Gildor
Easy
Paints:
Abaddon Black
Ratskin Flesh
Kislev Flesh
Reikland Fleshshade
Rhinox Hide
Mournfang Brown
Balor Brown
Doombull Brown
Brown Ink
Ushabti Bone
Castellan Green
The Fang
Administratum Grey
Auric Armour Gold
Leadbelcher
Ironbreaker
Runefang Steel

'I am Gildor,' answered their leader, the Elf who had first hailed him. 'Gildor Inglorion of the House of Finrod. We are Exiles, and most of our kindred have long ago departed and we too are now only tarrying here a while, ere we return over the Great Sea. But some of our kinsfolk dwell still in peace in Rivendell. Come now, Frodo, tell us what you are doing? For we see that there is some shadow of fear upon you.'

Introduction

To the Hobbits, Gildor and the Elves appeared to shimmer as they walked through the night. The starlight glimmered in their hair and eyes. They camped in a clearing in the Woody End near Woodhall and the elves provided the Hobbits with bread and fruit and a fragrant drink.

Frodo stayed up late talking to Gildor. They talked of the many dangers that the Hobbits might soon face. Frodo had greeted Gildor by saying, "Elen síla lúmenn' omentielvo" (A star shines upon the hour of our meeting) impressed with his knowledge of the ancient tongue and lore he commended Frodo and named him Elf-friend. Gildor perceived that the Enemy was after Frodo, though he did not know why. He was reluctant to give Frodo any advice in Gandalf's absence.

Gildor then advised Frodo to leave quickly and to take with him friends he could trust and to flee from the Nazgûl. He also promised to send out word to elves and others to be on the lookout for Frodo and help him on his journey. Gildor was true to his word, for both Tom Bombadil and Aragorn heard of Frodo's peril from Gildor. Word also reached Rivendell, and Glorfindel rode out to find Aragorn and the Hobbits as they were pursued by the Nazgûl from Weathertop.

Gildor and the Elves continued on their way. Gildor had told Frodo they were tarrying in Middle-earth before heading to the Grey Havens to pass over the Sea to the Undying Lands. Where they wandered is not known, but on September 22, 3021, Gildor and Frodo met once again in the same spot in the Woody End where they had met three years earlier. Along with Elrond, Galadriel and Gandalf, they journeyed to Grey Havens and together they departed over the Sea into the West.

Skin and Hair

The model was undercoated in black as usual I always paint my models faces and skin areas first, this was done by painting the skin areas Ratskin Flesh and then washed using Reikland Fleshshade. Once dry this was then high lighted again with Ratskin Flesh and then Kislev Flesh.

The hair was basecoated with Mournfang Brown, and then highlighted with Balor Brown, before a final lighter highlight of Ushabti Bone. This should give you a nice natural blonde hair look. Do not paint blonde hair yellow, this will look unnatural and cartoony.

Tunic and Sleeves

The sleeves were basecoated with a 50/50 mix of The Fang and Administratum Grey, highlighted with The Fang and a final highlight of a 50/50 mix of The Fang and Administratum Grey.

Boots

The boots were basecoated with Rhinox Hide and highlighted with Mournfang Brown.

Cloak

The cloak is basecoated with a 50/50 mix of Rhinox Hide and Abaddon Black. This sounds strange but it will give a nice dark grey as a base. This is then highlighted with Administratum Grey.

Details

The sword black was basecoated with Doombull Brown then washed with Brown Ink. The blade was basecoated with Leadbelcher, then highlighted with Ironbreaker, and a final highlight of Runefang Steel.

The gold brooch and belt were painted Auric Armour Gold.



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