The Hobbit as a book is a lot different in tone to The Lord of the Rings and I wasn’t too sure if it would ever make the translation into a movie; especially considering how realistic they made Middle Earth. The trailer does look very promising… Check it out yourself 🙂
Continuing my rampage through my archive photos I uncovered Aragorn and Boromir from The Lord of The Rings Fellowship set. Not much to say about these miniatures except I used a muted more realistic palette to paint them and raided the military colors in the Citadel range; and in the books I relate more to Boromir.
Still going through my miniature archive and I came across this pair of Games Workshop The Lord of the Rings Miniatures, Arwen Evenstar and her father Elrond Half-Elven in his Last Alliance of Elves and Men attire. I had to post them because they were the first LOTR miniatures I painted.
Arwen was painted using Midnight Blue and Skull White for the robes, using both colors mixed in various ways to shade and highlight. Elrond was the first time I attempted to make golden armor more shiny. I painted the armor areas first with Mithril Silver, then with Shining Gold, washed with a light Chestnut Brown and drybrushed with Burnished Gold. Nice miniatures, very detailed would you believe they are only 25mm (One inch) tall.
Another interesting piece of trivia. All The Lord of the Rings miniatures produced by Games Workshop had to be approved by Peter Jackson’s production company, and the actor it represented. Arwen’s miniature kept being returned with supposed note from Liv Tyler saying make it prettier.