Gandalf The Grey.
I wasn’t planing on painting another grey wizard so soon after my last project but when I saw this sculpt, and more specifically, the perfect cast of this awesome Gandalf model I bought the blister pack on the spot!
I wanted to try and paint this in a clean ‘Eavy Metal style and kept going back to the Gandalf ‘Eavy Metal Masterclass article (released a couple months ago) for reference. I also looked at a lot of stills and promo pics from both The Hobbit and LoTR. It was a lot of fun painting something that’s a bit smaller then the stuff I usually paint. I swapped his staff out for the LoTR era staff, not that it needed to be changed but I liked the idea of some sort of small conversion to make it a bit different, I think I might like the LoTR staff with the exposed crystal a bit more too. I painted this little guy in about 7 hours. The base was another fun, quick thing I decided to do after seeing a photo of Gandalf walking around in The Shire from on the Hobbit set and decided to recreate a small Shire style cobbled path. Remember the step by step base I posted a little while ago? There’s a quick WIP post of it here even though it really isn’t anything that special.
I imagine Gandalf visiting The Shire, leaving Glamdring in his room at the Inn perhaps and taking a stroll through the Shire taking it all in, letting go of his worries for just a minute as he continues along the little road.
This was a lot of fun and I learned a lot painting this one. Thanks for taking the time to check it out! If you’ve got any comments or questions drop by our facebook page and get in touch!
Still haven’t had enough? Then there are more pictures of this guy over on CoolMiniOrNot!