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Time for another army!
I'll still be finishing up my Daemon army, but it's time for a change. Having been at it though with Daemons, I wanted something different to paint and play so I read around and started army shopping. After reading the lore behind the High Elves, I was immediately drawn to making High Elves my new army.
Though entirely different than Daemons, I think this will be a very fun army to paint as well as play. There will be a lot of metallics, which I'm not too fond of, in this army (which I’m wondering if this would be my chance to go to NMM for the entire army) and I’m strongly considering getting GW’s metals since, while good paints, P3’s aren’t cutting it.
This will be a chance for me to learn the dynamics of new models and hopefully perfect my abilities in painting with metallics.
So here we are! My theme for these guys will be Blood Elves from World of Warcraft, so this will be my shot at it.
So far, I got started on my White Lions. I have a total of five so far, yes, a small force, but it’ll grow. I have the entire High Elf Army set on the way from GW as we speak. I need to get my color scheme and techniques down quick before they arrive….
The White Lions only have basecoats on them so far, nothing big, but it’s a start. As always, comments and constructive criticism are always appreciated.
Here be White Lions:
Cheers and happy painting!
And so it starts! I went to check some mail for my office and low and behold a package slip graced my university inbox. Like a giddy school child I turned my slip in and pranced back to my office to open the box and look at my soon-to- be army.
It’s not too much work….
It’s only 33 sprue palettes!
So, I have my work cut out for me. Here’s what I’m up against:
Tonight will be “clipping night”. If you’re bored come and join me
After 3 hours of clipping at my front desk job, I got all of the pieces off the sprues. Now I'm going through and assembling everyone at the same time while getting mold lines off the best that I can. I've already separated everything into separate sections in my sorter trays: legs in one cubicle, torsos in another, and so on.
I probably won't be painting anytime soon until I get all of my guys put together, which shouldn't take too long. I know that if I stopped putting them together and went to painting only a handful, I'd never get finished.
I hope to get the most of them assembled by the end of the weekend.
Put on a film while you're doing it and this should somewhat relieve your boredom a little.
Nevertheless Jake, the model you posted in your OP looks great, and I've no doubt this project is going to go well if you keep up the same, sensible attitude you have at the moment.
Best of luck,
Oh, and of course repped and subscribed.
Thanks for the compliment and the encouragement! I've had your WIP book marked for a while and its fun seeing you work on all of you Orks the way you have been. I just know if I stop clipping and building and pick up my paintbrush I may never get the army done, haha.
Well, more assembly today. I'll get to that after some work on my capstone project and before I go out tonight for my lady friend's formal dinner engagement.
I really love the red theme for high elves! It will give a very Roman empire look to spearelves.
Really looking forward to seeing your progress here.
Oh there will be progress here soon. I'm anxious to paint, so I'll be speeding up the building process considerably once I figure out how I want to pose the units.
For the spearmen, I'll have the front row kneeling and bracing for a charge, with the second row hold their spears over the shoulders of the first row. The rear will have the spears nearly draw as well. I think it'll look sharp, but I'll need to get the positioning right.
I do have a good idea for the sword masters, but it'll take some converting, which I'm pretty green at. I was thinking of making my Sword Masters into Spellbreakers. Spellbreakers are the BAMF's of the Blood Elves. They're lightning quick and are fast at using their weapons.
Here's a Spellbreaker:
I was thinking of taking a unit of spearmen and taking the spearheads off and somehow making them into the two-bladed swords of theirs. As for their heads, I'll have to look around for appropriate heads or something. I think it'd be a really cool thing if I pulled it off. Also for the shields, I could either find one like that shape or actually take a normal one and just carve the hole in it. I'll find a way.
Last edited by redarmy27; April 26th, 2009 at 06:30.
That shield is almost identical to the one on the Swordmaster Lord.
I tis one of my favourite High Elves, it's the one that has a shield and is resting a big sword on its point.