Uruks, actually. It was around Christmas last year, the traditional time they show Harry Potter and LOTR films in German TV, that I got the idea for doing some orcs. I have to admit I was never a huge fan of the LOTR films, too much mainstream fantasy and too much Hollywood for my taste. Imagine what could have happened if someone like Hayao Miyazaki instead of Mr. "Braindead" decided to take a chance on Tolkien ;-). However, what I did like was Jacksons depiction of the orcs, their rather human appearance instead of some Warhammerish monsterkin with heads between their shoulders.
So I got this cheap ebay deal with lots of broken pole weapons that I replaced with Perry metal yari. I struggled with the colour scheme a bit. The first trial model had the films black armour and brownish skin but turned out too dark.