Saturday, August 20, 2016

Kings of War:- Elf Spears Part 4

Hi everyone,

I have finally started to work on the cavalry leader of the Elf Spear Unit.  This was not as straight forward as one might think.  The 'bit' of the horse gear around the mouth and the reins were very thick.  The reins were in fact ropes meant for steering chariots.

So it all had to go!  I tried to save the side flaps of the bit.  These were very nice, but they were molded into the neck.  Carving them was too rough and they snapped, therefore I clipped everything off.

I used the bit and reins of a Chaos Marauder horse.  These were very easy to cut off, but I am afraid the head of the chaos horse was beyond saving.


After adding the mouth bit parts, I extended the reins with putty and re-sculpted the lower part of the horse's mane.

The rider was far less work.  All I had to do was add an arm.  He originally came with a lance, and his arm as bent accordingly.  This would not do, so I found a replacement.  Easy enough.  I glued it on and sculpted some mail to match it as best I could to the other arm.

I also added a sheep fur saddle which I copied of a Napoleonic Cavalry officer.  I thought it would look cool.  Not so sure now, but the work is done!

The last step was to prime it grey an fix any defects that stood out glaringly after spraying.  There were no serious problems.
At this point I glued on all the rest of the models to the multibase and puttied them up.  Everything seems to be coming together nicely and as planned.

Now all I have to do is paint it!  Until that happens - farewell and good health.





  NR

2 comments:

  1. Models which blend mould into things frustrate me to no end. Assuming the reign part was like that. Can't tell you the number of times I've been working on gretchin, and the army just randomly blends into a sack or belt...

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    1. My feelings exactly. I guess it is done this way to minimize parts on the sprue. Nonetheless it is still a pain in the butt.

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