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The squiggoths look really great. Definitely look the part.

Please excuse any spelling errors. I use a tablet frequently and software keyboards are a pain!

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Primed and some first colors added to the castles!
Since I will do a wash pass I am not concern with getting everything perfect at first, but trying to get the main colors and scheme in. Thus, everything looks really rough for now. So far quite happy with the overall idea, although I want to think about adding some interesting patterns or little motives somewhere. I still need to do a clean up pass and adding a couple more colours (such as brown for ropes and cloth, blue for cables,etc)
Once I finish the basic color pass, I will paint the overall colors of the squiggoths. I wil lbe using the airbrush for the most part, but I still need to decide on the painscheme.
My first idea was to paint them deep red, but since most of the castle is red, I don not want it to look like a gigantic tomato. Thus, I was looking at dinosaur concept art for patterns and interesting combinations of green and brow. I'll try to come up with an idea soon to share it, and I'll give it a go with the airbrush.





Most of the crew is painted separately, as well as a couple bits that will be glued later. The body count adds up to what it would otherwise be a whole squad.


Once you add them to the castle, you can see how crowded it gets!


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Let it begin!



So, full on painting now, took my airbrush and did a good first pass on the base colors of my dreadnoughts and squiggoths.

I've already tested the blue for with miniatures before, both infantry and rhinos, and the colors use are the same as I used with just the brush. The result is really smooth although it lacks a bit of control. I used mask and added contrast in different areas to get something I would be happy with. I really dont like just cenital airbrushing, so I try to actually put some though and effort on the aibrush work to make it less airbrushy. Still I could do so much more to make it pop up out, but I'll do that with the brush, specially the edge highlighting.
After the blues, I had to take a hole day just to add the metals and blacks there, interestingly taking more than twice the time it took to do just the blues with airbrush. Using a brush and wet blending the blues would have taken be at least 3 weeks on such big models.
Still need to add some key base colors (such as golds, bone/pergamines, white patterns...), but so far they are looking promising.






The greens for the squiggoths where more of an experiment. I looked at dinosaur pics to take inspiration for color patterns, lines or something, but at the end I think I want to stick with a nice warm green, some war paint and small details. I found that adding lines or other patters made it looked too much like a tiger or fantasy creature, where I want it to look a bit more grounded.
I started with browns on the belly, and built up the greens. I had to stop to think about how to make it more interesting, since saturated green looked really cartoonish, and bronish green made it look a bit boring. Thus I added purple to the mix and it really changed the look of the mini, making it much more interesting to look at.
I expected the airbrush to give me a bit more contrast on the bit muscles, but I guess I need to be better at it to get there. The wash pass is going to be huge to make all the detail pop, and I'll need to add some more highlighting later, maybe manually, to add more contrast.
I'm actually looking forward on painting the details on the scales and edge highlight the hell out of it.




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Man! Those squiggoths are looking awesome with a bit of paint on them. The purple seems like an inspired addition too. I love how crowded the castle is looking too!

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 gobert wrote:
Man! Those squiggoths are looking awesome with a bit of paint on them. The purple seems like an inspired addition too. I love how crowded the castle is looking too!

Thanks!
Yes, the purple definitely makes it look much more interesting, is a color I am using for my orks, giving a much more organic and interesting look to shadows compared to black or dark green.
The crew on the castles goes almost to 15 minis, quite a lot of them to paint one by one XD
I'll see if I can finish the basecoat before moving to washes soon, and maybe adjust some of the color composition to make it work better once everything has the planned color on it.

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Got some more color into the creatures.
Base coloring everything, getting pretty close to ready for the washes!
Again, sorry for the gakky quality photos done at night with 2 lamps, but I just wanted to do a quick update on this. The crew and additional pieces are not in the photos, I'll do one after the wash step.

Charging Squiggoth



Gun platform Squiggoth





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Squiggoths are coming along great guns! Good work

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Have not been able to work on my minis lately, but got around doing the base colors and some of the decals for the dreadnoughts!
Getting quite close to starting the finishing steps.
Since I used the airbrush instead of wet blending, the wash step a lot different this time. I wanted to keep the brigthness and clean look of the airbrush ,thus instead of showering the miniature in black wash, I was a lot more precise, and used airbrush cleaner to remove the excess, which reacts a lot with washes, but not with paint, giving myself what is basically an eraser brush.
This workflow is quire comfortable, and when I go over my lastest airbrush infantry I will be using it too. I will give it a go on the squiggoths too, it might save some work as well.

