Thursday, 13 July 2017

Hama & Gamling Join the Anglo-Saxons!

I managed to pick up a Hama & Gamling from the GW Lord of the Rings range of miniatures via eBay. They were relatively inexpensive as they are among the more common sculpts, some of the rarer figures really are rather expensive. I thought these figures would be ideal to convert for my Anglo-Saxon collection.

It was easy enough to bend the left arms and give them shields , (I picked up a pack of spare shields from Gripping Beast a while back) - they even received suitably equine decals from Little Big Men Studios.
I left the armour on the arms, painting it as leather, it would have been too much hassle to file it away & re-sculpt. I did however shorten the length of the hauberk & simplified the legs & boots - a combination of cutting, filing & green-stuff.

As in my previous conversion of a Rohan Royal Guard, I shortened the length of the cloaks. The long cloaks were fine if riding horses only, but not practical for fighting on foot.

The original slotta bases were discarded in favour of 3mm mdf, the feet were drilled and pinned into the base.

I would like to get hold of some more of the Rohan metal figures, and the Dunlendings - but only if I can find them at the right price :-)

All the best,



  1. Replies
    1. Thanks so much Rodger, they are nicely sculpted, though the metal was quite hard to saw & cut through :-D

  2. Wonderful details as always!

  3. Beautiful work as always John. I thought that the LOTR stuff was 25mm. How do they compare with your 28s?

    1. Thanks Nick. There was some scale creep up & down in the original LotR releases, these figures are a only a wee bit smaller than some of my other Dark Age minis, but the 3mm mdf bases make up for height difference.


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