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Gabriel Mora
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I felt the Nazgul should have a stronger visual presence in my CE, so I decided to sculpt a new model on the same scale of the rest of the units, but still playable.

If anyone is interested, I'm making a cast run and offering sets of 8 painted Nazgul for sale. Price of the set is €50 , and I will be paying BGG the corresponding 3% commission. (If you prefer them unpainted, price is €30 euro, primed in black).

I also made a Witch King model, in two versions:

Black Captain riding a fell beast:


Hunting Witch King:


Price of every WK figure is:
Painted = €8,50 euro
Unpainted (primed in black) = €4,50 euro

Shipping deppends on total weight. Signed-for shipping is:
(Note: You can save €2 euro in shipping, chosing ordinary mail instead of signed-for, but not recommended, in that case the packet cannot be tracked).

Up to 100 gr. (1-2 figures)
€4,50 euro to Europe
€5,40 euro to USA and rest of the world

100-500 gr. (Up to 10 figures)
€8,50 euro to Europe
€12 euro to USA and rest of the world.

You can place your order geekmailing me or writting down in this thread.

Thanks for reading. sauron

(Edited to include Witch King model).


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Impressive!
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Nicely done Gabriel. I can imagine moulding your original must have been a bit of a head scratcher!

Good luck with the project.
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Great work!

Sad I don't have the CE, because these would look ossom on it.

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I really appreciate your support guys, thank you! thumbsupsauron

sickdave wrote:
I can imagine moulding your original must have been a bit of a head scratcher!


Indeed, it took even longer than sculpting the original

Now I only hope these look nice next to your fantastic strongholds when I receive them.
 
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These are great!

However, I'd be interested whether or not you're planning to do the balrog? I'm imagining the version that appears in the movie. If so, I'd like to wait until that is completed so I can order them all together.

Again, great work!

Cheers,

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These are great!

However, I'd be interested whether or not you're planning to do the balrog? I'm imagining the version that appears in the movie. If so, I'd like to wait until that is completed so I can order them all together.

Again, great work!

Cheers,

Bruce Monson


very good idea !!
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bamonson wrote:
These are great!

However, I'd be interested whether or not you're planning to do the balrog? I'm imagining the version that appears in the movie. If so, I'd like to wait until that is completed so I can order them all together.

Again, great work!

Cheers,

Bruce Monson


Thank you Bruce. Unfortunately, the version of the Balrog in the movie has some copyright, so we cannot do it. Something similar is still a possibility, as showed in the Balrog card in the game (perhaps without wings?, everybody knows that balrogs don't have wings laugh )

But my first priority for the game would be to do a bigger Mumak model that could carry 4 or 5 Harad Regular units inserted on it, so you can move them without overcrowding the board. We'll see if that is possible.

The "hunting" Witch King is also a possibility, though I'm not sure about giving him priority, because he is barely played these days.


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EllGavhi wrote:
bamonson wrote:
These are great!

However, I'd be interested whether or not you're planning to do the balrog? I'm imagining the version that appears in the movie. If so, I'd like to wait until that is completed so I can order them all together.

Again, great work!

Cheers,

Bruce Monson


Thank you Bruce. Unfortunately, the version of the Balrog in the movie has some copyright, so we cannot do it. Something similar is still a possibility, as showed in the Balrog card in the game (perhaps without wings?, everybody knows that balrogs don't have wings laugh )

But my first priority for the game would be to do a bigger Mumak model that could carry 4 or 5 Harad Regular units inserted on it, so you can move them without overcrowding the board. We'll see if that is possible.

The "hunting" Witch King is also a possibility, though I'm not sure about giving him priority, because he is barely played these days.




Hmmm, I don't think that would apply given that your pieces are all handmade original pieces of art.
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I would steer clear of any image from the movies as well as material from the game itself. I would say that anything you want to make and sell yourself you should design yourself. Besides which, why deny yourself the pleasure and excitement of taking the original text and adding your own ideas in order to come up with something both original and faithful.

Also don't forget the recent story of the British pub named The Hobbit... New Line Cinema had the lawyers out trying to force a name change on this place despite it having the name for over 20 years. I believe Sir Ian McKellern stepped in and it was all resolved amicably in the end - but it just goes to show..
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EllGavhi wrote:
The "hunting" Witch King is also a possibility, though I'm not sure about giving him priority, because he is barely played these days.

I have a feeling that will change.
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sickdave wrote:
I would steer clear of any image from the movies as well as material from the game itself. I would say that anything you want to make and sell yourself you should design yourself.


Good as long as you make something that merges with the style of the game, of course. In the case of the Balrog, I think it would be strange if it was different from the image on its card.


sickdave wrote:
Besides which, why deny yourself the pleasure and excitement of taking the original text and adding your own ideas in order to come up with something both original and faithful.


That's a good artist thinking.


sickdave wrote:
Also don't forget the recent story of the British pub named The Hobbit... New Line Cinema had the lawyers out trying to force a name change on this place despite it having the name for over 20 years. I believe Sir Ian McKellern stepped in and it was all resolved amicably in the end - but it just goes to show..


Wow! Sounds ridiculous.
 
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EllGavhi wrote:
The "hunting" Witch King is also a possibility, though I'm not sure about giving him priority, because he is barely played these days.

I have a feeling that will change.


That changes it all. thumbsup
 
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bamonson wrote:

Hmmm, I don't think that would apply given that your pieces are all handmade original pieces of art.


I'm pretty sure that you need a license from New Line Productions, even if we are talking of sales in a very small market. shake
 
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Just a little friendly advice--- I am not a lawyer, so take my advice with a grain of salt.

If you want to do things "by the rules", you'd also need to get a license to do a Balrog, Nazgul, whatever... if you sell it as such. The visual inspiration you draw from matters much less.

Look at the miniatures range out there, and look out how many "Wraiths on a Flying Beast" or "Fire Demons" or "Balrukhs" you may find.

Nobody can prevent you to do "Wraiths" or "Demons".


Actually, the main thing if you want to avoid issues is to avoid using TMed names in association with your products.

Then, if you get caught in the radar of ME Enterprises or New Line, it's troublesome no matter what is the imagery your sculptures are inspired from.

If you don't get caught in the radar, then there's no problem no matter what you do!
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Guack! Thank you, Roberto. I understand that if The Eye sees you, you are done, so better be a hobbit. Suddenly this project turns to be disturbingly thematic sauron



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Those look great! How prone to tipping are they?
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We all know that tipping was an issue with the 1st ed. Nazgul model, so I really wanted these to stand stable. They will not fall unless Gandalf the White come and fight them laugh
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I received my set today! All I can tell everyone is that even the cool photos you see posted here do not do the actual pieces justice. Gabriel did a fantastic job!

He also did a meticulous job wrapping each piece in bubble wrap and then packing them in a foam containter.

The pieces are also very stable and fit nicely on the CE board.

Bravo Gabriel!
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Wow! Thank you very much, Bruce modest
And happy gaming!! meeple
 
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I received mine also and I just want to reiterate what Bruce said, they are great, look really well.
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Thanks Mark! And I will not forget your suggestion by mail of a matching model for the hunting Witch King. You are the second person that mention it, so you must be right
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Late stage Hunting Witch King model:


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Added detail to Witch King, next is the chair harness sauron


 
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Fly, Shadowfax, fly!... Err, wait...



The model is almost finished.


 
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