Painting update: Corsairs of Umber   Leave a comment

Current project is a Corsairs of Umbar Army led by the Fleetmaster himself.  I already have some Black Numenoreans and have an assassin from my Harad force but have never got round to collecting Corsairs before.  So I purchased a plastic box set with the Fleetmaster and 3 arbelestiers to join them.  As usual when I wanted a Bosun and Captain they were out of stock.

For colour scheme I have chosen to go with dark muted colours.  All black seemed too bland especially with my Nazgul and Numenoreans so I wanted something similar.  I definitely wanted a look like those in the films rather than the gaudy pirates I have sometimes seen done.  After all this is Lord of the Rings not pirates of the caribbean.  If I want bright coloured pirates I can paint up my Conan figures.  Any way I have chosen black base coat and then highlighted with dark grey, dark grey-blue and dark blue.  I have done dark brown for the leather.  I might add some lighter leather too as per the images from the films.  I will use the same for the Fleetmaster but he can have some dark red reminiscent of Harad (read his profile).  So far I have done block colours and applied flesh wash to talarn flesh areas.  For the bases I changed my mind away from planks and have gone for seaborne raiders landing on slightly sandy grasslands/ shores ready to fight Gondor.  So I have chosen graveyard earth with a light dry brush of bone white.  I will apply grass and some tufts later.  Maybe more vigorous greener grass than the wastelands though.

 

Posted January 16, 2019 by wargamesdiary in Uncategorized

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