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.


  • 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

  • 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 


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
  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

  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!!!)
  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! 


  1. Another great looking miniature and tutorial.

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