In my first tutorial I will be focusing on Forlong the Fat, Lord of the Lossarnach. I am going to show you a step by step guide on how I painted one of the most famous lords of the Fiefdoms.Painting Forlong
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As with all miniatures remove the miniature from its blister and spend some time sorting out any mould lines and flash found on the model. Next give the model a basecoat of Chaos Black spray making sure your undercoat has adequately covered the mini and has not obscured any detail or left any areas of metal showing.
First up is the face. Start with a base coat of Tallarn Flesh making sure you get good coverage on all of the flesh even in the recesses, because I wanted to give Forlong a ruddy complexion I then applied a liberal wash of Gryphonne Sepia to all areas of flesh. For a more neutral skin tone use a wash of Orgyn Flesh instead. Once dry reset all the raised areas on the model with Tallarn Flesh, if you want a more neutral skin tone use Elf Flesh here instead.
The next step is the Armour and as the model is mainly covered by the long chainmail robe it is important to take a bit of time here to get the best result possible. Start off with a basecoat of Boltgun Metal on the spear tip, bracers and chest plate and then heavily dry brush the chainmail of the model with Boltgun Metal. Apply a wash of Badab Black on all areas of metal to darken down and create shadows. Then use Chainmail to paint all the raised and flat areas making sure that you leave the washed Boltgun Metal in the recesses and don't forget to lightly dry brush the chainmail with Chainmail paint. Finally apply a highlight of Mithril Silver to the edges of the armour plates, chainmail and to the tree of Gondor on the breast plate.
Onto the sash. Paint it with a base coat of Dheneb Stone making sure you get into all the recesses between the folds of the cloth, follow this with a Wash of Ogryn Flesh once again making sure you get it into all the recesses. Once the wash is dry highlight the sash with Dheneb Stone leaving the Orgyn Flesh wash in the recesses. Finally apply a final highlight of Skull White to the edges of the folds in the cloth.
Forlong has a long mane of grey hair, a matching beard and a prominent brow; these parts are all painted in the exact same fashion. Firstly by applying a base of Adeptus Battlegrey to all the separate parts and then washing with Badab Black to bring out the strands of hair in the model. I then proceeded to lightly dry brush the hair Astronomican grey. Be careful with this as the hair isn't well defined on the model so getting only the raised strands can be tricky.
Next up is the leather and wood on the model, I painted these in a similar fashion, by applying a base coat of Scorched Brown to both the shaft of the spear and the straps, then using Dark Flesh apply another layer to the shaft and highlight the straps. And there, a no frills way to paint leather quickly.
To paint the horn start off with a base coat of Khemri Brown on all the areas of ivory, once this is done layer on Dheneb Stone making sure to leave some of the Khemri Brown on the edges next to the gold trim. Finally add lines of Skull White up the vertically up shaft of the horn to simulate the natural grain of the Ivory.
Onto the golden details of the model; no matter where these were situated on the model I applied the same technique for them all. This technique is to start off with a base coat of Brazen Brass, then apply a liberal wash of Gryphonne Sepia to the recess of the gold details. Once dry highlight with Shinning Gold to complete the golden details.
The cloak covers possibly the biggest area of the mini and is also one of the most difficult colours to paint. I confess that I'm not a great painter of black but I have learnt a quick no frills ways to create a good black cloak. Firstly apply a very light dry brush of Adeptus Battlegrey to the edges of the cloth being carefully not to get any on the parts of the model you have already painted, once this is dry apply a heavy wash of Badab Black to darken the highlights and remove the chalkiness of the dry brushing. Then at last on the final details.
Paint two thin lines of Mordian Blue across the draping cloth to add a splash of blue to tie him in to the rest of the Fiefdom Troops.
Now the miniature is almost complete, now all you need is to base it to match the rest of your Army and your done. I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and I plan to make more in the near future. Many thanks