The Sneaky Project

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  • #598
    Arthadan
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    Hi all,

    I’ve heard this year, in the Spanish Golden Demon (the Games Workshop gaming day), there will be an amazing Hobbiton table. A friend of mine has already decieved me to go there with him, so my wicked mind began to think… wouldn’t be cool to have a photo of one of my miniatures in that wonderful table?

    But taking one of my GW Hobbits there (yes, I have some, they’re the right size) would be way too easy. What I need to spice things up is a Mithil Hobbit! GW minions don’t allow anything but their own stuff, but along with a brave Mithril Hobbit I will defy them and take a picture of my Hobbit in Hobbiton!

    For such a task, I need an exceptional Hobbit. One eager to face risk and perils untold, swift footed to run if the enemy outnumber us, sneaky and brave. I’ve chosen the Hobbit adventurer riding his trusted pony for the task at hand.

    The GD will be hold on July 3rd, so I have one month to paint my Hobbit. Expect an update every two weeks.

    There is not much to see for the moment, as I’m quite a slow painter.

    [imgz url=http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/551_img_8586.jpg]http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/thumbs/551_img_8586.jpg[/imgz]

    I’ve drilled the space between the reins, under the pony’s mouth:

    [imgz url=http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/551_img_8587.jpg]http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/thumbs/551_img_8587.jpg[/imgz]

    You can see here how Hobbiton is being created for the gaming day (it’s in Spanish, but there are some nice photos).

    First step is taken!

    #17790
    Arthadan
    Participant

    Hi all,

    I’ve heard this year, in the Spanish Golden Demon (the Games Workshop gaming day), there will be an amazing Hobbiton table. A friend of mine has already decieved me to go there with him, so my wicked mind began to think… wouldn’t be cool to have a photo of one of my miniatures in that wonderful table?

    But taking one of my GW Hobbits there (yes, I have some, they’re the right size) would be way too easy. What I need to spice things up is a Mithil Hobbit! GW minions don’t allow anything but their own stuff, but along with a brave Mithril Hobbit I will defy them and take a picture of my Hobbit in Hobbiton!

    For such a task, I need an exceptional Hobbit. One eager to face risk and perils untold, swift footed to run if the enemy outnumber us, sneaky and brave. I’ve chosen the Hobbit adventurer riding his trusted pony for the task at hand.

    The GD will be hold on July 3rd, so I have one month to paint my Hobbit. Expect an update every two weeks.

    There is not much to see for the moment, as I’m quite a slow painter.

    [imgz url=http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/551_img_8586.jpg]http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/thumbs/551_img_8586.jpg[/imgz]

    I’ve drilled the space between the reins, under the pony’s mouth:

    [imgz url=http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/551_img_8587.jpg]http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/thumbs/551_img_8587.jpg[/imgz]

    You can see here how Hobbiton is being created for the gaming day (it’s in Spanish, but there are some nice photos).

    First step is taken!

    #17792
    Thingol
    Participant

    … I’m sue that final result will be fantastic Master Arthadan…. and this Hobbiton project on this link is magnificent…. It is sad that such activities does not exist in my country….

    #17802
    Turambar
    Participant

    “I’ve drilled the space between the reins, under the pony’s mouth”

    This is the right thing, Master Arthadan. I do the same with all of my horses.
    Though it is very hard to drill . . .

    Good luck with your project. I keep an eye of it !!! :D

    #17808
    ddaines
    Participant
    Turambar wrote:
    “I’ve drilled the space between the reins, under the pony’s mouth”

    This is the right thing, Master Arthadan. I do the same with all of my horses.
    Though it is very hard to drill . . .

    Good luck with your project. I keep an eye of it !!! :D

    I did once ask CT if reins could be cast as separate strips of metal, but sadly it wasn’t considered to be practical from a casting process :/ So me too, I have to drill and cut these bits out!

    #17809
    Turambar
    Participant

    Well, obviously Master Ebob found the right way of casting . . . 😎

    [imgz url=http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/32_ebob508.jpg]http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/thumbs/32_ebob508.jpg[/imgz]

    How brilliant his horses are . . . unfortunately too small, because of their 28mm scale. :(

    #17810
    Arthadan
    Participant

    Thanks all for the good wishes!

    This is how I’d like to paint the pony:
    shetlandpony.th.jpg

    I’ll try to give it the “fur” effect, we’ll see if it works.

    #17813
    Theobald
    Participant

    Good luck, Master Arthadan. That’s a great idea.

    #17816
    Arthadan
    Participant

    Thanks Master Tree!

    First update:

    [imgz url=http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/551_h1_p.jpg]http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/thumbs/551_h1_p.jpg[/imgz] [imgz url=http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/551_h3_p.jpg]http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/thumbs/551_h3_p.jpg[/imgz]

    I’m not happy with the fur, I think it works better in the white strip in the head because contrast between the grey and white is less strong than in the brown part. I’ll wash all the brown fur with a dark red tone to decrease the contrast and then I’ll go on painting all the fur again. I wasn’t kidding when I said I am an slow painter, you see :P

    #17825
    Milo
    Participant

    Your mithril support shall be granted ! Please visit Taproom to refresh your throat and share drinks with me.

    Be patient for your fur painting, you are on good way !

    #17837
    Arthadan
    Participant

    I can’t resist a kind invitation to share fine ale in good company! I’m on my way!

    #17842
    Turambar
    Participant

    I will follow you . . . :D

    #18101
    Arthadan
    Participant

    New update. The pony is pretty much done and i have began the rider, but I need some help picking colors.

    Which colors would you use for the trousers, the shirt and the rolled blanket?

    [imgz url=http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/551_hobbit1.jpg]http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/thumbs/551_hobbit1.jpg[/imgz] [imgz url=http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/551_hobbit2.jpg]http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/thumbs/551_hobbit2.jpg[/imgz] [imgz url=http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/551_hobbit3.jpg]http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/thumbs/551_hobbit3.jpg[/imgz]

    #18129
    Milo
    Participant

    Wow, the pony & saddle look great ! Keep goini Arthadan !

    #18136
    Arthadan
    Participant

    Thanks Master Milo!

    New update… almost there!

    [imgz url=http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/551_hobbit.jpg]http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/thumbs/551_hobbit.jpg[/imgz]

    I have to “tidy up” the rider, finish the cloak and some little things here and there (and the base, of course).

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