I recently opened up my Fellowship of the Ring set and started working on some of the individual characters. I decided to try a different priming method that I've read about on TMP...a black sprayed undercoat with a drybrushed white coat on top. The idea is to get brighter color results while keeping the dark recesses that come from the black undercoat. So far, I've been pleased with the results...
The first two are Legolas and Gandalf the Gray...While they're not masterpieces, I'm happy with them.
The pictures are a little dark...I dipped Gandalf after painting him, but wiped most of it off. He looks suitably musty, I think. Legolas is my favorite so far...I tried to do his hair pretty light, more like the movie version. His green stands out pretty good, thanks to that white drybrushing primer.
Thanks for looking! Next up: Aragorn and some Mordor Orcs!