Monday, 12 November 2012

Hobbit progress

Skin done
I have completed all the skin and am going through the clothing. I'm painting identical poses all at the same time to reduce overly similar colour schemes. I'm restricting myself to a muted, earthy palette of mostly greens, creams and browns.

I decided not to do the dip for this project, so as to match the eight hobbits I painted a couple of years ago. These should give an idea of the look I'm going for, as I was really happy with how they came out.

In other news, things are coming up Barks as I acquired a cheap copy of 'The Scouring of the Shire', and an OOP Lobelia Sackville-Baggins miniature. Rumours are circulating of a GW 'Hobbit' box set to be released next month- no doubt fiendishly expensive but hopefully containing some nice terrain and minis.

I've made no progress on the hobbit holes, unfortunately. I may only have time to patch up the one hole I've almost completed.


  1. Your previously painted figures are very very nice. And the decision to carry-over your painting technique of the previously painted towns people and apply it to this new crowd of little-people is just what the Dr. ordered..uniformity.

  2. They older figures look great. Your Hobbit Militia will soon be sorting out those wargs and ruffians

  3. Agreed. I'm looking forward to seeing the new batch completed.

  4. Thanks guys, they're pleasing models to paint, and I'm making decent progress.

    Not looking so good for the hobbit holes, though...

  5. Beautiful work, just found your blog, following...