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Posted: December 14, 2012 in Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit
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Gollum 1

Another of my Hobbit themed models, this time Gollum. As with the White Council, this model is taken from the Lord of the Rings release rather than the new range of models released for The Hobbit. This was a fun little project and quite quick to paint (the whole model is largely one colour).

The rock was drybrushed first and then I painted Gollum himself. The skin started with a basecoat of Tallarn Flesh with a bit of Codex Grey added to remove some of the warmth of the colour and make Gollum look a little less healthy. This was washed with thinned Dark Flesh followed by a more precise application of Scorched Brown in the deepest recesses. I then highlighted the model by adding increasing amounts of Bleached Bone to the basecoat. I then added a tiny bit of White Scar for the final highlight.

Gollum 2

In the photo below you can see the scars on Gollum’s back. These were picked out with Tanned Flesh and highlighted by adding Bleached Bone. I also used a little bit of Baal Red around the edges to add to the effect of the scar tissue.

Gollum 3

I added some clump foliage and flock to the base to match the look of Emyn Muil in the film and to tie Gollum in with my other LotR/Hobbit models. It also adds a bit more realism tot he rocks which are rarely as bare in real life as they often are on model bases.

I hope you like Gollum and my other Hobbit models. In my next blog post I will be returning to the grim darkness of the 41st millennium with some more Dark Angels.

All the best,

Andy.

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Comments
  1. SamSagace says:

    very good work!
    I’ve just begun to paint this figure: I think that your work could help me a lot !
    Thanks!

  2. forgotmytea says:

    Looking amazing as usual 🙂 By the way, if you’re going to the club this wednesday and don’t have anything organised, do you want a game?

  3. Blew mine right out of the water… I think I’ll follow this fo rmy next Gollum model. Seriously, I don’t comment often, but my goodness Andy… you have some stunning minis.

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