some pictures before dedicated gallery

MMP Mithril in Middle-Earth The Art Gallery of Mayor Samwise some pictures before dedicated gallery

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  • #908
    Gildor
    MMP Elder

    well as I do/did not have time yet to make good pictures for the gallery for individual references or scenes or dioramas, I’ll just post a little sample here of some of the last (or some former…) figurines I have painted of late.

    [imgz url=http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/2_p1110004.jpg]http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/thumbs/2_p1110004.jpg[/imgz]

    [imgz url=http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/2_p1110003.jpg]http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/thumbs/2_p1110003.jpg[/imgz]

    [imgz url=http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/2_p1110002.jpg]http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/thumbs/2_p1110002.jpg[/imgz]

    [imgz url=http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/2_p1110001.jpg]http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/thumbs/2_p1110001.jpg[/imgz]

    (NB: the smoke around Denethor and his palantir was quite hard to realize but I’m quite proud of it, it has not moved at all in two years, and I supposed the more it becomes dusty the better ! )

    #36309
    Gildor
    MMP Elder

    well as I do/did not have time yet to make good pictures for the gallery for individual references or scenes or dioramas, I’ll just post a little sample here of some of the last (or some former…) figurines I have painted of late.

    [imgz url=http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/2_p1110004.jpg]http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/thumbs/2_p1110004.jpg[/imgz]

    [imgz url=http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/2_p1110003.jpg]http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/thumbs/2_p1110003.jpg[/imgz]

    [imgz url=http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/2_p1110002.jpg]http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/thumbs/2_p1110002.jpg[/imgz]

    [imgz url=http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/2_p1110001.jpg]http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/thumbs/2_p1110001.jpg[/imgz]

    (NB: the smoke around Denethor and his palantir was quite hard to realize but I’m quite proud of it, it has not moved at all in two years, and I supposed the more it becomes dusty the better ! )

    #36312
    Thingol
    Participant

    Very nice ! :-) three trolls and Dunharrow rider are great !

    #36314
    Gildor
    MMP Elder

    well I wonder if I should not start over on the Dunharrow Rider, he really is too “basic” with those fluo greenish and white with bright varnish… not enough details :/

    glad you like it :)

    #36315
    sevlag
    Participant

    Good job Master Gildor :-)
    Like Master Thingol, I like the trolls : good painting job, good green ;-)

    #36316
    Gildor
    MMP Elder

    well thanks a lot for the trolls ! but what about the other figurines? :)

    #36317
    sevlag
    Participant

    Great painting job for the other figures… But, I have some preferences…
    Thror with the Arkenstone is very good too ;-)

    #36318
    Gildor
    MMP Elder

    actually it is the very last one i painted (as you can imagine…)
    to paint the arkenstone i improvised a technique

    white base, then several touches of heavily diluted colors all around (red, blue, green, yellow, purple) then i mixed a small quantity of silver (brightest silver color) directly with bright liquid varnish, (no water)
    and i applied several touches of this silver+bright varnish on top of the arkenstone only (the rest of the figurine was already painted and mat varnished, only the arkenstone is bright varnished)

    indeed the result is not well rendered in pic but in reality, the arkenstone really looks like it is suppose to look…

    #36319
    Theobald
    Participant

    Well, don’t you all get me wrong ,please, but until now I still cannot cope with that appearance of the oathbreakers of Dunharrow as they were presented by P. Lackson in his movie. For me that was one of his worst ideas in the trilogy. The painting instruction of that other company (I will not name here) of course comes close to the way the army of the dead was presented in the film. That greenish, slimy but shiny choice of colours to me is absolutely inacceptable and does not fit at all. – Alright, it’s just my point of view and I don’t want to criticize anybody who is of a different opinion. I just could not hold back this comment as that choice of ill-green colours hurts my eyes.
    By the way there already were some very nice Mithril figures of deads in the old M-series. Fortunately nobody decided to paint them in such a ridiculous colour “scheme” as Jackson chose to present, as far as I know.

    #36320
    Gildor
    MMP Elder

    well I have to agree somehow with you master ent, I am not very fond of my own greenish painting I’m trying to find an in-between with the King of Dead I am currently painting.

    I still think there should be something “spectral” in their appearance, they are not simple undead skeletons, nor are they uncorporeal ghosts or spirits… There are many kinds of undead in Tolkien universe (barrow wights, nazgul, deadmen of Dunharrow and of course all other skeletons or ghoulish beings invented by ICE) but all have their “unique” origin and well, aspect…

    I think I should repaint the horseman but only slight shades (but very discrete) of glowing paint for the “body” parts, not their armors or clothes… only the bones or “flesh”….

    #36322
    Milo
    Participant

    Well,
    As far as I can see, your painting skill is Very good Master Gildor. T0anks for showig !
    I like also you colors for elves.
    I wish I could paint as many as you manged to.
    About Master Ent greenish undead, well, I am perpelx:
    – When I read the books, I never imagined path of the deads with any green at all
    – When I saw the movie, I quite enjoyed this joice as I felt it was funny to see Gimli scared with these ghosts around

    Now about painting undeds, well, if it’s a skeleton, it’s not green for sure. unless it felt in a GW pot :-)

    #36323
    Gildor
    MMP Elder

    well the green is often used in many media for specters… you can see the bluish greenish glow as a sign of disease, greed, jealousy or other aspects… in Ghostbusters, ghosts often use greenish glow, in the 12 works of Asterix, the Roman army of Dead (11th work) they are spectral skeletons too…

    I think the concept of “spectral skeleton” is cool, but that does not mean the armors or cloths should be spectral too only the skeleton and what remains of flesh or hair should glow… (well, in the case of the army of the dead)

    I don’t remember how ICE depicted the army of the dead too but they are glowy at least in the MECCG card games as a faction…

    #36324
    ddaines
    Participant

    All nice work Master Elf. Agree with the Tree (rhyme not intended :P ) that PJ’s green ghouls were spoilt by their rendition which was a shame as I liked the look of them under the luminosity.

    I painted mine pretty much as I think they would have looked had the existed, i.e. ‘natural’ colours but faded and dirtied.

    Would love to have had some more in the Mithril range!

    #36325
    ddaines
    Participant

    p.s. If I get to it :rolleyes: (having just moved house in June) my next, almost completed project is (Master) Gildor and the Elves meeting the Hobbits ;).

    #36326
    Gildor
    MMP Elder

    you’re making your own vignette of Frodo meeting Gildor master Daines? Actually I don’t really like the way Gildor is sculpted in the mithril range (either in 32 or 54mm)… something to do with his hair I think…

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