May 16, 2010

several thousand words

Some pictures to followup on my musings from last night.

LotR Ruins of Osgiliath:

They have their weak points- like the open under-stair area in the first picture isn't very convincing. But by and large I think they are quite succesful. You can see that the mold lines are visible, but not overly prominent; they just require a some dilligent sanding work to make the pieces workable. I had heard some valid criticism that the pieces were sort of thin, but I think they're OK personally. It may look a bit out of scale on the arches, maybe, but I don't mind. Also, it isn't meant to be a fortress. Think of it as an inner palace / house / civic structure- not an outer defense works, and I think within that scheme, the thinness is far less cause for concern.

More and larger images:

Mantic Ghouls:

Sadly my access to a better macro lens is limited today, as its in use by my wife, but these should give you a decent idea of the quality of Mantic's plastic sprues if you haven't seen them in person yet:

Much larger versions:

And just for something different, here is a VSF Prussian Tank Commander I'm working on for Tobsen77 Miniatures' shop. The figure is from IronClad

1 comment:

botwt said...

Thanks for posting those photos of the Osgiliath Ruins...looks like that may be a purchase I'll have to make.