Saturday, 24 September 2016

Lord of the Rings Repairs and Rebasing

I have been working on some old LotR models in between toiling in the garden and prepping some Perry plastics.

These Uruk-Hai were from a secondhand lot - and although their former owner started painting them, they have not been cleaned up very well, and I shall definitely have to remove mold lines and re-prime them sparsely before painting them up from start. Well, at least they are on washers, now, only need some filler on the bases after the clean-up.

The Dol Amroth Knight painted as a member of the Order of the Black Swan (my own invention for a kind of 'penal' order for Knights who failed in their sworn duty, used when playing Battle Companies years ago) had to be repaired (shield came off when I toppled a crate with mini boxes in it) - and on closer inspection, I think I shall have to repaint at least his sword.

Lurtz is nearing the stage where I can varnish him (I think I shall remove some of the flock from around his feet, though, and the bowman was another secondhand model that needed a repair, and got rebased as well.

My fiddling with LotR models is a bit all over the place at the moment - I just repair and rebase models to get them off my prepping station when not working on the Perry HYW God of Battles Dol Amroth Men-at-Arms project, and I shall have a lot more space when I have finished all these small side-projects (and I think I shall very soon have to devote a full day off to getting some more of these finished and moved on).


  1. I don't think I've ever bought a second hand figure that *was* properly cleaned of flash and moulding plugs! It's got to the stage that I rarely/never buy 2nd hand "painted" models any more; they're just so much work to clean up and prepare.

    1. These Uruk-Hai were part of a lot with some nicely painted minis that fitted well with my existing collection, so, well, I just routinely get them done along the way.
      But, yes, often painted minis have been badly treated by their former owners (I really don't understand why anybody would paint a model without removing mold lines - spending hours trying to make the mini look as realistic as possible, only to have the paintjob ruined by ugly ridges running all over it).