Thursday, June 16, 2016

Kings of war: Rebasing Grenadier Wood Elves

Hi everyone,

I have been busy lately working with my Wood Elves for KOW.  If you have followed my blog, you know I am a convert to multi-bases, and I am slowly converting my army to these types of bases.

So the next to fall under my scrutiny are my unit of old Wood Elves from Grenadier Miniatures - now produced by Mirliton Miniatures.  These are some of my favourite Wood Elves.  They were sculpted by Mark Copplestone, and I have two more units that I still have to paint up.

The spears look more like long javelins, but other than that they are spot on in my book. The other units are sword elves (Can you say that?) and archers.  The only problem with these minis is that they come with a thick metal base.  Initially, I glued them to slotta bases, but this made them a bit too tall compared too the other units.

So I took the opportunity to take them off the black bases and glue them directly to the multi-base. The first step after that was to add putty around the bases to give an even ground texture.  Then I painted the base green.  I considered brown initially, but since I was not going to use static grass, I thought green would be a more practical choice - as you will see further on.


The next step was to add grass tufts.  I think tufts look better and more wild - while static grass has that lawn look to it. I added two or three from different batches to give it a random/forest like look.

When that was done I added some scatter material to fill up the empty areas.  The scatter matterial I used is Forest in a Pot.  This comes pre-mixed and is fairly nice looking.  My only complaint with it is that for the price I expected more. The pot seems more like a petri dish!

Well that does up another unit.  Now I have two small archer troops to base, but I will leave that for another post.

That is all for now.  See you in a few days.  Until then, farewell and good health.





   NR

2 comments:

  1. Multibasing gives the unit a nicer overall look. Specially when they're fantastic miniatures (love the old Grenadier minis) and they're nicely painted. Great job!

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  2. I agree with you a 100% on the multibases - Amen! And thanks for the new comment.

    NR

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