Glazing the highlights to remove chalkiness, adding some subtle colour variation to the cheeks, and a little more work on the sword.
Working on Merry the hobbit. Tonight’s updates include, highlighting the hair, adding highlights and shading to the skin, starting to look at working on the sword, additional highlights to the waistcoat for greater contrast, and basecoating the base.
Working on highlights and shading of the clothing.
Continuing to work on basecoats
Starting on a new model!
This morning, I decided to put some finishing touches to my second Mordor Orc. I haven’t experimented with any new techniques on this model, but instead tried to focus on choosing some more muted colour choices, as I felt it suited the subject influenced by the more realistic low-fantasy tone of the Lord of the Rings movies.
Some minor progress on the Mordor Orc tonight – mostly focused on some simple shading and highlights.
Where Have I Been?
The last few weeks at work have been manic, and I’ve just not had the time, nor the inclination to paint. That coupled with a few weeks of wanting to do other things (movies, theatre and trips), have seen me shift priorities, and I’ve very much enjoyed spending time with people over the more solitary hobby that painting tends to be for me.
Also, to be frank, I’d become a little bored of painting the Star Wars A-Wing after some quite irritating airbrush bleed, I’d lost all motivation. I’d even stopped looking at hobby websites for interest, I’d quite literally lost any interest I had. I think I was feeling a little depressed with everything, so I took a break from hobbies for a bit.
However, I’m now back, and trying to get back into things, and I decided to crack on with working on a fresh model to see if I could get my interest back… so I grabbed an undercoated Mordor Orc, and thought I’d give him a spin.
First Completed Mini or 2017
Well after a few days of painfully wrestling with highlights, I decided to clean up what I’d done so far, complete the base and consider this fellow done.
Today’s Highlights – Highlights
Following suggestions on my WIP thread on CoolMiniOrNot, I’ve revisited the highlights on the Mordor Orc, focusing on trying to add contrast. Mostly the cloth and leather were the flattest part in my opinion, so I tried to add a bit more interest to them. The metal areas were OK, so I’ve not done any more to them, but I did take the face and skin up a notch.