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Looking fancy killatores! I like the splashes of white you’ve added

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Litte bit more work on the redemtors: Golds and purity seals.
the golds will look more complete when the edge highlighting is done, but so far good progress.
I'll do the blacks and metals next.



I know that some of you are waiting for more Squiggoth stuff, but I am waiting for a couple supplies to keep working on them.
Minewhile, here is my converted warboss with his basecoat complete, + wash, + bone colors done


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Quick side note:
I've played some games throught tabletop simulator, which not only allows for online wargaming, but also creating lists that are more creative and experimental since you dont need to own the miniatures.
On of those creative lists I've liked a lot was a double or triple redemptor list, which the dreadnoughts for power and pushing into the midfield, with techmarines for support and servitors for really cheap meat shields// heavy bolter fire/objetive holders.
Although I am making good progress on the redemptors, and I own both a finished techmarine, and have a custom made one ready for painting, I lack the servitors. Looked online and these minis are quite hard to get, and the most common minis are really old metal ones, which I do not like.

Thus, I looked for conversion material and ended up getting a box of Genestealer Cults Neophyte Hybrids. With simple conversions and an appropriate paintjob these guys are perfect.
I shapped off the most tyranid aspects of the bits (forehads and symbols around the belt), added a good arm and a crappy arm to each one and you got a workable servitor. In the game I use 3 squads of 4 minis, 2 heavy bolters in each squad, but for the conversions I choosed to have different heavy weapons to tell them appart and have soma variety. Even though the old heavy flamers make no sense in this unit, I still will use them as whatever weapon I want them to use on the game.
I had to get the mini count up to 12, so I used 2 guard legs I had on a bit box.

The conversions could have been made way better with some more arm bits, but my plan for these guys Is to give them a basic and simple paintjob at some point, nothing fancy, since these guys are not anywhere near as important as any other unit in my ultramarines army.





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Side note number 2!
I know I am terrible at sticking only to one project, but I swear I am going to be finish the ones I have on going soon.
Since the covid situation is getting better in the UK, the company I work on is going to slowly bring us back to the office.
I always wanted to have a good 40k piece on my desk, but I didnt found anything with the right size and that I liked. Last week I went with a friend to a comic shop, and they had the 40k action figures, and I coudlnt resist to get a couple.
I've already glued them and cleaned up most of the figure, and I bought some bases and colored lights to put on them. Soon I will be basing them, making some more conversion bits, and giving them a good paintjob so they really stick out on a really toy cramped office we got

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Small update (very busy these days)

Got to finish the servitors with a quick and simple paintjob. These are defenitely the worst painted models on my ltramarine army, but for the 3 evenings it took me from build to finished painting, I would say they are good enough. At some point I might give them a couple more layers of detail, but for now they are workable for some table action.
Although the short amount of time invested, I would say the conversions are effective and I ended up with a decent group of difficult to reach miniatures for my games




On other more exciting news, I did the wash pass on the Squiggoths!
Yeah, I know, they look pretty ugly and all clossy at the moment, but its a necessary evil for the next steps. I will be adding the colors shading one by one and hopefull soon I will have a decent paintjob on them.
I will be doing those steps together with the other ork miniatures I have already started, although most of those already have most of the basic shading in.
Stayed tunned for (hopefully) some nice orky painting!





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Looking cool Killatores! The Servitors came out really well, especially for such quick production. Loving seeing the squiggoths get their paint on, looking good so far. The bases on the figures are cool too, especially if they change colours

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Working on some orks!
I have several minis started and I want to at least finish one, hopefully these 2 warbosses. Still WIP, but quite happy with the look so far.
Before-after the red:





One step that has been a bit of an obstacle is the yellows, which but I think I got a look that I am finally happy with. On the heli of the left I did a quick test where most of the yellow color is present halfway the gradient, and on the edge highlight, starting from a saturated orange.
That gives a more fire-like look that I am looking for.

