Sunday 21 February 2016

Once,twice,three times a Middle Earth

It occurred to me the other day that I am actually collecting/gaming Middle Earth with three totally discreet collections-
Firstly the Mythical Earth figures of my youth,secondly the Gw plastic elves and goblins and finally Bloody Day (formerly Vendel- a much preferable name in my humble opinion) elves,goblins,trolls giants etc.

The first I collect because of the nostalgic joy of these quirky figures and the remembrance of Saturday games played in each other's house ( he in Liberton and me in Craiglockhart) when I was around 17.
The second collection is because I had some around from getting the Moria  set many moons ago ( as a morale booster/piece of normality for me when my middle daughter was in and out of hospital) and because an opponent has loads of compatible ones now.Also I guess the films have influenced me in this regard too.
Finally the Vendel chaps who I feel at some gut level are the closest to my vision of middle Earth.
Anyone else collect the same period in multiple ways?


  1. Good on You Alan - the main thing IS your pretty interested in Middle Earth and you are satisfying that interest..sticking with it all and growing your various collections is all good fun- enjoy it greatly. Regards. KEV.

  2. Absolutely...I have pre-1980 LOTR, GW LOTR, other manfactures LOTR Black Tree,Mithril Vendel etc). Then Conan...old school and new heroic.... then ECW old school , new 28mm and 54mm. Then Marlburian 15mm, 20mm, 28mm and 54mm then etc etc.. It has to be said there are considerably more unpainted figures than painted.

  3. I don't think I have ever done a period in more than 5 scales........