How to paint Games Workshop miniatures - Tutorial 25: Faramir

How to paint Games Workshop miniatures? In this tutorial, we will show you a number of painting techniques for decorating your Citadel miniatures. In this new guide we will see which steps to follow to paint the Faramir model!

Welcome back to Techigames Painting Workshop! In the previous tutorial, which you can view on this page, we analyzed how to decorate the model of Éomer, while in this new guide we will see how to paint your own miniature of Faramir with very simple techniques applying colors Citadel and be able to expand your collection of miniatures Games Workshop than undertake the Strategic Battle Game in Middle-earth.

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Tutorial 25: Faramir – Come dipingere miniature Games Workshop (Citadel)

Faramir, son of the Steward of Gondor and younger brother of Boromir, is a valiant warrior and the commander of the Rangers of Gondor in the disputed border town of Osgiliath. Faramir and his Raminghi have managed to infiltrate the dense forests of Ithilien, once one of the most important provinces of Gondor, and fight relentlessly all the enemy invaders, catching them by surprise and causing them numerous damage before taking refuge again in the surrounding woods. Without the Rangers' raids, Mordor's armies could move undisturbed, posing an even greater threat to Gondor and all the Free Peoples of Middle-earth. In the wild lands of Ithilien, Faramir and his men capture Frodo, Sam and Gollum, on their way to Mordor to destroy the Ring. After a first decision to bring the One to Gondor, Faramir realizes the importance of the young Hobbit's mission, so he lets them go wishing them good luck.

For more information on the character of Faramir, we recommend that you visit the Wikipedia page.

To know the different basic painting techniques, which are essential for all Games Workshop miniatures, we recommend that you visit this page.

Games Workshop set containing Faramir and Damrod metal models

Phase 1: Faramir cleaning and assembly | How to paint Games Workshop (Citadel) miniatures

As seen in the previous tutorials, the first thing to do before starting to paint your Faramir model is to carefully remove all excess burrs that remain after the casting process and you can use a utility knife or wire cutters. Don't worry if you accidentally scratch the model, as these small incisions will be covered with acrylic paints later.

Important: this Faramir miniature is very particular, in fact it must first be assembled, since the right arm is separated from the rest of the body. You can use cyanoacrylate glue because it is a metal model and after applying it, let it dry completely. At this point make sure there are no empty slots in the elbow joint, as the arm may not fit perfectly - possibly use a very small amount of green matter, which you can find on the website or in any official Games Workshop store.

Once this is done, glue your miniature to the base as you always did with the cyanoacrylate glue.

Your model of Faramir in assembled metal

Phase 2: Faramir base color | How to paint Games Workshop (Citadel) miniatures

Once the model is assembled, you will need to give a color base to better adhere the shades you will apply later. Always remember that the important thing is to completely cover the metal your miniature is made of. To get a uniform layer of color use Citadel spray and in particular Chaos Black, as Faramir is characterized by relatively dark shades. Be careful and make sure you use this technique in well-ventilated areas.

Citadel Chaos Black spray for the miniatures primer

Alternative: if you cannot find the Chaos Black spray, use only the Citadel Abaddon Black bottle; shake the jar well to mix the color correctly, then use the brush to put a drop on the palette and add a drop of water to dilute it slightly, as too thick a color would be difficult to apply and ruin your miniature, covering the details. If the color is too liquid, add a little more to thicken it.

Faramir's miniature after the black primer

Step 3: painting Faramir's tunic, pants and boots | How to paint Games Workshop (Citadel) miniatures

Faramir's pants are tucked under the green tunic, but you can carefully paint them using Rhinox Hide initially, then apply a black wash with Nuln Oil and, when the ink is dry, lightly apply a small amount of Doombull Brown over the few. raised areas. To decorate the boots, instead, repeat the operation with the Rhinox Hide as a background of color and Nuln Oil to create the shading, then highlight the details such as the laces by applying the XV-88 with a dry brush. For the upper area of ​​the boots, you can use Doombull Brown with the ruling technique and Tuskgor Fur with the binding.

Citadel colors recommended for trousers, boots and tunic

To paint the tunic, apply an even coat of Castellan Green, then add a very small amount of water to the Loren Forest and highlight the large areas above the surface. Once this is done, apply the Straken Green with the edging technique.

Faramir at the end of phase 3

Step 4: painting Faramir's doublet | How to paint Games Workshop (Citadel) miniatures

Faramir wears a particular leather doublet featuring the White Tree of Minas Tirith, the emblem of the realm of Gondor. To paint it, spread a layer of Rhinox Hide in the center and Baneblade Brown on the sides, then wash with Agrax Earthshade. At this point, highlight the reliefs on the chest with the ruling technique, using Gorthor Brown, and on the side areas, instead, resort to edging with Karak Stone. Finally, use the XS Artificer Layer brush to decorate the White Tree with Runefang Steel.

