Friday, 30 November 2018
Where now are the horse and the rider?
I finally finished painting my new Theoden from the new box set. What a lovely figure to paint - and of one of my favourite characters.
I took my time: inked the armour to get some depth before painting the gold trim. For the flesh, layers of highlights and then a brown filter and pin flesh wash.
For the horse I built the layers up from grey to white and then gave a final glaze of off white to smooth out the transitions. The final touch was to add the Simbelmynë flowers which grew on the graves of the Sons of Eorl - a fitting omen given what he's riding to.
I had a blast painting this and I'm hoping that Santa brings me the new Gandalf.