|Taking the hobbits to Isengard? Well, not really since they serve the red eye.|
These are the metal figures from the old Lord of the Rings line, sculpted by the Perry Twins. Well, not the ancient line from the eighties, but from the early 00-ies when the movies came out, before GW started to do them in plastic. (Games Workshop made figures for Middle Earth RolePlay back in the day in case you wonder what I'm diddling about...)
|'Ullo sunshine. Fancy a pint and a quick snog?|
I do like the Lord of the Rings game from GW, but I have long since given up trying to collect all the figures for the game. I would if I could though, but even I have limits. But since these are nice figures I started to prep them, remove mold lines and glue them to their bases and tallying up their numbers.
|Today they would all make a living as professional football hooligans.|
|If you stick your weapon on a stick, you can stick it to the enemy from some distance.|
|Of course, hitting the enemy from a greater distance is better.|
- Basecoat: Army Painter Leather Brown spray.
- Flesh: GW Foundation Tallarn Flesh or Wargames Foundry Flesh (base).
- Animal skins and tanned leather: GW Foundation Iyanden Darksun.
- Leather armour: Wargames Foundry Slate Grey (base).
- Metal armour: A light drybrush or stippling of Vallejo Gun Metal.
- Rat tails on Grishnakh: GW Foundation Dheneb Stone.
- Red details: Vallejo Crimson Gore.
- Finally everyone was dunked in Army Painter Strong Tone dip.
So there you have it. I will have a rummage around in the garage for my old Lord of the Rings figures, with a little bit of luck I have some more orcs stashed away. Ideally I would like to have six more archers for a full unit of levies, and eight more orcs with shields for another unit of Warriors. That would get me a four point warband for Saga. And maybe I will buy some of the nice plastic Warg Riders since some of the factions in Saga get to take cavalry.
And who knows, maybe I will start to play Lord of the Rings again?