(Edit: I've switched out the word Ohtari for Dírnaith. Ohtari seems to be a word referring to a mounted soldier. More anon.)
It's probably fitting for the first miniature-specific post to feature one of the three units of Dírnaith (Sind./ man-spearhead) that I've painted for the Wars of Arthedain.
These are ex-Mithril soldiers of Minas Tirith that were once available from Time Machine Miniatures. They are based for Armati. The spears have been removed from the right hand and replaced with pikes from Old Glory. They are more likely to break than bend, but I hate bendy spears.
The history around these figs, as told to me by the caster, is that Mithril Miniatures couldn't sell "wargame miniatures" due to the rights being awarded to, well, the guys who currently hold the rights - aka Sauron's Workshop. These figs were removed from the Mithril catalogue and TMM purchased them.
TMM has since re-focused on 54mm vignette-style miniatures, but perhaps
it's possible to ask the proprietor to cast some as a special order?
Somewhere I have target shields for these troops - only I'll need to dremel the White Tree of Gondor off each one before mounting. Funny how this project had stalled...