David Daines

Photos of a collection of Mithril Miniatures painted by David Daines.
David Daines - The Great GoblinThe little raised platform is by Grendel Miniatures and was originally earmarked for something else, but I thought it would make for a nice base for The GG.

This was also a good opportunity to use the three goblin imps who are prodding, poking and threatening the bound up Thorin Oakenshield.

It was also a good opportunity to use M452, Orc Animist, who is screaming with range and pointing to Orchrist as it lays on the steps, and also M95 Saviga the king’s consort who though listed as a half-orc suited my purpose and finds a home at last.

The rock back-drop is a plaster casting from Woodland Scenics. Orcrist by the way has been ‘stolen’ from the GF Ingold figure.
David Daines - The Great GoblinThe little raised platform is by Grendel Miniatures and was originally earmarked for something else, but I thought it would make for a nice base for The GG.

This was also a good opportunity to use the three goblin imps who are prodding, poking and threatening the bound up Thorin Oakenshield.

It was also a good opportunity to use M452, Orc Animist, who is screaming with range and pointing to Orchrist as it lays on the steps, and also M95 Saviga the king’s consort who though listed as a half-orc suited my purpose and finds a home at last.

The rock back-drop is a plaster casting from Woodland Scenics. Orcrist by the way has been ‘stolen’ from the GF Ingold figure.
David Daines - Swan-Ship of Dol AmrothThe ship is a 1 72nd scale Crusader Cog from Zvezda models which works well with the Mithril scale and is a very nicely detailed model.

The figures are Mithril's Lossarnach figures and figures from the Gondorian Warband release, with a couple of other figures added.

In time I will add some sailors (probably from the Corsairs range) and some shields hanging off of the wooden panels, but as the project is about 98% complete and I am having some technical difficulties with the shields, I thought you may be interested in wprk so far.

The original sail design is not my own and I am not sure who designed it so I cannot credit the artist, but it fitted a Dol-Amroth style in my opinion.
David Daines - Swan-Ship of Dol AmrothThe ship is a 1 72nd scale Crusader Cog from Zvezda models which works well with the Mithril scale and is a very nicely detailed model.

The figures are Mithril's Lossarnach figures and figures from the Gondorian Warband release, with a couple of other figures added.

In time I will add some sailors (probably from the Corsairs range) and some shields hanging off of the wooden panels, but as the project is about 98% complete and I am having some technical difficulties with the shields, I thought you may be interested in wprk so far.

The original sail design is not my own and I am not sure who designed it so I cannot credit the artist, but it fitted a Dol-Amroth style in my opinion.
David Daines - Swan-Ship of Dol AmrothThe ship is a 1 72nd scale Crusader Cog from Zvezda models which works well with the Mithril scale and is a very nicely detailed model.

The figures are Mithril's Lossarnach figures and figures from the Gondorian Warband release, with a couple of other figures added.

In time I will add some sailors (probably from the Corsairs range) and some shields hanging off of the wooden panels, but as the project is about 98% complete and I am having some technical difficulties with the shields, I thought you may be interested in wprk so far.

The original sail design is not my own and I am not sure who designed it so I cannot credit the artist, but it fitted a Dol-Amroth style in my opinion.
David Daines - Watcher in the WaterTo recreate the Watcher is actually a relatively simple process as I used a Shelob’s Lair that I got cheap on EBay and by utilising the abdomen part of Shelob it still leaves a bit of mystique as to how the Watcher may have looked – the fact you can see the body heaving itself out of the water, but any ‘head’ is still hidden, appealed to me.

The hardest part to recreate are the tentacles which I created out of Super Sculpey (a heat curing synthetic clay a bit like Fimo I guess); and to do this I simply rolled out long strips and ran a ribbed plastic bottle lid along one side to give the ribbed effect, stuck a small metal rod in so that I could stick it in the base, twisted the tentacles to shape and baked them.

If you follow this idea and have more patience that I do I would suggest adding bumps and bobbles to give the tentacles some texture.

