Wednesday, 6 February 2019

The Three Hunters

It's sheer coincidence that I have painted these metal versions of the Three Hunters, just as a new set in plastic has been released. I have had metal figures representing the members of the Fellowship of the Ring for a long time, just never got round to painting them. As interest in the Tolkien stories has risen recently in the Nord household, I dug out these three figures to make a start on painting all nine.

I wanted three running figures, to replay the hunt scenes from the tale. Aragorn, Gimli and Legolas pursue a host of uruk hai across the plains of Rohan, knowing that they have captured the hobbits Merry and Pippin. In the book (and film) they meet Eomer and his riders, discovering that the uruks have been destroyed, thus ending the chase. But imagine if that had not been the case and the hunters had finally caught up with their prey. That would make an interesting scenario to play out.

With the Lord of the Rings range, I am aiming for fast but decent painting - they are an antidote to the painstaking, careful stuff of late. They were completed quite rapidly, one session to get some base colours and metals on them, a second session to work the detail into the faces and slap on the bases, then a third session to complete the clothing and belts. Given the time spent on them, I am reasonably happy with them. It's a shame that Aragorn has lost some of his clothing in the chase, but I did not have a cloaked running figure. Now, all that remains is to paint the prey.....

5 comments:

Michael Awdry said...

Beautiful work!

Michał Kucharski said...

Agree! great work!

Paul Whittaker said...

Thanks guys, I like em!

Matt Crump said...

Nice figures .........🙂

Terry Silverthorn said...

For fast painted figures, they turned out exquisitely!

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