Thursday, 9 January 2014

RP No 147 - Sauron, Lord of the Ring




Another entry into Curt's Analogue Painting Challenge, this is my entry into the Villain Bonus round, I'm currently in 6th place in the bonus round and (29th overall, when this was posted), I'm up against some very very stiff competition, Curt's Russian's and Sydney's Mata Hari are both running away with it,  and well deservedly so!!! So if you haven't voted on the Bonus round get on over and do so, you don't have to be in the Challenge to vote!!!

I was a bit stuck on what to paint up for the villain bonus round, so I dug deep down into the layers of my leadpile and found these figures wrapped in a bit of loo roll. To be honest I'd forgotten I even had these figures, and I don't remember buying them??? I must have bought it for my nephew Connor around 10 years ago, when he was collecting the Games Workshop Lord of the Rings figures, which incidentally are up for sale, if anyone's interested??? I'll get some pics soon.


Now as you may know I'm not a real fan of Fantasy figures and I don't actually own any myself, I prefer historical periods, so I was a bit like  
"Oh God, how the hell am I gonna paint this bloody thingy???" 
There was lots of twitching and itching and quite a bit of swearing, in the end I looked a little like Woogie below!

You ever had a Whitehead on your eyeball Curt??? Hmm?

Elendil and Isildur lying prone.




The Dark Lord Sauron is driven by a consuming desire to dominate all of Middle-earth. From his stronghold in Mordor, Sauron controls many servants and all who fight for Evil, bow to his will. Sauron is the most powerful Hero in The Lord of The Ring Strategy Battle Game, to face him in combat is to face death.




But if you've got a broken sharp pointy thing, you may be in luck??


71 comments:

  1. Nicely done pictures, there Rayolla. That thing looks scary.

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  2. That is a big and imposing figure nearly as tall as Postie!. Nicely done mate!

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    1. He's on a par with stumpy, your right!

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  3. Nice job Ray, They are an amazing looking set of figures. Nice job on them.

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  4. Like you, I'm not a fantasy fan, but these are really good. I hadn't realised Sauron was that big - bit of a catch-weight contest, that one? Very scary - as Dark Lords go, he's a frightener. To preserve his image, I understand his agent has stopped him doing his part-time pole-dancing job on Saturdays, and he didn't get the checkout job at Aldi, so he spends his off-duty time on the PlayStation at the moment.

    Poor old Sauron is a bit typecast, I guess.

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    1. I heard he's defying his agent and secretly entertaining the local lads down the Seedy Plum under the pseudonym Scarlet Bubbbies??? But what do I know???

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  5. Looking great!

    This is actually the first (and one of the very few) lord of the Rings minis I ever painted. I personally think it is one of the best in the range, even though it looks quiet boring at first glance. And you have done it great justice!

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  6. I will admit that I was somewhat surprised when I saw this from you, but the painting is excellent.

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    1. Thanks Tamsin, I'm full of surprises!!!

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  7. Nice! I would surely be interested in some lotr miniatures for my collection. Could you forward me some pictures and prices to: wargamenewsandterrain@hotmail.be ?

    Kind regards

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    1. Yep will do, when I get a chance and take a few pics.

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  8. Best figure from the films, very atmospheric looking.

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    1. I secretly enjoyed painting it Matt, but don't tell anyone.....

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  9. Bloody good job Ray - I demand you paint more LOTR stuff!

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  10. Wicked find in the bottom of the box! Nice details on the figures, Ray.

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    1. It was a good find and perfick for the villain bonus round.

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  11. Not bad at all. Should give you some points on this. Always loved these. So much character.

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    1. It was a very different paint from my normal stuff!!

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    2. It is good to differ the scale sometimes, as the techniques requires a twist each time.

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  12. Fantastic paint job, Ray. Well done!

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  13. you did a very nice job on these figures, I especially like Sauron

    john

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  14. Great job Ray, loved these models, well done

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  15. He looks terrific, Ray. I never did buy that Sauron figure when my son and I were into the LOTR GW stuff, but I USA tempted. He is indeed a big scary chap.
    Send me an email at madpadre (at) gmail (dot) com when you figure out what LOTR stuff you might want to sell.

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  16. A great job Ray - even better fo rthe fact you don't like doing non historical so well done!

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    1. They're just not my bag, I'm afraid??

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  17. Nicely done, mate!
    The blue sky in the background is a bit disturbing. Doesn't look that Mordorish to me, but I love your paintjob anyway. ;-)

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    1. This was one of his happy moments, so the sun is shining instead of all that depressing black skies.

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  18. Hey, Ray, this figure looks super great!

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  19. Looks good, Ray. I like how the plate looks a little weathered.

    FMB

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    1. Thanks FMB, I'm very pleased how it turned out myself!!

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  20. Very nice work on these, Ray. He certainly looks villainous. Best, Dean

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  21. Wonderful work !! the painting job is more than excellent !
    and the scene with Isildur is very impressive. I like a lot !

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  22. Whats not to like about this!

    Magic work Ray!

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  23. Great paintjob Ray, love the face!

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  24. Argh j'adore ! ! ! ! ! Encore, encore ! ! ! ! [arghhh I love it, again, again]

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  25. Even when you don't like to paint this kind of figures, you did an excellent job on them!

    Greetings
    Peter

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    1. Cheers Peter, I was a bit out of my comfort zone painting this I must admit.

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  26. Terrific painting job on Sore-arse and victims.

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  27. You have done an excellent job on painting these miniatures!
    Greetings, Sofie

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  28. Perfect! You've captured the enormous, dark villain that he is. Maybe it's time for a fantasy turn? ;-)

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    1. That spot on my eyeball, really hurts!

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  30. It turned out great! Even most historical gamers like us love LOTR!

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  31. It is fantastic, Ray. Great painting work!

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