Scent of a Gamer

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Middle Earth miniatures: a nazgul

I think this is my last unpainted Nazgul. Games Workshop put out a great set of the nine in metal, shortly after the release of the Fellowship of the Ring. I don’t have all the figures, which is why my count is a little uncertain.

The figures were heavily based on the Weathertop sequence in that film. Oddly, enough, I think i used too much black on this model. It may seem off, but painting black is not a case of using black paint, but rather mixing black into something else, like gray, blue, or brown, until you have the darkness you want. I used gray here, but not enough, I think.

Still, he’s done now. The Nazgul individually don’t take much time to paint, this one took maybe 40 minutes. First miniature of the new tray done, 127 left to go!

14 comments on “Middle Earth miniatures: a nazgul

  1. Bookstooge
    December 19, 2020

    Pfffft, you’re practically done already 😉

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  2. Pete S/ SP
    December 19, 2020

    Nice work.

    Cheers,

    Pete.

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  3. maenoferren22
    December 19, 2020

    Looking good. I reckon it looks spot on.

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  4. John@justneedsvarnish
    December 19, 2020

    A good start there, Dave! 🙂

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  6. Faust
    December 20, 2020

    Looks as scary as they did in the movie!

    I think the GW way is to usually paint black, apply highlight. But it sounds like you like to apply darker an darker layers of a different paint until you get “black”?

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    • davekay
      December 21, 2020

      Yes my usual thing to do is mix a dark gray and cover the whole area, then add more black to the mix and do the recesses. Then I add more grey and do the highlights

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      • Faust
        December 21, 2020

        Interesting, I’ll have to that approach a go sometime. Looks like it turned out really nicely!

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  7. Kuribo
    December 20, 2020

    Always nice to see some Middle Earth minis and I think you did a great job on this guy. The nice thing about Nazgul is that they’re pretty forgiving to paint. You could even drybrush them and get good results if you mix your paint up right.

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  8. deturnation
    December 21, 2020

    Very nice highlights!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Subedai
    December 21, 2020

    It looks great, definitely in these photos. I like the sculpt a lot, in my experience it is well suited to using mostly black with just a few highlights, as the folds of the cloak are so well defined.

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    • davekay
      December 21, 2020

      Yes these models are great for people (like me!) who need to practise highlighting Black effectively

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