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Well i posted early in the year some of my mantic stuff, and i do love the mantic elves....
i have however always coveted a GW Ulthuan army. And i got me the new Island of Blood box set, and am now working on the high elves. I think i stuck a good scheme on the first try
let me know what you guys think.
I think these look great and your technique is outstanding. Although it may be the camera and lighting, the armour looks a tad dull. I just did my IoB SMs in the same manner as one of the GW fellow's tutorial where he used a silver base coat. I sprayed mine with some Testors silver enamel and not only did they get painted really fast, but the glossier, smoother coat made the wash recess into the cracks perfectly and keep the armour really shiny.
And the Mantic figures? I already bought two sets of Mhorgoth's Revenge!! I have to say their figures (and prices!!) are outstanding, but just not a lot of variety. I already have most of them put together. And, it is blasphemy to say, but I have started to shift to using the KoW rules for most all battles, since it is easier to play a quick game and for those not studying the Warhammer rules every day you can get a friend to play with you just as easy as playing a game of Monopoly - Warhammer is just too difficult to get a casual observer to play. Some die-hard WHers may say KoW is too simple, but quite frankly I love it. And, the rules were written by Alessio Cavatore - what more do you want!
I'm liking this I'm dabbling in high elves myself I'm going for 'codex' colours though mainly because I think steel blue and white looks great but your red is equally striking.
and i TOTALLY agree with you on the rules of mantic games, they are very easy and in my opinion a lil better because really, when you think about it we are talking about mass armies smashing into each other...how hard do the rules have to be haha. And as i said, i LOVE LOVE the mantic elves, even though some people dont. I just have always had a craving to do a GW Elven army, and the last time i got into warhammer the 8th edition was only 2 years away. I figured that by picking up the rules the year they came out i could possibly get in a year or two of gaming. And it helped that the new rules come with some shiny new elves to help me with my craving haha.
I have two sets of the elves from IoB and I just ordered an army of Mantic elves for my son - he likes them better because they are a little different. I will be performing sacrilege on a regular basis by using my GW figures with the KoW rules... for the elves, humans, etc... The real kicker is when you can get a friend to play with you with only 2 minutes of explanation w/ KoW instead of 30 minutes and then throw the huge tome at them they should read - their eyes usually glass over at that point and they say, "Uh, on second thought, no thanks - let's just play Halo 3..."
On the paint option, just drybrush some brighter silver (either Mithril or thinner-based enamel) over your armour and you will be perfect. I really like the look you have created!!
Ye gods! Your metal is outstanding!
Dunno if it's just the light or you did some impressive highlighting, either way the paintjob is really neat.
The one thing i dont like is the golden Ensign/little flag on the seaguard's spear. It glitters a bit too much like metal, more so even than the red jewel (if anything should sparkle) at the tip of the spear!
I'd give some rep, but i want to know what your plans with the bases are first :p
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And as for the base, gonna do that as soon as im done painting the minis
also... yeah i took a gamble with the spear 'banner' being gold. I mean it does look better in person, but i really thought that adding more red might start to drown the mini in too much red, and adding something like yellow would be just so random i didnt know what other color to use, got any suggestions?