A Moria Goblin Spearman miniature soaked in blood.

The Blood of the Free Folk…

This post was migrated from my earlier blog:
Painting The Lord of the Rings Miniatures.


A Moria Goblin Spearman miniature soaked in blood.I should have written this post several weeks ago, but I’ve been really busy preparing for The Desolation of Smaug.  I painted this Moria orc in much the same way as I normally do, but this time I decided that I’d be using the goblin to test out Blood for the Blood God, one of the new citadel paints that were released just recently.  It is clear that this orc has slain many a foe and that it has recently stopped to feast on one of its victims.  There is blood on its hands, and it drips from its open  maw.  Some has also splattered onto the creature’s face.

Blood for the Blood God

I think I may have used a little too much of this new paint on the goblin’s spear, as it has obscured much of the detail I had previously painted.  I had planned to use this post to talk about the new paints: Ryza Rust and Typhus Corrosion, but due to the best example of those paints being covered in hideous gore, I guess that’ll have to wait until a later post.

The thing I’m really proud of is the blood on the model’s base.  I based the model as I normally do, adding a bit of Mordheim Turf for detail, then I painted a bit of blood in tiny patches on the terrain.  I also applied some to the turf and gave it a look of running down the blades of long grass.  All in all, I’m really happy with the way the base looks.

I honestly expected this post to be longer, but I feel as though I might end up just repeating what I said in the previous one, so I think I’ll finish the post by saying that you shouldn’t use too much Blood for the Blood God on a miniature so as not to obscure too much detail.

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