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#1 Sat, Jun4 2011 8:27pm

Arthadan
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The Sneaky Project

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.

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

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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!

Last edited by Arthadan (Sat, Jun4 2011 10:18pm)


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#2 Sat, Jun4 2011 9:40pm

Thingol
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Re: The Sneaky Project

... 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....


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#3 Sun, Jun5 2011 1:32am

Turambar
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Re: The Sneaky Project

"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 !!! big_smile


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#4 Sun, Jun5 2011 11:35am

ddaines
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Re: The Sneaky Project

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 !!! big_smile

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 hmm So me too, I have to drill and cut these bits out!

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#5 Sun, Jun5 2011 1:18pm

Turambar
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Re: The Sneaky Project

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

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


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#6 Sun, Jun5 2011 1:25pm

Arthadan
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Re: The Sneaky Project

Thanks all for the good wishes!

This is how I'd like to paint the pony: 
http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/2756/shetlandpony.th.jpg

I'll try to give it the "fur" effect, we'll see if it works.

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#7 Sun, Jun5 2011 1:44pm

Theobald
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Good luck, Master Arthadan. That's a great idea.

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#8 Sun, Jun5 2011 7:47pm

Arthadan
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Re: The Sneaky Project

Thanks Master Tree!

First update:

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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 tongue

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#9 Mon, Jun6 2011 11:19am

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Re: The Sneaky Project

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 !


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#10 Mon, Jun6 2011 8:56pm

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


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#11 Mon, Jun6 2011 11:40pm

Turambar
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Re: The Sneaky Project

I will follow you . . .  big_smile


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#12 Sat, Jun18 2011 4:05pm

Arthadan
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Re: The Sneaky Project

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?

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#13 Sun, Jun19 2011 10:27am

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Re: The Sneaky Project

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


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#14 Sun, Jun19 2011 5:59pm

Arthadan
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Re: The Sneaky Project

Thanks Master Milo!

New update... almost there!

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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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#15 Sun, Jun19 2011 8:30pm

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Re: The Sneaky Project

Very... very nice... ! I like the color choices, especially for a blanket !


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#16 Mon, Jun20 2011 8:29am

Milo
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Re: The Sneaky Project

Great Job! I guess, there will be some kind of jalousy around the Hobbiton table !


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#17 Thu, Jun23 2011 9:45pm

Arthadan
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Re: The Sneaky Project

Thanks for your comments!

Mostly done! Some little touches left here and there. Next week is the Golden Demon, so stay tuned!

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#18 Fri, Jun24 2011 8:45am

Milo
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Re: The Sneaky Project

Wow, it is fantastic ! You even managed to make nice eyes on hobbit & pony.
Colors are just superbly done.

Congratulation and thnaks for showing some of your skills !  cool

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#19 Fri, Jun24 2011 3:52pm

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Re: The Sneaky Project

Very nice painting!

Given the intolerance of GW regarding even bringing other companies' minis to their store, this will be quite a coup.  Hehehe....  Can't wait to see the foto of the table.  big_smile

Have fun looking at all the nicely painted figures while you're at GD...even if they are all made by GW.  I imagine JMPN and Dieguete will be there...

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#20 Fri, Jun24 2011 6:21pm

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Re: The Sneaky Project

Perfect painting, Arthadan. - I'll keep my fingers crossed for you being successful with your very fine idea. Good luck.

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#21 Fri, Jun24 2011 6:22pm

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Re: The Sneaky Project

top notch -- the eyes are stellar, good luck!


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#22 Sat, Jun25 2011 5:45pm

Arthadan
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Re: The Sneaky Project

Thanks everybody for the nice comments!

More pics next weekend in Hobbiton!


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#23 Sun, Jun26 2011 2:22pm

Turambar
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Re: The Sneaky Project

Great work, Master Arthadan. As the others pointed out as well !


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#24 Sat, Jul2 2011 6:36pm

Arthadan
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Re: The Sneaky Project

Thanks Master Archer!

Tomorrow is the day... for the Shire!


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#25 Sat, Jul2 2011 7:31pm

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Re: The Sneaky Project

Go for it , Master Arthadan, such a nice idea and plan will work, I'm sure.

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