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were touched up with thinned Chaos Black paint. Cloak Gamling's cloak was given a basecoat of Chaos Black mixed equally with Dark Angels Green. Highlights were then applied by mixing in small quantities of Goblin Green and Codex Grey, with more Goblin Green and Codex Grey added for each successive highlight stage. Trim The trim was initially painted Scorched Brown. The patterns were then added using an equal parts mix of Shining Gold, Bleached Bone, and Burnished Gold to which a tiny amount of Bestial Brown was also added. Scalemail The scalemail was painted by drybrushing Boltgun Metal directly onto the undercoat. This was then given a thin glaze of equal parts Brown Ink and Black Ink diluted with an equal amount of water. Highlights were then applied by drybrushing with Chainmail. Tunic An equal parts mix of Red Gore and Scorched Brown was used to paint Gamling's tunic and sash, adding subsequently larger amounts of Red Gore to the mix for several highlight stages. Armor The armor was given a basecoat of Mithril Silver to which a tiny amount of Boltgun Metal had been added. The details were picked out in Chaos Black, over which an equal parts mix of Scorched Brown and Dark Flesh was applied. The edges on the armor were initially painted with Chaos Black, then with a mix of Snakebite Leather and Dark Flesh in equal proportions, and highlights were then applied using Snakebite Leather. Sword The hilt of the sword was painted with a mix of four parts Burnished Gold and one part Chaos Black, with highlights applied using Burnished Gold. Belt and Decorations Gamling's belt was given a basecoat of four parts Scorched Brown to one part Chaos Black and then highlighted by adding in small amounts of Bleached Bone to the basecoat mix. The decorations were first painted with Chaos Black and then picked out with a mix of four parts Shining Gold and one part each of Bestial Brown, Codex Grey, and Bleached Bone. Flesh For Gamling's face, a basecoat of four parts Dwarf Flesh to one part each of Bestial Brown and Codex Grey was applied. Successive highlights were applied by mixing in subsequently larger amounts of Dwarf Flesh to the mix, with the final highlights applied using a mix of four parts Dwarf Flesh to one part Elf Flesh. Hair An equal parts mix of Bestial Brown, Scorched Brown, and Codex Grey was painted onto Gamling's hair.
Small amounts of Bleached Bone were then added into the mix for the highlight stages. The hair was lastly given a thin glaze of eight parts Brown Ink to one part Yellow Ink and one part Blue Ink. Banner The banner was given a basecoat of Dark Angels Green mixed in equal quantities with Goblin Green, followed by highlights using pure Goblin Green. It was then given a thin glaze of Black Ink and Green Ink mixed in equal quantities. The horse symbol was first sketched with an equal parts mix of Chaos Black and Codex Grey and then finally applied using Skull White. Banner Trim The trim was painted with Red Gore, and highlighted with Dwarf Flesh. The detail on the trim was painted on with an equal parts mix of Shining Gold and Skull White. Horse The main body of the horse was given a basecoat of Scorched Brown, and then highlighted with Dark Flesh mixed in equal quantities with Vomit Brown. A basecoat of Scorched Brown was applied to the mane and tail of the horse. This was then highlighted with an equal parts mix of Dark Flesh and Vomit Brown, with additional small amounts of Vomit Brown added for successive highlight stages
Masterclass Legolas - Instructional Text
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The Legolas model shown here was sculpted by Brian Nelson and painted by Martin Footitt. ASSEMBLING THE MODEL Undercoat the model with Chaos Black spray paint. Cover over any sections that the spray missed with a thin coat of straight Chaos Black. PAINTING THE MODEL Basecoat the face and hands with Dwarf Flesh, and wash these areas with Chestnut Ink. Apply a second light coat of Dwarf Flesh. Paint on a successive highlight by adding in small dabs of Elf Flesh to the Dwarf Flesh. Paint Legolas's trousers with a mix of Chaos Black and Space Wolves Grey. Add in more Space Wolves Grey to make another successive highlight. Basecoat the shirt with Space Wolves Grey and wash it with watered-down Enchanted Blue. Mix up Dark Angels Green, Scorched Brown, and Chaos Black in a 1:1:1 ratio and basecoat the tunic. Add Fortress Grey to this mix and highlight the darker sections of the tunic. Then, give the tunic a watered-down wash of Black Ink. For the lighter areas of the tunic, highlight with a 1:1 mix of Dark Angels Green and Scorched Brown. Add Fortress Grey to this mix and apply successive highlights.
