The White Council & Eagles (+ Radagast) Are Coming!

January 23, 2015 by brennon

As well as all those Sci-Fi things there's also the release of Radagast on Eagle and The White Council - Vanquishers of the Necromancer at Dol Guldur for The Hobbit. We had a look at them back when the leaks popped up but lets see what we think about the full on pre-orders from Games Workshop...

Radagast on Great Eagle

Radagast is shown mounted atop his Great Eagle holding onto his hat in a rather comical pose that captures his character very well. I like the whimsy of this piece and the sculpting is pretty good. Admittedly I think you could probably do some easy conversion work with one of the plastic eagles and a Radagast miniature but otherwise it's a nice piece.

The White Council

The White Council are still a set I'm on the fence about. I kind of like the sculpted detail for Elrond, Galadriel and Saruman but I think the painting is kind of spoiling the image for me. Elrond is still in a rather awkward pose and I would have had him in his arms out, sword drawn stance where you first see him appear in Battle of the Five Armies. Or maybe even with his sword up high deflecting a blow.

Galadriel is very much in her war stance and I like the tattered dress but I think I would have painted her different. I actually also like her 'war form' from Fellowship of the Ring and would prefer to use that miniature I think. Last but not least is Saruman who looks much better but I still don't like the painting.

Overall, not a bad haul but nothing overly awesome to write home about. At least they're still producing stuff for the game!

What do you think?

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