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This is it, the last tutorial for the Hobbit boxset. Maybe you’re seeing this for the first time as you undertake your own box set, or maybe you’ve followed this project as it progressed and painted your own set at the same time and now you have a full set painted as well, either way I hope these tutorials have proved useful. Read on to discover how to paint Oin.

This tutorial assumes you have a basic understanding of how to paint. For the beginners, I will explain the techniques as I go along. Each picture below shows four chronological steps. Underneath each picture are the corresponding instructions. Each step shows the paint I used during that step. It’s good to have reference material close to hand to check colours. I used google images for film stills and Games Workshop’s 360º pictures on their website were a great help. 

Paints you will need for this tutorial:

Black Undercoat (technical)

Cadian Fleshtone (layer)

Bloodletter (glaze)

Rhinox Hide (base)

Kislev Flesh (layer)

Stormvermin Fur (layer)

Dawnstone (layer)

Pallid Wych Flesh (layer)

Gorthor Brown (layer)

Baneblade Brown (layer)

Karak Stone (layer)

Doombull Brown (layer)

Iron Breaker (layer)

Nuln Oil (shade)

Carroburg Crimson (shade)

Mournfang Brown (base)

Skrag Brown (layer)

Abaddon Black (base)

Stirland Mud (texture)

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XV-88 (base)

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Undercoat the model. The details are small, so I hand undercoated the model (rather then use a spray) with Imperial Primer.

1. I painted the face with Cadian Fleshtone. I painted around the beard. 

2. I changed the hue of the skin using Bloodletter glaze. Dwarves are a little more red in complexion then humans.

3. I watered down Rhinox Hide heavily and then shaded around the eyes, nose, inbetween the fingers and around the face.

4. I highlight the face with Kislev Flesh. Also if you’re feeling brave, this is the opportunity to paint the eyes with a thin black line and two white dots.

5. Paint the fur lined boots, gloves and eyebrows, hair and beard with Stormvermin Fur

6. Highlight the previous stage using Dawnstone.

7. Highlight the eyebrows, hair and beard with Pallid Wych Flesh.

8. Use Gorthor Brown to paint the trousers, strapping around the shins, coat cuff, coat edging, scarf and hood.

9. Highlight the previous stage using Baneblade Brown

10. Use some thin edge highlights of Karak Stone to highlight the previous stage further.

11. Paint the coat and boots using Doombull Brown.

12. Add some thin highlight lines to the coat and boots using Karak Stone.

13. Paint the belt buckle, the item hanging from the belt, chest armour and both ends of the staff with Ironbreaker.

14. Use Nuln Oil to wash the following areas: Coat, cuffs, scarf, hood, boots, gloves, trousers and all metal areas. 

15. Once the previous layer is completely dry, change the hue of the coat and boots by applying two coats of Carroburg Crimson.

16. Highlight the edges of the staff to create a grain effect by using Mournfang Brown.

17. Repeat step 16 but use Skrag Brown this time. Paint the diagonal strap across the body with Skrag Brown. Add some tiny texture dots to the edge of the belt using Skrag Brown.

18. Use watered down Abaddon Black and a fine detail brush to paint the patterning on the hood and scarf. 

Finally base the model in a way which fits in with your collection. I used Stirland Mud texture paint highlighted with Karak Stone and the base edge was painted with XV-88. Static grass and scrub were glued on in small clumps.

For more Hobbit tutorials check out my BilboGandalfThorinGloinBomburOriDwalinBalinKiliDoriFiliNoriBofurRadaghast, Bifur and Goblin tutorials. If you found this tutorial useful, let me know in the comments.

That’s it, all done. I might revisit the Hobbit in a few months and paint some trolls and/or eagles… Maybe one of our sponsors would like to send me some to paint? 😉

Check back soon for the group shot of the set. Big thanks to all the readers for all the support. Don’t think I could have finished this project if it wasn’t for the over whelming encouragement. Thank you. 

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