Finally back with hobby progress and really it is just the completion (or at least very near done) Farseer from a couple of updates ago. I think this guy has ended up being a bit of a palette cleanser and while I’ve been yearning to paint MESBG stuff the last week or so, its been good to take a break and use some colors that don’t fit in the Middle Earth color range. It was good practice for me to try and paint display-level again as it has been a while since I did it and followed through. If you’ve never tried it, you have to be methodical, try to avoid mistakes, and be incredibly patient and willing to redo stuff that you thought you’ve already completed. Its definitely not for everyone and I can only paint like it in small doses. I usually end up feeling like I do now where I’m relieved the project is finished even if there are some things that could be improved further. Here is a look at the Farseer and then I’ll share some more thoughts on him/her.
I think some of the gems came out fantastic and of course, the spear I’m proud of because I learned some new techniques with it. Getting the cold white on the helmet to come out was not easy but I was glad to have it done well too. Might need to remember how I did that for painting Gandalf the White one day! Unfortunately, some of the surfaces on this mini did not come out as smoothly as I would have liked because I didn’t prime them well which is a bad mistake to make. The base is a bit bumpy too which is disappointing. I’m not sure if this guy is truly up to being entered in the Golden Demon but I feel more prepared to paint something in MESBG with that goal in mind now and that is the most important thing. Also, I mostly had fun painting this guy and am really proud of how he looks. Time to renter Middle Earth and see if I can get that Roast Mutton scenario ready to play!