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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 11:48 am 
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Grumble grumble

Excellent work, that BSB is awesome! Your green stuff skills... :shock: :cry:

Can you do my Asrai? [-o<

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although the horses robes do have fingerprints


Try a little liquid GS? It's pretty awesome for smoothing anything from a gap in a metal model to fingerprints in GS. Just be sure to water it down.

And those wood elves are... wow! Crazy good! One thing that I've never liked about wood elves is the forest spirit side, but those look fantastic... there's so much forest on those models that the forest spirits look right at home!

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HeAR, hear! Liquid green stuff is amazing. I picked some up on Thursday, and I'm loving it! No more of those gaps where the two horse parts join...

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that's just amazing!!
How did you make the GS robes on the horse? the detail is so fine, don't tell me you did that with just your hands and a knife . If I would try something like that, fingerprints would be the least of my troubles..
Nice work, big fan of the white high elves btw ;)


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Breath taking stuff mate I am positive one of my friends will find a lot of inspiration in this.

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Thanks for the feedback guys.
Sturen wrote:
Try a little liquid GS?
I have tried that actually, you can see on one of the robes the green has some darker swirls and stuff. I however did not do the following
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Just be sure to water it down.
So that a really good tip, cheers mate :)

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How did you make the GS robes on the horse?

I made a press mould out of some old antique vase/urn thingy. I then was able to apply that pattern to the greenstuff.
I have actually managed to make a much finer detail one now. So i may well end up making another version of this guy in the future.

I am a little limited in my ideas for Spellweavers in the army. Currently i am just using the male spellsinger model. I have greenstuffed him up to look like Bob Marley, with the rest of the elves, but i think there must be a better idea out there somewhere. I would love to hear your thoughts on what could be done for both a mounted and non mounted spell caster.
I have put a branchwraith on top of the CMON Great Owl, I just need to forest it up a little and that will look ok, but i still need some other options.

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I am positive one of my friends will find a lot of inspiration in this.

Glad to hear that! Genuinely. Its by seeing other peoples work that motivates me and gives me ideas too :D

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What's the recipe for your white on the white lions?

Depends which bits really.
The Non-Scale-Armour parts are layers of watered down white. I'd say about 4 or 5. These are applied straight to the white undercoat. Not attempt to highlight what so ever.
The scale armour is mythril silver, washed with asurmen. The each plate is painted individually with white. 2 coats. once total model is completed the gloss is applied to each scale and the other armour/weaponry parts too.
The Cloaks are space wolves grey base, then a watered down asurmen blue wash just on the model where the cloak folds to add a little definition. And the a few coats of dry brush. When drybrushing white i find it best to do 2-3 layers. and make sure you give it time to dry. If you try and rush, the white buikds up, doesn't dry and eventually gets pushed into the detail you are trying to show off.

I'm hoping to have some headway on some wardancers by end of tomorrow. No promises tho!
I also got another Thief of Hearts (my eagle people) which I will be painting up in a very High Elven fashion

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 12:26 pm 
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I am VERY impressed! Your units are like art nouveau :D


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That BsB is awesome!! I am actually a little jealous :mrgreen:

What is this liquid green stuff mentioned?..

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What is this liquid green stuff mentioned?..

basically it's what it sais. It's a kind of green stuff that comes in a paint bottle and can be brushed on to fill small gaps etc. It's said to work realy well, though I haven't tried myself yet. Works a lot faster and better to fill gaps like those between the head and body of horses, or the line on the back of the chariot lions.

Check out Liquid green stuff linky for info.

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rdghuizing wrote:
Check out Liquid green stuff linky for info.

Thanks!! I have never seen this before. Revolutionary stuff :) - I am going to get me some.

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Looking great dude. I'm interested in the bases. What do you use for the bark? Also the mushrooms and leaves are purchased or scratch built?

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Lord Anathir wrote:
Looking great dude. I'm interested in the bases. What do you use for the bark? Also the mushrooms and leaves are purchased or scratch built?

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The bases are Micro Art Studio and are resin casts. They have the mushrooms and bark on there. you have to paint them and that, but are basically just another bit to the model.
The brown leaves are actually leaves. bought them off of ebay.

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I'm defo ordering my bases from there. Its just a euro per infantry model, which isnt that much considering I'd be saving money from buying rocks/sand/flock/moss/and extras (and they're resin!)

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Their own store is really good. They give you points every time you buy. Once you get 100 points you get 10 euros free. Nice little perk for stuff I would have bought anyway!

