Bilbo and Gollum (on 1/2" bases)
The Average Wight (war) Band
The wights got stuck onto 1" squares for uniformity, but I think the basing will need to be prettied up a little.
Treebeard (on his included 2" metal square) got spray-primed with a green undercoat. I was going to use black, because I wanted to make sure the leafy recesses were –ahaha– shaded. But I was out of black, so I used the green instead. Why not?
THE WATCHER IN THE WATER!
Yes, the pool is done. Granted, I still need to do something about the Doors of Durin, etc. But check it out (I put the bead there as a "Transfix/Entangle" marker):
Bad day for Gandalf!
The water is coated with gloss Modge Podge for sheen. I tried to make the color sort of murky. I also painted the tentacle bases with the same shades. The process was basically the same as the river pieces.
Another finished (but not varnished piece is Balin's Tomb from the GW set.
Also, I did a color test for the Minas Tirith soldiers. It's a very quick & dirty job, but I basically went with the movie look of black and silver.