Dol Amroth conversions

Thought I would post a quick picture of my Dol Amroth conversion prototypes. They are very quick and easy to do and I think they look the part. They are simply Perry miniatures war of the roses plastic infantry (The mercenary box)  with  ebob miniatures swan heads. They will work out loads cheaper than buying the official models particularly as the foot knights are no longer available. The heads scale really well and are pretty much exactly the same size as those you get supplied with the figures.

Perry with ebob heads
Perry with ebob heads

This first picture is a scale shot with a warrior of Minas Tirith (he has some of his details scraped off as he is going to be converted to become a warrior of Arnor). One thing to note here is that I have cut off the small integral plastic base the Perry miniatures come on otherwise the Perry miniatures look too tall when put on a standard base.

Perry with ebob heads
Perry with ebob heads

This second picture is a shot of the two prototypes together. The Pike man on the right and the captain on the left.

I have 37 heads so I should be able to make up a decent little force as the Perry box comes with 40 figures.  I am tempted to get a box of the mounted men at arms to use as the knights but the Fireforge knights might be a better option thanks to the barded horses. I am off the York wargames show at the weekend so I might take  head with me to see if I can scale it with the Fireforge guys.

One thing to note is that the heads took ages to arrive. I ordered then back in November and they only arrived this week.

Arwen and Frodo

Another figure done for the journey books. Not a bad model this one but I think Arwens face is a bit on the dodgy side. Not sure what happened with the Arwen sculpts during this timeframe as the foot Arwen is a terrible model and would be high up on a list of the worst models in the range. On the other hand the newer sculpt of Arwen is a beautiful model and one of my favorites of the range. I have the newer sculpt in the paint queue and I am looking forward to getting that one painted up.

arwenandfrodo

The scenario in the journey book has the option of using Glorfindel to replay what happens in the book rather than the film so I will have to get him on the painting table soon.

I have also been converting a few bits to try and fill some gaps in the ranges now that some models are no longer available. The first batch of these are my Corsair alabasters. These were made using the plastic corsair models with crossbow arms from the Perry miniatures European mercenary box set. I have done a total of eight of these along with a converted Bosun/captain to lead them. I will get updated pictures of these guys up once I have them painted but that might be a while away.

 

Corsair alabaster conversions
Corsair alabaster conversions

Having been inspired by the new film I have also been working through some of the Hobbit bits I have. I have finished 10 Mirkwood rangers and Bard. The Master of laketown and an eagle are on the painting table at the moment. I really need to get on and get some more photos done.