Saturday, 13 December 2014

From SteH - Uruk Hai Scouts - A starter for ten! (30 Points)


It looks like the Challenge has had a roaring start with many people surging out of the starters gate liked the proverbial greyhounds after the tatty pretend rabbit. Me, I'm more like the scruffy old scotty dog with myopic eyes and a nervous twitch, struggling to chase the spider that sneaked out from the skirting board. But I digress!



My first entry to my first challenge are some of Games Workshops Uruk Hai scouts from their Lord of the Rings range. These are the metal versions that have been lingering about for ages on my painting table and, since I moved to NZ and have finally found both my painting mojo and an opponent who plays GW's LoTR game for fun rather than to win I thought it wise to use the challenge to get some focus into my painting activity. Therefore expect to see more LoTR models to come (with a little WW2 chucked in for good measure).


And it's only good and proper that those pesky scouts have a leader who can not only fill them with cuddly warm thoughts on doing their (evil) duty but also provide lunch - Ugluk!



So that's a piddly 30pts methinks for six 28mm figures. Not exactly the points bomb that others seem capable of but as Tamsin said recently, it's not a sprint, it's a marathon people so I'm happy with that to get me off the blocks!




From Curt:
Is there something going on I don't know about? What's with all the LotR submissions this year? It's completely weird as when I kicked off the Challenge with Boromir I thought, 'Well, this will be a bit out of left field...' Not that I'm complaining, mind you, as the entries have all been wonderful but I do find it kinda wild. Maybe it's the impending last movie for The Hobbit that is making us nostalgic for the first three movies?  
 
Anyway, I digress. Great work here, Ste. I really like the Uruk captain brandishing the goblin head. It just makes you want to yell out the classic line,  'Looks like meat's back on the menu, boys!' 

24 comments:

  1. What a lovely (?) bunch of Uruks. They really look the biz :)

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  2. Those are great looking models. You've really done them justice. I like those old metal models better than the plastics. They're tough to find these days.

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    1. I don't know, I've played with Scotts plastics and they're pretty nice g(lovely). I think metal is more forgiving as you don't have to suggest definition as its their in spades!

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  3. I like your opening prose!

    Nice first entry and the leader is properly gruesome!

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    1. Thanks Anne, with the quality of some of the entries I guess I need to keep people interested with something other than my painting!

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  4. Welcome across the start line Ste. Lovely job on these .

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    1. Thanks Dave, I'm keeping it slow and steady!

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  5. Yay! More Uruks, this challenge can't have enough Uruks in my opinion!

    Nicely done, I really admire the painting style you've used here.

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    1. Don't worry there's more to come (as well as wargs, orcs, trolls and the odd ranger)

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  6. Great work Ste, nice tones and shading. I look forward to seeing these guys on the table.

    Fun thought but wouldn't it be cool see see all the LOTR models lined up at end of challenge for a final epic good vs evil battle :) I think someones spreadsheet skill might be good at tracking whats getting submitted...

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    1. You'll see them soon mate, never fear.

      Ok who's good with a spreadsheet?

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  7. Nice to see so many cool LOTR entries this year!

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  8. There must be something in the air. Just had an email from one of my old friends not seen him in 10 years wanting to do some Merp!

    These figure would be perfect for merp or LotR I always like bow armed figures but baddies never seem to have them in sufficient numbers. Terrific to see these scouts it really is. Lots more please.

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  9. Nice work Ste. I like the expression on Ugluk's face...

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  10. Excellent scouts. "they done need their legs"....:) Meaty goodness. Cheers

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  11. It would be a shame to move to NZ and NOT start painting LotR figs - that's practically the law...
    ; )

    Lovely work on those thugs, Ste, looking forward to seeing more of your work in the Challenge!

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  12. Fantastic group of Uruk-Hai. I like a lot their "dusty" look, perfect for them.

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  13. Nice work on these. Do I smell a LotR side duel in the air.

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    1. Duel?
      With the amount of Lord of the Rings entries it's starting to look like a war

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  14. Very nice work. The skin tones do look great.

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  15. As others have pointed out, what better place to grow one's LotR minis hobby than in New Zealand?

    Technical note: when I try and click on the pics in this post, my computer tries to download a file marked "p.txt"...?

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    1. I have no idea why it's doing that and I don't possess the original image files to swap out...

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