Uruk-hai helmet: Brutally fierce
and fantastic by design, the single minded fighting
Uruk-hai were personified by their crudely manufactured
armour, and meticulously recreated here in 18 gauge mild steel, still mottled by the fires in which they were wrought.
These fierce helmets are weapons unto themselves with
forward pointing tusk like blades that enabled an
eye gouging head butt attack. This helmet is shown
here forge blackened and water quenched, just as they
were to have been created in the film, so brilliantly
conceptualized and realized by New Zealand's finest.
To those guys and gals, our proverbial helmet is off
to you all.
Armour for a race with a single purpose
Simple by design, this 39" offensive swordsman shield serves double duty as a defensive blocking plate, and a gouging implement. The shield is strapped to the arm and has a leather wrapped handle for management in both capacities. A curved cut out section enables the user to hold the shield close to the body when the arm is bent.
Details include forged and hammered plate steel with heat bluing, charring, and corrosion, just like one would expect from hastily manufactured armour for armies of this size. Stylish by utilitarian necessity, and best utilizing the assets of such a race: fearless, without pain, and incredibly strong.
(Left) Swordsman right arm spike armour. Through traditional hand forgeding and hammering, these armoured components were fabricated using the very techniques that this race was supposed to have used.
short shield arm serves as both a weapon and a defensive
The notch at the top is where the bicep of the character
is situated when the arm is bent 90 degrees.
shielded left arm of the pike carrying warriors.
as the 'ball-end' shield', this piece of armour enables
a warrior to be armed even without their pike. The
design of the fist end ensured that a foe would at least meet
with an expensive trip to the dentist
Warrior mask and display head sculpt in progress. See Orcs here.