This is the fourth one based on a Rohirrim king (of Rohan) who was one of the nine mortal men Sauron gifted with a ring of power. Like king Theoden he was corrupted by evil but with no chance of redemption as Sauron's One Ring fed his greed and hate through his own ring until his spirit was turned black and bonded with the ring and Mordor. Now living as an undead corporeal form but still with traits from his Rohirrim ancestry in this guise he tries to steal an Elven ring of power from Gandalf with his other eight Wraith kinsmen at Dol Guldur but unexpectedly they then have to face Lord Elrond and Saruman The White while Lady Galadriel protects an unconscious Gandalf.
The Riders Of Rohan were Rohirrim and their designs heavily based on Celtic and Viking culture, clothing, armour, weapons etc.. which is why this Wraith has a very Viking look to him but more of a fantasy Viking as I was heavily influenced by the film "Pathfinder" and the Viking portrayed by Clancy Brown. I also used the "The Hobbit: TBOFA" reference pics of this particular Wraith to shape my design but wasn't happy with some of the original design choices as they looked far too Elvish to be a mortal Rohirrim king, I believe these characters might have been rushed a bit as they only seem to have created six designs for the nine wraith, so a few were doubled up in the battle scene which was quite short.
Other The Hobbit:TBOFA finished figure threads so far:
The Hobbit Greco-Roman Wraith From The Dol Guldur Battle Last Bits Done New Pics
My Finished Custom Easterling Wraith From The Hobbit:TBOFA
My Scratch Built Custom Haradrim Wraith finished Outdoors Pics.
My very long WIP build thread for all these and more LOTR related figures:
Marathon LOTR/Hobbit 16 Figures WIP Rohirrim Wraith The Chosen Fur..It's Alive!
LOTR Rohirrim and Rohan warrior figures 6":
My Custom Rohirrim Wraith:
Sorry didn't bring them all outside this time for a group shot as we've been having torrential downpours recently. Has anyone else noticed that my Wraith seem to be an insect/arachnid theme? Mantis, beetle, scorpion and now tarantula? Must be subconscious! LOL.