My friend Chris (More about him below) is currently deployed with the Army in Afghanistan, so I thought I'd start raiding his photos and share a few of them here from time to time. In the last year or so he completed a number of miniature and terrain projects, but we'll start off with his Lord of Rings stuff first. Hopefully I'll get him to chime in down in the comments section. ;-)
First off is his very lovely Fellowship of the Ring minis. As you can see, the bases are done in an Autumn theme that he started using with his Elf warbands/army. They look good here, but they really are nice with his matching color scheme he did for the Elves. That will have to wait for another post though...
I really like the deep blue Chris has used on Boromir especially with the dark red choice. Awesome detail on the shield, but it does remind of something from the "Red Army."
Grey or white, it's a challenge to make Gandalf look that interesting, but Chris's choices here have pulled it off. Together with the blue sword (just like in the books) and stone on top of his staff, it all comes together rather nicely.
Frodo and Sam, you really can't picture these two separately can you? I wish there wa a little more color to Frodo, but the details on both are great. Especially on Sam's backpack, which don't show up too well in these pics. Also, fine job on the faces of these wee little guys.
Probably my favorite of the bunch is Gimli. Like Frodo above, Chris has gone more brown than red to help match his overall Autumn scheme. I like how Gimli's beard turned out too. Sometimes with the red it's a little too much, but it complements the brown and gold here very well. Also, some added detail/swirls on cuffs, etc. add a lot.
Finally we have the other two hobbits, Merry and Pip. Again the colors choices help them pop a bit, but also keep 'em a little subdued. The swirls are nice touch on Pip's cape too. Making a group of characters look good together can be a challenge, but I think Chris has pulled it off nicely. Good stuff! :-)
Major Chris Foreman is my very good friend that I've known since college in the early 90's. He's the one I blame for
As roommates the next year, he helped me first learn to paint and build terrain. As I mentioned above, I plan on sharing more of Chris's stuff in time, but you can also check out his Google+ account HERE.