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We are the fighting Uruk-hai!

Thu Jan 15, 2015 9:32 pm

Hi all. I've been collecting Lord of the Rings minis since their release. Last year I stupidly sold most of them. Trying to build up the collection again and decided to start with my favourite force from Middle Earth, the Uruk-hai of the White Hand, the Legions of Saruman. I'd sold most of my painted Uruk-hai force but discovered around 80 unpainted.

The Uruk-hai captain was my first experiment with GW's new paint range earlier last year (I think!) and the first Uruk-hai I had painted since the Two Towers range was released. As happy as I was with my old Uruk-hai paint jobs, this new guy was a vast improvement and I hoped I could replicate it.

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Many months pass and I sell off much of my Lord of the Rings collection. Instant regret sets in. Thankfully I find the stash of around 80 Uruk-hai and in December I get started anew with my War-band. Hoping I can replicate the paint job of the Uruk-hai captain I painted all those months ago I set to work on a plastic scout and was pleased with the result.

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So over the Christmas period I set to work on some more miniatures and here is my progress so far. Very productive for me and probably more miniatures painted in a month than I did for the rest of 2014.

Uruk-hai Scouts
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Uruk-hai Archers:
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Uruk-hai Pikemen:
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Lurtz and Banner bearer:
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A shot of everything painted so far:
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Next up on the to paint list are 8 berserkers and 8 Warg riders.

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Re: We are the fighting Uruk-hai!

Thu Jan 15, 2015 10:19 pm

Excellent work mate, keep rockin'
Love the muscles of your Uruks, nice work on the bases too
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Re: We are the fighting Uruk-hai!

Fri Jan 16, 2015 12:40 am

Very nice army going! Your models look great! You can paint very well!

My only comment/critique is the glove colors. That light leather color just isn't working for me. If you like it, thats great. Just not something for me!
Baruk Khazâd! Khazâd ai-mênu!

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Re: We are the fighting Uruk-hai!

Fri Jan 16, 2015 1:00 am

Cheers guys. Thanks for your comments.

The glove colour does seem to have got brighter the more models I painted,as I was getting lazy and skipping a layer of brown wash or two. Looking at the photos Lurtz's and the banner man's gloves stand out a lot. I just wanted something different from all the dark brown I was using :lol: I'm reasonably happy with the colour I just might tone it down a bit on some of the models where it's very bright.

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Re: We are the fighting Uruk-hai!

Fri Jan 16, 2015 2:03 am

I think with mine I just kept the dark leather color for the sake of assembly line painting. They are packed up though so it's not easy to run down and check. In fact, I need to photograph them.

Thanks for the inspiration!
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Re: We are the fighting Uruk-hai!

Fri Jan 16, 2015 6:23 am

Nice work!

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Re: We are the fighting Uruk-hai!

Fri Jan 16, 2015 4:31 pm

These are very cleanly painted. Great work, an army worthy for sure. They were my favorite to paint too, I think the white hands are striking and make the force look fantastic.
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Re: We are the fighting Uruk-hai!

Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:24 am

Great to meet another Isengard enthusiast!

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Re: We are the fighting Uruk-hai!

Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:59 am

Ditto!

Love the army, you've done a great job.

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Re: We are the fighting Uruk-hai!

Fri May 29, 2015 1:47 pm

How did you do the skin? I really like it.

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