Friday, June 17, 2011

Thranduil

This will possibly be my last miniature to be painted in Brisbane. I did not get to finish up the Wood Elf captain as I was down with the flu for the past few days. Sorry bro! That and most of my paints are in a box on the way home..

It was challenging working with limited colors. So i stuck to mostly greens and browns. My pot of Skull White paint was missed sorely haha!

Front view. Thranduil certainly is stern looking. Wonder if Legolas had a difficult childhood.


Right side view. He must be more than a thousand years old. But no beer belly! He's lookin' in good shape :P


Left side view. Thranduil with his sword, ready to slice an apple or a goblin with equal ease.


Back view. He also carries his trusty bow and arrow around.

Right! I'm feeling much better now. Will be doing some last minute packing too. Friday's here so have a great weekend all!

3 comments:

  1. he looks really cool :D, especially the golden armour, and your blending with the green looks really smooth - any tips on how you did it?

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  2. Thanks mate :)

    For the Gold Armor:

    i gave a foundation of Calthan Brown.

    This was followed by a layer of Snakebite Leather for half of each piece of mail. Then i added 50/50 mix of Bleached Bone with Snakebite Leather and highlighted more to the edges.

    I then added Dark Flesh (really watered down) to the horizontal lines in the mail. Then added Chaos Black to the Dark Flesh (also super watered down) in the same manner.

    Finally a highlight of pure Bleached Bone kinda dotted on with a tiny fine brush.

    For the Green Robes:
    I used a foundation of Knarloc Green.

    This was followed by 40/60 ratio of Bleached Bone mixed with Knarloc Green. The mix is then increased to 70/30 on the next layer. I try to ensure the paint is not too thick and added water to the mix as well.

    Hope this helps ;)

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