Keith and David, god-father and god-son, have spent the past 16 years making scenic models for David’s increasing army of Middle Earth Warhammer figures. Working from their homes in Derbyshire and Surrey they have sought to create in miniature some of the amazing scenery and film sets seen in ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and ‘The Hobbit’ film trilogies.
Part of the fun in making the models has been learning to use everyday objects in completely new ways. Staff in the local handyman stores now know that a tube of bathroom sealant or builder’s caulk or a plasterboard metal corner strip is more likely to be used to make a waterfall, a tree or some leaded-light windows than for normal home DIY purposes!
It is hoped that this series of ‘HOW TO’ Guides will explain some of their secrets and illustrate techniques and materials used to create their scenery.