|Pict 853: Uruk-Hai Scout Army 2020|
|Pict 854: Uruk-Hai Scouts and Ballista Loader|
Whilst acquiring the Scouts, I also got a second Ballista loader and proceeded to paint him alongside the Scouts. He might simply get used as a pikeman once the opportunity arises.
|Pict 855: Mauhur (Conversion)|
To upgrade the Scouts to marauders, I had to get myself a Mauhur. There once was a metal miniature for him but nowadays he's only availiable in Finecast. Since the rest of the army is metal that surely was not an option so I had to go about converting one. Mauhur is pretty much only a Scout with two swords and a cape and thus it was easy enough: The main body is just one of the runing Scouts, the right hand was missing in this case, so that Lurtz had to donate one. The right arm and shoulder are from another Lurtz, this time the one just holding his bow. And lasty the sword in the left hand comes from Uglúk. I'm pretty happy with how he turned out and of course I like him better than the original model now!
|Pict 856: Haleth, Aldor, Eorl|
|Pict 857: Haleth, Aldor, Eorl|
To have some more opponents for my Uruks I then swiched over to more Rohan heroes. First up were Aldor and Haleth - two of the newer models made by ForgeWorld. They painted up reasanobly quickly since they are pretty much Rohan Warriors with a little extra. I guess they will really shine in a Defense of Helm's Deep army and I just might have to write up a list to try them out.
I also wanted to try out the new Helm Hammerhand profile and because my ForgeWorld order had not yet arrived I decided to prox him with a different legenday king of Rohan: Eorl, the guy who started the whole thing. It's a good thing that I did because I don't think I'd paint him anytime soon otherwise. The pose is quite nice but the face seems to be a victim of casting issues rather often. It went ok, but I had to guess where the eyes on the model were rathern than having them modeled on there. Next up will have to be the Eorl mounted and of course Helm himself!
|Pict 858: Gandalf the White (WIP)|
And lastly here's a WIP. I never acually painted any Gandalf the White miniatures. When I started playing he was simply to expensive (it's got nothing to do with me being unable to use magic effectively!). But now that I'm spending some more time in Rohan, he jumped to the top of the queue. I went for a grey cloak to mimic the scene of him coming into the hall of Meduseld but not wuite having revealed himself.