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#51 Sat, Jan8 2011 8:43am

hsf62
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Re: My little Mithril fellows

pretty impressive your painted figures WOW!


Where there is a will there is a way, just as there are no problems, only solutions! Guess it depends on ones own perspective of the matter at that time big_smile

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#52 Sat, Jan8 2011 11:53am

Mabden
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Re: My little Mithril fellows

Thank you  friends, I don't feel myself lost.
Now to introduce myself at Who's Who.

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#53 Sun, Jan9 2011 2:15pm

elroi
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Re: My little Mithril fellows

Master Milo, here are the colours used in the skin (starting from right to left):

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I used for the base in the  skin a orange-flesh colour, of the old Citadel range, but I lost long ago the label and don´t know the name (I post a picture of all the colours used).

After, I mixed a little of Bubonic brown (a brown with lot of yellow) with the flesh and highlighted. After, I increase the light adding several layers with a mix of flesh-little Bubonic brown-Bleached bone. But I applied them in small zones (shoulders, knees, hands, face, chest…), and leaving most of the skin in the base colour.

Finally, I shaded some zones, with a mix of Dark flesh and a little of purple

As always, I apply lot of thin layers in every step (this is, 3-4 layers of the same mix or colour), to get an smooth result.

Hope it helps you (I played woses in MERP too... years ago smile )


Master Turambar, I agree with you, painting big and smooth zones of naked skin (no big muscles or bodybuilders ones) is one of the most difficults things in the miniature painting (at least for me)

Master Thingol, you have more than 600 mithril painted miniatures... now I´m jealousy. I will need maybe 4-5 years to have something similar. I´m just starting the journey

Javier, happy to see you active here. Paint some of your stuff and show us!

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#54 Mon, Jan10 2011 10:28am

Milo
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Re: My little Mithril fellows

Thanks for providing these precious tips Master of Brushes big_smile

Maybe the technical part in your post could be moved to painting tutorial ?

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#55 Thu, Jan13 2011 4:24pm

elroi
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Re: My little Mithril fellows

Hi, master Milo!

Maybe when I´ll have some different tips and tutorials, I could re-unite them in a unique post.

By now, there are only two of them smile

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#56 Thu, Jan13 2011 4:35pm

Milo
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Re: My little Mithril fellows

Hi master of Brushes !
I definitely think many of us would be delighted to read your tutorials.


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#57 Fri, Jan14 2011 8:26am

Thingol
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Re: My little Mithril fellows

Master Elroi, right now your tutorial example I use for painting one miniature, so we'll see how it will look.

It is a Haldir figurine, or figurine that I hate most .... smile pure coincidence....


.... Farewell to Middle-earth at last. I see the Star above my mast!

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#58 Fri, Jan14 2011 9:32am

elroi
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Re: My little Mithril fellows

Master Thingol, an advice: when using new techniques of painting, or practicing some things you never have done before, try to paint miniatures that you like and avoid that ones you dislike.
Many times happens to me that the only reason to getting stuck with a miniature is that the miniature itself doesn´t “fit” my style or taste

You should start trying new things in “easy”  miniatures wink
 
Master Milo, and I will be delighted to help if I can

And my collection keeps growing!

The sheriff

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And one haradrim

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#59 Fri, Jan14 2011 10:03am

Thingol
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Re: My little Mithril fellows

I like Haldir to but he is last on my list of all figures....... smile I will send you picture and you will argue....

but for this pictures which kind of lenses you choose, and the background... is it made in Photoshop or it is just hard paper.... poster or etc... Something else...

And those pictures..... Awesome again!


.... Farewell to Middle-earth at last. I see the Star above my mast!

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#60 Fri, Jan14 2011 1:25pm

Milo
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Re: My little Mithril fellows

Wow ! Again Master Elroi shows us how to highlight mithril miniature's finer points.
Keep going !

I also suggest you to provide such good work to Michael on Mithril site.


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#61 Mon, Sep5 2011 2:18pm

elroi
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Re: My little Mithril fellows

Hi all again! Remember me?

I´m back here, after some months of "zero activity" with my mithril miniatures (work, family, more work, and other minis, you know...)

But this summer I have worked a bit (thanks, holidays), and I managed to finished a decent number of them. And I`ll try this time to be more consistent in my participation here (promise!)

And now, some pics, hope you like them:


The seated Goblin king. I repainted this one.

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A Mordor Uruk. One of my favorite orc. I tried to paint the armour in a different way, far away from my typical metallics. I think looks nice.

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A ghoul (hard to paint… really)

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Merry and Pippin in the Chamber of Mazarbul

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Stone Giant. Another of my favorite mithril miniature. Was a little difficult to paint this guy, because of its bigger scale

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Lugburz. Big and mean, as every orc should be.

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And tomorrow I will post my first proyect of a mithril diorama and I will ask you for some help with it.

Regards to all!

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#62 Mon, Sep5 2011 2:34pm

Milo
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Re: My little Mithril fellows

Hi Elroi,

I am really pleased to see you back here, especially with such tremedous painting work. cool
Bravo ! big_smile


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#63 Mon, Sep5 2011 3:44pm

jdbrown55
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Re: My little Mithril fellows

Nice paint jobs! Wow!


These are indeed strange days, dreams and legends spring to life out of the grass! - Eomer

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#64 Mon, Sep5 2011 10:44pm

Thingol
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Re: My little Mithril fellows

Welcome back dear friend.... it is great to see your magnificent painting work.... !!! Thanks for this pictures !!!!


