96th post - Tutorial: Mordor Captain!

So, after the showcase post, nothing better than the tutorial on this guy, right?

The Mordor Captain corresponds to the Battle Games in Middle Earth issue nr 58.
As I said before, this is a great model, really fun to paint, since it has lots of details to catch. I'm not even that big a fan of metal miniatures, but this might be one of the best model sculptures that I've ever painted.



  • Game Color Wash, Blue Shade
  • Game Color Wash, Sepia Shade
  • Game Color Wash, Pale Grey
  • Model Color, Iraqui Sand 
  • Model Color, Medium Grey
  • Model Color, Stone Grey
  • Model Color, Deck Tan

The Army Painter's
  • Matt White
  • Matt Black
  • Leather Brown
  • Pure Red


  • Nuln Oil
  • Agrax Earthshade
  • XV-88
  • Screaming Skull
  • Ironbreaker
  • Runefang Steel
  • Dryad Bark
  • Mephiston Red



  1. Basecoat: Vallejo's Medium Grey
  2. Shades: 2/1 mix of Vallejo's Pale Grey + Blue Shade
  3. Highlights I: Vallejo's Stone Grey
  4. Highlights II: Vallejo's Deck Tan

Leather Parts:

  1. Basecoat: Citadel's XV-88
  2. Shades: Citadel's Agrax Earthshade
  3. Highlights I: 1/1 mix of Vallejo's Iraqui Sand + Citadel's XV-88
  4. Highlights II: Vallejo's Iraqui Sand


  1. Basecoat: Army Painter's Leather Brown
  2. Patterns: Vallejo's Iraqui Sand (randomly applied)
  3. Shades: Citadel's Agrax Earthshade
  4. Drybrush: Citadel's Screaming Skull

Armour and Metallics:

  1. Basecoat: Citadel's Ironbreaker
  2. Shades: 1/1 mix of Citadel's Nuln Oil + Vallejo's Sepia Shade
  3. Highlights: Citadel's Runefang Steel
  4. Weathering: Citadel's Agrax Earthshade

Wood (mace):

  1. Basecoat: Citadel's Dryad Bark
  2. Highlights: Citadel's XV-88

Free Hand Symbols:

  1. Structure: Citadel's Mephiston Red
  2. Symbol: Army Painter's Pure Red

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And that's it!!!
I hope this tutorial turns out useful to someone!
Merry holidays to you all, and happy hobbying!!!!


  1. Great looking tutorial mate! I bought some mordor orcs, so it will be very helpful!

    1. Thanks :D
      That's great to know Mike :)
      I'll be waiting for the Mordor orcs!! They are great eheh

  2. I am new to this but the tutorial seems effective. Thanks. I hope I am able to make it as you have tried teaching us. Will show you pictures very soon.


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