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« on: January 27, 2014, 10:16:53 PM »

Inspired by the works of Frank, Sukhe Bator and others on LAF who have ventured into the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros and beyond, I've finally started to pull together some forces. This won't be an epic build on the scale of my long-running Wars of the Roses project - I'm thinking three or four factions with 15 to 20 figure seach. Enough for a good GoT themed skirmish Smiley

I'd already made up these, originally as some kind of Balkan mercenaries, although I've always had them in mind for Braavosi sellswords, or perhaps Lyseni sellsails of Sallhador Saan, fighting for Stannis Baratheon. I'm painting them now, and veering towards the gaudy colours of the Free Kingdoms. They are Perry Wars of The Roses figures, with Perry Zouave and Sudanese Ansar heads, the occasional metal shield, and fur capes and luxuriant moustaches from Green Stuff. Obviously the chap with the handgun can't feature in Westeros as it's a pre-gunpowder culture (although they have wildfire, so work that out... )






I've now started creating the Lannister forces.
These are hybridised from the various Perry WOTR boxes crossed with the Fireforge Templar Knights and Templar Infantry bodies. The simple rule for making effectively unconventional looking, pseudo-medieval figures is to use Fireforge arms and heads with Perry bodies and vice-versa. This seems to work well in most cases. The strange fusion of C12th and C15th historical styles, provides quite an interesting 'Hollywood Medieval' look, which I feel is very much the vibe of the books (however much they may have succumbed to other influences in making the TV series). I've given them all cloaks as a trademark, because it seems to me that the Lannisters are the sort of arrogant swine that wear cloaks. Plus, to be fair, the cloaks and a fair amount of Green Stuff help conceal the imperfect joins between some of the heads and arms from House Perry and House Fireforge. A few heater-type shields are essential too, so that I've got somewhere to paint the house sigils.

First is a knight. This is a big body with a big plume. Could be Ser Gregor Clegane, although I'm not sure he's quite big enough to pass for The Mountain. I might add a shield, although I quite like this pose how it is, guarding his nuts, whilst urging his men onwards  Wink



Next is a Lannister spearman - quite elegant I think. Elvish almost. I blame the Italianate barbuta helmet.



Next a guard with polearm - I like the way he's turned out, because he reminds me of an old Elastolin figure...



Next a Lannister crossbowman - with full 'Scottish Widows' cowl and flying cape.



And finally for now, another knight. Possibly Ser Amory Lorch. He looks kind of squat, brutal and businesslike doesn't he?



I've got several more in pieces on the workbench, so hopefully, more to follow before too long  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2014, 10:23:05 PM »

Wow sweet conversions!!!
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« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2014, 10:24:09 PM »

At least! Another great project to follow ...  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2014, 10:30:45 PM »

These look good. The caped crossbowman looks like he could be from the Night Watch too.
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« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2014, 10:36:02 PM »

Great stuff Richard!
Nice conversion work as usual.
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I am shocked that you are doing a Fantasy project, though.
Is this a first for you?


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« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2014, 11:06:39 PM »

Nice! This may well tip me over the edge to start some Westeros action!! Wink

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« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2014, 11:44:16 PM »


I am shocked that you are doing a Fantasy project, though.
Is this a first for you?


Good heavens no. I bought my first fantasy army when I was 14 - Minifigs Middle Earth range - and several more after that. I was playing fantasy wargames before Games Workshop had ever been invented  Smiley

But then A Game Of Thrones is only borderline fantasy really anyway. Almost historical, if it weren't for the dragons, white walkers and a little bit of earth magic here and there...

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« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2014, 12:22:53 AM »

Now this should be inspiring...even as some one with no interest in The Game of Thrones. I look forward to seeing your WONDROUS WORKS!
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« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2014, 12:28:54 AM »

Great, another thread to follow. My real life is no more. Laugh
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« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2014, 01:02:06 AM »

I'm excited to see what's next!  Hopefully the Perry Bros. Foot Knights will come out soon.
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« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2014, 01:34:50 AM »

Nice!  I'll definitely be watching this project unfold.
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« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2014, 01:40:38 AM »

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« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2014, 01:59:38 AM »

Nice one Richard  Love

Time to get mine out of the cupboard again  Laugh

cheers

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« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2014, 03:47:22 AM »

Fantastic!

Really does showcase the benefits of multi-part plastics when combined with a large dollop of skill and imagination ...

Cheers!
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« Reply #14 on: January 28, 2014, 04:56:24 AM »

Lovely work Richard  Love Even if I couldn't get past the first book... Shocked
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