Showing posts from February, 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 Ga

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

102nd post - Battle Games in Middle-Earth (nr. 61-65)!

Hello friends! So, the aim of this 102nd post is to make a preview of the next 5 models that I'll be painting, but first, I wish to make a few considerations. As some of you know (those who have been following my blog), since the beginning of this blog's journey, I've been painting the the Lord of the Rings miniatures that have been released with the Battle Games in Middle-Earth 's issues, in 2002. It has been an amazing jump start for my painting skills and a real pleasure giving hobby. At the time I acquired the collection, I made a little research about the whole thing and found that, in my country (Portugal),  DeAgostini  only had published the first 65 numbers (out of 91). Sad, yes, but if it weren't for it, I'd never had entered the hobby "thing". This fact needed to be mentioned because... well, the next five models are to be the last models of the collection I bought! So... let's get to them: These guys are the nex