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Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Middle Earth Wargaming 28mm - Dwarves, Orcs & Hobbits

Middle Earth Wargaming 28mm - Dwarves, Orcs & Hobbits

First up a Dwarf with raven & gem topped staff - this is a metal miniature from North Star's Oathmark range:



Next a Dwarven king from North Star's Oathmark range:


Conqueror Models metal Dwarves stand fast against Oathmark plastic goblins (Orcs in my book):


Amidst the plastic goblins are a couple of the Oathmark metal goblin command figures:














Wargames Atlantic plastic Halfling Militia, painted & slightly converted by me to stand in as Hobbits sent to support the last king of Arthedain against Angmar:





I added the cloak, made out of greenstuff. Swapped & chopped some hands to be holding bucklers:





Added larger pouches with greenstuff for holding sling ammunition:




For those interested, I have added some comparison shots with the WA Hobbits. GW miniatures tend to be closer to 25mm:

GW Hobbit/ WA Halfling

GW Hobbit/ WA Halfling

GW Dwarf/WA Halfling

Oathmark Goblin/WA Halfling

GW Ranger/ WA Halfling

Conqueror Models Dwarf/WA Halfling


Hope you found the pictures useful.

For this year I will mostly be busy painting commissions, but I hope to be able to do some more with my own miniatures too. I don't want to buy any more miniatures until I have made some more substantial dents in my unpainted pile & have parted with some miniatures that I just don't need any more. At the moment my collections are focused on Dark Ages, Middle Earth & 20mm WW2. 

All the best,
John.

10 comments:

  1. Excellent work. Those Conqueror Dwarves are superb

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    1. Thanks Neil, I really like the Conqueror sculpts too.

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  2. Superb painting as always and the dwarf shields are fantastic.

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  3. Excellent! Captures the spirit of the books.

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    1. Cheers Phil. More Orcs on the painting desk & another unit of Dwarves in the queue.

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  5. Those Oathmark and Conquerer dwarves match rather nicely in style; particularly like the wizard with his crow! Nice work on the halflings as well, particularly the rosy cheeks. I've just assembled a few of them myself, rather like them but I'm not sure the arrow shafts and polearms are going to last long, they seem quite thin!

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    1. Thanks Alan. Yes the Dwarves are a pretty decent match-up really. I just did a sample band of Hobbits, plan on keeping some for spare bits & share the rest of the sprues out. Not sure how much battlefield use they will see, but they were fun to do.

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