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Got the reds and yellows finished on the warbosses. The colors are really saturated and bright, maybe too much, but still like i, at least for these guys that are supposed to stand out.
I hope to finished them soon and apply the same method to the rest of my ork minis that I've started






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Since I cant stop myself from building stuff, I got some WIP dreadnougths!

I got the new ork patrol box, which includes one dread, and I wanted to at least have 3. I made the bodies and legs myself, and here I show some of the basics of the body so you can make your own too.
Once you get this, getting the rest is just building up detail, provided you have some arms and legs.

Step 1:
Following the main front shape, just curve some plasticard and glue it to the right shape. Using some tape to keep the connection while the glue does it job helps a lot.


Step 2:
The main shape of the body is a box aimed diagonal upwards. This makes the body not feel like a box or a tube, and adds some interest to it.


Step 3:
The body has a leg space o nthe botton, which can be added simply with a squared U shape. This adds some deepth to the body and keeps it away from being just a box or a tube.


Step 4:
Then just add some planks to fill the gaps on the body. You can modify this steps to get some variations from one body to the next, but the basics are there. Building the face can be quite creative, but you can stick to something similar to what the kit comes with.



Once you get the body, just get it glued to the base with the legs. Then you can keep adding details and think on how to make them different:


Here are some picks of the current WIP state of the minis. Tried to make each one unique by adding a main element that attracts some attention to it. I find adding details really interesting, specially if you can find a logic behind the crazy ork building. I find this extremely fun and satisfying, a mixture of a plan with a particular idea and the mess of improvising and finding unexpected fits.



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Ork HQ goodness!
Really close to finishing this guys, mostly just the edge highlighting on the metals and final touches left to do.

I had a big mental block with this guys and finally got through it. After the base color and washes, the first big challenge was to get the skin right, which I tackled inmidiatly and I was really happy with the result. I did some easier parts next, such as browns, black and cream colors, but when I had to start the reds and yellows I hit a wall. I felt I needed to nail the colors and that I did not had a method for them yet, so I parked the project.

What I should a have done is use a quick test model to find the method to paint the reds and yellows to keep the momentum going, but instead I left it on the side and started doing other things.
Some days ago I got inspired to paint orks again, and with that good mood I jump straight into reds and yellows, unblocking that roadblock and finally finishing something for once XD
The last 2 days have been a great painting session where I managed to finish 90% of the remaining work, now just metals and details left to finish. Really excited to get them looking great, and glued! XD

Once I 100% finish them I will take some proper pictures








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Wooooow! Your work is inspiring
Squiggoths look great!
   
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Really high quality work going on here killatores, the HQ are coming together well. You’ve clearly beaten that block!

The homemade dread bodies work really well and it looks like you’ve good use of the optional bits in the kit

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Orks HQ 99% done!
Wanted to share some pics before doing a round of fixing mistakes, varnish and adding dead grass on the bases.
All feedback, comments and critics are wellcomed

For anyone wondering, the models are:
-Warboss in mega armour is from the new combat patrol box
-Warboss on foot, conversion from a black ork character from blood bowl.
-Artwel ork HQ models, including a paintboy, a wierdboy, a mechboy and the Iron raider warboss. The models have minor conversions on them.


I hope I can take better pictures when the models are 100% finished, my camera is not particularly good.

Iron Raider, warboss on bike.
This is the miniature that sold me into this. It is truly spectacular and without a doubt the one of the best ork models out there.
Really fun painting project, although I painted most of the parts separately and only at the very end I saw it completely built. Some of the detail on the ork itself got obscured, but overall it shows really well, cant wait to use them in a match.



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Painboy
Big fan on this mini too. GW painboys are okey, but this one has a lot of character and the carrying a wonded boy is such a nice touch.







Wierboy
Pretty much what a wierdboy should be. I wanted to have some Object source lighting on the mini, mixing greens and blues for the waaahg energy, which I ended up quite happy with.
By far the smalles of the group, but still quite iconic.




