-Gandalf the Grey, Fellowship of the Ring
"I don't understand why it's not working! It's not as if it's witchcraft! .... Oh, but it is. A dark and terrible magic..."
-Radagast, An Unexpected Journey
This was a little treat to myself a few months ago; a treat for two reasons. First because I wanted to complete my set of Middle Earth wizards and secondly because Sylvester McCoy is one of my favourite Doctors, so the chance to have a 28mm version of him was too good to pass up.
There's not a lot to say on this one, other than that I took one lesson from the Blanchitsu work I'd been doing - a very light drybrush of white as the absolute final stage of painting . Here you can see it's helped bring out the detail of the cloak as well and slightly fading down all the colours and making the whole thing look lived in.
As an aside, we also had another game of Memoir 44. I occurs to me that all most people who've joined the blog have seen is the painting so you might not know where the title comes from.
These cards would be lovely if I had any troops in the centre at all.
There are five symbols on the dice. Would you like to guess what the symbol is that denotes a miss? Go on, have a guess.
And that's where the title of the blog comes from.