Monday, December 20, 2010

High Elf Trumpeter 28mm - WIP

...and even as the Moon rose above the darkness in the west, Fingolfin let blow his silver trumpets and began his march into Middle-earth, and the shadows of his host went long and black before them.
J.R.R. Tolkien - The Silmarillion

I love this scene from "The Silmarillion" and it ispired me to sculpt this trumpeter. The High Elves were my very first and still favourite Lord of the Rings army. It's a shame that GW always neglected them. My Elves contained several conversions with sculpted helmet plumes, so I decided to keep this fine tradition.

Actually the miniature is to be regarded WIP. It still needs to be sanded and cleaned and I even spot some areas I might have to redo. Hope you like it anyhow, but I couldn't await getting some feedback on it.

The idea of attaching plumes derived from a drawing I made back in 2001 or 2002. It shows "Finarfin", my RPG character for MERP. I even translated this picture into a miniature (just a conversion, no scratchbuilt) and used it as a captain of the High Elves, but unfortunately I don't have the miniature here to take any pictures.


  1. Absolutely outstanding sculpt! Really nice to see how your plan of a high elve army for impetus is coming true ;)

  2. Great stuff, wouldnt mind one for my army. Keep up the good work.

  3. Wow !!!! Will you be making any casts?

    1. I'm sorry... This miniature has already been painted. I don't think I will make any casts of it.
      Nevertheless I thought of doing a 2.0 version some day. A caster is already at hand but I'm really short of time at the moment...