Mechboy
Big fat mechboy design reminds me of the original dawn of war.This Artwel miniature has options for claws or different guns, but I wen for a simpler design since I generally run them to carry vehicles or those invulnerable saves. Again some object source lighitng to make the backpack stand out a little bit.



Warboss
This warboss is a conversion of a black ork character from bloodbowl, which ended up being quite an energic and suitable base for a klaw world destroying boss.
I am converting nobs from the black ork models from bloodbowl too, so soon this guy will have his bodyguard ready for a fight.




Warboss in mega-armour
And last but not least, the mega armoured boss from the ork combat patrol box.Although I am not a super fan of the two handed axe, I would admit the model is quite well designed and put together.




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You are seriously making me want to buy that Iron Raider. Great job on all of these!
   
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Great work on the HQ! The OSL is particularly good on the mekboy. Can’t wait to see the bodyguard with the blood bowl boss

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Finished all my ork miniatures that had some paint on them! (except the squiggoths)

For the last months I've been going in and out of building, converting and start painting a good group of ork minis, but didnt finish any of them. I had them on an almost done state and I gave it a last push to get them completed.
Really happy with the results, and this is a great start for my ork army. I got a good amout of miniatures, a lot of them from a really long ago, but this is the first time I got some of them painted in a scheme I am happy with.
My initial plan with the orks was to paint them much faster and putting less attention to the paintjob, but I am naturally driven to push myself with every miniature. Painting the HQs obviously push you in that direction, but even with less important units such as the koptars or the noobs I still felt the same drive, and to be honest, was not as hard as painting the marines.
I hope you enjoy seeing the finished pics, and feel free to give me any feedback so I can get better for the next ones!



HQs
Already posted a bunch of images of these guys, here I just fixed some mistakes and added the grass to the bases.
Took some more ics on the warboss on bike, since its my favorite model so far, and for the rest of the HQs you can check on previous posts if you are interested on more details





Nobs
Really happy with these guys. I had a bunch of nob miniatures since the box and bits are pure gold, but I was never happy with the look of the bodies. They all look pretty boring, just walking forward with no dynamism or action on their poses. Also, they are not as bulky as they should, and even new boyz look better, with some extra armor.
Some time ago I was browsing orky miniatures and I found the blood bowl black orks, and felt in love with the idea of converting them into 40k nobs. I have not seen this conversion on the internet, which is extrange since it suits it so well, so I am happy to maybe be the first one XD
As a conversion its an interesting challenge, since there are only 3 unike sculps and they are a bit expensive to get. Making the same bodies look different is great fun, and it forces you to be creative on how to modify the miniature.
I will be making more to have enought to field an unit of 10, + have spares for my ork boyz units.






Koptars

Ork koptars have always been a fun miniature to me, and I've used it on the tabletop a lot. The miniatures look cool (the black reach box ones), but I wanted to make some of my own, since it looked like a nice scratch build project, which ended up looking really nice.
Thus, 3 of these are scratch build and the 4 of them are old kopters. I got 3 of the new ones unpainted as well, so that would bring the number up to a nice 10 once I finish them all. All the heli-blades are scratch built too, since I find the original ones too long to be practical on the table.
Painting-whise these have been a nice way to come up with a method to paint ork behicles, wich I will be applying specially on my future bikers. Koptars also allow for some creativity with the color and patterns, specially on the custom made ones.















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A quick update on future plans.
Since I got the above orks finished, I can think what to do next. I got a bunch of projects started in different stages and I want to do a recap and organize my timeline a bit. Why? Because I am going back to Spain for christmas for a month. I will only be traveling with some brushes, paints and a selected group of miniatures that I would expect to work on. Thus, any minis I want to work on during that time need to be ready by then, if that is building, priming, any airbrushing... Anything but just painting with brushes.
Sadly this means my squiggots will need to wait until I come back from Spain. They are going to be my main focus when I come back, and I hope to be using them on the table by late february!

