LOTR - Dwarves

Painted for the monthly painting challenge on the One Ring forums, the theme for March was warbands.



Nathan Watt said...

My most favourite race, Dwarves! You've done a brilliant job here in my opinion. I actually wouldn't have thought that the grey would look that good, but you've proved me naïve. Clearly it only takes some good work from a determined painter. Well done.

I have recently painted a Gandalf figure which I slightly modified. Would you care to take a look and give your opinion? Nathan's Fiction Sphere

Just to let you know, I'm thinking of doing a monthly post where people email me a picture of a model, models, they've painted within that month and are most proud of. It will be displayed on my blog with name, owner name, their thoughts etc, as well as link to their blog. Just wondered if you would be interested?

BizzareWarstar said...

Thanks Nathan, I'll have a look.

joe5mc said...

Aw man. I was happy with my paint job on my dwarves until I saw yours! Great job.

BizzareWarstar said...

Sound Joe :) I know how you feel, thats why I repainted them like this.

Durin and Mardin before... http://bizzarewarstar.blogspot.ie/2011/08/durin-and-mardin.html ...fairly dodgey lookin.

Baconfat said...

These are the best LOTR minis I've seen. You're a real artist.

BizzareWarstar said...

Thanks Baconfat, much appreciated :)

Baconfat said...

Top notch painting on those little guys.

Alex Johnson said...

BizzareWarstar can You tell me some of the painting scheme that You use on these Dwarves? I was searching for an inspiration to paint, and now I found it with you Dwarves ;)

Mount and Hollywood said...


What is the painting scheme you used for these dwarves they look awesome!

BizzareWarstar said...

Hi Mount and Hollywood.

I was trying to emulate the tertiary colour schemes that seem to be paopular on military miniatures and as my paints are mostly fantasy based mixing grey in with them was the only way to get what I was looking for.

I used a wet palette and basically mixed all the the primary colours of the shceme in with Adeptus Battlegrey and used that as a base coat. The mixes I used leaned more towards grey so a ratio of about 60% grey to 40% whatever colour should do the trick.

Added more of the primary colour that I was using (catachan green, ice blue, whatever) to the mix while layering towards and through the mid tones. Bleached bone was then added to the mix for highlighting. lastly a tiny amount of white was added on the most finest highlights.

To finish I mixed a base coat of grey and primary colour again, added a tiny amount of black to the mix, watered it down and painted all the shaded areas. Added a little more black for the really dark areas and where different parts of miniature meet. The hand and sleeve for example, or the top of the boot and bottom of his trousers.

I'm not 100% on all the colours I used but know the following are correct.

Green: Catachan Green and Adeptus Battlegrey, Bleached bone.

Blue: Ice Blue and Adeptus Battlegrey, Bleached bone.

Blonde Hair: Bubonic Brown, Desert Yellow, Bleached Bone.

Bow/Arrow: Scorched Brown, Bestial Brown. Bleached Bone.

Dark armour,boots, cloth: Chaos Black and Scorched Brown mix, Bleached Bone.

Metal: Boltgun Metal. Chainmail. Mithril Silver.

...Hope that helps a bit :)

Mount and Hollywood said...

Thanks! What did you use for the skin?

BizzareWarstar said...

Are you McCollac on the OR forums?

Mount and Hollywood said...

Haha yes that's correct ;)

BizzareWarstar said...

check your inbox ;)