Friday, February 26, 2010

Is there someone?

I really love the old waywatcher models. I painted 2 of them as test model. 8 to go...

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Wardancers with shields

In 5th edition the wardancers were able to change their 2nd weapon with a shield. So I made a unit with shields. Sadly they look terrible. The conversation is ok but the paintjob is pretty bad. I don't like them. No further comments from my side.


So, now I showed you almost every mini which I have painted before my long pause.
After Treeman and Glade riders I started another unit of wardancers, a scratch build chariot (yes - a woodelves chariot with 4 steeds!). However the next complete model was a mage. He is a Ral Partha miniature of an "developing character set". These sets were made for RPGs and developing (0 leveling) characters. I completed "level one"

Von My Miniatures

sneak preview

one of these got painted last week :)

Friday, February 19, 2010

My first Treeman

After that horses (have you seen the terrible mold lines? I saw them first during painting) I needed something real powerful! So what is almost never missing in an Woodelves Army? - Yes, a big fat living tree. I dunno remember when he was finished. It think it was already the year 2000.

I was used to place my tree-friend within my big forest which you can see on the picture. I remember once my enemy forgot him because he did not see him amongst the other trees. Well, his blood demon ate him anyway later in game.

Glade Riders

Building up an army I added some more power - cavalry. These were painted 1999. I actually ever liked to have a nice large woodelves cavalry army. The 5th edition fluff for these was nice. They were on par with bretons! (fluffwise)

Maybe I add some better photos later. But I wanna push this blog forward because I wanna show you my latest creations :)

As you see, I used the nice decals on the shields. The shields have a pretty simple wooden look. I just used bleached bone (the old one!) as base and added some (old!) flesh wash to get the grain. I don't like it when people start to paint wood grain in stripes. Think of these lines when you scale the 28mm model to a 2m tall elf. Same technique on spears. The metal parts were painted black -> drybrushed jade green -> drybrushed bronze (or something like that) -> dry gold for final shimmer.

The champion has a really nice black horse. I haven't a good photo of it. His spear broke once after it was painted. So some color chipped of, too. Therefore I added the green rings as decoration - especially around the grip.
I also have a photo of the standard bearer and his white horse. BEWARE!
The next miniature is ugly. Protect yourself. You may fall of the chair due to loud laughter.

On some of the pictures you can see parts of a barded horse. That one belongs to the General. I painted the horse at the same time. The General itself is not really finishedyet. So no pictures from him at this time.


uh... I haven't blogged for a while. I recently made some great progress with my miniatures. Anyway, my goal is to blog all my minis in the order I painted them...

So after I painted that archers I continued with some elite warriors

here is a detail picture. You may recognize, that I bended legs and arms to get different poses.

A bit later I added the blue champion. That's actually the best paintjob I did until then. Unfortunately I haven't a better photo shot, yet. The Blades are made of bones. In 5th ed. there were blades made from oger's bone as regular magic item. The base should have the shape of a pentagram, however it looks more like a star.