It looks like a lot, but I wrote them down in decreasing order of when I will be doing them, either finished them before I leave are getting them ready so I can travel with them
Current open projects:
Marines
- 3 redemptor dreadnougths (80% painted)
- 10 Devastators/hellblasters (airbrushed blue, needs base colors and glos varnish)
- 3 Vanguard veterans (airbrushed blue, needs base colors and gloss varnish)
- Attack bikers (magnetized and primed, needs airbrushing)
- 9 inceptors ((airbrushed blue, needs base colors and gloss varnish))
- Rhino/razorback/predator full magnetization (I just have the builds and main body built, not yet started on the magnetization)

Orks
- 20 new ork boyz (primed)
- 12 bikers (primed)
- 20 flashgitzs (primed)
- Kommandos/burnas (mid-building)
- 3 koptars (needs priming)
- 3 Dreadnoughts (mid-building)
- 4 ork squig riders and boss on squigasaur
- 15 meganobs (primed)
- Nobs (mid-building)
- Ork vehicles ((mid-building))

Also a couple of pics of some of the lastests work on this stuff.

Attack bikes
I got a couple of them from ebay job lots on the past, and since they are my main anty-tank unit on most of my lists I got 2 more, magnetized and based everything so I can paint them and field them soon. Hade a couple games recently and I really missed being able to play with them.


Bikes
On the subject of bikers, I based all 12 ork bikers. Most of the bikes are half scratch built, so that keeps them interesting and distinct.


Redemptors
I hope to finish these guys really soon. They mostly need edge highlights and a couple of effects here and there. I would say in 3 or 4 good evenings I could get them finished so they can be the protagonists of my marine lists


More Squigs!
A friend of mine gifted me some squig riders, including a suigasaur boss! I was not planning on having any beast snaggas on my army, but this + the squiggots serving as good kill rig models might open the gates for some beast snaggas lists.
So far I dedicated half an evening to build this model. I must say that it looks really cool with 2 options for the squig, and 2 for the boss, but I wanted to do something a bit more intense and personal with this guy.
I modified and cult the miniature a lot to get a more energetic pose, where they are charging forward with murderous intent. This should serve as a good base to make this model more unique.


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Conversion mostly complete!

The original min ihas a really nice pose to it, but I wanted something with more action. I did a bunch of cuts bends and additions to make it more of my liking.
A big one was making te angle of the head a bit differerent and opening the mouth much more. with some basic greenstuff skills the squigasur look much more agressive.
The legs where a bit complicated. the organic leg was bent with heat, and the mechanical one was cut op on sections and re-built, to a certain extend, including the attachment to the body, with the exaust pipes that I think suit the composition pretty well.
I added some touches, such as both the mount and the rider having a bladed crest on the head, changing the claw to something more impressive and claw-like, how the rider's body is angled to the mount, some trophies on the back...
The base also has a big crack on it, as if the force of the charge crushed the stone underneath the foot of the squigasaur.
If you have and ideas or suggestions, feel free to comment



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Redemtors finisehd!
thse guys started as the protagonists of a themed joke list in tabletop simulator months ago, and ended up liking the list so I built them and have been working on them on and off since.
The photos do not show the colors exactly right, and I could have put a bit more contrast on the blues, but they are my first attempt working with the airbrush but using the airbrush and it really speed up the work on these guys, pretty much doing the longest and more complicated step in just 2h, leaving the rest of the work just for the rest of the colors on the models.

The posing, bases and detailing on the conversions could have been a bit more extreme, but overall I am happy with the results.

Family photo
The redemptors really make the normal ddreadnoughts look small. Happy to get all these guys together on a table, and will be playing some games with them soon.


Pointy guy
This one would generally receive the wisdom of the ancients stratagem for the reroll 1's to hit or wound aura during my matches.




Plasma guy
First time having a plasma effect outside of energy swords, and I quite like the look of it. Soon I will be doing some hellblasters and the effect would look quite nice on those



Wall guy
WAll made out of plasticard and random bits, ended up looking okey







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Some orky infantry incoming

Got some kommandos from the octarius box set and I just love these guys. The detail, options and extra bits just puts to shame the new ork boyz box, which is atrocious by comparison.

