Thursday, 25 September 2014

Hello all, I'm back again with some images of the largest miniature I have ever owned. Yes, I now have an Oliphant added to my collection of 28mm LotR minis, purchased off a friend of my Dad's in exchanged for a force of 15mm Arabs I'd had for over 10 years. I was lucky enough to find that the grey giant had already had some paint slapped on, but most of it was too rushed looking even for my standards, so I have been slowly working my way around the behemoth for the past two months or so, and I must say that my desk looks a bit barren without it towering over everything.





Upon reflection, I probably should have taken a picture of the base before I glued the Oliphant on, as it really is the best part of the whole model, both in detail and in painting.


When it came to the Haradrim, I didn't want to go with the style presented on box art, or in the films. I did consider painting them as black Africans, but then realised that that would be silly considering their attire. I'm not really sure what cultural group they resemble, if any, since their skin is a kind of goldeny colour (professional term there), but it is still very white looking. I also put a high priority on avoiding them looking like they were wearing uniforms, not sure if I succeeded, but they look okay to me.










This last picture was done for a close up of the armour. Whilst the original design shows gold, I decided that would be beyond the means of simple peasants, so opted for a leather like design.
So, now that the Mamuk is done, I don't really have anything in particular to do on the hobby front. I have been fiddling around with a bunch of 'Space Troopers' I bought a while back, wondering if they might not make good Marine stand-ins for 40k. And of course I have also been doing a little more with my 1/72nd LotR stuff, as I would like to finally finish those two extra bases so that have a four base Rohan formation.

Anyway, stay tuned for more content as I have now entered upon two weeks of school holidays and while I'm not playing Halo with my friends, I should have a good deal of time on my hands.

Cheers!