Hail, Theoden King!

Citadel Miniatures Lord of the Rings Theoden

This figure was painted late last year, for another charity auction at work. Much the same as the original Savage Orc from the first few posts, in fact. This time, instead of forgetting to take a few nice photos of the finished product, I forgot to take WIP pictures until almost the end of the process, so there was little point in showing them here.

Citadel Miniatures Lord of the Rings Theoden

For this charity figure, I chose Theoden on foot from the Citadel Lord of the Rings range. I chose Theoden for a couple of reasons – those being that he’s a very nice model, has a nice pose, is a somewhat recognisable character, and because I’d ended up with a spare of the figure (which always helps!) This figure is of course, a metal version, and from before they bundled it together with a non-matching sculpt.

Citadel Miniatures Lord of the Rings Theoden

When I started preparing the figure, I found that the truescale nature of it was just going to be far too small for an item in a charity auction. A 25mm round base is fine for gaming, but not quite as exciting for a model purely destined for display. As I don’t have any of those huge and imposing Scibor bases, and didn’t want the base to overwhelm the tiny figure anyway, I went for something a bit larger than the figure, but not big enough to distract.

Citadel Miniatures Lord of the Rings Theoden

I chose a 40mm “slate” base from Back-to-Base-IX and added some static grass clumps and flowers from Army Painter’s range. I know my mate Cash loves the clumps, referring to them as “sea urchins” and while I can somewhat see where he’s coming from, I like them for larger bases as they give a bit more depth than regular static grass (or indeed, a Reaper “broccoli” base).

Citadel Miniatures Lord of the Rings Theoden

I only found these photos on my camera yesterday. I’d actually thought they were already up here on the Blog, but when I did a search for “Theoden”, nada turned up. I suppose I painted the figure around the time I was getting prepared and packed up to move, so after getting the model done it was back to work and packing and such at the time.

Anyway, done now and months ago sold and given to it’s new owner. Painting the figure was quite the enjoyable process, made moreso by the fact that it only took a few days from start to finish and that the money was going to a good cause. I hadn’t painted a truescale model for some time, either, and the detail on Theoden was surprisingly fine after being to used to predominantly working on the much broader detailed Heroic Scaled figures for so long.

9 thoughts on “Hail, Theoden King!

  1. Reblogged this on Azazel's Bitz Box. and commented:

    Just found this rather old post, and presuming that very few of my current followers will have seen these before, I’m reblogging. Remember to click the title below or the “…more text” to see the rest of the post and pics.
    …I should find my remaining one of this model and paint it up. Hopefully I can still do as well as this older effort.

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    • Thanks! The basing was a fast decision to make the piece as a whole stand out a bit more than a single model on a 25mm round base, so the trick was to try and do so while keeping it simple and not having the base overwhelm the rather small model.

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    • Maybe diorama bases with slots for the individually based figures to be removed from. I’ve got (had?) one that I started but never finished. I’d start with that, if I could only find it!

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