Welcome aboard Teemu! It looks like we're having a bumper crop of ringwraiths this year! It's too bad that this particular figure coincided with your lighting issues as we can't really enjoy your paintwork to its full advantage. He is cloaked in black, he has a morgul-blade and he is menacing so we're all good (or doomed). Nonetheless, it's great to have you out of the starting blocks and heading down the straights - once the dust has settled leading into the holiday season I'm sure your pace, along with everyone else's, will increase to a blistering tempo. :) Well done.
Tuesday, 9 December 2014
From TeemuL - Starting with a Ringwraith (5 Points)
Lord of the Rings and Ringwraiths seem to be quite popular this year. I wanted to have something ready quite soon and because I happened to have an unpainted Ringwraith I decided to start with him. Of course I was not able to finish my pre-challenge miniatures before the challenge started, so I didn't get the start I hoped for. Window renovation project at home didn't much help with my schedules, the place is still a little bit of chaos and the fact that there is pretty much no sunlight available, makes taking photos rather difficult.
I was supposed to paint rank-and-file troops to get lots of models painted and gather lots of points, but it seems I need to start small and slow. I have started to paint my bonus theme figure, I need to get it painted in order to get the bonus points, otherwise I'm in big trouble. This is also my first time with Blogger, first time with this Challenge and so on... But enough of this, here's one of the Nine (even this finished, I only have eight...):
Anyway, I wanted to get my first points and open the challenge from my part, especially when I know there are not one, but two Christmas Parties during the next weekend... So there won't be much ready for a while.
The painting is quite simple, lots of black and some metal. But it was not, I recently read "How to Paint Citadel Miniatures" book from 2003. I can now say with confident that I have used various techniques such as drybrushing, extreme highlights, some layering, overbrushing and staining to name a few.
One 28mm model, that's 5 points to start the Challenge.