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.
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Prep: Fully build the model and undercoat black.
Celestra Grey: Apply a basecoat to the middle of the bodysuit.
Warpstone Glow: Apply a basecoat to the skin.
Warplock Bronze: Apply a basecoat to the girder.
Phoenician Purple: Apply a basecoat to the gloves, boots and outer bodysuit.
Kabalite Green: Apply a basecoat to the hair.
Ulthuan Grey: Apply a layer to the middle of the bodysuit
Druchii Violet: Apply a shade to the skin.
Leadbelcher: Apply a drybrush to the girder.
Xereus Purple: Apply a layer to the gloves, boots and outer bodysuit.
Nuln Oil: Apply a shade to the hair.
White Scar: Apply a highlight to the middle of the bodysuit, also apply a layer to the eyes.
Moot Green: Apply a layer to the skin. Build this up over several thin layers, focussing further up each muscle and feature as you go.
Nuln Oil: Apply a shade to the girder.
Genestealer Purple: Apply a highlight to the gloves, boots and outer bodysuit.
Warpstone Glow: Apply a layer to the hair.
Gauss Blaster Green: Apply a highlight to the skin.
Ironbreaker: Apply a line highlight to the girder.
Dechala Lilac: Apply a line highlight to the gloves, boots and outer bodysuit.
Skarsnik Green: Apply a line highlight to the hair, focussing on the roots and tips.