Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Thorin & Company Update #4

Yep....still working on those darn dwarves.  Hopefully this will be the last update before completion. 


As of the end of January, these are the members of the company that have been completed:  Bilbo, Thorin, Gloin, Nori, Ori, and Oin.  I posted close-ups of Bilbo last week and will try to get the rest of the boys on the blog soon.  The photos are already taken.  I just need to find time to sit down and post them.  Easier said than done these days.....


The next batch are the members of the company that are nearly complete.  In fact, I finished Balin last night.  Dwalin, Bombur, and Kili need some additional highlighted then they should be good to go.


Finally, Dori, Bofur, Fili, and Bifur are the minis that need the most work.  Well, that's not exactly true,  Right after I took these photos with my phone the other night I finally figured out a color scheme on Dori that I was happy with and ended up completing him in that sitting.  I photographed him with the good camera last night (along with Balin) and will post the completed close-ups of them soon.  But the others do need considerable attention...especially Fili and Bifur.  I have done very little work with the latter just because he always seems to be at the end of the assembly line.  As for the former, if you've read the other updates, then you probably remember why Fili has seen so little attention.  I hate strongly dislike the sculpt so it's hard to get excited about working on him.

So there it is.  The second to the last update.  I wonder if anyone else is taking this long to finish their dwarves?

Thanks for reading.....

7 comments:

  1. These guys look great, I'm gettingvready to start my Hobbit set and it's so daunting. Great progress!

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    1. Good luck with the progress. I'll keep my eyes on the lookout for pics of your miniatures..

      I'm sure you'll have yours completed before mine. Ha!

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  2. These look great, well done Scott!
    I have just undercoated mine...

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    1. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with for you dwarves. Always a treat to see your work.

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  3. Your color selection and overall technique are bringing a lot of detail out of these plastic figures (always a bit of a trick). These figures are a bit hit or miss for me, although I really do like Bilbo (and Ori, Oin, Dwalin and Fili). Keep plugging away and keep up the good work!

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    1. Thanks man. I agree about the quality. Some I do like and others not so much. I am pleased to hear that you did not list Fili as one of the sculpts you like. I dislike it so much that I'm actually considering not painting this version and waiting for a better sculpt to come along.

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  4. These are looking great. I hope my own will look as good when I finally get round to doing them. Shades of colours will obviously vary, but they'll be same basic colours I believe so far. I must say, I didn't think they'd be as defined, with how you don't seem to mind which sections you start on, etc. I've always found that lower lying sections are where I will begin usually. Maybe this is just a conflict of skills and preferability. You feel comfortable starting anywhere, whilst I start on lower lying surfaces so that it's easier to avoid messing up when doing a higher surface. Looking forwards to more of your painting. And maybe battle reports?

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