20 Mar 2017

105th post - Bilbo Baggins! (Showcase)



Hello everyone!
The miniature that I'm presenting today was finished more than a month ago, but, as usual, the few time I have to spare has been dedicated to my university course (with no regrets!).
Well, this Bilbo Baggins model is another one of those fun to paint minis, with lots of details and things to work on.
It's actually a really tiny model, which gave me a bit of an headache (just to think of the Bilbo from the Escape from Goblin Town I'll be painting in the future which is even tinnier... ).

A picture with Strider, just for scale! Bilbo really is small.

On his left hand he carries the Red Book of Westmarch, while looking at the One Ring, on his right hand.
Since it is such a little model, I've decided to exaggerate a bit on the vegetation of the base.
I think it looks great!




The One Ring!


And that's it!!!
I'l be surely posting the tutorial on this little guy as soon as possible, hoping you guys like it!

Happy hobbying everyone!!!
Cheers.


9 Feb 2017

104th post - Strider! (Tutorial)


Hello friends!
Welcome to another tutorial, this time will be Strider!!!!!
This miniature is, as I said on my 103rd post, one of my favourites ever!
It is part of the Battle Games in Middle-Earth's magazines (issue number 61).


The name Strider, being the "west world's" name for which Aragorn was known (particularly in the village of Bree), refer's to a traveller.
A world wanderer nomad he was, with a deep knowledge of nature's ways and ancient healing techniques. In my opinion, one of Tolkien's best constructed characters.

Having all this traveller's ideas in mind, I decided to use a broad range of green's and brown's for this particular model, using lot's of earthy tones.

This is the final result!
I'm pretty happy with how this model turned out.
These are all the paints that I've used to paint Strider.

Paints

The Army Painter
  • Strong Tone Ink
  • Matt White
  • Matt Black
  • Plate Mail Metal

Vallejo
  • Game Color Wash, Fleshtone Shade
  • Game Color Wash, Green Shade
  • Model Color, Iraqui Sand
  • Model Color, Ochre Brown
  • Model Color, Beige Brown 
  • Model Color, Burnt Umber
  • Model Color, Brown Violet
  • Model Color, Green Brown
  • Model Color, Middlestone
  • Model Color, Dark Grey


    Citadel
    • Lahmian Medium
    • Agrax Earthshade
    • Nuln Oil
    • Dark Flesh
    • Bugman's Glow
    • Cadian Fleshtone
    • Kislev Flesh
    • Dryad Bark
    • Rhinox Hide
    • XV-88
    • Administratum Grey
    • Death World Forest
    • Runefang Steel

    Tutorial

    Pants and Dark Cloth
    1. Basecoat: Matt Black (The Army Painter)
    2. Highlights I : Dark Grey (Vallejo)
    3. Highlights II : Administratum Grey (Citadel)
    4. Glaze: very thinned Nuln Oil  (Citadel)
    Boots
    1. Basecoat: XV-88 (Citadel)
    2. Shades: Strong Tone Ink (The Army Painter)
    3. Highlights I : XV-88 (Citadel)
    4. Highlights II : Iraqui Sand (Vallejo)
    Cloth
    1. Basecoat: Rhinox Hide (Citadel)
    2. Highlights I : Dark Flesh (Citadel)
    3. Highlights II : 1/1 mix of Dark Flesh (Citadel) + Iraqui Sand (Vallejo)
    4. Glaze: thinned Agrax Earthshade (Citadel)




    Coat
    1. Basecoat: Brown Violet (Vallejo)
    2. Highlights I : Death World Forest (Citadel)
    3. Shades: Strong Tone Ink (The Army Painter)
    4. Highlights II : Green Brown (Vallejo)
    5. Highlights III : Middlestone (Vallejo)
    6. Glaze: very thinned Green Shade (Vallejo)
    7. Details (stitched patch on his right arm): XV-88 (Citadel) Basecoat; Ochre Brown (Vallejo) Highlights; Strong Tone Ink (The Army Painter) wash.
    Skin
    1. Basecoat: Bugman's Glow (Citadel)
    2. Highlights I : Cadian Fleshtone (Citadel)
    3. Highlights II : Kislev Flesh (Citadel)
    4. Glaze: thinned Fleshtone Shade (Vallejo)
    Hair and Beard
    1. Basecoat: Rhinox Hide (Citadel)
    2. Highlights: XV-88 (Citadel)
    3. Shades: Strong Tone Ink (The Army Painter)


    Ring
    1. Shades: Nuln Oil (Citadel)
    2. Highlights: Runefang Steel (Citadel)
    Sword
    1. Basecoat: Plate Mail Metal (The Army Painter)
    2. Shades: Nuln Oil (Citadel)
    3. Highlights: Runefang Steel (Citadel)


    Bow and Quiver
    1. Basecoat: Rhinox Hide (Citadel)
    2. Highlights: XV-88 (Citadel)
    3. Details: Iraqui sand (Vallejo)
    4. Glaze: Strong Tone Ink (The Army Painter)
    Blanket on the Back
    1. Basecoat: Burnt Umber (Vallejo)
    2. Highlights I : Beige Brown (Vallejo)
    3. Highlights II ; Ochre Brown (Vallejo)

    And it is finished!
    I hope you guys like it and find the tutorial useful!
    It really was a pleasure :)

    Happy hobbying to you all!
    Cheers


    7 Feb 2017

    103rd post - Strider! (Showcase)


    Hi everyone, and welcome to another Middle-Earth Minis showcase!
    This time, I'm presenting a painted miniature of Aragorn on his Strider pose.
    For me, this is a really special model because I've seen it in multiple places (BGiME issues, blogs, youtube video, game books...) since I've entered the hobby, and always had a particular appreciation for it :)



    I think that the small details are what makes this miniature a bit special!
    Notice the stitched patch on his right arm and the ring on his left hand!


    Has it's been a method I've used often lately, the base details were made with:
    Decorative stones (on front), dried moss and static grass (Grass from Citadel).




    Some more good looking details on his back!
    I particularly enjoyed "playing" with those multiple greens... very happy with it! :D 


    And that's all!
    I hope you guy like my version of Strider :)
    It surely was a really enjoyable painting session, and a great model! 
    I'll be posting the tutorial on this little guy in the next days, so ... keep watchful :P

    Happy hobbying everyone!
    Cheers