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Wed Dec 04, 2013 6:19 am

My first painted of the bunch, getting my feet wet, and the paint brush too on this force.
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Re: Hunter on Fell warg

Wed Dec 04, 2013 9:27 am

Really great Warg and rider great work with the scar. :)

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Re: Hunter on Fell warg

Wed Dec 04, 2013 10:15 am

Seeing this reminds me how I am yet to finish painting any models from the Hobbit range - how I wish my I had bought my paints and brushes home with me from uni. It's nice to see you're just getting started with the "new" (year old) stuff too, Sith. I shall have to keep the flame simmering over my holidays by looking at other people's work just like this.

I do feel the need to voice a bit of a critique though, that some of the colours on this one are blending with each other (the Orc's skin, armour and sword, and the Warg's fur), and make the model look like a bit of a brown blob. I'm hesitant to say it's dull, but to me, it's certainly missing some of the vibrancy that I'm used to seeing in your painting.

On the other hand, I'd particularly like to commend you on the Warg's face, which I think you have executed incredibly well. The eyes especially made the Warg come alive for me. The dot of white on them at first reminded me of that effect you see when you shine a light into the eyes of some animals that have good night vision (like cats, but I forget what the effect is called), which I think plays really well with the name Fell Warg. I realise it may just have been to make the eye look shiny, but if it is, don't admit to that - shiny night vision eyes suit way more. :lol:

I look forward to seeing how your other Hunter Orcs turn out, and seeing them in their full glory, bases and all (I also like the change in level with the rocks, as it adds a bit of movement to the model that I otherwise wouldn't have seen). Keep it up!
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Re: Hunter on Fell warg

Fri Dec 06, 2013 2:54 am

I really like the way you painted the fur and the skin very differently. I love the fell wargs but was turned off because they weren't entirely furry, but I think this kind of paintjob would fix that.

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Re: Hunter on Fell warg

Sat Dec 07, 2013 5:47 am

Thanks for the input, I do appreciate it. BD, you are correct, I am normally more bold with my schemes, I was experimenting with various mixes and several do have like pigments. However, I did up the ante on the next hunter. I really really really wanted a model of this hunter here.
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and here.
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This is the hunter that is shot by Kili, then as he is dropping he pulls out a horn but is shot again. I thought he looked awesome as orcs go, but there was not a model in the hunter set like him... so I made one. cutting off the hair from one of the heads, then adding a larger chin. Then I made a horn and attached it to his quiver. From there it was just getting the colors right, I did my best (within reason for the size of the head). This is still WIP.
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Re: Hunter on Fell warg

Sun Dec 08, 2013 12:48 am

I like that you've replicated a minor character from the films. Interesting warpaint on the faces too.

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Re: Hunter on Fell warg

Sun Dec 08, 2013 4:02 am

I really can't wait to see how this one turns out. It's almost a troll-like Orc in terms of the colouring, which is to say it reminds me a little of the FoTR Cave Troll. Now that you've shown this, I'm quite keen to try out something similar next time I paint an Orc or Goblin, and have two distinct pigments in the skin.

It's wonderfully characterful what you're doing here, it'll be really great to watch your Orc force evolving!
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Re: Hunter on Fell warg

Tue Dec 10, 2013 5:23 am

well, it is what it is, like it or not. on to the next...
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Re: Hunter on Fell warg

Tue Dec 10, 2013 9:09 pm

Looking good, are you going to paint his fur brown? I personally think it adds more to the model there but I understand that multi-coloured wargs could add a bit more of a variety.

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Re: Hunter on Fell warg

Tue Dec 10, 2013 9:16 pm

After spending so much time blending with the grey to get a clean and solid grey on the skin parts with subtle changes for shading (though the furry area's are not too bright with the light and camera veiw). I was going to actually use some timber wolf colors and get some white in there but decided not to as of yet. But to answer, no, I will not be going with the brown on this warg, but with so many wargs to do I am sure a few browns will be in there (I still have a lot of wargs for Isengard/Mordor to paint up too, I will never finish :D ).

I find myself wondering often about my good armies... Will be interesting to paint up Rohan, Elves, Dwarves, Dol Amroth and all of those. I consider all these evil armies to be great practice for the road ahead.
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