lauantai 26. marraskuuta 2016

A harpist and some archers

It´s been a month since my last update and to be honest I haven´t been painting that much lately. Mostly it´s been because of work and other duties taking my time but I´ve noticed myself being a bit tired with the current projects. A unit of dark elf crossbow armed warriors is still waiting to be finished among other things. But as I´ve promised my friends those darkies will be completed by Christmas.

I hadn´t painted any high elves lately as I sort of got fed up with them until this week when I suddenly got a boost of motivation and decided to start a new unit. It will be archers this time. Same blue and white theme as the rest of my guys. I have close to 30 plastic elves from the fantasy regiment box and ultimately I´m aiming to have a 20 elf strong archer unit including 80´s metal command group. Rest of the plastic archers will propably boost my small unit of scouts some day.

The first one to get completed of the unit was this harpist photographed 
standing on a training for warriors book :D

The musician, a pair of very quickly painted archers and a WIP standard bearer.

keskiviikko 26. lokakuuta 2016

Relaunch of Blood Bowl is coming!

As we are expecting Games Workshop to re release Blood Bowl at Q1/2017 or most likely before Christmas if you ask me I just had to dig out an old dark elf lineman and put some paint on him. I painted him to a pretty simple red and black theme with metal helmet plume. Skin is rakarth flesh washed with agrax and then highlighted to almost white.

A Witch Gate Coral Snakes lineman (line elf?)

Hoping to get my hand on more 2nd edition dark elf minis as it would be nice to have a full team of them eventually. At the moment I only have a few so it might take me a while. These 2nd edition minis are in my opinion far better than the ones that were released with 3rd edition. And from what I have seen about the new ones that will be coming with the new edition - well they just seem to have like too much everything. Everyone seems to be some sort of a crossbreed between a human/orc/you name it and a forklift. And stuffed with spikes and metal claws. These older ones are more subtle or elegant if you ask me.

Sound out if you happen to have some dark elf players you´d want to sell/trade.

keskiviikko 12. lokakuuta 2016

Baggage train - Finally completed

My high elf baggage train has been in WIP status for some time but today I finally had chance to finish it. The main reason for not getting it ready earlier was me not being satisfied with the wagon I had planned to use. It was just too big compared to smallish 80´s elves. So I went back to ebay and got one that in my opinion looks better.

So here is everyone - ten elves, two carts and a horse plus some supplies. The base is some grass mat mounted on cardboard. There´s a sheet of "rubber steel" just undet the grass mat and every mini has a small magnet on the bottom to make them stand better. The base is 6"x8" to match the size of a 2000 point army´s baggage train.

Two elf ladies and a minstrel. They are from the Turnkey Miniatures´ elf villagers set.

An artist and his model. The artist is from Marauder´s MM62 series and his model is a Citadel ELF5 wounded wardancer.

The merchant couple. The male in the foreground is pre slotta C08 high elf wizard and his wife a pre slotta C08 high elf thief. They are walking their horse away from the supply cart.

Another cart and some supplies. The elves are again from the Turnkey Miniatures´ elf villagers set.

As far as I know this is the only completed high elf baggage train around the internet at the moment. Please let me know if there is another somewhere.