As I said in my last post, I wanted to participate in the Skaven and High Elves Painting Challenge and with a bit more time during this week's evenings I not only managed to finish Prince Althran but also my conversion of the Island of Blood mage as well as some other bits and bobs.
|Pict 917: High Elf Heros in Lustria|
|Pict 918: Prince Althran on foot|
|Pict 917: High Elf Mage (Conversion)|
I had quite a bit of fun painting these two and I'm looking forward to painting some more High Elves! Finishing Prince Althran did not take very long and I can see myself repeating the colours not only on heroes but also warriors. First I had to try and make the white work on a bigger surface - the converted Island of Blood mage seemed like a good enough test model. It was less masochistic than expected. I did the highlights on the white as the very last thing on the model and thus could smooth out any spots where I had not been quite as neat as I wanted.
|Pict 920: Shadow Warrior (WIP)|
I also started on a Shadow Warrior to implement the colours on a warrior instead of a hero. I don't plan on having a real army of high elves so I should be able to take my time and only paint the models I want to a high level.
|Pict 921: Bandobras Tuk, Fredegar Bolger and Hobbit Militia|
After so much time in the Old World, I wanted to get back to my usual Middle-earth. And what better way to do that then painting a bunch of Hobbits. I had a version of Bandobras on foot for quite a while but never got around to the Bulllroarer on horseback. With him, I also pulled out the remainder of the hobbit militia I had in a box and of course Fatty Bolger, with no weapon other than is girth.
|Pict 922: Uruk-Hai Warrior and Raven|
My friend over at smallthingsmodelling also donated a crossbow to the Isengard cause as well as a raven. The former was promtly used to convert a second Uruk-hai Warrior. And the latter might get used as an animal compaintion in Rangers of Shadow Deep.
|Pict 923: Adult Red Dragon Base (WIP)|
Lastly, I also did a bit more work on the Adult Red Dragon's base. With the gold on the coins, the next step will be a lot of tidying up of the ground... After that: Only the gemstones and some other
small details left now. The big problem will be the Dragon's paws - I haven't
quite decided on how I'll paint the big scales and the claws...