Sunday, April 29, 2018

Mouth of Sauron and Prague district 3

   Recently a friend asked me to reassemble one of his miniatures, the mounted "Mouth of Sauron". Unfortunately, he had lost the face and the right arm of the miniature. Regarding the arm he gave me the plastic right arm of another miniature. So, to solve the problem of the face I thought to replace it with the mouth of a spare troll head! 

Mouth must have a scary mouth!

The parts

   I had a spare troll face, a remaining of the troll helmet which I used to decorate the base of  my Dwarf Champion. Below you can see the troll head in its sprue.   

All parts together

"Mouth of Sauron"

   During our visit to Prague we stayed in district 3. The metro station of the district is named after Jiriho z Podebrad or George, the King of Bohemia (1458-1471), the leader of the Hussites.

The church of the Most Sacred Heart of our Lord

Zizkov TV tower with observatory and restaurants

Zizkov TV tower at night

   That's it for today! Stay tuned for more!

Friday, April 27, 2018

Isengard Troll and Vltava river in Prague

   The Isengard troll is ready! Another big, ugly creature!

   When we were in Prague we had a nice walk along the Vltava river banks. 

Prague National Theatre

Kranner's Fountain

Statue of Charles IV near Charles Bridge

   That's it for today! Stay tuned for more!

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Mordor Troll and Vysehrad of Prague

   The first Mordor Troll is ready. I am more or less happy with the result! It is a big, ugly and frightening troll!

   Two weeks ago my wife and me, we visited Vysehrad (the upper castle) of Prague.

The gate

The 11th century rotunda of St Martin

The view of Vltava river from the castle

Basilica of St Peter and St Paul

A lovely detail

Libuse bath

The word Acropolis grabbed my attention

My wife and in the background the Basilica of St Peter and St Paul

The cemetery of many famous Czech people

and finally the Devil's Column

   That's it for today! Stay tuned for more!

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Trolls WIP 2

   Two of the Trolls, an Isengard and a Mordor one, are ready for basecoating. Let's see what I have done so far:

 Mordor Troll

   Since it was too difficult for me to sculpt troll's legs I gave it a skirt-like garment. This, as well as the upper body of the troll are made of green-stuff. I also gave the troll a chain belt, part of an used necklace of my wife! The buckle of the chain belt is the piece of the troll's armour, which protects the back of its hand. I cut it from a spare hand.   

   The "metallic" disc, which protects the back of the troll, is the "membrane head skin" of an unused troll's drum. The chains come from another cheap necklace of my wife! 

   The hanging head of the poor guy, which decorates the troll's amour comes from the Warlord Games, Celtic warriors plastic box set. It looks like a Rohirrim's head!

   Finally, the war hammer consists of three parts. The head is the head of the troll's hammer, the top of the shaft is the part of a spare Isengard troll's spear and the rest is a part of a Moria cave-troll's hammer.  

Isengard Troll

   I gave the Isengard Troll a skirt-like garment as well and a belt, both made of green stuff. 

   I had a very thin chain, which I cut in pieces in order to create the baltea (the groin protection).

   I added the cheek-pieces of the small Mordor troll's helmet to the Isengard one.

   The extra hanging weapon consists of the spear-head of a spare spear and the shaft of the above hammer. I had first to remove the troll's hand that held it. 

   I am not so happy with the back part of the skirt. I will add some more green stuff because I want it to trail along the ground. 

   Finally, I used the second hanging head of the aforementioned plastic box set for this troll.

   That's all for today! Stay tuned for more! 
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