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How to paint The Master of Laketown



This tutorial is for painting the Master of Laketown from The Hobbit.




All paints from Army Painter's Warpaints.

Alien purple
Deep blue
Barbarian flesh
Matt white
Desert yellow
Wolf grey
Leather brown
Skeleton bone
Lava orange
Chaotic red
Gun metal
Greedy gold
Shining silver
Purple tone ink
Red tone ink
Strong tone ink
Flesh tone ink




The cloak was basecoated with alien purple.


A mix of alien purple and deep blue was applied to the recesses.


A little black was added to the previous mix and applied to the deepest recesses.


A mix of alien purple and barbarian flesh was applied to the folds of the cloak.


A little white was added to the previous mix and applied to the edges of the folds.


 More white.


Very dilute purple was glazed over the highlights to smooth the transition.


The pants were basecoated with deep blue.


Then washed with a mix of deep blue and black.


The leggings were basecoated with a mix of desert yellow and black and washed with strong tone.


The fur linings were basecoated with wolf grey.


Then washed with purple ink.


 Strong tone ink was applied on the fur along the join with the cloth.


A first highlight was done with a mix of wolf grey and white.


More white was added.


The boots were basecoated with leather brown.


Then washed with strong tone ink. Highlights were done with a mix of leather brown and desert yellow.


The tunic and hat were basecoated with alien purple and desert yellow.


I applied a thin layer or purple ink to the purple and flesh wash ink to the yellow.


A mix of red and purple ink was applied to both yellow and purple areas.



Strong tone ink was applied to those areas I wanted the deepest shading.


I added a little white to the basecolours for the highlight.


More white.



A dark mix of purple and black was used to outline the parts of the tunic.


The skin was basecoated with barbarian flesh.


Then washed with flesh wash.


Purple ink was applied to the recesses around the eyes, nose and lips.


The first highlight was a mix of barbarian flesh and skeleton bone applied quite broadly leaving the shading in the recesses.


White was added to the previous mix for the next highlight. The hair was basecoated with a mix of lava orange and oak brown.


Then washed with strong tone.

The highlight was a mix of the basecolour and desert yellow.

I accidentally deleted the remaining photos so here are the steps for the remaining parts.

The hat was basecoated with chaotic red then washed with strong tone ink.

The necktie was basecoated with lava orange, washed with strong tone ink, highlighted with a mix of lava orange and desert yellow.

The metals were all basecoated with gun metal. The gold parts were then painted greedy gold. Strong tone ink was used to shade and shining silver was used as the highlight.



The finished model.






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