.... Farewell to Middle-earth at last. I see the Star above my mast!

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#65 Thu, Sep8 2011 12:53pm

elroi
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Re: My little Mithril fellows

Thanks for the words and the welcome!

Now I´m starting to do more than simple paintings on my mithril minis… that means scenes and dioramas!

This is my first one, the Gates of Moria: not a big scene, but I tried to make it as detailed as I could.

And my big problem now is: what miniatures should I use? I started with the terrain an tree and water, and almost forget the characters….

I´d like to represent Gandalf talking with Frodo, but I´m not sure about what miniatures should use.

Could you, wise members of this site, help me?

Here are some pics of the scene. Is almost finished, just have to make a better drawing of the Ithildin gate (and add the miniatures, of course)

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Thanks!!

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#66 Thu, Sep8 2011 1:01pm

Thingol
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Re: My little Mithril fellows

I suggest Gandalf from MV362 and for Frodo.... it could be one fo the M57.....

Great painting worl like always Master Elroi !!!!


.... Farewell to Middle-earth at last. I see the Star above my mast!

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#67 Thu, Sep8 2011 3:15pm

Milo
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Re: My little Mithril fellows

First, let me write it looks Great so far ! And I have been thinking about Moria's gate for 20 years !

To my point of view, best gandalf candidate is MS553 as if he was trying to open the gate.
I agree M57 is a very good candidate for a travelling hobbit.
Then there are Frodo miniatures: LR23, M123, M287...only M327 is excluded

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#68 Sat, Sep10 2011 1:07pm

Arthadan
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Re: My little Mithril fellows

Terrific work Master Elroi! The pale green robes really work with the brown/red skin you use for orcs. And te sharp highlights on the Hobbits cloaks are a master touch. The Giant is technically quite good also, but too clean for my taste, as if he has just washed his furs for the photo. Also some body hair on his chest, armpits and forearms would suit him nicely in my opinion.

For the vignette, I sugest m52 for Gandalf. It seems you were collecting Mithril in the good old days, so you may have it already.


To mortal fields say farewell,
Middle-earth forsaking!
In Elvenhome a clear bell
in the high tower is shaking.

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#69 Sat, Sep10 2011 7:18pm

Milo
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Re: My little Mithril fellows

I have a spare M52 if needed.wink


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#70 Sun, Sep11 2011 6:05pm

elroi
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Re: My little Mithril fellows

First of all, thanks a lot for the kind words and the suggestions.

Of all the listed Gandalfs, I think that the one from MV362, that pointed Thingol, fits great with my idea (because I prefer to represent him at the moment when he´s talking with Frodo, instead of trying to open the Gate)
And I´m sure I have it, hidding somewhere in my room big_smile

And to represent Frodo, I agree with one of the M57 (I didn´t realize that I could use a non-Frodo miniature to represent it roll)

Maese Arthadan, thanks for the words, and for the advices. Yes, the giant looks too clean. Maybe I´ll add some dirt and mud later. And about the hair, agree again: would look more realistic with a hairy chest, and son on arms and legs; but to achieve that result, I must spend much time and work, and I´m trying to paint the miniatures a bit more quickly (you know, there is a loooong list of miniatures-to-paint smile )

And Maese Milo, thanks for the offering (I´ll keep in my mind, for futures proyects)

Last of all, another inhabitant of Fangorn, Skinbark:

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#71 Sun, Sep11 2011 7:53pm

ddaines
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Re: My little Mithril fellows

Our 'Tree' should like this one big_smile. Another mini-masterpiece.

David

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#72 Mon, Sep12 2011 2:19pm

Theobald
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Re: My little Mithril fellows

Yes, I do like him very much ... huoommm ... especially the expression on his face looking into an empty bowl ...

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#73 Tue, Sep13 2011 12:58pm

hsf62
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Re: My little Mithril fellows

Sounds and looks familiar....lol


Where there is a will there is a way, just as there are no problems, only solutions! Guess it depends on ones own perspective of the matter at that time big_smile

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#74 Mon, Oct17 2011 2:20pm

elroi
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From: Sevilla / Malaga
Registered: Wed, Dec22 2010
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Re: My little Mithril fellows

Hi friends! there is another update of my (slowly) growing collection of mithril.

First of all, celebrimbor (one of my favorite miniatures of all the range)

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Now, two unfortunate walking dead warriors (and a satisfactory experiment with the artificial water in the base)

bigger pic at:

http://s150.photobucket.com/albums/s83/ … p;newest=1

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An finally, the Moria gate almost finished scene: Gandalf scolding Pippin at the gate.

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And bigger pic at:

http://s150.photobucket.com/albums/s83/ … oria-1.jpg

I finally used the M113 Frodo to represent Pippin and now I must find M113 Sam, to put him seated in the roots of the tree, in front of Pippin.

Do you know if it´s difficult to find on Ebay? or if even somebody has an extra copy and wants to sell it...     roll

Anyway, hope you like them!!

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#75 Mon, Oct17 2011 2:33pm

Thingol
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Re: My little Mithril fellows

"Anyway", I like them!!!!!!!!!!! wink Great as usual ! Very nice. Beautiful.... what else....


.... Farewell to Middle-earth at last. I see the Star above my mast!

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