Sunday, January 6, 2013

Weekend update

New Hobbit figures

So i just saw the new hobbit figures! Really love the great eagles especially Gwaihir! So awesome that you can get plastic eagles in stead of the old ones in metal! Also loving the Golloum figure with the boat. The Bilbo figure is cool too but should have had another stance after my oppinion and another paint job :) Feral wargs are also cool but looks a little bit too much like warhammer fantasy wolves. I like the normal wargs much better!
 Heres a link for you if you havent seen them yet:


Another thing is that this week i got hit with the flu :( and im still sick. So i have been home from school and just bored out of my mind... So i decided to paint a figure i dont usually paint, not a warrior or a normal figure but Gollum! I used some different skin paints and some codex grey and shadow grey for the little cliff and here is the result :)

When the painting was done i applied some pva glue to the base for some watery effect and then used some army painter but i havent used any anti shine yet :)


Last night i got bored again and decided to make some terrain for my figures. I ended up making a rocky hill. I used some white foam and pva glue. Cutted it into a rocky shape and then used some sandpaper to make the surface more soft. The last thing i need to do is using some polyfilla and make some grass and sand etc etc...

Haradrim model for size comparing

New figures

A friend of my brother works in our nearest hobby store named Faraos cigarer. A really nice store with lots of wargames, live role playing gear and such. One day he was at work emptying trash bins and found some figures in the bins that he gave to my brother and me! It was 2 blister packs with the sealings broken. One with 2 Morannon orc captains and the other with a Cave troll which makes our total of cave trolls in our collection 3! :D Really nice getting some new figures which should be fun to paint! Looking forward to painting and modelling them with my brother :) Pictures will be posted when they're done. 

2 Orc captains and one Cave troll

This was just a little update for you and all for now, see you some time next week! Probably gonna make a lot of stuff while im sick!! Hope you enjoyed and remember to SUBSCRIBEEEEE!!!

-Best regards Hürin

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Haradrim Warrior painting guide

Ok so here it is guys, im so sorry for the delay, but i had LOTS to think about during the holiday!But anyways - Ba ba bam is a plane? NO is it a bird? NO , its Hürins Haradrim warrior painting guide(random applause). Unfortunately i havent got all of the new colors, so its gonna be kind of a mix of old and new.

Colors you will need -
 Unfortunately i havent got all of the new colors, so its gonna be kind of a mix of old and new ;)

Scab red
Tau light ochre  (new paint, much like bronze flesh)
kislev flesh
Graveyard earth
Scorched brown
Ultramarines blue
Bestial brown
Dark flesh
Burnished gold
Blood red
Blazing orange
Shadow grey
Karak stone (new color almost the same as the old komando khaki)
Abaddon black
Shining gold
White scar

Washes you will need
Asurmen blue
Devlan mud
Badab black

Time to start, but before you start you should prime the model, either black or white. I use black because it makes the model look more realistic and not too shiny :)

Paint the outer garments & cloak Scab Red.

Add Ultramarines Blue to the sleeves, trousers and scarf.
Then use Shining Gold on the armor, and the neck-armor + the arm/handguards.
Then paint all of the bandages inclusive those on the bow with graveyard earth and the wood of the bow in Scorched Brown.
Paint the quiver with Dark Flesh and the quiver straps Bestial Brown  (also the one strap on the chest of the figure).  Afterwards paint the edges of the bindings/bandages on the bow with Desert Yellow and paint the arrow wood Desert Yellow. Also paint the arrow feathers white scar and give them some Badab Black wash
 (i forgot in the picture but painted it later ;)
Next you paint the bandages on the legs and arms with Karak Stone. Paint the edges and lines as if you were highlighting and remember to think of how much paint you put on the pencil - it looks best if you are able to see the darker color in the cracks. 
Next highlight the top of the folds on the cloak with a 50/50 mixture of blood red and blazing orange.
Remember to do the same as before, this time on the front garment -highlight top of the folds. Same 50/50 mixture of blazing orange and blood red.
Then highlight the top of the folds of the ultramarines blue painted scarf, sleeves and trousers with Shadow Grey :) 
Paint the skin with Tau Light Ochre.
Paint the skin again, this time with Kislev Flesh.
Now apply Asurmen Blue wash to the blue garments and the armor. It gives the armor and garments a really neat matte look, which is ideal for the later highlighting :)
Then use Badab Black wash on the cloak to give it a much darker and used look.
Paint small stripes up and down the wood of the bow to give it a more tree'ish look.
Use Badad Black wash again, this time on all of the bow and then give the bandages on the garments  some Devlan Mud wash and also give the skin Devlan Mud wash. I always try to give the Harad figures some darker skin because they hail from the south. I perosonally think the combo of the 2 colors and the wash makes their skin look great!!
Now to the higlighting. Highlight the armor with burnished gold. Then paint the bone tips on the bow with white scar and shade them down with some Badab Black wash. If you want to, you could also highligt some of the already shaded down blue garments. I usually highlight and shade a lot of times until the look fits me. But you really have to figure out your own painting style and techniques.
The last thing we need to paint is the eyes. Start by making two small dots with white scar.
Then make two black dots with Abaddon Black and give the eyes some Devlan Mud wash to make the eyes look more realistic on the figure.

Yaaaaay! Now you are done and have a well painted and battleready Haradrim warrior ready to play!! Thx for reading and Enjoy your new year!


Well painted and ready for combat

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Return of the King (me/Hürin)

So, this is my first post on the blog, (HURRAY) and I am a very big Tolkien fan (of course) i re-saw all of the Vlogs from The Hobbit: ''An Unexpected Journey'', yesterday and was yet again reminded of the awesomness of Tolkiens universe. It was a week or so before the premiere, and i realised that i had to start painting, modelling and gaming Lotr Warhammer again, which i hadn't done for half a year almost (too long). I thought of all the thousand painting guides, forum, blogs etc on the internet and thougt to myself, why, I could make one? And so i did, and here it is - Welcome, Welcome Readers and trolls to Hürins great blog of Lotr/The hobbit warhammer!! I hope you will read this blog, and please be kind it is my first one ;) - Share with your friends if you like and please write me what you think :)!!

So in all the excitement I went to GW's homepage and viewed all of the Lotr miniatures (many of them new to me). Then i went to the paint section and became VERY dissapointed :'(

 Since i last painted Warhammer GW had changed all the names of their colors and added new kinds like glaze, dry, technical etc etc (I being used to basecoating followed by washes) Being dissapointed i realised that it might be pretty awesome actually :D After all, more kinds of paints means - better painted miniatures - which means i can develop my painting skills even further!

I grabbed my Lotr army case, which is filled with Lotr warhammer and nothing else ;) found the figure i had painted last time (It was a Haradrim warrior) I studied the figure for some time and came to mind what i should paint different and which changes to make:
The ''new'' color scheme. I changed some of the colors fx: Regal blue changed to Ultramariens blue (trouser) - higligted them with Shadow grey, painted the armor shining gold - highlighted with burnished gold and of course i used some washes.

The original Color scheme painted half a year ago.Used some dark colors for the clothes and some brigther colors for the armor and bandages.
Thanks for reading fellow Lotr table top gamers :) I hope you liked this intro to the blog, and please come back next week, when the painting guide for the ''New'' Haradrim warrior color scheme is posted!! (The one on the first picture)