Basecoat Legolas's hair with a mix of Bestial Brown and Snakebite Leather. Highlight with straight Snakebite Leather, and then mix in Bleached Bone for successive highlights. FINE DETAILS Paint the belt with Scorched Brown. Highlight with a mix of Scorched Brown and Bestial Brown, then add in Bleached Bone for the final highlight. For the quiver, basecoat with a mix of Scorched Brown and Chaos Black. Highlight with straight Scorched Brown, and then mix in a little Vermin Brown for successive highlights. Finish with a light glaze of thinned Black Ink. For the straps on the quiver, basecoat with Dark Flesh and highlight by adding in Snakebite Leather. Apply a final highlight with Bleached Bone mixed in and wash it with Brown Ink. Basecoat the bow with Scorched Brown. Highlight with Dark Flesh, and add a final highlight with Vermin Brown mixed in with Dark Flesh. FINISHING TOUCHES Paint the arrow shafts with Scorched Brown, and add in Bestial Brown for a series of highlights. Basecoat the fletching with Bestial Brown. Follow by mixing in Snakebite Leather and then Bubonic Brown to add highlights. For Legolas's wrist guards and boots, basecoat with a mix of Chaos Black and Scorched Brown. Highlight with Scorched Brown, and then mix in Bleached Bone for successive highlights. Basecoat the metal areas with Shining Gold. Create a 1:1 mix of Mithril Silver and Shining Gold and add a highlight. Mix in more Mithril Silver and add a final highlight
Masterclass Gimli - Instructional Text
The Gimli model shown here was sculpted by Brian Nelson and painted by Neil Green. ASSEMBLING THE MODEL Undercoat the model with Chaos Black spray paint. Cover over any sections that the spray missed with a thin coat of straight Chaos Black. PAINTING THE MODEL Basecoat the jerkin, glove fingers, and weapon haft with a 1:1 mix of Scab Red and Scorched Brown. Highlight these areas with straight Scab Red followed by Scab Red mixed with a small amount of Bleached Bone. Then, wash the same areas with a watered-down 1:1 mix of Brown Ink and Black Ink. Paint the mail armor, axe blade, and the metal parts of the helmet with Boltgun Metal. Next, highlight with Chainmail. Give the helmet sections a watered-down wash of Black Ink. With Scorched Brown, basecoat the boots, gauntlets, belt, and helmet. Add in a small amount of Bleached Bone and apply several successive highlights (add more Bleached Bone as you go). Wash these areas with a thinned mix of Brown Ink and Black Ink. Re-highlight the gauntlets with the original brown mix in a criss-cross pattern.
Paint the inner metallic part of the axe with Tin Bitz. Follow with a Dwarf Bronze highlight. Basecoat the flesh with Bestial Brown. Next, highlight with Dwarf Flesh and wash with watered-down Chestnut Ink. Finish with a 1:1 highlight of Dwarf Flesh and Elf Flesh. FINE DETAILS Paint Gimli's beard with Scorched Brown. Highlight it with Dark Flesh and then apply a watered-down mix of Black Ink and Brown Ink. Add a second highlight of Dark Flesh. Finish the beard highlight with a mix of 4:1 Dark Flesh to Bleached Bone. Basecoat Gimli's backpack with Chaos Black and highlight with a 1:1 mix of Codex Grey to Chaos Black. Paint Gimli's rucksack with a 1:1 mix of Regal Blue and Chaos Black. Keep adding a small dab of Ultramarine Blue to this mix and give the cloth successive highlights.