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Sunday, 16 November 2014

Boromir + Fellowship of the Miniatures Painting Challenge 2014

Boromir, Captain-General of Gondor.
A special edition (#54) of Painting Table Saturday. Back in August I entered The Fellowship of the Miniatures' Painting Challenge 2014: 'Lord of the Rings Single Hero Model'. He sat patiently on the painting table while I painted other miniatures. The November 27th deadline was fast approaching as I waited for inspiration. Then a stray Uruk-Hai gave me an idea. This weekend I finished my entry and I present to you...

Boromir, High Warden of the White Tower.

Before adding the final touches and terrain.
Wonderful symmetry? The yin yang of close combat.

















I have found this model was a lot of fun to paint after I decided to add an Uruk-Hai as a terrain feature! What did I learn when painting this model? 

1. I really enjoy painting. There is something satisfying about bringing an inanimate object to life with paint and a brush.

2. I'm happy with perfectly imperfect. There are plenty of wonderful errors in my painting style and I often don't correct them, especially when a mistake looks better than my original intention.

3. Next time I should check to see if the sword is straight before I take any photos. I'm not the best photographer but I should have noticed that!


God bless you and have a great week!

14 comments:

  1. Great paintjob ! And good luck in the paint challenge !
    Greetings

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    1. Thank you Mario. I'm not sure how I'll do in the challenge. The joy I had painting this miniature is all the reward I need.

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  2. Hola
    Buen trabajo en esta escena,buena pintura y gran movimiento conseguido con las figuras
    un saludo

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  3. Beautiful vignette ! the painting work is perfect !
    well done !

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    1. Thanks Sam. It didn't start out as a vignette. However, when I got the idea, the Orc seemed to fit perfectly. Painting the tiny teeth on the Uruk-Hai was the greatest part of the challenge.

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    1. Thank you Dean. I'm surprised by the response to this miniature. It certainly does look more like a mini-diorama now that I look at it. I hope it's still eligible!

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  5. Very nice work and concept Darcy

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    1. Well, I must say that I'm constantly inspired by your blog Mr Bowman. Thanks and blessings. May your arrows fly true and your sword stay sharp!

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  6. Splendid job, love this vignette!

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  7. Amazing job here Darcy!!
    Congratulations :)

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    1. Thank you Jimmy. He hasn't done so well on the gaming table so far. He died in his first game of SAGA. The curse of Bean!

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