Work continues on trying to add to my Isengard force to give me some options. Although Saruman is a powerful leader, he’s not a front line fighter. So up steps Lurtz!
Lurtz is one of the better additions that were made to Lord of the Rings for the movies and in game he adds some much needed combat power.
The model is actually second hand, and cam painted. It just needed a bit of touching up on some chipped extremities, a wash and a bit of detailing, such as the teeth, eyes and white hand - this was something I couldn’t avoid for Lurtz as it’s very much part of his look.
Seeing as I was going to have to paint one white hand, I decided to inquest my fears as add some to my berserkers (the one on the left had one on his helmet). They could be better, but they look okay.
Whilst I was tidying things up, I decided to cut up one of my unpainted Uruk-Hai to add a shield to my banner bearer (for added defence) and switch my captain’s axe for a sword. As an axe is not actually an option for an Uruk-Hai captain, leaving it as it was would cost me five points for no massive gain.
This isn’t all I’ve been painting, my other work will be along in a few days, and if you listen closely, you might just hear hoofbeats in the distance.
As ever, if you’re interesting in starting an Isengard army, pop along to Outpost Miniatures to pick yourself up a box: