foundry miniature has as sword to a more reasonable size

I think you mean baseball.. otherwise I have spent many hours watching the wrong sport.  :o  ;)

Offline Vermis

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Re: The Muster of Rohan has began!
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2015, 01:47:47 AM »
Nice collection. :) Mostly Mithril - must have cost a decent amount! But what was wrong with the undercoat?

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Which spray primer do you recomend (I want it grey).

Grey it is, then. :D

Offline Arthadan

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Re: The Muster of Rohan has began!
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2015, 08:19:26 AM »
I think you mean baseball.. otherwise I have spent many hours watching the wrong sport.  :o  ;)

Yep! I'm more into Tolkien books than into sports, as you can gather :D

Nice collection. :) Mostly Mithril - must have cost a decent amount! But what was wrong with the undercoat?

Grey it is, then. :D

Undercoat is too thick for my taste and these are from the regular serie, not the crazy prized collector limited editions they do nowadays. I got the whole rohirrim serie in a Mithril sale and price was quite reasonable.
« Last Edit: November 24, 2015, 09:11:15 AM by Arthadan »

Offline Arthadan

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Re: The Muster of Rohan has began!
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2015, 07:00:19 PM »
All based! tomorow i'll geging filling gaps and sculpting bits.


Offline Arthadan

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Re: The Muster of Rohan has began!
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2015, 06:22:38 PM »
Sculpting time!

I'll spare you all the boring gaps filled, let's cut to the chase.

Arms shortened, and a smaller sword hand sculpted (compare with the first picture in the first post).


This guy got hair.


Stones on the base to match the ones he's standing on.


The standard needs sanding and I'll try to make a tiny horse head on top.


I'll try to make him braids and maybe a crest on the helmet.




Offline Little Odo

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Re: The Muster of Rohan has began!
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2015, 09:56:02 PM »
This force is coming along nicely - looking forward to seeing some paint going on.
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Offline tyrionhalfman

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Re: The Muster of Rohan has began!
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2015, 09:58:26 PM »
Nice conversions :)

Offline Arthadan

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Re: The Muster of Rohan has began!
« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2015, 07:07:56 PM »
Sculpting is completed!

Erkenbrand got a crest and i replaced the strange looking pouch with a belt 8and added a strip to hold it).


The standard got a small horse head on top (use your imagination...) and the standard-bearer got a new hand to actually grasp the standard pole. he will be wielding a sword on his other hand (yeah, a leftie with the scabbard hunging on the wrong side but don't tell anybody).


Here you can see the hand better:


And a little bonus, I got this Elf drom MOM miniatures yesterday. He came with plate armour on his body and lower legs and a massive arrow tip. I've removed and reworked all that, I think he looks part as Haldir.



Offline blackstone

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Re: The Muster of Rohan has began!
« Reply #12 on: November 28, 2015, 08:55:44 PM »
 Nice thread. Btw if you're uk based Wilkos brand matt grey primer is really good stuff! Gives a really nice light grey finish. :)

Offline Vermis

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Re: The Muster of Rohan has began!
« Reply #13 on: November 29, 2015, 12:18:07 AM »
The standard got a small horse head on top (use your imagination...)

 lol

It looks good. Well done on everything!

Offline orc

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Re: The Muster of Rohan has began!
« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2015, 01:38:35 PM »
:o :o :o Great job here!! Arthadan congratulations!!!  I trully like to much your conversions and sculpt skills, I'm going to follow very close your work!!!! keep working please!!!

 

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