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 Post subject: The Eggman's WIPs
PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:54 am 
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Hi all, I've been a member of this forum for a while, but have yet to share a WIP thread - so why not start now? Here are a few figures I've been finished up in the past few months. Any constructive criticism or feedback is welcome - I've enjoyed viewing many individuals' work on this forum, and am certain I've a lot to learn.

Apologies for the pictures quality, of course

Galadriel
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Aragorn, Boromir and Pippin
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Gandalf mounted - pesky mould line!
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Bombadil
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Rohan and Grima
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Swan Knights
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Haradrim - really like these models too
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Present works in progress: Boromir and Haldir. Haldir especially is one of the best sculpted and moulded GW figures in the range - a real challenge to do justice to.
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Thanks for looking/commenting! :gandalf:

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 Post subject: Re: The Eggman's WIPs
PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:12 am 
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Great painting and nice set of pics. Keep them coming !!

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 Post subject: Re: The Eggman's WIPs
PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:37 am 
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Really nice painting. 8) you should show some pictures of that terrain too. :pray: looks really neat.

Also, is that a tank in the background? What game is it for?

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 Post subject: Re: The Eggman's WIPs
PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:14 pm 
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Glad that you decided to start a wip thread. Great work on the basing and I'm very impressed with the rohan royal guard too, great minis and you've done them justice.

Bombadils hat and boots are top notch but one thing I noticed with his brown and blue tops is to perhaps add another highlight to really make them pop. Just an idea but really amazing work so far. Good luck with the Boromir that's a great mini :)

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 Post subject: Re: The Eggman's WIPs
PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:50 pm 
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Skillfully painted. Nice detail work, and nice execution on your shading / highlighting.

It's a personal preference thing, but for me, those models are screaming out for some matte varnish, to take the sheen off a bit. Testors Dullcote spray used to be the best, but isn't very flat any more. I've been using Golden Varnish brushed on.
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 Post subject: Re: The Eggman's WIPs
PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 3:59 pm 
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Thanks all for the feedback. Will keep posting updates as I progress.

Men are weak - yup, I have been trying to find an actual matt varnish for some time. Thanks for the recommendation on the Golden brand - will look into that.

Green Dragon - it looks better in person, but I do think it could use some extra - will have to go back with some oil paints for a final highlight.

Wah Wing - the tank is actually a 1/35 scale static model - it's an Academy kit of an M36 tank destroyer, so it's not for wargaming but just for fun.

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 Post subject: Re: The Eggman's WIPs - Elrond and terrain
PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:56 pm 
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Hi all, managed to do some painting recently and took a few pictures to share. I finished an Elrond which I am quite happy with. He came with a broken sword, so I scratchbuilt an OK looking replacement and painted him up.

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May need to do a few more highlights on his hair. Any constructive criticism is welcome, of course.

I also managed to get some pictures of the terrain some of you had asked about. A while back I made Helm's Deep (see this thread http://www.one-ring.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=24679), and so to fit with the book's descriptions, I also made up a trench section to represent 'Helm's Dyke', the outlying fortifications.

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And finally, I'll also share a few works in progress at the moment.

Having a spare Gandalf with a broken staff, I decided to convert him into a makeshift Radagast the Brown. I sculpted a new staff for him, a hood, and an extended beard. This, combined with a suitable paintjob, should make him different enough to use as an alternate Radagast. Unfortunately the shot turned out a little blurry on him, but you get the idea and can also see the progress I made on Haldir's armour.

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Finally, I've assembled and primed a Warlord Games Earl of Essex figure from their English Civil War range. Excited to paint this guy - he's full of character and should be a welcome change from the LotR range.

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That's all for now - happy hobbying, and thanks for taking a look!

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