I used some of their bits to finally get my burnas and tankbustars built, and although they are not yet finished (needing basing and greenstuff fixing), its great to have these 3 specialists units that I really like on my lists.
I've been getting bits for these guys from job lots on ebay, and there is a decent amount of conversion work in some miniatures to make them look right.
Seeing them all together is a bit scary, since these are a ton of bodies to paint. I do plan to not put as much detail on them as I do with my marines, but still, these are a lot of bodies. 50, to be exact, + around 90 boyz both old and new that I am re-basing, and are in different stages of conversion.
I hope I can paint these guys in groups of 10, similar to how I did with my servitors, with a relatively quick paintjob with some extra time on the most important details. I most likely left them for when I come back from spain, maybe starting the first paint strokes on february.



Kommandos


Burnas


TankBustas


Re-basing

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Man! The redemptors look fantastic! The plasma glow is fantastic, a look I’ve tried a couple of times but failed on smaller weapons, but you’ve nailed.

You’ll have plenty to do come February on all those Ork specialists, some neat builds you’ve made. Are some of the burnas missing a left arm or is it just an optical illusion?

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 gobert wrote:
Man! The redemptors look fantastic! The plasma glow is fantastic, a look I’ve tried a couple of times but failed on smaller weapons, but you’ve nailed.

You’ll have plenty to do come February on all those Ork specialists, some neat builds you’ve made. Are some of the burnas missing a left arm or is it just an optical illusion?


Cheers!
the plasma glow is made with a base of white, then a touch of bright saturated blue, and painting the middle and the glow effect with green fluosforecent paint. It is quite translucent, like a thick glaze, and it gives a really nice effect. Defenitely my go to for plasma and energy things, making object source lighting really easy to do.

Yes, the burnas have their left arm missing for easier painting. There is some green stuff work left to do in a lot of the models, as well as the basing, but the main bulk of the minis is done, just missing some details and fixing mistakes here and there.

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Quick random update.
Long story short: friend at work bought a miniature that he wanted to gift to his girlfriend, but he has never painted any minis so we ended up spending a few evenings together painting the model, both teaching him a couple tricks, hanging out and overall having a good time.

The result looks pretty cool, specially considering this is his first attempt at miniature painting. Sure he has a great teacher, but its a amazing start to his painting journey






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Good teacher indeed! Excellent work for a first mini

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We are doing a miniature-painting secret santa at work with the guys that we play games with, and I got to build and paint a miniature for someone else.
The guy I got plays rohan and minas tiright on the lord of the rings game, and I am a big LotR fan myself, so this is a great opportunity to paint something fun and out the usual.
I chosed to paint Gandalf the white and pippin, which come in the same box, making a good value for the budget I had to work with, an important character that would be usable in this guys games and a cool looking mini.

Building
I started by doing a quick repose of the gandalf on foot, since his default pose has both arms raised in a wierd position. I cutted the arm and posed it in a much more natural and powerfull pose, trying some green stuff sculping on the ropes of the arm to hide the huge gap.
Talking about gaps, although this models are pretty well detailed, including the faces that even resemble the actor on gandalf's case (pippin looks pretty chubby on the chicks and the proportions are more child-like), the gaps on the ropes are horrendous. there are 4 or 5 lines running around on the sides and back of both gandalf miniatures that really needs to be filled.
On the other hand, Pippin on horse slides into his spot really well, hiding the connection really smoothly.


Painting
To be completely honest, one of the reasons I picked up this miniature in particular is because I felt painting the whites is always a pain, but I got an airbrush that I planned to make quick work of this gandalfs.
I did a first grey shading on the mini and then painted the different tones of cream, grey and white with a glaze consistency. Another thing layer of white with the airbrush, some washes depending on the tone of the color and 80% of the work was done, just needing some edge highlithing, detailing on non-grey objects and the face. Everything went quite smootly, specially for the time spent. The horse, except the hair, is pretty much just airbrushed with a couple of touches here and there.

Pippin had a more traditional painting by brush, but is a quite simple miniature as long as you do a decent job separating the different elements.
I would say though, the hobbit is a particularly small mini, maybe the smallest humanoid I have painted





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Lord of the rings miniatures finished, will be sending them soon to their new owner!
Really fun painting project, and something I wouldnt have doon if it wasnt for that secret santa thing at work







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Excellent job on the LotR minis, your colleague should be very pleased with them! Pippin really does look a tiny mini, must’ve been lots of fiddly bits

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