25 Jan 2017

101st post - Armoured Boromir on foot! (Tutorial)


Hey folks!
Here we are for another tutorial and, first of all, just a little apart:
This thing with the tutorials... it doesn't mean that I think of myself as great painter or such... I don't!

Some weeks ago I was watching all those philosophical videos that Uncle Atom makes (I'm a fan of him and his thoughts) and, in one of them, he recommends us (the painters) to keep a record of what we do... the good and the bad!
In reality, that's the main reason that made me decide to include the "tutorial type" of posts in the blog. That way, whenever I want to repeat a good looking thing I've done before, I can go back to the recorded thing.
Obviously, if the posts are useful to any of you, that will sure make me even happier with the whole thing!

With that being cleared, let's go to business!!!
This model is probably on my top 3 until now!!! Fantastic sculpt and, most important, made me feel like I'm having some progress on my painting skills. I'm really happy with the final result and unhappy with just some minor things that I'm sure I'll be able to improve with time.


Paints

Vallejo's
  • Game Color Wash, Blue Shade
  • Game Color Wash, Fleshtone Shade
  • Model Color, Dark Grey
  • Model Color, Deck Tan
  • Model Color, Iraqui Sand
  • Model Color, Ochre Brown

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

Citadel's
  • Nuln Oil
  • Administratum Grey
  • Bugman's Glow
  • Cadian Fleshtone
  • Kislev Flesh
  • XV-88
  • Rhinox Hide
  • Dryad Bark
  • Screaming Skull
  • Dark Flesh
  • Auric Armour Gold
  • Runefang Steel 
  • Lahmian Medium 




Tutorial

Armour, Buckles and Sword
  1. Basecoat: Army Painter's Plate Mail Metal
  2. Shades: Mix in equal parts of Citadel's Nuln Oil + Vallejo's Blue Shade + Army Painter's Strong Tone
  3. Highlights: Citadel's Runefang Steel
  4. Buckles and Sword Cross-Guard: Citadel's Auric Armour Gold
Cloth, Shoes and Gloves
  1. Basecoat: Army Painter's Matt Black
  2. Highlights I : Vallejo's Dark Grey 
  3. Highlights II : Citadel's Administratum Grey
  4. Glaze: Citadel's Nuln Oil
  5. Details: Vallejo's Deck Tan
Skin
  1. Basecoat: Citadel's Bugman's Glow
  2. Shades: Vallejo's Fleshtone Shade
  3. Highlights I :Citadel's Cadian Fleshtone
  4. Highlights II : Citadel's Kislev Flesh
Hair and Beard
  1. Basecoat: Citadel's Rhinox Hide
  2. Highlights: Vallejo's Ochre Brown
  3. Glaze: Army Painter's Strong Tone Ink


Leather
  1. Basecoat: Citadel's XV-88
  2. Highlights: Vallejo's Iraqui Sand
  3. Details: Citadel's Screaming Skull
Horn of Gondor
  1. Basecoat I : Army Painter's Matt White
  2. Basecoat II : Citadel's Auric Armour Gold
  3. Shades I (on the golden parts): Army Painter's Strong Tone Ink
  4. Highlights: Citadel's Runefang Steel
  5. Shades II : Citadel's Nuln Oil (over the Runefang Steel only!!!)
Shield
  1. Basecoat: Citadel's Dryad Bark
  2. Gradient Method: Citadel's Dark Flesh + Citadel's Lahmian Medium (equal parts)
  3. Metallics I : Citadel's Runefang Steel
  4. Metallics II :Citadel's Auric Armour Gold


And that's all!!
I hope you guys like this method (I surely did) and manage to use it some day :D

Cheers everyone, and happy hobbying! 


23 Jan 2017

100th post - Armoured Boromir on foot! (Showcase)


So, another day, another finished model and... Lo!!! 100th post!
Although it's nothing special, it always feels good to reach the triple digits.

