Scent of a Gamer

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The Wasps of Umbar part 1

I didn’t just paint my Umbar arbalesters, I even came up with a name for them. Like a lot of the classic Middle Earth range, these are Perry brothers miniatures cast in white metal:

There are three metal poses, though for some reason the first 8 models I picked up to paint only featured two of those poses.

These models are characterised by their pavise shields. The idea is they drive them into the ground, supported by that metal spike, and then it provides them with shelter to reload their large crossbow during a battle.

I was about halfway through these guys before I came up with their name, but now I like it. The shields were finished off with some waterslide transfers. I am still amazed that my old mid-90s transfers still work. Though the star design is from 2016, the others date from 1996.

I have 16 more of these to go, which will be painted in the same scheme. Beware the metal sting of the wasps!

12 comments on “The Wasps of Umbar part 1

  1. tehlulzpare
    May 1, 2021

    Very cool! The sting of the ‘wasps’ will be very unpleasant! These are fantastic models, the Corsair range as a whole is pretty neat. Do you have the Bosun? It’s Peter Jacksons cameo in miniature!

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  2. Azazel
    May 1, 2021

    Nice work, Dave! πŸ™‚

    Liked by 2 people

  3. John@justneedsvarnish
    May 1, 2021

    Those are nice, both the figures and the name! πŸ™‚

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Pete S/ SP
    May 4, 2021

    Those look great- the decals set them off perfectly.

    Cheers,

    Pete.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Kuribo
    May 4, 2021

    Great job on these. I like the name you came up with for them and shields look awesome too!

    Liked by 1 person

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