High Elves from far far away

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Averlorn
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High Elves from far far away

#1 Post by Averlorn »

Hi,
I don't know if I've already introduced myself:
Hello, I'm 29 an live with my wife and 3 (soon 4) daughters in a small country called Luxemburg (on the map it's a little dot between Belgium, France and Germany).

I've been a passionate player for over 14 years now, started with 40k but ever wanted to have a High Elf army.

I used to have one but sold it to get the funds to restart it with other units.

My army is (was) intended to be a sort of pirate force, that mainly launches raids on Norse and Dark Elves Lands to weaken their foes.

I'm not an excellent painter and more a player but I'm trying too keep at least a tabletop standard. Or as I call it to paint my miniatures to give them the Cheerleader effect (= one model alone is not looking very well, but together they look quite nice :D )

So, here we go:

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Next up are Swordmasters, Phoenix Guards, Ballistae and much more....
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#2 Post by Averlorn »

And a closeup of the phoenix before it broke down from it's base

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#3 Post by Asmodai »

Wow, love your Phoenix! Very different, and more magistic then a red one!
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#4 Post by Galharen »

I like your phoenix very much, looks like shiny gold almost:) Provide us some more detailed photos;)
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#5 Post by Averlorn »

Thank you for the compliments :-)

Closeup of the phoenix will follow after I repaired it (happens when your daughter wants to play WHFB too ^^)

Below a WIP of my Phoenix Guard (or Guard of the Myst as I call them).
What you can't see is that I used two different colours of metal, hope the wash (which I still have to buy) will show you the difference)

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#6 Post by Loremaster Avarael »

I have to agree with everyone else, the color scheme you used on the Phoenix looks spectacular. Very original!
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#7 Post by Averlorn »

One more WIP of my Phoenix Guard. Still have to give them at least 2 diluted coats of white.

I hate painting white..... :|

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#8 Post by Averlorn »

Btw, got the time to repair my Flamespyre, hope you like it:

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btw, I used this tutorial: http://tutofig.com/2013/10/tutorial-how ... e-phoenix/, just changed some of the colours.
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#9 Post by Averlorn »

Small update. Just have to finish the bases and the Phoenix Guard will finally be done. I'm quite happy with the results, some minors mistakes but I think they will look nice on the table. Sorry for the bad pic, took it in a rush with my mobile...

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#10 Post by Gandalf_82 »

Looking good, get us some close ups of those PG. Are they GW models with different heads?

I agree with the others, the Flamespyre looks excellent! Top work! :)
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#11 Post by SpellArcher »

PG look very promising, the hooded heads are excellent.

Been to Luxemburg twice, nice place!

:)
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#12 Post by Averlorn »

Thank you. Next time you are in Luxemburg just pm me ;)

Btw, the hoods are (a part some from the Glade Guard) form Anvil Industreis.

Next up (after the bases of my PG) will be some Archers
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#13 Post by Averlorn »

New day, new update. This time my archers. I use the old metal shadow warriors instead of the plastic archers.

Still have to do some highlights and bases:

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#14 Post by Jimmy »

I'm not an excellent painter and more a player
From all accounts so far everything is looking wonderful!
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#15 Post by Averlorn »

Update time:

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Still have to wait till the colour on the bases is dry
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#16 Post by Averlorn »

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Phoenix Guard as well as 10 archers done. Sorry for the crap pics again, took them with my mobile.
QUite happy with how they turned out.

Next up: Ballista, 15 Sword Masters, 10 Sisters of Averlorn, 1 BSB, 1 Archmage and 1 Loremaster.
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#17 Post by Averlorn »

Just a small update. Ballista done.

I don't like the High Elves one too much and still had two Dark Elves one so the choice was made :-)

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#18 Post by Nicene »

You are painting really fast! Thanks for the pictures
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#19 Post by Averlorn »

I try to take a middleway between painting fast and a nice looking army.
Next up will be the rest of my army (maybe in 2 or 3 weeks, a friend of mine is helping me painting them).

After that I think tah I'll have to put some additional minis into the army, maybe building up a 3k army or even more.

Any thoughts about a durable Stardragon build? Wanted to use the Carmine Dragon (found a lot of inspiration on the forum).
Hm, and later on a noble on Great Eagle as well as a Griffon. And another Ballista, and... .:-)
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#20 Post by Averlorn »

Little update, finally managed to finish my IOB Prince on Griffon:

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#21 Post by NexS »

I love what you've done with the bolt thrower! makes it easy to pivot and remain in the same spot. Very good!!
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#22 Post by Averlorn »

Thank you. I'll try to paint my Archmage today, so next up should be a mage :-)
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#23 Post by Averlorn »

Archmage(sorceress) lvl 4 done :

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This is a Darksword miniature (Thief of Hearts 5), the wings haven't been glued on the miniature and the gaps filled with some green stuff. Btw, don't ask me where she has her Book of Hoeth ;)
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#24 Post by TheItalian567 »

I can't get over how awesome your Phoenix Guard look- I want to steal the idea.

Amazing work, sir!
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#25 Post by Averlorn »

Thank you!

Here's my recipe for the phoenix Guard:

Head have been bought from anvil industries. Some of them are Glade Guard heads too, but only some spare I had at home. The prices on ebay for those are......let's say "expensive"

I primed them with Olympic Gold colour (I think Halford is one of the manufacturers in the UK).
Chainmail and weapons have then been painted with Chainmail (I don't remember the new name of the colour)
Everything wich is white was painted with Skull White. Blue/Turquoise parts were painted with Sotek Green. The flesh with Elf flesh.
Armypainter Dark Tone ink on the metal parts (Strong Tone, aka Devlan Mud, can also be used but I wanted to give them a "cold" look)
Reikland Fleshshade on the Olympic Gold parts
Face has been washed with Ogryn Flesh.
Shoes and weapon handles were painted with Scorched brown.
Varnish and done.

Hope this helps :wink:
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#26 Post by Averlorn »

a little bit off topic, but I wanted to share the news (old news) with you:
Proud to announce you the birth of our lvl1 mage on the 18th of Octobre 2014. She was safely born at home:

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#27 Post by Galdor »

Congratulations :D
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#28 Post by Averlorn »

Thank you!
Here we go with some more miniatures:

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#29 Post by NexS »

I really like that seahelm's helmet. It's come out great! What did you use for the colours?

:)
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#30 Post by Averlorn »

To be honest I haven't painted the Sea Helmet myself.
It was a friend of mine, living in France who painted it for me. He's also doing some commission work (for units 15 troopers for 15 € i.e.), nontheless he painted the Sea Helmet, Sisters, Mage and Swordmasters for free :-)
But if you are interested I can send you his mail adress :-)
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