My entry for the Myth round is a Mumak of Harad. I remember the first time I read the books and Sam was amazed at his first sight of a Oliphant. He had thought they were mythical and was thrilled to see one.
The base for this model is not only huge, but comes with a modeled battlefield on it. This is actually a terrible little vignette. I don’t mean it looks bad, just that it really captures the horror of a battlefield. Dead men, orcs and horses. Severed arms. Broken and shattered weapons and shields.
This shot is the base before I put the Mumak on it. Six man sized casualties and three horses.
This next shot is a bit of a close up. There is a lot of detail on this base considering it is going to be under the Mumak and hard to see.
This is the whole model. It can hold 12 28mm models in its howdah. That thing was a pain to assemble too. I painted it separately from the body.
That little platform sticking out to the front had to have four pins put into it to get it to stay where it is supposed to.
The howdah has pretty good detail as well. The whicker is good looking and took a wash really well. There is actually room to place and move models within it.
There is detail everywhere. As I was painting I was impressed with the fact that the harness actually looked like it would work to hold the howdah on. This is just a well engineered model.
This is a great example of Games Workshop at its best. This is not only a great looking model but it’s very playable. I’m glad to finally have it done so that I can get it onto the table. I’ve had it since 2010, so it’s about time.