Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Entry 1 of the Painting Challenge - 28mm Uruk-Hai from GW

In keeping with tradition, my first entry is six models. It's a nice easy number that breaks the rust off without being overwhelming.




These are 28mm Isengard Uruk-Hai warriors from Games Workshop. I've been puttering away at this army for over a decade. In the last year I've added some much needed models, but more on those later in the challenge.

This entry is just six rank and file troopers. Five sword and shield and one pike.

Two of the guys at the local store built Helm's Deep. It's one of the best models I've seen of the fortress. Naturally we need to have a lot of Uruks to fight out the siege.

Pike from the rear.
I paint my troops to match the description from the books, not the movies. That means a black circle with the white hand on the shield and an elvish S rune on the helmet.

"There were four goblin-soldiers of greater stature, swart, slant-eyed, with thick legs and large hands.  They were armed with short broad-bladed swords, not with the curved scimitars usual with Orcs; and they had bows of yew, in length and shape like the bows of Men.  Upon their shields they bore a strange device: a small white hand in the centre of a black field; on the front of their iron helms was set an S-rune, wrought of some white metal."


There will be more Uruks coming across the table during the challenge, but for now, on to other forces.


10 comments:

  1. Excellent work! I always enjoy seeing your handiwork on the Uruk Hai.
    Good to see action on your painting desk.

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    1. Thanks Jonathan. It was a long dry spell.

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  2. I like it. Camera is washing out the S on the helmet though.

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    1. I had too much daylight coming in from behind me. There will be more so I'll make sure I get a good shot of that.

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  3. A fabulous start to your challenge.

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  4. I liked this entry and like the fact that you're trying to be true to the Tolkien books.

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    1. Thank you Padre. I love the movies for the sheer spectacle. I do not approve of the changes from the books though.

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  5. They look fierce and beautiful, excellent job!

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    1. Thanks Phil. Fierce I was working towards. I guess beautiful is just a nice side effect.

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