Citadel paints to paint Faramir's doublet

Step 5: painting Faramir's sleeves and leather parts | How to paint Games Workshop (Citadel) miniatures

To decorate Faramir's sleeves, first apply the Karak Stone, then define the details by passing Agrax Earthshade evenly, then you can highlight the outermost folds with the Ushabti Bone, using the thin line method.

The leather protection on the shoulders and the gloves should be painted with Rhinox Hide, shaded with Nuln Oil and finally lightened with Skrag Brown, using a dry brush.

For the forearms, on the other hand, use Dryad Bark as a background of color, then pass the Nuln Oil here too and at the end bring out the details with Gorthor Brown with the help of the fine-tipped brush.

Lastly, the sword belt and sheath should be decorated with Caliban Green and highlighted with Straken Green with the edging.

The Leadbelcher is fine for all buckles and metal parts.

Shades of colors to decorate Faramir's leather parts

Step 6: painting Faramir's cloak | How to paint Games Workshop (Citadel) miniatures

Faramir's cloak is a very large part of the model, but at the same time the hidden area between the legs can be particularly difficult to paint, so pay close attention. The most suitable base color is Castellan Green. Once this is done, apply a very light coat of Nuln Oil, in order to accentuate the shadow areas between the folds, after which you only have to highlight the reliefs, so you can use Loren Forest and delicately decorate each external fold with the ruling technique. After doing this, apply Straken Green as an extreme highlight on the hood and the area around the shoulders to further brighten all areas normally radiated by sunlight. If you like, you can also apply Ogryn Camo with the edging technique for a more aged look.

Faramir with the decorated cloak

Step 7: painting Faramir's face and hair | How to paint Games Workshop (Citadel) miniatures

Faramir's face must first be painted with Cadian Fleshtone as the base color. When this flesh color is dry, apply a very light wash of Reikland Fleshshade to darken the grooves of the miniature and thus create a shading effect. Then, apply Kislev Flesh with the ruling technique to highlight all the raised parts such as cheekbones, nose and forehead.

To decorate the green eyes, use the Nurgling Green on a white base of White Scar, while for the eyebrows the Baneblade Brown.

For Faramir's beard use Rhinox Hide in the area around the lips, while you can lighten with Tallarn Sand from chin to cheeks, creating a shade with the XS Artificer Layer brush. The Usebti Bone works well as an extreme highlight on the raised chin area.

To paint the hair, apply XV-88 as a color base, then apply a wash with Agrax Earthshade. When the ink is dry, lighten the outer strands with a dry brush with Tallarn Sand and then with a mix consisting of 75% Tallarn Sand and 25% Screaming Skull.

Citadel colors for painting face and hair by Faramir

Step 8: Painting Faramir's Weapons | How to paint Games Workshop (Citadel) miniatures

Paint the sword blade and metal parts of the hilt with the Leadbelcher. Then do a black wash with Nuln Oil and then highlight the blade with Runefang Steel using the ruling technique to make it appear sharp. Use Caliban Green for the central part of the hilt, which you can gently lighten by applying Warpstone Glow.

Faramir's arc can be painted entirely with Dryad Bark, then faded to a lighter shade using Gorthor Brown and then Baneblade Brown with the ruling technique on the most exposed parts.

To paint the quiver, use Loren Forest, then shade everything with Nuln Oil, then apply the ruling technique by spreading the Straken Green on the outer areas. Use Auric Armor Gold for the gold decorations, while Gorthor Brown for the wood of the arrows. Finally, the fletching should be painted first with Castellan Green as a base, and then dry brushed with Ogryn Camo.

Range of shades recommended for decorating weapons

Your Faramir model at the end of phase 8

Step 9: Decorate Faramir's Base | How to paint Games Workshop (Citadel) miniatures

You can decorate the Faramir base in different ways; considering the wilderness of Gondor, you can apply a Citadel Texture such as Stirland Mud or Astrogranite to create a rocky brown or gray effect. Whichever you choose, paint the edges of the base with XV-88 or Mechanicus Standard Gray accordingly. When the Texture is dry, gently drybrush a lighter color to highlight, such as Karak Stone in the first case or Adminatum Gray in the second. Finally, to complete, you can add the Mordheim or Middenland Clods, in order to enrich the base with tufts of grass.

Citadel Texture Stirland Mud e Astrogranite

Clods of Middenland and Mordheim to embellish the bases of your miniatures

Alternatively, you can decorate the base by painting it entirely with Mournfang Brown and then applying a little static grass or modeling flock with vinyl glue, to recreate a turf. You can also add a small amount of stones to remind of the terrains of Gondor and impart a class effect.

Static modeling grass

Practical tip: to apply the static grass or flock, first spread the glue on the upper part of the base, then immerse it in a jar containing the grass, so that it adheres perfectly.

Once this operation is completed, your Faramir model is ready to lead the Rangers in search of Orcs!

Faramir's miniature is complete!

Come dipingere miniature Games Workshop (Citadel) – Tutorial 25: Faramir

This tutorial from the Techigames Painting Workshop dedicated to decorating Games Workshop miniatures (eg Warhammer or Lord of the Rings) also ends here. For any questions or requests we are available via the comments box below!

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