Michael Marchant contacted me the other day to share his Hobbit models. I was suitably impressed that I wanted to give him a guest appearance on the blog so everyone else could see them. Over to Michael after the jump.
The dawn will take you all
I was first introduced to both Tolkien and the LOTR strategy battle game by my friend Matt at our school club and instantly fell in love with the books and films. Matt taught me how to play originally but once he left for uni I was the only one into the LOTR range so resorted more to the painting side of the hobby.
In a tomb so dark it would never come to light
After the desolation of Smaug I decided based on the film to create a small barrels out of bond scene using as few rescores as possible and then I enjoyed it so much I never stopped taking pictures of most scenes with an aim to make the full storyline of the hobbit film trilogy and then putting them into a powerpoint with a paragraph of text giving you a summary of the scene.
Most of my inspiration I actually got from this website such as the showcases and Garfy’s pictures in various issues of WD and Warhammer: Visions which I still use to this day not to mention the countless times I have used his painting tutorials to paint my collection.
Riddles in the dark
Escape from goblin town
Most of my resources I use are either citadel scenery or just everyday objects at home like for example one of my backdrops is a puzzle board and some of my lighting is just from a torch and even a nerf gun.
I have always loved displays so for me this is great, it’s like a display that can never be knocked down!
There is a house
Barrels out of bond
If you’re feeling inspired by Michael’s Hobbit collection, then why not get in contact and send us some of your pictures. Garfy’s Facebook or Tale of Painters’ Facebook page.
These are really cool. They are very atmospheric. Cool stuff 🙂
A guy that likes the Hobbit movies and the Hobbit models AND Warhammer: Visions? That person does not exist,he's just a bot created by GW HQ.
I do exist and I don't like warhammer vision I just buy it for the hobbit pictures and garfys models
I love the hobbit strategy battle game for it's simplistic rules models are cheap and not over powered compared to armies in 40k and most importantly you can recreate your fravoraite scenes from the hobbit books and films what's not to like
so I do exist and whether or not you believe me is your problem I will continue this project until every major scene from the hobbit is done (also if you see in my write up I use everyday recourses not just gw products.
- Guillem Bayarri
Oh boy, three comments in a row, no commas, plenty of spelling mistakes… I've struck a nerve, didn't I? How old are you, 13?
Personally I dont see what the problem is 🙂 Michelle is just passionate about something he likes and does very well.
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Very cool Michael! It is great work and I really like the lighting of your photography. Keep it up 🙂