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????

7 comentarios:

  1. Excellent figures for Rohan and beautiful painting.
    The scenery is very good too.

  2. Well I can see some zvesda vikings and lotr board game figures in the group.... The choice of figures is wonderful, they look great together with lots of individual character. The card gatehouse is brilliant.

    1. Right: zvezda vikings and wotr gamepieces, also a strelets saxon, a Coats Shine goth and several metal crusader knight monks from Tumblingdice, which work very fine as rohirrim with those capes, after giving them round shields and appropriate colour scheme.
      King Theoden is a superb Viking chief from Tumbling Dice too

  3. Nice Rohirrim, even without their horses! And excellent hand painted shields, something I particularly appreciate :)
    Your two mini-Sceavus look good too, are they 1/72? :D
    The idea of a paper fortress is interesting, I'm looking forward to seeing the next walls and buildings.

    1. Thank you Phil, Hand painted shields are a nightmare for me ,and result is in my taste never so good as wanted..
      the two Sceaviminus and their sister are not 1/72, scale gets bigger and bigger,need bigger clothes and more food, and makes budget for the hobby each month smaller !

  4. Nice painting on the shields. They look great with those horse heads on it.