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Hello merry lads,
time has come. After more than a year spent haunting other people's logs and WiPs, I feel it's time for me to share with you my hobby efforts.
Please take notice that this log is probably not going to be updated very often, as I am a lazy and slow painter and university is due to start in a few days. However, I'll try to pick up my brushes as often as possible, since it's kinda lame to have plenty of models lying around either black/poorly painted/NiB.
Ok, now down to business: I've been playing High Elves for a while now, and I have a small army of them. I had some paint on most of my models when I started my career here on LO, but hey! so plenty of inspiring works by the many talented painters on here made me think I could improve a bit myself, come up with a new colour scheme which helped my army stand out a little bit more (as I was going with a "as-per-army book" blue and white) and so on.
So I started stripping/getting new figures. Here's what I came up with (compared with some older models).
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My intention was to go with a darker and colder palette: plenty of blues and light blues, some white and so on. I decided to take out reds and golds, as they are warm colours that do not go along with my plan too well. I changed my basing style as well.
To the current day, I have three units ready to my new standard:
15 Swordmasters of Hoeth with command group:
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17 Spearmen with command (these guys are going to be at least 20 soon):
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The crescent moon on the standard shaft comes from the Archers kit, and somebody's been slightly converted: can anybody tell me how?
And last but not least my Repeater Bolt Thrower, whose crew has been finished like half an hour ago (namely the guy without static grass on his base):
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So that's it for now. Hope you like them, and of course any comments or criticisms are more than welcome. Coming up next 10 White Lions of Chrace.
I have to say for a table top army you should be pleased with your efforts. They look great!
I think the only observation I'd make is your metallics. I'm not sure how you have done them but they look just a little flat. Try working on those areas a little as you do more stuff. Anyway, great work.
Thank you very much Justice! Compliments from you mean a lot.
I see your point...fact is that I pretty much don't know how to go on metallics in general, which is bad given they're more than half the model. Any tips?
Well, the mail skirts I'd paint boltgun, wash them with black, dry brush boltgun and then again with mithril.
However, drybrushing is an art form in itself and loads of people do it very wrong. Use a wide, soft, flat brush. Load it up with thick paint (very runny paint is useless) and then get as much of the paint of the brush as you can on some rags or kitchen roll. Brush over your thumb nail to see if any paint comes off. If the colour picks up just the deformities in your nails surface it's ready to go on the model. Build the dry brushing up in layers until it looks as though the armour has depth.
For the rest I'd keep it simple (you do have loads to do) Mithril base colour and then wash it with black. Once done I'd carfully add the silver colour to accentuate the sharp edges and angles. Hard to describe. If I get chance (please don't hold your breath for this) I'll try and do a Tut' on it.
Thank you for the hint. The way I'm currently doing this is drybrushing boltgun metal on all of the metal surfaces on a black base and then highlight chainmail. I'll try and do as you say ASAP.
Magnificent choice of colours, the 2 blue colours mix well with the armours.
Warchief Diggah o da Bloodmoon Squiggahs
Thanks pal, this sort of comments keeps me motivated
I want to say "Great stuff", but they're elves so you can have an "not bad" instead. I do like the choice of colours, works well and your painting is pretty good and consistent. The freehand, is simple but done well and is effective. Nice work.
Eheheh I see your point Kuffy, I'll settle for a "not bad". Which still is a good comment I guess, at least from a Dwarf as thyself
So yeah, thanks!
quick update, just to let you know I'm not sleeping all the time.
I'm currently working on those 10 White Lions, and I guess they're more or less halfway done. Pretty much everything has been at least basecoated and waits for further highlighting. The cloaks are done, and they've been more a pain then I thought. Overall they're pretty intricated models.