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Baranovich24 Feb 2021 11:58 a.m. PST

On my hobby blog on The 9th Age community site I talk about one of my latest projects involving using Citadel Contrasts, in this case it was two different interpretations of Tolkien's Bilbo Baggins.

This was another example of the potential of the Contrasts range and how they can be used to excellent effect if you take the time to become familiar with the range and practice with them.



Huscarle24 Feb 2021 12:11 p.m. PST

Very nicely done, but I don't think I'm prepared to take so much time over working out how to use contrast paints – I'll just stick with my usual acrylics. An old dog and all that grin

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP24 Feb 2021 12:34 p.m. PST

That's nice.

Personal logo PaulCollins Supporting Member of TMP24 Feb 2021 1:23 p.m. PST

Really like those. The shorter of the two sires evokes the Rankin & Bass artwork. You did a great job.

CHRISTHEMODELMAKER Supporting Member of TMP24 Feb 2021 1:26 p.m. PST

Beautiful brushwork. They look amazing.

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP24 Feb 2021 2:20 p.m. PST


Nothing to learn. Just use over white primer – they are acrylics and clean up with water. Basically they are thick washes.

Zeelow24 Feb 2021 2:51 p.m. PST

Very nice brush work. thumbs up

dilettante Supporting Member of TMP24 Feb 2021 6:37 p.m. PST

That's just what I thought Paul, just like the Rankin & Bass version.

chuck05 Fezian24 Feb 2021 6:52 p.m. PST

Great work.

Who makes the figures ?

Baranovich24 Feb 2021 7:41 p.m. PST


The taller hobbit is an old, old pewter cast from the 1978 Middle Earth series. I'm not who the original manufacturer is. I do remember that it wasn't a mini. company but one of the pewter producers. In the 70s they also did pewter figure series for Disney, the Smurfs, etc.

The shorter Rankin & Bass Bilbo is a 3D print file I had a guy on Etsy print a copy of for me. I bought the STL file and sent it to him.

Here's the site I got the STL file from:


Mister Tibbles25 Feb 2021 12:59 p.m. PST

I love the R&B figure, but $23.40 USD for a single figure is way outside my budget. I don't think I need ten Bilbos to make it pay off. Although a Bilbo army might be interesting. ;-)

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