Monday, March 4, 2019

The Fellowship of the Ring in Balin's Tomb

Hello Everyone!


Well, anyone who saw my opening entry for the Painting Challenge in December won't be too shocked with this post.

Picking up from my Frodo and Sam, here are the the seven remaining Companions of the Ring-bearer. All of these figures are first-run GW metals, which were a complete joy to work on. 





The eagle-eyed amongst you will see that I swapped out the 'Fellowship Gandalf' for the one from the Balrog box set. The stock Gandalf is a terrific figure, but I preferred the more dynamic pose of the Balrog one for this scene.

When I was doing the finishing touches on the Fellowship set I thought back on the scene set in Balin's Tomb and realized that I could use the same setting to depict another fellowship, that of Ori and his few remaining kinsmen in their final stand against the orcs and Balrog in the fall of Moria. 



These dwarf models are, again, venerable figures from GWs first LotR supplement, 'Shadow and Flame', released in 2003 (I was amazed I still had a few of these squirrelled away in the Lead Shed). I'm typically not a huge Dwarf aficionado, but these models were pretty darn cool, especially the heavily armoured Khazad Guard.

So, there you have it: TWO fellowships, both making their valiant stand in the Chamber of Mazarbul.

Thanks and have a great week folks!

Curt

15 comments:

  1. Awesome! They look fantastic! Cheers

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  2. I think this is such a fitting motif for another fabulous challenge Curt, bravo Sir.

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  3. Lovely work on both sets. I really loved those version of the Dwarves GW did. I just wished the Hobbit ones they did had the same metal love

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    1. I know! The resin is okay, but I'm a little old school about metals - I just love the heft of them.

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  4. Terrific work my friend! By using the other version of Gandalf you really managed to add a lot more drama to the vignette. Great idea also to use the base with the dwarves as well.

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    1. Thanks Nick. Yeah, I love that staff outstretched pose for Gandalf. You can easily hear him saying, 'You shall not pass!'

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  5. Fab looking Fellowhsip and Last Stand Dwarves. Terrific Diorama! Really like the lettering on the base - really stands out.

    I have this Balin’s Tomb base somewhere in the Cabin. I must have a look for it

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    1. Thanks a bunch! Yes, it's amazing how many people have that base squirrelled away - it's a lovely piece.

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  6. Beautiful work! Great job on the base!

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