The wisest and most powerful of Middle Earth finally come together, ready to battle whatever evil they must!
A final wee push added the last three members to the council, completing the force.
I’ve painted many a Gandalf over the years, but surprisingly never on a horse. I’m happy with how he turned out overall, but wish I’d gone a bit grayer on the cloak as it feels much bluer than it should.
Glamdring was a delight! Every time I paint a Gandalf I always enjoy the sword. I tried to push my NMM on this one and I’m really happy with the result.
The final elf and Lord of the West! I found this a challenge because of the material. Finecast has a lot of problems that I won’t get onto, I will say I’ll avoid working with it if I can.
I decided to play with the colour scheme a little, as most of the force has a darker feel to them. I decided on black and gold for the armour, kind of mix of the elf’s I’d already done, and the red lent itself well accenting that.
The final member and the most recent release, Saruman the White!
A beauty of a sculpt, so much so I had to replace the foot model I’d prepared for the plastic one. The detail disparity between the old foot model and the plastic rider was too great.
He did turn out a bit more cream/bone coloured than white, I was happy with the result. It keeps him in tone with the sombre tone of the rest, and he doesn’t overshadow the brightness of Galadriel.
Take a look at some photos of them all together…