With the release of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, many hobbyists have been busy painting the new miniatures that have come out over the last few months. Having already painted Thranduil, King of Mirkwood, I set to work on Legolas Greenleaf and Tauriel, two beautifully dynamic plastic miniatures that’ll look great accompanied by a host of Mirkwood Rangers (which are also on my painting desk). For the most part I used the painting guide that I did for the Mirkwood Rangers in December’s issue of White Dwarf, only adding a touch of gold for the small details on both characters.
Jay painted the bases of his Elves a dusty grey with patches of Middenland Tufts sticking up forlornly around them. It hints at the sickness running rampant in the forest as the Necromancer grows in power. Jay has also done a great job painting Beorn, even going so far as to lightly stipple his chest with grey paint to make him look hairy.