View Full Version : Weathertop in da house!

08-06-2005, 03:15 PM
This was unexpected as I had never recieved an email from FedEx... i just got home in time for the delivery and was like... oh, that's not for me. We have nothing coming. Turns out.. we did!

Very cool sculpt.... not too small if you ask me. The cave with the camp fire is a GREAT touch... and it is a cool touch that there is a staircase in the very back that must run under the entire watchgrounds and comes out at the back... something i didn't actually notice in the films!

08-06-2005, 06:14 PM
I didn't remember that either, but I checked and there it was. When the hobbits hear the first Nazgul shriek, they run through that doorway and up the staircase. Next you see a wide shot of Weathertop with the hobbits emerging from the stairscase on the far side. Both visible on the SSW environment.
http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/8584/fellowshipextd102hi.th.jpg (http://img232.imageshack.us/my.php?image=fellowshipextd102hi.jpg)

08-06-2005, 06:16 PM
Congrats L4!! I had to give this piece the axe for now but would like to come back and grab it later on.

08-06-2005, 06:19 PM
Very cool!

I'll be getting mine on Thursday (one day after my birthday) so it will be a nice little gift. :banana

08-06-2005, 07:33 PM
Can someone provide a closeup of the overhang, there isn't actually the remnants of the fire in there right? :dunno

08-06-2005, 07:54 PM
Yes, you can see the little campfire site underneath the overhang. I couldn't quite get it in focus in this picture.
http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/2684/weathertop3kt.th.jpg (http://img179.imageshack.us/my.php?image=weathertop3kt.jpg)

08-06-2005, 07:56 PM
Thanks for the photo!

That's awesome that the campsite is included. I like it more now than I already did before.

08-06-2005, 08:05 PM
Oh that is really cool, I hadn't heard that mentioned anywhere. :clap

08-06-2005, 11:20 PM
yeah, this little guy is really cool. The little things like the campfire and the staricase... also the grass on the hill looks great and the detail, the tile on the floor vs the rough rock ruins... very cool.. and a very cool moment from the film!

And for $100... it is a steal.

Heart Of Stone
08-07-2005, 01:08 AM
Great environment ! Much thanks DSC(Adam) ! :bow

08-07-2005, 07:19 AM
More pics please!

08-07-2005, 02:27 PM
Mine is coming Tues. should be cool.

08-08-2005, 02:45 PM
I'm getting one, i'ts a must environment.8)

Nemo Nint
08-08-2005, 03:09 PM
<blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr>i'ts a must environment.<hr></blockquote>

You might be able to guess what entered my mind as soon as reading that! <img border=0 src="http://www.maxwellsgoldenhammer.com/emo/banghead_1_.gif" />

08-08-2005, 09:40 PM
Very nice environment. I'm glad I got it.:clap

08-08-2005, 09:44 PM
i can't believe Buckleberry Ferry and Amon Hen will be here so soon too. I am expecting BF this week.. and i forget what the exact timeline was for AH... but it was very soon also. Sad that these will be the last of the environments... but that just means i have to go out and pick up Orthanc!!!!

And agreed... this is a must environment... very very pleased!

08-09-2005, 03:44 AM
Heehee Weathertop looks like it's a big face, with the cave as the mouth. OH we need another of those movies where the pictures move and talk!

08-09-2005, 04:03 AM
it reminds me of an arse

08-09-2005, 04:55 AM
Mine arrived yesterday. It's a nice little piece. Very little.

Mr Fell Beast
08-09-2005, 07:23 PM
L4P can you PLEASE take more pics of this guy!!! I am really on the fence with this one!!!!!:dunno

08-09-2005, 07:33 PM
Sure thing FB... i'll do it tomorrow.. or perhaps tonight. But i will need a volunteer to get them up for me because i just CAN'T do it. Josh helped me out with Gothmog... if you can... send me a pm...

Trust me FB you WILL want this one! I love the environments and this guy is just so cool!!! I also get my Buckleberry Ferry tomorrow too, so i'll take pics of that as well.

08-09-2005, 07:58 PM
I am really on the fence about Weathertop, some pics will definately help. 8o

08-09-2005, 08:48 PM
I have Weathertop and Buckleberry Ferry arriving this week. And then Amon Hen is a week or two more. Wow, 3 Environments all together, ouch time for my Bank Account!


