LORD OF THE RINGS
Who doesn't love moria? I tried out some new techniques using layers of colored spray from black to white and then mottling with grey all the while using a piece of card and some white spray to create areas of highlight. The process worked very well as the model stand out as very naturalistic and real which is something these humanoid looking monsters benefit from greatly.
Orcs and wraiths, coming at ya from the dark lands. I really enjoy lord of the rings, not only is it my favorite fantasy property in history but it is just so fun to paint. You have a strong inspiration pool to draw from and lots of examnple pictures to follow online, not even to mention the movies! I used the "paint it brown" method for these orcs from an old white dwarf article wherein the painter used a dark brown undercoat and works up to different brown and grey tones from there for his orc collection, this creates a generally muddy and dirty color pallete that works very well for orcs. For the wringwraith i experimented with sickly green tones mixed into the black higlights and the results where very gratifying.
Warriors of the dead
The famous warriors of the dead. I painted these using washes and highlights. At the end of the process i drybrusherd them lightly with a sepia brown to give a slight colour balance and so that they seemed a bit dirty and less washed out. This was very effective.
An older lord of the rings commission but a fun one. Painting sauron was the main joy here, growing up i could never afford a sauron model, so painting him was a pure excersise in excitment. I used layers of mixed metalic colours, washes and white highlights to give his armour the ghostly finish it has as well as weathering powers. His eyes are basic but effective also. If i could paint this box set again i would add more weathering to the fallen human heroes.