We wants to paints it we does! But poor Smeagol doesn't know how! Well we'll show you, here in this weeks Painting Guide. Our first step after cleaning off any metal tags left from the mold, is to take our Gollum and spray paint him with a light coat of black paint.
The first thing I did was prepare the rock base that Gollum is perched on, I took equal amounts of Chaos Black and Skull White and covered the rock base with my grey. After this dried I added a tad bit more Skull White to my grey, and lightly drybrushed the rock base to emphasis the raised edges, and repeated this process twice more each time with a lighter grey.
Gollum's skin was one of the more detailed pieces to this puzzle, requiring me to mix Elf Flesh in with my light grey to get Gollum's thin sickly skin color. Be very careful not to paint on that beautiful rock you just did, or you'll have to remix your grey and go over that again. Also take note not to put too much paint on Gollum's face as it will dull the very fine details of this very well scultped face.
I now used a tiny little dot of white paint to dot Gollum's eyes, and filled in the gape of his mouth with a watered down drop of Chaos Black. I also went over and painted Gollum's loin cloth with Bestial Brown both in the front and the back.
The final steps to our Gollum will require a good eye, and a steady hand. First I dotted Gollum's eye with a bit of Ultramarines Blue, then very very lightly went over that with a dry brushing of Elf Flesh after it dried. This gives Gollum's eyes a soft but deep look to them. Now I lightly cover the bushes on the rock base with Goblin Green and paint the base of the miniature Bestial Brown.
Now we can capture the precious, yes nasty hobbitses beware!
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