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).


This little guy was painted following five simple steps:

  1. Hair
  2. Hoofs
  3. Blanket
  4. Saddle and strings
  5. 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 the horse a bit more distinct, whilst giving it a typical Rohirrim colour pattern.
First of all I basecoated the entire blanket with Death World Forest (Citadel) and then proceeded to highlight it with Middlestone (Vallejo).
Then, trying my best to  keep my hand steady, I painted a broad line with Dragon Red (Army Painter) followed by a thinner one in the lower part of the blanket with Bright Gold (Army Painter).

For the saddle I wanted to give it a rough look, so I decided to highlight it with multiple really thin layers of XV-88 (Citadel) with a degradé effect, i.e. one coat in a big area, two coats in a smaller area and three coats on an even smaller area.
Finally, I just gave it a wash with Sepia Shade (Vallejo) with blending goals.
The strings were simply highlighted from the black with Stormvermin Fur (Citadel).

Finally, the head plate was carefully painted so it didn't ruin what was already done.
I basecoated it with Plate Mail Metal (Army Painter), washed with Agrax Earthshade (Citadel), and highlighted with Shining Silver (Army Painter) and Bright Gold (Army Painter)

And that's it, for now!
Next in line stands the rider, Théodred, which is already done. I'll try to post the tutoral as soon as I can.

I hope you guys enjoy this little tutorial!
 Have a great week and keep hobbying and wargaming!!!!!



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