Sunday, 20 April 2014

DIORAMA: THE CEMENTERY OF MANSIONS OF MADNESS. YEAR: 2014

The title "the Mansions of Madness" has become something usual here in our blog because it has appeared many, many times.

Until now we have published the models, but today we have performed something different. It is a diorama that shows a scene from the game.

A detective is trying to fathom the secrets of the Mansion of Madness, in order to find the great Cthulhu. He is interrogating the undertaker...will he discover something?


This is an overview of the diorama. There are many different details such as gravestones, a crypt, a well...




The detective is asking something to the undertaker, but it doesn't seem he wants to cooperate. By the way, the maker of the scene has built the floor with his own mould.


Two gargoyles watch the gates of the cementery.


At its best days the crypt belonged to a rich family, but now is in ruins. 


The maker has taken care of every single detail. For example, there is a small pile of earth close to the grave.



Hope you like it and don't forget to comment!

Monday, 14 April 2014

MARAUDER HORSEMAN OF CHAOS. YEAR: 2014

Long time ago since we uploaded our last Warhammer Fantasy model. These days we have been very busy performing different projects such us The Lord of the Rings or the Mansions of Madness, but it is always nice a change, so here you have this mounted Marauder of Chaos:


Today we are using for the first time a white background for our photos.




Our customer wanted a desolated base with snow.


Check out the horse. It has been painted in a dark grey colour that fits perfectly with the Marauder.


We have tried to include as much red as we could. Did you see the hand that holds the axe? 









In our next post we will show another diorama, but this time it won't be about the Lord of Rings....
Cheers!

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

THE FORBIDDEN POOL OF ITHILIEN. THE LORD OF THE RINGS. YEAR: 2014.

When Frodo and Sam are catched by Faramir crossing the lands of Ithilien, by the night, Gollum is detected around the Forbidden Pool, the entrance of the cave where the troops of Gondor are hidden.

It is also known as Henneth Annûn, a secret refuge for the rangers and scouts that fight against the forces of Mordor. It was built behind a waterfall by the course of the water and was discovered by Turín II of Gondor TA 2901.

Faramir explains to Frodo and Sam that any who dares to enter at the Forbidden Pool must die. However, in the last moment, Frodo decides to save the life of Smeagol and allow the rangers capturing him intead. Smeagol doesn't know anything and feels betrayed.

But do not imagin it when we have pictures of the scene. Go ahead!


You can see Faramir showing Frodo how Gollum is inside the Pool.


We have used Rangers of the Middle-Earth as Gondorian rangers.


The waterfall has been made with fishing line. A great idea when you have few resources.

Do you see the water falling from the rocks?

Gollum under the waterfall of the Forbidden Pool taking a fish.





Now we want to show you an overview of the scene without models.



The water falls out of the base.




Tuesday, 8 April 2014

FARMER MAGGOT AND HIS DOGS. THE LORD OF THE RINGS. YEAR: 2014.

Maggot, better known as Farmer, is a hobbit from the Shire who lives in the Marish region of Eastfarthing. He use to gather the murshrooms that grow abundantly there. Maggot is a close friend of Tom Bombadil  as it is told in the Unfinished Tales. When Frodo was just a little kid, he met Maggot in one of their incursions to the farm in order to thieve some of those valued mushrooms.

He owns a farm near to Bucklebury ferry where he lives along with his wife, his five sons and other hobbits as employees. He helped Frodo, Pippin and Sam when the Black Riders where persecuting the hobbits (in the films this is not represented). After a succulent supper, he took them until the road of Bucklebury where they should meet Merry to cross the river direction to Crickhollow. 

Pay attention at the details. The scene is full of them, for example, the pumpkins.



The dogs of Maggot are his loyal friends.
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Maggot is an expert farmer: his wheat is as tall as him.




Monday, 7 April 2014

BATTLE AT PELENNOR FIELDS. MÛMAK OF HARAD AGAINST EOWYN AND ROHAN RIDERS. THE LORD OF THE RINGS. YEAR: 2014.

This is, without doubt, one of the most spectacular scenes we have ever built.

For those who unknow what we are talking about, it is the Battle of Pelennor fields, the most legendary and important battle of the Lord of the Rings.

Sauron sents its enormous army against Gondor. After taking the city of Osguiliath, its next target is Minas Tirith, the last stand of Gondor and the capital of the realm. Orcs, Trolls and Nazgûls...all together fighting the last resistence of men in the Middle-Earth.
Between the troops of Sauron, there are corrupted men recently arrived from Harad, Khând and other nations from the far east. Haradrim bring their deadliest weapon: the famous Mûmaks, gigant elephants with towers on its backs where the archers can aim to their foes.
When everthing seems to be lost for the forces of light, the riders of Rohan charge against one of the flanks of Sauron. Between this riders, Eowyn and Pippin are hidden and later they would kill the Witch King of Angmar.



Are you able to count how many arrows there are in the scene?


Eowyn ready to throw her spear. Wait! Where is Merry?


You can see several Rohirrims all around the scene. There are many that are still alive fighting and others are already dead under the Mûmak paws.



Haradrim shooting their bows from the back of the Mûmak.


Mûmak Mahûd.


View from above. Rohirrim bodies can be seen here.



A barren and desolated battlefield.


Did you see the tattoos? All of them are freehands.

Mûmak fangs have required a lot of time.


Thanks to this image you can see the amount of models and details spread in the ground.


Arrows and more arrows all over the Mûmak.



Overview of the scene.





Hope you like it! And remember, all your comments are welcome.

Saturday, 5 April 2014

IN THE CLUTHES OF SHELOB. THE LORD OF THE RINGS. YEAR: 2014.

When Smeagol decided to lead Sam and Frodo to the Shelob's lair in order to recover the Ring, he really made a master plan.

Smeagol guided the Hobbits climbing the Winding Staircase of Cirith Ungol which ends directly in the Shelob's lair. Luckily, Sam was brave and protected the Ring bearer fighting the giant Spider. That's exactly what we have wanted to capture with our scene!


Check out the details of the spider-silk.



View from above. Shelob is about to attack!


Frodo unconscious due to the venom of the spider.


We have included the stairs that goes to the tower of Cirith Ungol.



 Here you can see Shelob better. Did you see the red spots at its abdomen?


Sam fights Shelob.




We are almost done...are you going to miss the last dioramas?

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