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115th post - Théodred on horse! (Tutorial)

Mae Govannen!!! ... and welcome to this blog post dedicated to Théodred, son of Théoden! This miniature comes with the Battle Games in Middle-Earth issue number 65 and it's the last of the series (they've only released 65 numbers in my country), which gets me to have mixed feelings, but I'll surely dedicate a full post to this matter in the future. Who is Théodred? Prince of Rohan and only son and heir to king Théoden and queen Elfhild. Théodred sadly dies while his father's mind is under control of Saruman by the medium of Grima Wormtongue. Prince Théodred was the second marshal of Rohan and commanded the western hosts of his country, being slain by an orc in the first battle of the Fords of the Isen river. Grimbold, one of the commanders at the battle, boldly defended Théodred's body. By Théodred's death, Éomer became the heir to the throne of Rohan. Tutorial After priming the model black I proceeded to basecoat the metallic parts:

114th post - Théodred's horse! (Tutorial)

Mae Govannen! ...and welcome to the tutorial for Théodred's (son of king Théoden) horse. This one will have a medium tone of brown and a small touch of customization (particularly noted on the blanket beneath the saddle). Tutorial This little guy was painted following five simple steps: Hair Hoofs Blanket Saddle and strings Head plate After priming the miniature black I applied a basecoat of Burnt Umber (Vallejo) to the whole hair and saddle. The tail and mane where both then drybrushed with Iraqui Sand (Vallejo) and the highlights and shadows of the rest of the hair were done with Beige Brown (Vallejo) - before and after the shadowing fase - and Agrax Earthshade (Citadel). The hoofs are the simplest of steps: basecoated with Iraqui Sand (Vallejo), shadowed with Sepia Shade (Vallejo) and drybrushed with Screaming Skull (Citadel) - a very light drybrush from the left to the right of the hoof. This step is the one that'll make th