Not much that I can show you this time I'm afraid, since I've had a relatively busy work with a number of essays needing to be handed in (fortunately far nearer to completion now), and the time that I've had free I've been spending working on my mystery project. What is this mystery project? It's a mystery of course, but I will be posting photos on here once it's done.
I'm afraid there's not really that much to show this week, since I've been rather busy with researching and writing more on my book. However I have made a little progress on Cardinal Richelieu, and I'm now halfway through painting all of the red areas on him (of course, being a cardinal, that's most of him). While I doubt I'll get him done by the time the BBC Musketeers series is over, I'm now a bit further towards getting him done soon.
I've now finished off the armour of the Mirkwood palace guard which I showed you last week. Having already basecoated him so that the armour changed colour, I now applied wash of Scorched Brown (old colour names) to pick out the smaller details. This seems to have worked very well, since the armour changes colour but still with shading between the scales of his mail, for example.
Over the last week or so I've been rethinking how I'm planning on painting the Mirkwood palace guards. Following the previous picture I tried highlighting the armour, however it turned out looking a bit subdued, so I started again with the basecoat, and the results this time look far more promising I think.
I've been making some progress on Thranduil's palace guards for a while now, and as a result the first one's now at a stage where I can show you him. I'm trying to avoid using too much line highlighting on these models since I have a fair number of them to get through, and so all of this has been done using washes. I'm planning on having finished the gold by next week so I'll be able to show you more then.
My name is Chris Nelson, I'm a hobbyist. I started around eight years ago with Lord of the Rings as my first system, however I prefer painting to gaming.
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