Lost in the Dark
Lost in the Dark
Lost in the Dark
Lost in the Dark
" 'Will you walk into my parlour?' said the Spider to the Fly"

This little hobbit has lost the path and wandered into the wrong part of the forest. While not meant to be a specific scene from the Hobbit, this project definitely took it's inspiration from the Mirkwood section of the book and the giant spiders. This was my first serious attempt at OSL (and a bit of NMM) so it was a big learning experience. I wanted to approach the OSL a little differently, painting all of the 'dark' sections in a monochromatic blue-black and only using color in the lit regions. I hope you like the end result.

The main figure is Olfo Fastfeet from Andrea miniatures (1/35 scale although as a halfling he's only about 30mm tall). The spider is from Otherworld Miniatures.
  • Mattia Papaleo - Raccolor

    really WONDERFUL work and atmosphere!

  • Jero Miniatures

    Awesome project! Love the OSL effect, looks really nice! Congrats.

  • Uli Wilke

    Great. To me the best version I have seen so far…

  • Jason Zhou

    Glad to see this great piece of work posted here on P&P as well. Really good composition and OSL effect. Beautifully done and congrats on your BOS, David!

  • Archontis Kitsios

    Absolutely brilliant light effect…

  • David Powell

    Thanks, everyone!  I really appreciate all the kind comments.

  • Andy Gillaspy

    Super sweet paint job mate!

  • Roman LappatPLUS

    This is sooooo Wow!!! Great athmospheric light! Love it!

  • Peter "Baphomet" TothPLUS

    This is really an outstanding effect :) well done!

  • Winterland

    Nice athmospheric light

  • Joan Carles Ros "RosmaN"

    Great ambientation and use of OSL!!

  • Lee Hebblethwaite (10 ball)

    bravo, your best to date

  • Anders "Ritual" Eklund

    A lighting effect that really looks like light!! Very atmospheric! Well done!

  • John Margiotta "BloodASmedium"PLUS

    So good. 1 of the best pieces in miniature model painting


    Fantastic work man.

  • Sebastian "Simon Moon" Reschke

    That osl came out so real 0.o

  • Jay Martin (Redrum)PLUS

    Very nice!!!

  • Josh "Zozimus" Pattison

    I love this.  This is one of those minis where you’re not sure whether it’s inspiring or demoralising, it’s so good :)  I’ll go with inspiring!

  • DonaldJohanssonPLUS

    This is fantastic! One of my all-time favorites. Love the lighting in Olfo’s face.

  • Martin Lavat

    Just PERFECT!

  • Martin Lavat

    Just PERFECT!

  • Josh Paulik

    I’m terrified of spiders so I always have to look at half this scene but I love it anyway. :)