A quick WIP post to share where I’m up to with Legolas. I’m using my Mirkwood Ranger tutorial to paint this model. It’s really handy for myself making these tutorials because I’d never have remembered the exact colours I used. How do you remember your paint schemes?
I have a notebook for that, full of sketches and ideas for the future projects.
- Greg Sapara
I really need to work on this in the future! I need to do what Andrea does, as I have found myself completely lost on how I achieved my painting results when I have to come back to a partially-finished project. Shame on me!
Well done once again with your tutorials!
Note book as well but seeing as I use the guide mirk wood rangers for my wood elves it just have it book marked step by step hahaha!
Back when I was working at GW, before a ~10 year break from the hobby, I got into the habit of saving little text files of any colour schemes I used on my computer, in case I ever needed to refer to it for an article or anything in a hurry. Now I've started getting back into things, they've been pretty helpful for reminding me how to pick up where I left off. Although of course there's been two changes of paint range since then!
Yep, I keep a master digital file with the details on everything I paint – at least the key parts. Unless I am painting LOTR-Hobbit, then I just use Garfy's tutorials and would be screwed if they were ever pulled off of here.
In regards to the first comment – the LOTR/Hobbit line uses a smaller scale (25 mm) than 40K/fantasy. The heads are smaller and some of the detail is more limited. Also, they tend to go for a more realistic look, so less deep lines in the forehead/cheeks, exaggerated screams, etc. The exaggerated details of 40K faces look great with washes and are pretty forgiving in regards to painting talent. That said, some of the LOTR/Hobbit miniatures are pretty amazing miniaturized copies of reality but it falls to the painter to capture those details. Eyes are a particular issue on these 25 mm scale minis. But they are also fun to paint and an interesting break from 40K/fantasy.
I constantly forget my colour recipes and it's causing me serious progress issues esp. when it comes to drybrushing bases etc. Gotta start keeping a notebook.
Looks awesome! Can't wait for the finished paint job 🙂
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How do you like the Hobbit miniature series casts? The reason I'm asking is the clear difference in quality compared to WH40k models, especially in the faces of characters, it seems most Hobbit minis are quite lackluster.