some further steps here,
I am almost ready with some southron warrior from Harad to ride the first Mumak
Choice was more or less easy, I had just to find arabic looking figures.. (not so much known about Hard in books or films: that land corresponds roughly with real north africa or near east.. Desertic-nomad tribes and so on..)
HAt Almoravids and andalusians were tsken this time, but maybe also strelets muslims go next,,,
A burnt red+black colour scheme as in Peter Jackson films Works fine too..Not so much work here, it was relaxing :)
I man painting more figures, in order to crew 2 beasts (next exemplar will be ready soomn) and have also some infantry
Then i went for a further challenge: tHe Mumak need a driver...
I use again Peter Jackson inspiration, in form of the Mumak Leader or "Mahud" according to the film bibliography..actually not so imaginative idea from Word "Mahoud" which means exactly.. elephant driver in india
These drivers look forocious with a red banner behind his back, shaved head and black/brown/white warpaints..
i used one egyptian and one sumerian as first experiments, and i like the result..
I hade to borrow a samurái banner and make some clothe vest from Green stuff.. Easy and effective..
I can not help psoitng a pair of pcitured with the mumak with full crew, even if not 100%finished:
I like that, he will rule some battefields sooner or later...