Mr Fell Beast
08-09-2005, 09:43 PM
Well welcome to the club FINALLY!!!! :banana :whip

08-10-2005, 01:37 PM
Here are a couple of shots I took of my new arrival:

http://img354.imageshack.us/img354/5953/wt19qz.th.jpg (http://img354.imageshack.us/my.php?image=wt19qz.jpg) http://img354.imageshack.us/img354/3536/wt25ji.th.jpg (http://img354.imageshack.us/my.php?image=wt25ji.jpg) http://img354.imageshack.us/img354/4487/wt30hb.th.jpg (http://img354.imageshack.us/my.php?image=wt30hb.jpg)

08-10-2005, 01:42 PM
Mine arrived too!

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08-11-2005, 05:49 AM
RoboDad, nice pictures. Looks like a great piece.

08-11-2005, 05:59 AM
Robo those are the best photos I've seen of Weathertop so far. I feel since it's a hill it needs to be higher than the other enviros so I might buy a small glass box to put it on!

08-11-2005, 08:21 AM
Mine arrived from the US this morning. #92/3,000. :yay

08-11-2005, 03:52 PM
Small but very well detailed. Really like it. :banana

08-11-2005, 03:57 PM
RoboDad, great pics. I have mine, arrived today. I love the detail in the tower and statues and the hobbit camp is a nice touch. Mine has grass throughout like yours, but it seems like less color than yours. Maybe the flash of your camera brings out the colors more. I need to take some pics. It is smaller than helm's deep, but bigger than Minas Morgul. Surprisingly heavy too!

I love the piece!

08-11-2005, 04:06 PM
but bigger than Minas Morgul

Bigger in what way?
Im regretting cancelling this piece I might get on the waitlist for it.

08-11-2005, 04:09 PM
It is a very nice piece but unfortunetly mine had a big chip on the base down to the polystone so I'm going to have to get a replacement. :(

Other than that, it is small but very nice and a lot of little details.

08-11-2005, 05:36 PM
My box was nicely crushed at the top corner. Got me worried but all good on the inside. Here's a quick pic. Me likes the staircase.


08-11-2005, 05:42 PM
I was pretty disappointed the first time I saw this on the SS site, but now I'm impressed. Dangit! I just can't start buying environments....Must be strong....


08-11-2005, 05:43 PM
Not thrilled with the paint job, it has the same greenish gray tint, only worse than golden hall. From far away it looks like a greenish lump of clay that a 5 yr old abandoned. It's supposedly inspected. So far, these mass shipments and rush paint jobs have been really unreliable. Why can't they paint throughout the year instead of 3 months during the summer? Mine will probably go back. :bang The sculpt is nice but it should have been bigger.

08-11-2005, 07:28 PM
If yours looks plain greenish gray then someone didn't complete the paint job. On mine the grass is green (naturally), but the rock varies in different shades of gray and brown, with some nice lighter highlights. It looks very natural and realistic to me. Basically, what you see in my pictures is exactly how it looks in normal lighting.

08-11-2005, 07:35 PM
Looks great next to the stone trolls I bet. There all green and mossy as well! :lol


08-11-2005, 08:42 PM
I received mine the other day and it is nice but it is my least favorite of all the environments maybe because to me it is lacking something prominent in it...:(

08-11-2005, 08:44 PM
Lacking WK stabbing Frodo perhaps?! :nazgul :frodo

08-11-2005, 10:12 PM
My room is not extremely well lit, so that is probably why I do not see the colors well. Mine is Mostly Brown, with some gray and green all over. It's well done. It is one of my favorite environments.

On size, if you bought 2 Minas Morgul Back to Back, it would be about the size of Weathertop, so it is twice as big as Minas Morgul but only 1/2 as big as helm's deep.

08-12-2005, 03:14 AM
That's what I'm going to do! Put it ontop of a glass box behind the Stone Trolls! They're near each other location wise too...

08-18-2005, 02:35 PM
I just opened mine today after getting back from vacation... I had several new pieces waiting for me. I REALLY like WT. It's my favorite of the new stuff I received.:banana