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Author Topic: Tolkien Orc Kitbash p.17 - Haradrim troop and Mumakil #1 painted  (Read 17918 times)

Offline Rick W.

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Re: Captain Blood's Tolkien Orc Kitbash (p.13 the Haradrim - plus Mumakil!)
« Reply #195 on: January 15, 2021, 07:38:59 PM »
Great work yet again! I love your kitbashing and thanks again for the continuing inspiration.
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Re: Captain Blood's Tolkien Orc Kitbash (p.13 the Haradrim - plus Mumakil!)
« Reply #196 on: January 15, 2021, 08:16:44 PM »
Exceptional as usual!  Can’t wait to see your interpretation of the color scheme for them.

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Re: Captain Blood's Tolkien Orc Kitbash (p.13 the Haradrim - plus Mumakil!)
« Reply #197 on: January 15, 2021, 09:52:45 PM »
Very nice Richard  :-*
But please get on and do some goodies(tho’ you’re probably waiting on the Vitrix Normans ;)).
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Re: Captain Blood's Tolkien Orc Kitbash (p.13 the Haradrim - plus Mumakil!)
« Reply #198 on: January 15, 2021, 10:24:34 PM »
Outstanding kit bashing of the highest order,as usual Richard 8)
But what I'd really like to see is a picture of your sprue collection! :o
Now that would be a thread to view (pic heavy)  lol


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Re: Captain Blood's Tolkien Orc Kitbash (p.13 the Haradrim - plus Mumakil!)
« Reply #199 on: January 15, 2021, 10:38:19 PM »
Lovely kitbashing. Pretty sure the unidentified head on the final footsoldier is from the GW Mordheim "hairy head" sprue.

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Very clean paintwork, nice bright colors, love 'em  8)
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Re: Captain Blood's Tolkien Orc Kitbash (p.13 the Haradrim - plus Mumakil!)
« Reply #201 on: January 16, 2021, 07:29:25 PM »
Thanks chaps :)

Lovely kitbashing. Pretty sure the unidentified head on the final footsoldier is from the GW Mordheim "hairy head" sprue.

Ah, thank you Tom. Yes, that would make sense. Mason kindly donated a batch of those heads to me a few years ago, and every now and then, one of them finds its way out of the bits box and into a kitbash :)

Very nice Richard  :-*
But please get on and do some goodies(tho’ you’re probably waiting on the Vitrix Normans ;)).

Cheers Guy. You are so right. The Victrix Norman cavalry will form the basis of my Rohirrim / Gondorians. Eventually. Got to make a viable army of baddies first though :)

oh, and if you don’t like the FF Byzantine heads, I’d be happy to take them off your hands...I ended up trimming some of them to fit, but I can always do with more for my unsullied  :D


Thanks Matt lol
Luckily I only bought one frame off an eBay reseller. Like I say, the bodies are rather nice and I've used three of the five already. But the heads are almost Alien-like in their extraordinary length. However, I'll probably hang onto them, just in case...
You have more than enough plastic to be going on with lol ;)




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Re: Captain Blood's Tolkien Orc Kitbash (p.13 the Haradrim - plus Mumakil!)
« Reply #202 on: January 17, 2021, 01:10:37 AM »
Exceptional as usual!  Can’t wait to see your interpretation of the color scheme for them.
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Re: Captain Blood's Tolkien Orc Kitbash (p.13 the Haradrim - plus Mumakil!)
« Reply #203 on: January 17, 2021, 10:40:20 AM »

A superb thread - I really like your vision of how troops from the end of the Third Age should "look", and your use of the vast array of plastic options these days to realise it.   And the kit bashing and painting is as always top notch.   

I working on a mid Third Age Fornost / Angmar project at the moment to do games using Oathmark.  GB plastic late romans, dark age infantry, saxons and vikings, FF Russians and metals by Wargames Foundry (Late Romans, Arthurians) and Newline (Arthurians and Late Romans - underrated in my view) are all going into the mix.

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Re: Captain Blood's Tolkien Orc Kitbash (p.13 the Haradrim - plus Mumakil!)
« Reply #204 on: January 17, 2021, 12:00:06 PM »
Thank you. Your project sounds interesting! Looking forward to seeing it  :)

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Re: Captain Blood's Tolkien Orc Kitbash (p.13 the Haradrim - plus Mumakil!)
« Reply #205 on: January 17, 2021, 12:37:14 PM »
Excellent work Richard; very much enjoying and being informed by your ‘novel’ interpretations (though I’m a ‘movie’ man myself).  8) :-*
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Re: Captain Blood's Tolkien Orc Kitbash (p.13 the Haradrim - plus Mumakil!)
« Reply #206 on: January 17, 2021, 12:47:06 PM »
Brill. Those nellies really do the trick  8)

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Re: Captain Blood's Tolkien Orc Kitbash (p.13 the Haradrim - plus Mumakil!)
« Reply #207 on: January 19, 2021, 02:19:48 PM »
Thanks friends :)

Excellent work Richard; very much enjoying and being informed by your ‘novel’ interpretations (though I’m a ‘movie’ man myself).  8) :-*

Thanks Steve. Don't get me wrong, I love Peter Jackson's movies beyond reason (well the LOTR trilogy, maybe not The Hobbit trilogy quite so much). I just wanted to recreate something closer to what Tolkien actually describes (fundamentally simple, Dark Ages / early medieval arms and armour). Rather than the roccoco output of the overheated imaginations of a generation of 'Tolkien interpreters' ;)

Anyway... Here's the first group of Uruk-Hai. As mentioned above, some are more deliberately manlike / half-orcish - certainly bigger and less 'creature-like' than regular orcs...
They're meant to have an S-rune on their helms, but I figured that would be a step too far even for me lol









The orcish kitbash company thus far... :)



Plenty more to come! Haradrim, Mumakil, Trolls, warg riders, and more of both varieties of orc...


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Re: Tolkien Orc Kitbash p.14 'We are the fighting Uruk-Hai' (Painted!)
« Reply #208 on: January 19, 2021, 03:19:00 PM »
Wonderful figures and painting.  :-*
You are the undisputed master of kit bashing.

I find the bright green a bit Elvish rather than Uruk Hai but the standard of modelling and painting is magnificent

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Re: Tolkien Orc Kitbash p.14 'We are the fighting Uruk-Hai' (Painted!)
« Reply #209 on: January 19, 2021, 03:19:38 PM »
At the risk of repeating myself, they look bloody marvellous mate.

Particularly like the white hand shields and the weathering, oh...and the choice of   palette, kitbashing...poses etc etc etc

 8)

 

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