Tuesday 5 March 2013

Thorin's company #1

The first thing that I noticed when I first saw the picture of dwarves from "Hobbit" was that they were all sporting rather dark colors. It posed a bit of a challenge as painting them this way would be a-tiresome, b-it would make them look boring and too monochrome. In order to avoid that I decided to stick to the official codex color scheme but still stick to my way of keeping the highlights smooth and colors dark.

I started with Ori (the one with a sling) and Nori. I thought that the brothers would be a good choice to start working on Thorin's company. Both miniatures are pretty well sculpted though Ori seems a bit more dynamic. The level of detail is really good (at least for plastic minis), although I have one main issue with them. Their hair has no texture, which means that I had to paint these onto a flat surface. It was a challenge but I think it paid off in the end.

I also wanted to make sure that the brown elements (plenty of this color to be used with Thorin's company) were nicely saturated and had varied shades. In order to achieve that I used several glazes to make the colors ricer. Ori's tunic, for one, was treated with glazes of red and purple.

Well, I guess there's no better song to go along with this entry than this one:


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