YouCan buy them from other sellers too on ebay and that

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Tough to pick between the forest bases and the winter forest bases, but i'm leaning towards the latter. You models don't have too many primary colours in them which means the forest bases pop out nice and bright. However my own scheme is going to be blue cloth and orange metal, meaning the white snow bases will compliment them. How to paint snow resin anyways... just coat it white?

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How to paint snow resin anyways... just coat it white?

Yeah, i think to be honest thats the best bet - when i look at thier painted examples on the website thats all they have done. The worry will be to make sure it does not look like cake icing. I reckon some of the snow basing kit from GW will be a nice thing to "dust" over the top

Two unit update, the wardancers were an hair dressing experiment at the very very start of this project so their Hair-do's are quite, um... fat. but they needed painting. consider them test wardancers

The Waywatchers are such good models i couldn't bring myself to convert them at all. Nothing more than creative bases and a decent paint job!

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The dude on the far left looks a little "slow of mind" i did not notice this until i took the picture. He looks normal from human eye view. A lot less like he was dropped as a baby! :wink:

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Was alittle gutted with GW.com for my waywatchers. I ordered 6 and got 2x3. so if anyone has the two models i am missing, i will gladly buy them off you. they are hard to get on ebay and that

I hope to have the BSB, Dryads and Glade Guard done by the end of the week. (there are 2 BSB's now btw!)

Comments etc FTW!

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Waywatchers are brilliant models, only made better when you touch them. The wardancers came out good for a test unit, one of them looks a litle silly but the others go all right.

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Brian Mage,

Those are some great looking models and painting, I just hope I can do my models the same justice. Great idea on the Eagle - have got that model also now, thanks for you inspiration on that.

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Brian Mage wrote:
Here are two of my eagles - they are also used in my woodelf army which is why they look far more treehuggy than the rest of my stormtroopers!

In game, these can either be eagle mounted nobles/lords or just plain eagles. Fluffwise... I just say they have such a strong connection with the eagles that they erm... grew wings... #-o !

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The leaves and moss on the cloaks were put on by me, but the rest of the model is out of the box. Bases are Microart Studio


Hi Brian, how's it going?

Where did you get these models from, or did you make them? I had a look through the thread, but couldn't see any reference to where they were purchased or how they were made. Thank you.


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These models are by Dark Sword Miniatures. I found them cheaper on ebay than direct however. They are called Thief of Hearts and/or Fallen Angels

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Super nice army, I have really enjoyed meandering through your post. I can paint ok but I'm not very green fingered as my images post shows. What is the key? (Im guessing its not fertiliser!)

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I couldn't resist.

I've not played in about 6mths but have a 2 day tournament tomorrow. yikes.
I'm taking my HE's but me mate needed an army so he is taking the Woodies for an outing too.

I was just "polishing" them up and couldn't resist taking some vanity shots to share here.

So here you go!
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I am loving this army!! :D :D

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I love the contrast, your Asur are so bright and clean, and your Asrai, look dirty and worn.

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Love the army, particularly the swordmasters. I cant help but ask, had you been watching Krull before you started painting, the armour is very similar to the armour of the bad guys in that, got that nice smooth almost "eldary" psychoplastic look to it.


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Wow!! This stuff is absolutely amazing. Have a few pet peeves but that is purely my tastes versus the quality of work!! Did you ever figure out the gems? What I do for those is paint black, use a super dark grey for my 'shine' and a small white dot.

That may have been stated elsewhere but I was honestly so excited looking at pics that I stopped reading :roll:

The Wood elves are superb! My only beef is that that the hair/dreds look too smooth to my eye but once again that is my personal pet peeve as they look brilliant and a lot of the GS you do would take me forever to do as I am slow and too much of a perfectionist and my own worse critic!

I am a recent convert to Fantasy and I hope my HE will look half as good as yours!


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So, I normally end up with a few tournaments under my belt in the last half of the year. I'm starting with toy solider 2013 this time and am now in need of new toys!

In the next 3 weeks I will be posting
10 reavers
2 frosthearts, one with an Annointed
10 Sisters
9 silverhelms
Bolt throwers
And a couple more archers.

I hope you like them.
Laters, potatoes (that only works in a northern UK accent)

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So in a northern UK accent, does that sound like laters potaters? Or latoes potatoes?

I guess later taters would work too...


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Ha!

laters potaters btw

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Loving the hair on the woodelf models. It's a superbly simple idea, but makes your army totally different to anyone else's. Well done.


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