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  • #538
    Turambar
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    There are no Easterlings?
    So then you have to help yourself.
    As mentioned somewhere else, while converting those Haradrim they slither into the direction of Easterlings.
    This M 293 is a fantastic figure. I told that in the end there will be two dioramas. This one is the second:
    The Easterlings!

    First inspiration-contact was a screenshot of the trailer of a movie called: Mongol.
    Master Theobald shared pictures of the fantastic Harad-conversions by Mr. N.N.
    And the head of the laketown guardsman and the movie-screenshot came together . . .

    [imgz url=http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/32_5mongol.jpg]http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/thumbs/32_5mongol.jpg[/imgz]

    #13362
    Turambar
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    There are no Easterlings?
    So then you have to help yourself.
    As mentioned somewhere else, while converting those Haradrim they slither into the direction of Easterlings.
    This M 293 is a fantastic figure. I told that in the end there will be two dioramas. This one is the second:
    The Easterlings!

    First inspiration-contact was a screenshot of the trailer of a movie called: Mongol.
    Master Theobald shared pictures of the fantastic Harad-conversions by Mr. N.N.
    And the head of the laketown guardsman and the movie-screenshot came together . . .

    [imgz url=http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/32_5mongol.jpg]http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/thumbs/32_5mongol.jpg[/imgz]

    #13363
    Turambar
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    The current state of shock is the nearly finished captain of the eastern tribes. The pic is awful, the oil colour still wet.
    But in Germany it becomes darker very quick meanwhiling and the time for photography is short!

    [imgz url=http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/32_e_captain41.jpg]http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/thumbs/32_e_captain41.jpg[/imgz]

    #13364
    Turambar
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    Still no archer around. Still a bitsore about the fact my Easterling-Archer suggestion was cancelled.
    (Just call him Variag and it would have been possible) . . . anyway.
    We should not discuss words, but looks. And my EASTERLING Archer looks like this:

    [imgz url=http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/32_e_archer05.jpg]http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/thumbs/32_e_archer05.jpg[/imgz]

    That´s all I know about shrimps for tonight . . .

    #13367
    hsf62
    Participant

    They look 110 %!
    Very nice work my friend! Awesome :cool::cool::cool:

    #13369
    Thingol
    Participant

    Awesome…. this is the right word…… I’m so exited to see all…. I mean both dioramas…. and other which are expected from long time ago… :)

    #13370
    Milo
    Participant

    Excellent work, as usual I shall say.:lol:

    #13371
    Theobald
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    excellent! great ideas and paint job … keep on

    #13372
    jdbrown55
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    Those are masterpieces! Great job!:)

    #13390
    Arthadan
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    Very nice indeed! By the way, I recomend the film Mongol. It’s the first part of a trilogy about Gengis-khan and its entertaining and good reference for Tolkien Easterlings as you have already pointed out.

    #13562
    Turambar
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    OK then, the first Easterling is finished. In this case a captain. Mithril would call him:
    Easterling captain, mounted.
    I can show you a first picture, though there are too many clouds here in Germany today . . .
    I hope you like. Notice: the oil colour is still wet, too many reflections . . .

    [imgz url=http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/32_east001.jpg]http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/thumbs/32_east001.jpg[/imgz]

    #13564
    Tolwen
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    Arthadan wrote:
    Very nice indeed! By the way, I recomend the film Mongol. It’s the first part of a trilogy about Gengis-khan and its entertaining and good reference for Tolkien Easterlings as you have already pointed out.

    Here I have to disagree at least partially. What little we know of Tolkien’s Easterlings is that they are not the typical steppe-nomad horse-warriors of Mongol stereotype. That’s something MERP fostered for long and it’s really hard to get out of people’s heads ;)
    The most important Easterlings to threaten Gondor were the Wainriders – people who had chariots as their most important mobile weapon system.

    Cheers
    Tolwen

    #13597
    hsf62
    Participant

    This felow is very well done Master Archer! Love the new sword!:cool:

    #13598
    Arthadan
    Participant
    Tolwen wrote:
    Here I have to disagree at least partially. What little we know of Tolkien’s Easterlings is that they are not the typical steppe-nomad horse-warriors of Mongol stereotype. That’s something MERP fostered for long and it’s really hard to get out of people’s heads ;)
    The most important Easterlings to threaten Gondor were the Wainriders – people who had chariots as their most important mobile weapon system.

    True, Master Tolwen. But the Wainriders were utterly crushed in Battle of the Camp by Eärnil in 1994 TA. If we are speaking about the War of the Ring period then some 1900 have passed since the Wainriders were last seeing in the Northwest lands. As we see in the real world with war chariots, they quite probably would become obsolete. Anyway, in LotR they are always refered to as Easterlings and not as Wainriders (even by Gondorians characters) and the only Easterlings we know something about are the Dwarf-like ones using two-handed axes who fought on foot. Hence, I think there is room for horsemen.

    #13602
    Thingol
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    This rider is a real terror for all pedestrians. You must be careful not to deliberately lose your head …. Great :)

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