This tutorial assumes you have a basic understanding of how to paint. For the beginners, I will explain the techniques as I go along. Each picture below shows four chronological steps. Underneath each picture are the corresponding instructions. Each step shows the paint I used during that step. It's good to have reference material close to hand to check colours. I used google images for film stills and Games Workshop's 360º pictures on their website were a great help.
That's it, all done. I might revisit the Hobbit in a few months and paint some trolls and/or eagles... Maybe one of our sponsors would like to send me some to paint? ;-)
Check back soon for the group shot of the set. Big thanks to all the readers for all the support. Don't think I could have finished this project if it wasn't for the over whelming encouragement. Thank you.