martes, 20 de noviembre de 2018

Game of Thrones- Attack of the White Walkers

In the moment when I should push forward to Tolkien, I went however stronger to Game of Thrones Unverse and a did a pretty effort last days. I will make several  and different posts, but first of all let me show you my own WHITE WALKERS / THE OTHERS BEYOND THE WALL

These fellows are some kind of mysterious sobrenatural beings, which belong at the begining of the History just to old tales for children and Legends of wars against the first Men, but actually they show themselves as a cruel reality and threat  with some magical Aura and  magical ice-weapons...
 and most important of all, their leader , the Night king, is able to bring dead back to life to form a really growing dreadly and effective undead army!!

First some inspirational pic I used for the first grapich research;

To find the first candidates was much easier than expecred..

The not very popular  1/72 Light Alliance Elves set are  usually dismissed because the figures are too tall, too thin, a little ugly. for  being elves. ...
They have however  long hair, ellaborate suits  partially armoured suits and strange refinated weapons... so:


I took some of the poses armed with swords, daggers and short spears.. Actually that is what ressemble smost of the TV recreation of these creatures...
Then  just removing pointy ears and  added some beard from green stuff  and made an effort in the painting ( easy for face and clothes, difficult to het the brught scary blue eyes..)...

Then: There is the first apparition on the series, where the Walkers seem half-naked, but always scary and riding a horse, ready to launh the first mass attack against the Night Watch expedition beyond the Wall ( more or less the same time when Jon Snow "deserts" the Watch to the wildlings..).. I loved this scene a lot

I  needed some different candidates for this version, And they were also available!
Some tall, thin mummy egyptian warriors form very valuable miniatures game ARCANE LEGIONS! See picture below (grey figures on the left)

So here is this scene representation:

And the other fellow on foot was also included:

Finally: the walkers have a powerful leader.. The Night King.. Then I needed all my skills to get the very specific look with that face, small ice horns, characterisitc suit... It took really a long while...

Parts selection and first assembly.. the little horns were a nightmare to achieve

Figures from Orion byzantines (funny pose guy who were for me useless till last week), Strelets norman archers (too many of these useful spare guys around!) ,

and for the head.. I needed some bald , pointy nose evil looking character.. It was long too but i realized I had some goblin pieces from "Battlelore 1st edition" Boardgame.. It worked after severe cutting work,,


For givng a nice goodbye, some pictures After made som play with light and colour  in the photo, we  can feel really into the further north bveoynd the Wall...

(By the way, playing with taking photos, light and colour can also be a part of this hobby.. I started realizing not long ago..)

Hope you like it!! More Game of Thrones Works coming soon!!

sábado, 17 de noviembre de 2018

Lion Hunt

I was working again in a very disordered way..

I cannot avoid that, and I admit I prefer to focus the creative power  exactly when it comes to an idea, rather than being very sistematic and obliging me to wait, which leads to mechanic or boring work..
This choice is funny but the disavtange is clearly being always slower and inefficient..

This time I took by accident  two old Atlantic lions who were lying around very poorly painted form around 1990..

I made a little zoological research trying to get how a lion looks.. Their colours are not uniform or obvious at all!!

I think they look better now..

viernes, 9 de noviembre de 2018

Charge of The Rohirrim

It took me much longer than expected, but finally I got this epic and ferocious group, of which I am very proud  of :), they must match dhe Haradrim Mumak in Pellenor Fields battle...

several different  figure manufacturers, styles and even sizes work fine together with a good group composition and good and identificative colour green-brown-metal scheme 

The "Top Hits" of the group are again King Theoden, this time mounted, another nice Tumbling Dice metal viking figure and his Standard bearer (another TD metal mounted viking) 

My very first experiments with "basing" (using railway modelism grass material) are not too bad I Hope...

When I get more time, 2 more units and Eomer to be included 


viernes, 2 de noviembre de 2018

Men of Rohan-Designing HELMS DEEP-foot warriors

Hello I am back with the Mega-Tolkien project,

 I was not so fast as I wanted and still not VERY big advances, but at least I can show you a little unit of foot Rohan warriors (the original Title I wanted for the post was "Riders of rohan" but it was a little absurd, still without horses -Just for a short while :)...) and starting with fortress structures... I am totally new with scenery so lets see.. there is a good bunch of info in the web for developing this new hobby area...

First a little foot Rohan warriors  unit which I want to use for an  Helms Deep scenario ((they will go along with some archers, totally 4 units, and maybe also in bigger battle of Pellenor, together with horse comrades)..  But still many figures to paint, and the total definition of the fortress ...

At least you can find here King Theoden of Rohan in first line of the fight :)

In a few days also a mounted unit will be ready.

Can you recognise the origin of all figures? There is a mix of periods from several manufacturers

For the first structures, first of all I got a very hard density black foam in my Workplace.. It is really useful!! And my last and great discovery: Some medieval Cardboard 3d kits form russian company CLEVER PAPER wich are surprisingly match to 1/72, very beautiful and detailed and are very easy and fast to mount, strong enough to be trnapsrted and stored, and even suitable for children over  5y old  -.-

Along you will find my children playing  a little with the first sample I bought; a gate wich can maybe used as Hornbug main gate,,,

10,90 eur at local shop in spain...Not super-cheap but a very good, resistent, time saving and funny  product in my opnion ..

now I am trying to find more items cheaper direct by manufacturer, If only I could russian!..

Hope you enjoy:


Here the Paper Gate just after mounted, tested with some dIverse figures...

Here the Sceavus Sons making also a "resistance test" 

 "Serious test" with the hard black foam  starting to be shaped into a real Wall Segment,  and Rohirrim on the defenses,,,

Night arrives ..

King thedoen Watching from the Gate Tower

 Soem defenders.. still too few! When is Aragorn coming????