And last and proudest, Imrahil, Prince of Dol Amroth

MMP Mithril in Middle-Earth The Art Gallery of Mayor Samwise And last and proudest, Imrahil, Prince of Dol Amroth

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  • #341
    ddaines
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    …… And last and proudest, Imrahil, Prince of Dol Amroth, kinsman of the Lord, with gilded banners bearing his token of the Ship and the Silver Swan, and a company of knights in full harness riding grey horses; and behind them seven hundreds of men at arms, tall as lords, grey-eyed, dark haired, singing as they came.

    [imgz url=http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/11_the_charge_of_the_knights_of_dol_amroth.jpg]http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/thumbs/11_the_charge_of_the_knights_of_dol_amroth.jpg[/imgz]

    “Amroth for Gondor!” they cried. “Amroth to Faramir!”
    Like thunder they broke upon the enemy on either flank of the retreat; but one rider outran them all, swift as the wind in the grass; Shadowfax bore him, shining, unveiled once more, a light starting from his upraised hand.

    Well folks, that’s that! Apart from some minor touching up (which I will never do :/ the Dol Amroth dudes are done and so am I just about, never will I paint so many horsemen (until the Easterlings anyway) again.

    #3983
    ddaines
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    …… And last and proudest, Imrahil, Prince of Dol Amroth, kinsman of the Lord, with gilded banners bearing his token of the Ship and the Silver Swan, and a company of knights in full harness riding grey horses; and behind them seven hundreds of men at arms, tall as lords, grey-eyed, dark haired, singing as they came.

    [imgz url=http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/11_the_charge_of_the_knights_of_dol_amroth.jpg]http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/thumbs/11_the_charge_of_the_knights_of_dol_amroth.jpg[/imgz]

    “Amroth for Gondor!” they cried. “Amroth to Faramir!”
    Like thunder they broke upon the enemy on either flank of the retreat; but one rider outran them all, swift as the wind in the grass; Shadowfax bore him, shining, unveiled once more, a light starting from his upraised hand.

    Well folks, that’s that! Apart from some minor touching up (which I will never do :/ the Dol Amroth dudes are done and so am I just about, never will I paint so many horsemen (until the Easterlings anyway) again.

    #3986
    Theobald
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    simply wonderful, David … if you know what I mean ….

    #3989
    Wendy
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    Wow! (There’s no shock smiley…:D)

    That’s a lot of work and a lot of detail. I notice the shield painted (correctly) almost upside down.

    Bravo! :)

    #3990
    Gavin
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    Amazing.

    I shall have to top that somehow :D

    (Seriously though, its a wonderful scene.)

    Mr. Daines, do you have a photobucket or something, I’d love to see your work in much higher resolution.

    #3992
    Turambar
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    Hey, Mister David Daines, great work-as usual, I have to say. I agree to Gavin, that a higher resolution is absolutely necessary.
    Good luck to all those painters out there in topping . . . :D
    Oh… there is sombody shouting ….the soup is ready.
    …. I think, we will have white wine with the soup……;)

    #3993
    ddaines
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    There is a very good reason the photo’s are not in higher resolution ;) and that’s because the figures look b****y awful close up. These almost 50 year old eyes can no longer paint eyes on Mithril size figures (which is why I paint and build a lot of 1/6th scale figures).

    Seriously though, I guess my strength with Mithril figures is the overall effect and look rather than the close up painted details. When you look at some small scale figure painters you see works of art regarding the painting, I have never considered myself in that league, prefering to have a figure appear as if viewed from 25-50 metres.

    Glad you enjoyed them though, but I was desparate just to finish this project and move onto something else (bigger than 32mm, lol).

    #3994
    jdbrown55
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    David, all I can say is that is something to behold! :D

    Nice Job! Can’t wait to see what is up your sleeve next! :)

    #3996
    Turambar
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    huuuuhh-David, what was that I have read before?! 50 years old eyes . . . ( . . . blue eyes, my baby got blue eyes . . . )
    Well, you look younger on that foto in Holger´s “who is who”-section, I must say this.
    Ehmmm, I am 10 years younger, but I can agree to you concerning painting these eyes . . .
    Must I be afraid of something I cannot stop . . . ?:/

    #3999
    ddaines
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    rita.de wrote:
    huuuuhh-David, what was that I have read before?! 50 years old eyes . . . ( . . . blue eyes, my baby got blue eyes . . . )
    Well, you look younger on that foto in Holger´s “who is who”-section, I must say this.
    Ehmmm, I am 10 years younger, but I can agree to you concerning painting these eyes . . .
    Must I be afraid of something I cannot stop . . . ?:/

    Ah that photo was taken 3 years ago when our dog was a pup :D, I still have 6 months to go though ;)

    I will post some other photos though, a bit closer up, but what I have found is that the size they reproduce at does make the flaws show up to the detriment of the figures, but let me have a play.

    #4000
    ddaines
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    [imgz url=http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/11_trumpet.jpg]http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/thumbs/11_trumpet.jpg[/imgz]

    Here is a closer up image of the Trumpeter that I converted. The trunpet was scratchbuilt hence it looks as if a horse has stepped on it!

    I have also given both the trumpeter and standard bearer reversed colours, a bit like you see on Napoleonic trumpeters.

    The grass by the way is SILFOR grass matt, quite expensive, but when you see pictures of railway layouts using this it is very good.

    #4001
    Theobald
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    simply fascinating …. and marvellous 😮
    But now I do not regret any more that I didn’t have the time in the last two years to continue paintiging Mithrils … compared to what I see here my skills are very poor. And I know that figures even look better in reality than in pictures ……………….. wow ….. ;)

    #4002
    erchamion
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    Well, I think I have said everything. I can only add that it´s an accurate representation that I imagine the scene when I read the book :)
    The detail of the flowers on the grass ….. :D

    #4007
    Gavin
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    Lovely.

    I don’t paint eyes either. They look pretty weird and starey even at their best. And from a distance most people look like they have a sort of shadow where their eyes are.

    And in terms of miniatures, we are looking at someone from a distance. Anyone who can do eyes has my greatest respect. Just I can’t :D

    Gavin

    #4008
    Turambar
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    yes Gavin, I agree to you completely. This thing with the “Shadow” along the eyes is a very interesting topic.
    My -well let´s call him “mentor” in painting mithrils in oil tries to teach me exactly this.
    I don´t remember if he did his job well . . .

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