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Hi guys I've painted my swordmasters they look great just need some help with some things.
Firstly: Any ideas for basing them, I dont have any limbs or anything but I was thinking of doing some large rocks on there bases.
Secondly: I've painted the mettalics chainmail washed it badab should I highlight it mithril or should I paint it mithril? It just looks a little too dark for elves as it is.
Thirdly: When I was painting I got some paint in a sword holder heres a more accurate picture. I was thinking of doing some quick strokes with my hobby knife or a needle in there as my files wont fit. What do you guys think?
Its just in betweek the gold flat bits on their sword and their curly silver bits near the big jem on their swords.
1: Usually a bit of static grass and some grit is plenty of basing for a rank and file regiment. If you really want to do something more elaborate, just keep in mind they have to rank up afterward! It's tough to do too much and still have them be rankable without looking silly. 20 guys each standing on his own little personal boulder is kind of a strange sight (I have seen people do it!) If you want to go really extreme you can make bases that fit together, but that's a pain from a gaming perspective when you want to do things like add or remove ranks.
2: If you started with chainmail and washed black, I would go back over with a large highlight of chainmail then a small highlight of mithril silver. They'll shine and look high-elfish while still having contrast.
3: I don't personally spend so much time bothering to fix small mistakes on rank and file models, no army would ever get done! If you want these guys to be a showcase regiment, then sure, a hobby knife should get the glob of paint out ok.