First of all, following on from last post, I painted up Shelob:
She was a lot easier to paint up than it was to build her. Getting a decent angle to for a photograph was a pain though, due to her pose. This was the best I could manage, sorry.
I'm pretty happy with how she turned out and I'm looking forward to the world being a little less mad so I can get her on the table, especially as she got a big boost from the new Cirith Ungol Legendary Legion!
Alongside Shelob, I also managed to finish up Gaffer Gamgee for my Hobbits, along with his flower tokens:
He was less fun to work on than I was expecting. I'm not sure what it was, but he was a slog to get through. Perhaps because of the relative lack of detail on him compared to the other FW Shire characters. It's a shame really, as I was saving him till last out of my initial purchase as a treat, but he didn't live up to expectations.
Still, I'm happy with him and he's another character for my army done. Only 50 more Hobbits to go!
Finally this week I finished up my second Mounted Aragorn:
I accidentally snapped the leg of the one I painted about a year ago. Being a wholly metal model and the break being at the ankle, I figured it was easier to buy and paint a new one, rather than mess about trying to pin such a thin area!
Tbh I think on the whole he turned out than the original. Obviously I've gotten better at painting than I was back then, but I think a few subtle changes in colour choices made all the difference too. It all seems to tie together much better.
The only thing I'm not entirely happy with is his cloak.
It didn't come out as smoothly as I'd hope. I can't have everything though and it looks decent enough.
He marks the start of a repaint project I want to do for my Rangers/Grey Company force, so I'll be working on that alongside the rest of my backlog. I'm really just drifting where inspiration takes me atm though, so anything could happen. I'm just happy to be getting stuff finished.
I'll post more soon, but until then, stay safe and happy hobbying!