Saturday, August 6, 2016

Kings of War:- Elf Spears Part 2

Hi everyone,

So today I will continue talking about the work I have started with my first horde unit of Elf spears!

So the first thing I did was paint up the champion holding the double handed sword.  I know I should have started with the cavalry leader, but I could not help myself - the miniature is just way too cool.

The difficulty with the painting was not the painting per se, but trying to match the colours with the colours I used over 15 years ago.  The original paints have all been used up or dried out.  Therefore painting the champion took a lot of mixing samples until I came close enough to the original paint scheme.

Also, my painting skills have evolved over the years, so I had to unlearn a lot of what I have learnt in order to paint these miniatures - if that makes any sense at all! Overall I like the results.


The last thing I did was to start the converting of the High Elf spears.  I decided to keep two more or less the same with just a 'blanket' added over their shoulder.  I have seen many American Civil War soldiers with these types of 'blankets', and I though it would look neat on Wood Elves.

The other two went through some more drastic changes.  I literally cut off their heads and added some Wood Elf plastic heads from the Glade Guard sprue.


After sculpting, I primed them to help bring out any defects and get them ready for painting.  Hopefully, if all goes well they will be ready next week or the week after.




So that is all for today.  As usual, I will see you all next week.  Until then, farewell and good health.





  NR

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