Monday, 27 July 2015

Glottkin - Part 10

As you can see I have made a start to the tusks around the head. The big one in the centre is finished, you can see different stages of the next 3 to the right, from 90% done to about 50%.
Part of my reason for including this update is to show you the amount of detail this figure has. There is literally so much that unless you get to see one in the flesh you will miss so much.

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Glottkin - Part 9

The three additional sections have been completed and stuck in place.
The steel parts have been done using Scale 75 Metal n Alchemy steel set, a gorgeous range of paints. They have super fine pigments that do not separate when thinned, so fine you cannot see them.
I know I am an advocate for Scale 75 but these metals are the best I have ever used.

The copper was Warcolours Copper which I have tested for them prior to the launch in a couple of months. This is simply the most vivd copper I have ever seen, it is copper piping in a paint pot.

I have also included the first green ooze coming out of the eyes on two skeleton heads, there will be more of this on the rest of the figure.

Now these parts are done I will work on the rest of the horns to frame the head.

Monday, 20 July 2015

Glottkin - Part 8

Started some of the detail now to finish the head, though this little detail is still pretty big.
I have worked the wood to have more of a nurgle feel, throwing greens at it and designing some freehand wooden grain.
The flame just had to be blue, nothing else would seem to do.

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Glottkin - Part 7

After what seems like an age I think I have the top of the head done. I have done my best to throw all sorts of transition to give this thing a life like feel.

In the bottom left corner you can see some veins that I painted a mid blue to help them stand out, edged with purple and then a thin green glaze over the top.

View from one side

And then the other

There are three pieces to paint up to complete the top, these are torch you see and two others. These will be next on my list.

Sunday, 12 July 2015

Glottkin - Part 6

Bit more done to the top of the head. I have gone for a demonic summoning area as this is where one of the nurgle lords will sit.
The fur has been blacked out and it's now a case of working the remainder of the head to get it all looking together.

Friday, 10 July 2015

Glottkin - Part 5

The final horn on the head has been done, obviously there are all the surrounding ones, but they will be later.
I am slowly going to a darker palette as I move up the head and think the top section will go red.

I have completed the first eye. There are several dotted around the figure so I wanted to see what they would look like.
I have chosen a light pink for the white of the eye, Warcolours Purple 1 and went about making it look bloodshot, it just adds more feel to it and helps it look alive.

Sunday, 5 July 2015

Glottkin - Part 4

It may only look like a little more done but what you see from last time is about 5 hours work.
I wanted more contrast in the face and added things like magenta, turquoise, greens, browns, dark blue all to give that effect.
The tusks have also been done around the mouth to see how they look. I think I am happy with them though they may need a little touch up.

I used the Warcolours purple range for the 'dangly bits' to the side and under the jaw, blending them into the green.

Friday, 3 July 2015

Glottkin - Part 3

I am starting to wonder how many parts this thread will get to before I'm finished !
So as you can see the face has had some more work and I am pleased with how its coming along.
The photo is one of my better ones as the colours shown are near as damn it to reality.
The head will get some more attention then I will be thinking more about the teeth and tusks.

I think I am starting to get a feel for this figure and how it will progress. Needless to say I think I'm about 1% done so there is a bit more to do.

Glottkin - Part 2

I spent an hour or so working on the eye last night. Just getting a feel for the figure.
I have never painted anything nurgle so I want to try to get the look right.
At present I am thinking of a paler face, something undead perhaps but lets see where that takes me.

Thursday, 2 July 2015

Glottkin - Part 1

Now my EFGT is out of the way it is time to work on my Glottkin.
I assembled this an age ago and it has been sat staring at me as I work on other stuff, but not any more.
I have tried some new things for me.
The first is a zenithal black and white priming technique.
First I airbrushed black and then directly from above with white.
The idea here is that black primer makes a colour darker while a white primer makes it brighter so it should extenuate the light and shadow effect.

Next up was to hit it with Scale75 Toxic Waste, still mainly working from above.

Now for something new
Warcolours Purple 5. 
A brand new paint range that I will be reviewing on here soon

So far, so good.
This will be a very long project as this beast has so much detail in it.
I also want to push myself to a new level so for that reason alone I want to take my time.
I do envisage doing some other figures along the way, just to paint something different and keep my motivation high.

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

For Sale - Lord of The Rings Figures

Mines of Moria Box S £50
Mines of Moria Starter Set £10


12 x Goblins £5
12 x warriors of Minas  £5
Uruk Hai Engineers £5


All £5 Each

Mounted Aragorn King
Orc Shaman x 2
Orc Banner Bearer
Uruk Hai Beserker 
Lurtz Sword
Ghan Buri Ghan


Orc on Warg £5
Uruk Hai Berserker £5

Gorbag £5
Gollum £5
Gandalf Khazad Dum x 2 1 sword missing £7
King of the Dead £5
Tom Bombadil £7
Minas Tirith Standard Bearer foot £5
Uruk Hai Battering Ram £20
Uruk Hai siege ballisters and crew X 2 £20 each
Cave troll with hammer £20
Faramir mounted and foot - armoured and ranger. £15
Merry and Pippin captured by Uruk Hai £15


Uruk Hai sword x 25 £12
Uruk Hai pike x 63 £30
Warriors of Minas Tirith x 24 £12

If anybody has any interest in buying any of these then please E-Mail me at

The buyer will cover postage as you would expect.
Thank you for looking.