Sunday, January 10, 2021

Saruman And His Fighting Uruk-Hai



For the past year I've been slowly re-reading (and in the case of some of the more esoteric titles, reading for the first time) the entire Tolkien oeuvre. I think I'm at six or seven books now, and am just finishing 'The Two Towers'. Gosh, they're just so darn good - it's kind of humbling to reacquaint oneself with the fountainhead of epic fantasy literature.

Reading Tolkien is a complete nostalgia trip for me as I have very fond memories of reading the trilogy while on a month-long family camping trip in the Prairies. I keenly remember burning out several flashlight batteries reading late into the night. So good. Anyway, here we have Saruman and four of his Uruk-Hai orcs (the nasty ones, you know, the ones with serious anger management issues). Such great models due to the fact that they are the old, rare metal ones which I adore. The colour scheme for the Uruks are from my good friend Nick who gifted a few of these to me a couple years ago.





Next Up: A Sci-Fi take on a Golem.

- Curt

9 comments:

  1. more fab work. And today's confession is I've never read Lord of the Rings. I am banned from the Challenge?:)

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    1. Good lord. You should try the audiobooks while you're painting - they're very good!

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  2. Quite good work, particularly the white hands on the redish skin.

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  3. Great painting Curt. I like that shaped base as well.

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