Continuing my epic trawl through the haul of second hand Lord of the Rings miniatures, I have returned to my Middle Earth first love. That has been, and always will be, Saruman. Not just because he was played by Sir Christopher Lee - of whose magnificence I have spoken before - but because he is a much more interesting character than Sauron (or at least the Sauron of the Third Age).
In amongst the Haul I found some Uruk Hai Beserkers; perfect for Dragon Rampant bellicose foot and pretty tasty in the Lord of the Rings game itself. So I set to work with the Biostrip:
This is one of the rare occasions where I am actually completely happy with how they turned out. The skin tone is spot on and I managed not to screw up the White Hand markings.
Speaking of which, lurking in a recent purchase was a Lurtz. I stripped then painted him up and was very happy with the face, so I took a picture in case I wrecked it with the White Hand marking:
Thankfully, I didn't.
Lastly, at the car boot sale on Sunday I grabbed 20 men of Gondor for £8; mainly as the eldest likes Knights. And, true to form he asked me to paint him some of them up.