I put much more work into these figures then I usually do, no relying on AP to make them look good. All have been painted in layers with various washes to smooth the transitions. I thought this approach was mostly successful except for a couple of figures. I have to say that I enjoy painting GW figures, they are really quite fantastic.
The colour scheme for each figure is taken from the movie. There are excellent on-line guides to painting them. I got help from the blog Tale of Painters (go to the tag for The Hobbit and scroll through the pages). I really quite like them, I hope you do as well.
|Bilbo (the burglar), Thorin Oakenshield and Balin
|Fili, Ori, Kili, Gloin, Oin
|Bombur, Nori, Bofur, Dwalin, Bifur, Dori
Coming up is a unit of British Paratroopers and then some Finns for the Winter War gaming. The next bonus round is for casualty figures, so I will have to get some out to paint, I think I have a number of Prussians left to do. And of course there are two figures left from the Goblin Town box set left to do.