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More Reinforcements, Irregular Miniatures 15mm & 6mm Treemen!

27 Feb

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Ok, next up I’m continuing with my latest idea, my Treeman/ent warband for fantasy skirmishing. I’m trying to be as scale free as I can when it comes to bringing it all together, that way I can use these for both 15mm and 25/28mm if I fancy it.  First up are the two 15mm Irregular Miniatures ents from their fantasy range. You hve some idea of the size of these fellers when I say they are mounted on 40mm x 40mm bases, so they are quite chunky. While they aren’t the nicest sculpts, or even that well detailed, at least they do what they are supposed, big lumbering animated wooden brutes, they will suffice as big hitters lead by my Ent hero I sculpted before!

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While I was pondering on them before I painted them, I swore that they reminded me of some famous celebrities. It bugged me for a while as I gave them a few coats of paint and my daughter said, “The hairy bikers. That’s who they look like!” She hit the nail on the head, that’s exactly who they reminded me of (minus the bushy tree canopy I stuck on them, trust me without that, they were Ent versions of the boys!! For anyone who isn’t familiar with the lads, the Hairy Bikers are successful BBC  TV chefs with many series under their belts, I wonder if the guys at Irregular were inspired by them to create the figures? Anyway here’s a pic to show you what I mean!

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Back to the figures…These only cost me £2.60 a pop, so I think they are great value for the price, and could quite easily use these in big units as rank and file figures (which I may get a few more to add to the army on my next order) Next up 6mm treemen…

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These lot are also from Iregular, they are Tree spirits in 6mm scale and are roughly the size of a 25mm figure, so will be ideal for a unit of rank and file lesser entlings. Even though they are 6mm, they’re still bigger than the average 15mm figure, and in heroic 28mm or similar games will provide me with cheap fodder foot soldiers in both scales. At 60p each, I will be getting a hell of a lot more to bulk out my Entish host. The sculpt is what you’d expect, nothing special, but these have more of a tree feel to them rather than human, een the face is more like a creature than that of a human, which is what I like, so thats a bonus!!

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Ok, this one isn’t by Irregular, nor is it strictly a miniature, but I came across this resin figure on Ebay (or should it be tree-bay, or bay tree…) It came pre painted and shapes up to roughly the same size as the 6mm ents. All I did was base it up, give it some magic inkwashes and highlights, stick some modelling lichen on the top to match, and bob’s your uncle (and he was too!) Upside, he’s a good character figure to go in with the similar sized models, down side, it cost me a few quid (remember I am tight) Next time I get one, I’ll probably get some instamould stuff so I can reproduce it a few times, that way I will feel a little better for forking out more than I did for one of the 15mm ones!!

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I have more stuff coming and to paint for this themed warband, next will follow the 2mm ents. Yes you heard right, 2mm! Why? little swarms of saplings of course, baby ents!

Trust me they’ll be ok when I’m finished…..

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10 Responses to “More Reinforcements, Irregular Miniatures 15mm & 6mm Treemen!”

  1. SamSagace February 27, 2013 at 11:42 pm #

    I like those treemen : a very good work !
    could be easily used for LoTR ents !

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    • grimace73 February 28, 2013 at 1:34 am #

      Thanks for your kind comment! I hope to be using them in loads of different games (hopefully) theres still a load more to make and paint yet, but they are pretty easy to make look ok and paint up really quick!! I haven’t played LOTR for years and wouldn’t mind getting a treebeard to go with them!!

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      • Fjodin March 22, 2013 at 10:35 pm #

        I like them!

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      • grimace73 March 23, 2013 at 3:01 am #

        Thanks! I have a few new ones in my painting queue, i’ll get the pics posted when I finish them.
        These other ones are really strange ones I got from ebay, I’d never seen them before, and they’re quite ugly figures! Hopefully I’ll get them to blend in with the others!!

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  2. John Parkin December 15, 2014 at 3:32 pm #

    so where are the 2mm ents?

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    • grimace73 December 27, 2014 at 6:16 pm #

      Still waiting to get some paint on them, although they look a little more like little brocolli men when compared to the rest!

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    • grimace73 December 28, 2014 at 10:07 pm #

      Not done yet, they kinda look like tiny little brocolli men compared to the others, so might not join the ranks, although I do have some nice Rapier minis mushroom men familiars, that might go with them. Just going to have to find some similar sized onion men, carrot men and any other veg people, sort of like a themed stir fry warband!!

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