Journeys in Middle Earth – The Heroes

After the painting challenge of last weekend, I was left with the Heroes of Journeys in Middle Earth to finish.

Aragorn

Based of the artwork from The Lord of the Rings Card Game, there were several options to choose from when it came to colour schemes. However, the miniature sculpt appears to be based on the bottom left, so I used that as my guide.

  • Armoured Jerkin – P3 Battlefield Brown
  • Shirt – Citadel Orc Brown
  • Cloak – Citadel Jungle Green
  • Trousers – Coat d’Arms Green Grey
  • Boots & Straps – Coat d’Arms Dark Leather
  • Sword/Dagger – Coat d’Arms Gunmetal
  • Hair – Vallejo Flat Brown
  • Skin – GW Bugman’s Glow / P3 Khardic Flesh / P3 Midlund Flesh

As a final shade, I applied an all over wash of Army Painter Soft Tone.

Legolas

The artwork for Legolas presents some very different possibilities. In the end I decided on the art that is used in the game (on the left) as this simply looked better.

  • Tunic – Coat d’Arms Dark Elf Green
  • Cloak – Coat d’Arms Red Brown
  • Trousers – P3 Gun Corps Brown
  • Boots – Coat d’Arms Dark Leather / Coat d ‘Arms Barbarian Leather
  • Bow – Coat d’Arms Wood Brown
  • Trim – Vallejo Brass
  • Skin – P3 Khardic Flesh / P3 Midlund Flesh / Vallejo Light Flesh
  • Hair – Revell Tar Black

Again, an all over wash of Army Painter Soft Tone was applied

Gimli

As with the other figures, Gimli gave several options. The miniature appears to be based on the leftmost card, rather than the right-hand card which is used for the character art in the game ( which would have made a better figure in my opinion).

  • Tunic / Boots – Revell Tar Black
  • Cloak – GW Khorne Red
  • Armour – Army Painter Leather Brown
  • Trousers – Coat d’Arms Iron Grey
  • Chainmail / Axe – Coat ‘d’Arms Gunmetal
  • Hair – Coat d’Arms Hairy Brown

Once again, an all over wash of Army Painter Soft Tone was applied

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Beravor

01012.pngThere is only a single piece of artwork available for Beravor, so this was pretty easy.

  • Cloak – Citadel Jungle Green
  • Shirt – Coat d’Arms Light Grey
  • Trousers – P3 Battlefield Brown
  • Boots / Straps – Coat d’Arms Dark Leather
  • Hair – Vallejo Flat Brown
  • Skin – GW Bugman’s Glow / P3 Khardic Flesh / P3 Midlund Flesh

Again, an all over wash of Army Painter Soft Tone was applied

Bilbo

There are a number of options available for Bilbo. The character art used is the bottom left, which seems to match the top left as what he may be wearing underneath. However, since this was yet another character wearing green, I wanted to do something different, so added the red waistcoat from the bottom right artwork.

  • Waistcoat – GW Khorne Red
  • Cloak – Coat d’Arms Dark Leather
  • Trousers – P3 Battlefield Brown
  • Shirt – Coat d’Arms Light Grey
  • Hair – Vallejo Flat Brown
  • Skin – GW Bugman’s Glow / P3 Khardic Flesh / P3 Midlund Flesh

An all over wash of Army Painter Soft Tone was applied for shading

Elena

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This is a new character created for Journeys in Middle Earth, so we only have the single piece of artwork for reference.

  • Tunic – Coat d’Arms Green Grey
  • Armour – Coat d’Arms Chocolate Brown
  • Cloak – Coat d’Arms Hairy Brown
  • Harp – Coat d’Arms Pale Sand and Vallejo Brass
  • Trousers – P3 Gun Corps Brown
  • Boots – Coat d’Arms Dark Leather / Coat d ‘Arms Barbarian Leather
  • Skin – P3 Khardic Flesh / P3 Midlund Flesh / Vallejo Light Flesh
  • Hair – Revell Tar Black

The trousers and boots were intentionally painted the same as Legolas, to mirror some attire for both elves.

As with the other figures, a Soft Tone wash was applied to the figure to give some shade and highlights.

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Overall, I am pretty pleased with the final result that I achieved for these figures. Whilst I could have added extra levels of highlighting to these, I decided not to bother in the end – let us bear in mind that these are painted playing pieces for a boardgame – so I thought the current finish for the models would be more than adequate to achieve a good effect when used in the game.

 

3 Comments on Journeys in Middle Earth – The Heroes

  1. Ludo Eksel // May 13, 2019 at 04:21 // Reply

    Excellent work, Neil!

  2. very nice. which one do you like the best?

  3. They look great – I’ve just unexpectedly got this game (surprise birthday gift) – I’ve got to say very impressed with the quality of the figures (good paint job too!)

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