For the observant viewer, you may notice that the doorway is a little low – this is due to building the groundwork up too high.
David Daines - Watcher in the WaterTo recreate the Watcher is actually a relatively simple process as I used a Shelob’s Lair that I got cheap on EBay and by utilising the abdomen part of Shelob it still leaves a bit of mystique as to how the Watcher may have looked – the fact you can see the body heaving itself out of the water, but any ‘head’ is still hidden, appealed to me.

The hardest part to recreate are the tentacles which I created out of Super Sculpey (a heat curing synthetic clay a bit like Fimo I guess); and to do this I simply rolled out long strips and ran a ribbed plastic bottle lid along one side to give the ribbed effect, stuck a small metal rod in so that I could stick it in the base, twisted the tentacles to shape and baked them.

If you follow this idea and have more patience that I do I would suggest adding bumps and bobbles to give the tentacles some texture.

For the observant viewer, you may notice that the doorway is a little low – this is due to building the groundwork up too high.
David Daines - Watcher in the WaterTo recreate the Watcher is actually a relatively simple process as I used a Shelob’s Lair that I got cheap on EBay and by utilising the abdomen part of Shelob it still leaves a bit of mystique as to how the Watcher may have looked – the fact you can see the body heaving itself out of the water, but any ‘head’ is still hidden, appealed to me.

The hardest part to recreate are the tentacles which I created out of Super Sculpey (a heat curing synthetic clay a bit like Fimo I guess); and to do this I simply rolled out long strips and ran a ribbed plastic bottle lid along one side to give the ribbed effect, stuck a small metal rod in so that I could stick it in the base, twisted the tentacles to shape and baked them.

If you follow this idea and have more patience that I do I would suggest adding bumps and bobbles to give the tentacles some texture.

For the observant viewer, you may notice that the doorway is a little low – this is due to building the groundwork up too high.
David Daines - Village of BreeOriginally completed as an entry for a competition by Table Top World who manufacture the buildings, I thought it would be a good incentive to finish a scene from The Lord of the Rings, and it centres around Strider and the hobbits leaving the Prancing Pony.
David Daines - Village of Bree #2Originally completed as an entry for a competition by Table Top World who manufacture the buildings, I thought it would be a good incentive to finish a scene from The Lord of the Rings, and it centres around Strider and the hobbits leaving the Prancing Pony.
Close up photo 2.
David Daines - Village of Bree #3Originally completed as an entry for a competition by Table Top World who manufacture the buildings, I thought it would be a good incentive to finish a scene from The Lord of the Rings, and it centres around Strider and the hobbits leaving the Prancing Pony.
Close up photo 3.
David Daines - Village of Bree #4Originally completed as an entry for a competition by Table Top World who manufacture the buildings, I thought it would be a good incentive to finish a scene from The Lord of the Rings, and it centres around Strider and the hobbits leaving the Prancing Pony.
Close up photo 4.
David Daines - Village of Bree #5Originally completed as an entry for a competition by Table Top World who manufacture the buildings, I thought it would be a good incentive to finish a scene from The Lord of the Rings, and it centres around Strider and the hobbits leaving the Prancing Pony.
Close up photo 5.
David Daines - Village of Bree #6Originally completed as an entry for a competition by Table Top World who manufacture the buildings, I thought it would be a good incentive to finish a scene from The Lord of the Rings, and it centres around Strider and the hobbits leaving the Prancing Pony.
Close up photo 6.
David Daines - Village of Bree #7Originally completed as an entry for a competition by Table Top World who manufacture the buildings, I thought it would be a good incentive to finish a scene from The Lord of the Rings, and it centres around Strider and the hobbits leaving the Prancing Pony.
Close up photo 7.
David Daines - Village of Bree #8Originally completed as an entry for a competition by Table Top World who manufacture the buildings, I thought it would be a good incentive to finish a scene from The Lord of the Rings, and it centres around Strider and the hobbits leaving the Prancing Pony.
Close up photo 8.
David Daines - Village of Bree #9Originally completed as an entry for a competition by Table Top World who manufacture the buildings, I thought it would be a good incentive to finish a scene from The Lord of the Rings, and it centres around Strider and the hobbits leaving the Prancing Pony.
Close up photo 9.
 
 

 

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