Wednesday, April 24, 2013


   Mauhúr is an Uruk-hai Captain, an instinctive, merciless and relentless hunter. His warband of Marauders are almost completely tireless, able to cover great distances at speed - once the prey is in their sights, there can be no escape. Mauhúr wears armour only across his torso, as well as armoured boots, and a short cloak. 
   The original model is very nice but is a finecast one. I have the blister of Shagrat and Gorbag, the kit where Shagrat holds the Mithril coat. I don't really like this Shagrat model version. I think it is very short for such a famous Hero! On the other hand, Shagrat War Leader model has the proper height according to my standards. So, the problem solved - I found my Mauhúr!


   I changed the Mithril cloak with a war axe and I gave him a Numenor Warrior's shield. As a named Captain, he has to distinguish among his Marauders! His height doesn't help, so I placed him on some ruins! Mauhúr now is ready for raids!

   Below you can see a Marauder, my Mauhúr (ex-Shagrat) and Shagrat War Leader!

   And of course the "family photo" of all the Uruk-hai Captains! From left to right: Ugluk, Vrasku,  a no-named Captain and Mauhúr!

   That's it for today! Stay tuned for more!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Gorbag, Orc Captain

   Gorbag is a named Captain of Mordor, the leader of the contingent of Orcs from Minas Morgul. He is a cunning and cruel individual. I wanted to give him a shield to increase his D value but instead of holding it I decided to make him step on it! On a Minas Tirith Warrior's shield, to be exact! In fact, he is so foxy that the opponents may think he doesn't have any shield, but actually he has one!


   I grabbed the opportunity to paint the eyes of my previous Orc Captains. No red eye dots anymore!  

   And of course the famous Shagrat:

   The old time classic "family photo". Only Grishnakh is missing!

   That's it for today! Stay tuned for more!
   Andrew Saunders welcome on board!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Dwellers in the Dark WIP (Part 2)

   The other day I bought two models of "Gulavhar, The Terror of Arnor" for a very - very nice price! Why? Because, I wanted to convert these miniatures to "Dwellers in the Dark" and add them to my previous two, so that I will have a colony of these evil creatures at the end!   

Dwellers in the Dark

   The main idea was to keep the bodies of Gulavhar models and replace only their heads with the remaining ones of the Dwellers. A couple of skeletons, the dead warrior of the Wild Warg Chieftain set and some rocks were used to decorate the bases!

   The first step, to stick the wings on the bodies, was the most time consuming part of the assembly! The wings are very heavy and only with the help of pins they stay on their places. The heads and the hands didn't bring any problem at all. Furthermore, I tried to avoid the twin effect by differentiating the height of the two models. The Gulavhar miniature stands on a rock, so I cut one of these rocks and reduced its height by half. 

   After many hours and a lot of green stuff the two Dwellers were ready:

Dweller in the Dark A

Too many bones!

Dweller in the Dark B

The "birthday cake" base!

   That's it for today! Stay tuned for more!
   Nathan Watt, welcome on board!

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