Wednesday, 22 June 2011

General: Prince Elros Nénharma

So i've spent the last couple of days painting the general as i said i would.

I'm quite happy with the results. I've kept to the usual basic colour scheme but put a bit more gold on there than i normally would - he's a prince after all!!

Friday, 17 June 2011

Unexpected Additions

So having gone round my mates house and come out the "Games Workshop closet", he seems to have got the bug again and has re-entered the hobby again. He's decided on Skaven which means a couple of things:

1) We're swapping IoB armies - whilst this is more beneficial to the skaven player as they get the use of many rats, rat ogres andweapons teams. It is of limited use to the High Elf player i feel. On one hand the 7 Swordmasters will perfectly fill the number i wanted. The Prince on griffon will be an attempted conversion into just a "Counts as Great Eagle" which appears to be common place and the LSG will pretty much remain on the sprue - no fucking chance am i paiinting them again! There's also a second mage, which i've had in a previously posted army list, but wouldn't want the same posed mage.

2) I'll have a regular game buddy - This is great for me to get to grips with the rules - even if i know he creates really competitive list and skaven aren't exactly known for their fair play - dirty rats!

He's also given me a few High Elf bits he'd bought for himself many moon ago. This has blessed my paint table with enough archers to fill out the regiments i'd planned and enabled me to create a Mounted general and kit bash a mage on foot.

So even though i said i'd probably paint the RBT next, i'm gonna go with the general and kit bashed mage - The dragon will wait for a while since he's missing a front and rear leg...oh well...

Here's the general and his horse:

Not much in the way of modelling options to talk about here - merely a great weapon and shield.

The mage however was a combination of archer legs, and mage bits from the dragon kit - seemed daft not to use them to be fair!
In other news - i have now finished University and passed which is great news! however, i'm now searching for a job to enable me to pay rent over the summer which is proving to be not so great a prospect! If nothing is heard from nice friendly job people, expect these to be started come Monday!

Friday, 3 June 2011

Spears at the ready!

Wow - ir's been ages since i've posted (a month and a half?!) A lot has happened in that time, unfortunately nothing to do with Warhammer hence the lack of updates!

So it's taken me that long to paint up my next squad! I also managed to get my first game in at my local GW which, rather than create an entire post for it as originally intended, can be summed up with me reworking the entire army list. Couldn't really expect anything better when you're making army lists from the models you've got as opposed ot the models you want.

So anyway...the they're core, i didn't want to go all bells and whistles on them, foolishly thinking that if i kept the gold out and limited them to purely Blue, White and Mail, then this would make painting them much quicker and i'd again foolishly chosen to paint them all at once.

Ah well. Here's a few pictures of the base colours:
I swear, it took about two weeks alone for me to bring myself to apply 20 coats of silver on these! It's SO depressing!! Once the Mordian Blue and Grey were applied i felt a littel better!
Heres the washes:

As always, i feel the washes add more detail and i always kid myself that i'm halfway there. Like the LSG i was going to have to get to grips with painting more white than i'm used to which i'm gonna have to get good at in time for the Archers which are basically wearing all white...

I quit elike how the detailing on the shield and the blue trim has come out on these models. I think i've stepped up (ever so slightly) on my painting of skin on these too (whihc still sucks but meh!) by merely adding a few layers.

To do the skin i now bases with Tallarn Flesh, wash with a heavily watered down chestnut ink, then layer up from pure tallarn to elf. I reckon on character models i'll layer it better, but i kept telling myself "These are only core troops - dont spend too much time on them"

Which brings me to today...all i can say is thank fuck it's half term! I thought it would take me a couple of hours tops to finish off the white, add the gems and base them, and even with the help of the entire Queen Discography playing in the stook most my day.

So here's the finished articles. i'm quite pleased. I reckon next up will be something smaller like the RBT or the Chariot...but the Lion chariot may need chopping up into a normal chariot after the latest rethink of army list!