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Author Topic: Tolkien Orc Kitbash p.24 - Second batch of Uruk-Hai, and more trolls painted.  (Read 28834 times)

Offline Hobgoblin

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Re: Tolkien Orc Kitbash p.20 - More Haradrim!
« Reply #300 on: June 17, 2021, 08:53:12 PM »
Outstanding! They look fantastic! The black clothing's beautifully handled, in particular. Do you have any particular plans for gaming with them? I see they're in a Rampantish dozen.

"'More Men going to Mordor,' he [Gollum] said in a low voice. 'Dark faces. We have not seen Men like these before... They are fierce. They have black eyes, and long black hair, and gold rings in their ears... lots of beautiful gold. And some have red paint on their cheeks, and red cloaks and their flags are red, and the tips of their spears; and they have round shields, yellow and black with big spikes. Not nice; very cruel wicked Men they look. Almost as bad as Orcs, and much bigger. Sméagol thinks they have come out of the South beyond the Great River's end..."

A crucial bit of info on Orcs size in there - and Gollum's all too familiar with the Uruks of Mordor. If memory serves, that observation of Gollum's is not too far from the discovery of the "place of awful feast and slaughter" - where Orcs have been feasting on Men of Gondor. (It's not the size of the dog in the fight, etc. ...)

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Re: Tolkien Orc Kitbash p.20 - More Haradrim!
« Reply #301 on: June 17, 2021, 08:55:50 PM »
Very, very nice painting and kit bashing  :-*
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Re: Tolkien Orc Kitbash p.20 - More Haradrim!
« Reply #302 on: June 17, 2021, 09:01:27 PM »
Those pics aren't Haradrim, they're a Calormene from the Narnia books!

I know, I didn't say they wus.  lol I'm just saying what image I had of what the Haradrim looked like in my head, back in the early days of my JRRT interest.

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Re: Tolkien Orc Kitbash p.20 - More Haradrim!
« Reply #303 on: June 17, 2021, 09:44:48 PM »
I know, I didn't say they wus.  lol I'm just saying what image I had of what the Haradrim looked like in my head, back in the early days of my JRRT interest.

I loved those illustrations as a kid. All the swords looked like long pins.
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Re: Tolkien Orc Kitbash p.20 - More Haradrim!
« Reply #304 on: June 17, 2021, 09:57:05 PM »
I'm sure I read somewhere that Tolkien very much approved of Pauline Baynes' illustrations of his works - so one might imagine that the Calormenes are not a million miles from the Haradrim. Her Farmer Giles of Ham stuff is brilliant - and there's some Middle Earth stuff from Bilbo's song that can't be found online (or is beyond my powers of Googling ...).

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Re: Tolkien Orc Kitbash p.20 - More Haradrim!
« Reply #305 on: June 17, 2021, 10:14:47 PM »
Gordon Bennet as they used to say!  :-* :-* :-*


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Re: Tolkien Orc Kitbash p.20 - More Haradrim!
« Reply #306 on: June 18, 2021, 09:33:41 PM »
I'm sure I read somewhere that Tolkien very much approved of Pauline Baynes' illustrations of his works - so one might imagine that the Calormenes are not a million miles from the Haradrim. Her Farmer Giles of Ham stuff is brilliant - and there's some Middle Earth stuff from Bilbo's song that can't be found online (or is beyond my powers of Googling ...).

I've got that. Though I bought it recently from a 2nd Hand book shop.
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Re: Tolkien Orc Kitbash p.20 - More Haradrim!
« Reply #307 on: June 18, 2021, 10:07:47 PM »
I've got that. Though I bought it recently from a 2nd Hand book shop.

It's got a nice illustration of some orcs in red armour, if I remember correctly.

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Re: Tolkien Orc Kitbash p.20 - More Haradrim!
« Reply #308 on: June 19, 2021, 01:47:31 AM »
It's got a nice illustration of some orcs in red armour, if I remember correctly.

As does her rendition of the map; which incidentally I recreated on my wall in my bedroom age 12(very forgiving parents of an artistic bent).
And brilliant kit bashing Richard.
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Re: Tolkien Orc Kitbash p.20 - More Haradrim!
« Reply #309 on: June 19, 2021, 10:49:32 AM »
Cheers Guy  :)

Outstanding! They look fantastic! The black clothing's beautifully handled, in particular. Do you have any particular plans for gaming with them? I see they're in a Rampantish dozen.

Indeed. Dragon Rampant is the plan :)

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Re: Tolkien Orc Kitbash p.20 - More Haradrim!
« Reply #310 on: June 24, 2021, 10:51:30 PM »
Those pics aren't Haradrim, they're a Calormene from the Narnia books!

^ Brilliant

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Re: Tolkien Orc Kitbash p.20 - More Haradrim!
« Reply #311 on: June 24, 2021, 11:18:28 PM »
These Southrons are just beautiful, Richard. The freehand snake especially. Very expressive

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Re: Tolkien Orc Kitbash p.20 - More Haradrim!
« Reply #312 on: June 25, 2021, 07:40:22 AM »
:) Thanks Peder.

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Re: Tolkien Orc Kitbash p.20 - More Haradrim!
« Reply #313 on: June 26, 2021, 01:06:40 AM »
Master of kitbashing. War of Roses, orcs, Haradrim... all superb.
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Re: Captain Blood's Tolkien Orc Kitbash
« Reply #314 on: June 26, 2021, 06:19:17 AM »
Oh dear.  You already make me feel inadequate in WW2 and historicals - do you have to go and get into fantasy too?
   lol lol

I feel that way with almost anything people post here.
Great work on those Orcs.  They are very evocative of a lot of the Tolkien artwork from the 80's.
Still wanting to see you do one in the chain dungarees.  :D

 

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