Shelob the Great

Posted: Nov 14, 2014 in Lord of the Rings
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But still she was there, who was there before Sauron, and before the first stone of Barad-dûr; and she served none but herself, drinking the blood of Elves and Men, bloated and grown fat with endless brooding on her feasts, weaving webs of shadow; for all living things were her food, and her vomit darkness.

Arachnophobes, look away now. Here is my finished Shelob model. This was great fun to paint and relatively quick for such a large model; it was completed in a couple of evenings work. The final model is truly disturbing.

The main body is chaos black highlighted by adding increasing amounts of Kommando Khaki. This was then glazed with a thin mix of Agrax Earthshade and Nuln Oil. The red started with a glaze of Khorne red and was highlighted by adding increasing amounts of Dwarf Flesh. The redder areas around the mouth and the motling on the abdomen were glazed with Bloodletter. The mouth them received a wash of Carroburg Crimson before the teeth were picked out. They eyes were left black and finished with gloss varnish (which looks very effective in real life but is somewhat lost in the photos).





Shelob and her poor, entwined victim, Frodo.

Shelob and her poor, entwined victim, Frodo.

Right, I suppose the only way to save Frodo is to paint Sam to come and rescue him.

  1. batcatman says:

    This is so full of awesome. Love it.

  2. Sam Wise says:

    A great painting job ! this Shelob is frightening !
    but Sam is coming !! yeah !!!

  3. greggles says:

    Fantastic job! She’ll win this time :).

  4. Very nice! The black has some good depth and contrasts well with the red.

  5. 40kterminatus says:

    That’s one creepy looking spider 🙂

  6. Andrew King says:

    Thanks for all the comments, guys.

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