For those of you who are budget conscious, I will be posting the results of my quest to make Lord of the Rings characters and armies in 1/72 scale. It has been a challenge so far, but with all of the new figures coming out, including some fine fantasy figures by Caesar Miniatures, the challenge is not impossible. First up I have for you the Fellowship.
Aragorn, Gandalf, Legolas, and Boromir all come from Caesar Miniatures Adventurers set. Gimli comes from the Dwarves set. No Dwarves are included with the Adventurers set at all. The Hobbits are from Chariot Miniatures. Assorted Hobbits with swords. the set also comes with 2 Hobbits with shields. These would work well as Merry and Pippin armed for battle with Rohan or Gondor. The discription on Magister Militums website says some come with helmets. Mine did not. I got 8 figures. 2 of each pose. I am not sure helmeted hobbits exist.
The cost of any Caesar Miniatures set is about $10. The bag of metal Hobbits was about $5. So for $25 I got the entire Fellowship, and enough Dwarves to make an entire Dwarven army. But more on that later. Note that the Caesar Adventurers set also comes with about 8 other poses. Some Barbarians, a few female types, an armored warrior who would make a pretty good Prince Imrahil and the previously mentioned ranger with a bow who I plan to make Faramir. To put this cost into perspective, you can find a box of metal Fellowship characters for about $22 on Amazon. You almost certainly can get them on Ebay for a similar price. However, you will have only 9 figures for your trouble.
Next up, the Orcs…er…Goblins of the Misty Mountains.