Archive for December, 2014

Flaming Scimitar

Flaming ScimitarSome progress on the sails of the Flaming Scimitar.

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Flaming Scimitar WIP

After the muted and realistic colour palette of Lord of the Rings I decided to change pace and switch to something more vibrant and cartoony. The Dreadfleet modela are great for this and each one is packed with character. Here is my progress so far on the Flaming Scimitar.

More to follow soon.

The Mouth of Sauron

And thereupon the door of the Black Gate was thrown open with a great clang, and out of it came an embassy from the Black Tower. At its head there rode a tall and evil shape, mounted upon a black horse, if horse it was; for it was huge and hideous, and its face was a frightful mask, more like a skull than a living head, and in the sockets of its eyes and in its nostrils there burned a flame. The rider was robed all in black and black was his lofty helm; yet this was no Ringwraith but a living man. The Lieutenant of the Tower of Barad-dur he was, and his name is remembered in no tale; for he himself had forgotten it, and he said: “I am the Mouth of Sauron”.

Continuing with the Mordor theme, here is my Mouth of Sauron (both on horseback and dismounted). Painting him was relatively simple as he is basically black and silver. The black is Abaddon Black mixed with Kommando Khaki (as described here) and the horse was painted Vallejo Black/Brown and again highlighted by adding Kommando Khaki. To break up the black mud was added to the bottom of the robe using Vallejo German Camo Medium Brown (the same colour as the base) and Mournfang Brown. I kept the mud lighter at the top where it would be dry and darker towards the bottom to simulate wet mud.

The Mouth of SauronThe Mouth of SauronThe Mouth of Sauron

The Mouth of SauronThe Mouth of Sauron

Oh, and here’s another orc. You can never have too many orcs.

Mordor Orc

Mordor Orc Captains

I’ve recently finished painting up a few more orcs for my ever-growing Mordor army. Here are a couple of captains to lead my horde into battle. I’m particularly fond of the orc on the right who is based on ‘Skully’, the orc captain who is at the harbour in the film.

Mordor Orc Captain

Mordor Orc Captain

And here are a few more rank-and-file orcs. These are a mix of the original metal Fellowship of the Ring models and the later Return of the King plastic orcs.

Mordor Orcs

Mordor Orc

Mordor Orc

Mordor Orc

Mordor Orcs

Until next time,

Andy.