I can honestly say that this is one of the greatest models I've ever painted! It's a great sculpt which gives a huge motivation.








I'm really happy with this Boromir model!
I think my expectations were exceeded, and that made me very happy :D

Stay tuned for the tutorial on this gentlemen, which will be out on the next few days!
Happy hobbying!
Cheers


99th post - Armoured Faramir! (Tutorial)

Hello friends!

As promised in the 98th post, here's the tutorial for the armoured Faramir on foot miniature.
It's a metal miniature, from the Battle Games in Middle Earth series (issue number 59).

As I've said before, this is, in my opinion, a great sculpt. I'm not even a great fan of this kind of Gondor armour, since I find it a bit boring to paint, but this specific model really gave me an enjoyable paint session.





Paints

First of all, one of the most important parts of the painting process: the priming!
In this case, the model was primed black.



















Vallejo's

  • Game Color Wash, Blue Shade
  • Game Color Wash, Fleshtone Shade
  • Model Color, Dark Grey
  • Model Color, Deck Tan
  • Model Color, Iraqui Sand
  • Model Color, Ochre Brown

Army Painter's

  • Strong Tone Ink
  • Matt White
  • Matt Black
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Plate Mail Metal

Citadel's

  • Nuln Oil
  • Cadian Fleshtone
  • Kislev Flesh
  • XV-88
  • Rhinox Hide
  • Dark Flesh
  • Auric Armour Gold
  • Runefang Steel 



Tutorial

Skin:

  1. Basecoat: Citadel's Cadian Fleshtone
  2. Shades: Vallejo's Fleshtone Shade
  3. Highlights: Citadel's Kislev Flesh

Hair and Beard:
  1. Basecoat: Citadel's Rhinox Hide
  2. Highlights: Vallejo's Ochre Brown
  3. Glaze: Army Painter's Strong Tone Ink




Armour and Sword:
  1. Basecoat: Army Painter's Plate Mail Metal
  2. Shades: Mix in equal parts of Citadel's Nuln Oil + Vallejo's Blue Shade + Army Painter's Strong Tone Ink
  3. Highlights: Citadel's Runefang Steel
  4. Details: Citadel's Auric Armour Gold


Cloth and Gloves:
  1. Basecoat: Army Painter's Matt Black
  2. Highlights: Vallejo's Dark Grey 
  3. Glaze: Citadel's Nuln Oil
  4. Details: Small dots of Vallejo's Deck Tan, followed by even smaller dots of Army Painter's Ultramarine Blue and Matt White


Leather:
  1. Basecoat: Citadel's XV-88
  2. Highlights: Vallejo's Iraqui Sand

Sword Sheath:
  1. Basecoat: Citadel's Rhinox Hide
  2. Highlights: Citadel's Dark Flesh

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And that's all!
I hope this post will be useful to you guys!
Happy hobbying and enjoy your painting!
Cheers


21 Jan 2017

98th post - Armoured Faramir! (Showcase)


Hi mini painters and friends
Following the 97th post, I managed to finish already the Armoured Faramir on foot.
In the next few days I'll surely be updating the blog with the tutorial on painting Faramir, as well as with the finished Boromir!









For the base I have used: sand, decorative stones, GF9 dead grass and dried moss.







The tutorial post will be probably published tomorrow!
Happy hobbying everyone!


16 Jan 2017

97th post - Captains Faramir and Boromir (BGiME nr. 59 and 60)!



Hi everyone!!
I'm almost on vacations from the university evaluations and so, I'm beginning the preparations on my next models.
Following the Battle Games in Middle Earth's magazines, the numbers 59 and 60 leaves us captain Faramir (on armour) and Boromir, captain of the White Tower (with shield).
Amazing miniatures on which I hope to make them justice.

The poses and sculpts of these two are amazing, in my opinion 

They're both metal miniatures











I hope I manage to finish these guys by the beginning of the next week!

Happy hobbying to you all!