And now for something completely different…

So the wife and I were talking about  my next projects and she decided that Lord of the Rings should take precedence over the Greeks.

A direct reason for this was her desire to have a dwarf army.  Short jokes aside here is, ahem, a little aside from the Persians.

Games Workshop dwarves.  Pictured here are Rangers and a Warrior.

Games Workshop dwarves. Pictured here are Rangers and a Warrior.

 

Games Workshop Lord of the Rings dwarves.  Pictured here are a Grim Hammerer and Ranger.

Games Workshop Lord of the Rings dwarves. Pictured here are a Grim Hammerer and Ranger.

The Games Workshop plastic kits get both good and bad reviews.  They are designed to go together quickly and they do paint very easily with very bold details.  The overlap dead space just needs a bit of fudging.

I am very happy with the grim hammerers as they paint up very nicely to provide the embellishment details shown in the movies.  Yes, these particular guys were drab in the movie, but they were busy being torched by a dragon.  No need to waste good CG making them look pretty.

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I tried a new type of wash to do the cloth and I am very happy with the subtle effect.  I wanted drab but worn cloth and the wash worked well.  For all cloth I blended two-three shades darker (I mix my own colors) and then watered it down to make a wash.

For those who haven’t made washes before the general principle is as watery as still hold pigment.  The key to achieving this is mixing on news print or paper-towel.  The excess water gets wicked away but keeps the pigment suspended.

The usual process I do for a wash is an off (but “dark” colour) like brown or black to wash.  The skin might get a wash, not decided yet.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled Persians with a work in progress shots of sparabara number 3.

Wargames Factory Persian

Wargames Factory Persian

Wargames Factory Persian

Wargames Factory Persian

Hopefully something here inspired you today, if nothing else you have visual confirmation that green and red do not go well together at all.  I think I am getting a bit too much satisfaction in making these units clash and garish.

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