Today’s post features a pair of Lord of the Rings models from FFG’s Journeys in Middle-Earth core game. Now, you might be thinking… I’ve never heard of either of those names before, and you’d be right, as both Elena the Elven Bard and Beravor the Dunedain Ranger are FFG creations that did not feature in Tolkien’s writings. There’s an incresing number of these non-canon characters being added to the game via expansions, and while most of them are female, I’d say this is because there’s already a ton of male named characters to add in and include.
Since it’s Fembruary, I thought that I’d prioritise getting this pair of Player character models done first, though there’s a ton more of all kinds yet to come. These player models were a nice surprise in comparison to models like the Wargs that I painted recently – nicely details but not over-detailed, cleanly cast, minimal mould lines, good quality PVC – so cleanup and prep was nice and easy. They’re easily on the quality of a lot of metal models I’ve owned and own. They’re not “boutique resin” quality, but yeah – surprisingly good for boardgame PVC.
Elena has an interesting pose – looking over her shoulder somewhat behind her. To get the full effect (and to see her face more fully) I decided to show the additional angle.