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Corai
19-07-2008, 12:37
So, another day another Project! I was hoping to get my Secrets of the Third Reich stuff finished before even starting another project but as of 13.08 yesterday the clock on this is now ticking. At that time I ordered my ticket for Heat 1 of the UK WFB GT, and having sold off my ogres, and refusing to add anything to my warriors of chaos army until the actual book comes out, Iím in need of 2000 points of WFB to send marauding around the field of the GT.

Iíve decided to run with an all forest spirit wood elf army. Itís something Iíve been wanting to do for a while as I really like a lot of the models, and the wood elf tactics are such a divergence from other WFB armies there should be a new challenge. Of course itís unlikely Iíll be able to get any practice games in before the GT so will have to hope that I can remember how all those forest spirit armies that kicked my ogres collective heads in over the years went about it!

First up is the Dryad I painted as test model for the army. It uses a micro-art studios resin base (plus various clump foliages) and plenty of citadel washes. You may have seen the dryad elsewhere on the forum as I tried to ascertain whether I liked the result or not, but now Iím happy to press ahead.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/dryadtest3.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/dryadtest2.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/dryadtest1.jpg

Last night I assembled 4 treekin who are going to get similar treatment this week. Iíve also got 3 units of 8 dryads, drycha and 2 converted branchwraiths, 2 treemen and 6 wildriders waiting to be built and painted.

The treemen are going to be built from the plastic GW trees with copious amounts of greenstuff thrown in for good measure, and the wildriders are going to be centaurs as I think itís a little more in keeping with the forest spirt/fae-folk aesthetic than some drugged up elves ;)

The GT is on the 4th-5th October and so far I have 1 model for the army painted. Time to get going!

Thanks
Corai

silverstu
19-07-2008, 13:18
Lovely start- the base really makes it. Should be a great army- has alot of atmosphere already.. good work.

Mr Feral
19-07-2008, 14:58
I don't usually like Wood Elves, but the execution of the test model make me think otherwise.

I look forward to the Treemen and Centaurs!

Anardakil
20-07-2008, 08:44
Wow! Damn I like that dryad :D much better than mine. That mossy effect really nails the model : )

Now paint some more :D

alchimist
20-07-2008, 09:54
Nice project, I also make plans for a Forest Spirit army, but first my Empire army needs to be done ;)
I'll definitly follow your progress considering your project log :D

Corai
20-07-2008, 10:06
Thanks for the encouragement guys :D

Last night I put together 7 more dryads to accompany the test model and began work on my first branchwraith. Since, AFAIK, there is no branchwraith model (except Drycha, who has to play herself in my army) I was torn between how to represent them modelwise. I wasn't sure whether to try converting up just a bigger, badder looking Dryad to stress the hero/combat element of the character, or have them raised off the base mimicking one of the woodelf mage models to drive home the wizard role they play in the force.

In the end I went for a conversion to try and show the model in the middle of casting the treesinging spell. It uses one of the resin bases but has a branch from the plastic trees bursting fromt the centre. The dryad has been cut down to merge into the branch as it moves forward. I just need to add some procreate the blend the joins together and make it look more like the branch and the model are one thing. Pics tonight when I've finished the sculpting.

Thanks
Corai

Corai
20-07-2008, 23:16
AS promised, some WIP pics of the branchwraith (and a second one I started tonight). The GS still needs a little smothing (and eventually some sanding) when it dries and the pics aren't the best (but hey are only WIP shots, of course).

Imagine them with some clump soliage on the tips of the branches they are emerginf from

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/Fae%20Folk/branchwraithwip4.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/Fae%20Folk/branchwraithwip3.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/Fae%20Folk/branchwraithwip2.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/Fae%20Folk/branchwraithwip1.jpg

Do you think they look suitably characterish to pass for branchwraiths and not jut bog standard dryads?

Thanks
Corai

Kasrkin 666
20-07-2008, 23:42
:eek: Freaking AWESOME!

-Sunny

Rahveel
21-07-2008, 05:25
Do you think they look suitably characterish to pass for branchwraiths and not jut bog standard dryads?

yes. very nice!

if you are worried about it though, just give the branchwraiths owls, and dont put any on the normal dryads. maybe ive just seen secret of nimh to many times, and associate owls with old trees though.

Morglum Necksnapper
21-07-2008, 06:41
Very wonderful so far. I really like the bases also.

silverstu
21-07-2008, 09:30
They look great- especially like the second one bursting from the tree- looks awesome! Now get her painted and give us a look!!

75hastings69
21-07-2008, 09:35
The second one is SUPERB!!! It works better as a Branchwraith than Drycha does!

Nephilim of Sin
21-07-2008, 10:26
That is looking really great. I loved well done conversions, and those are well done without trying to be over-the-top.

Great paintjob on your test model, as well. Can't wait to see more.

Shamfrit
21-07-2008, 10:28
Wood Elves might not be a favourite army of mine, but the aesthetics and painting of them is something special. You've gone beyond that, consider this watched - I want to see how the Branchwraith turns out too :D

Corai
21-07-2008, 11:49
Thanks for the feedback guys (keep it coming ;)). Glad to hear the branchwraith idea works.

I've been reconsidering the centaur idea. I still think centaurs fit the idea of fae-forest-folk but I'm not sure they'll gel aesthetically with the rest of the army of walking trees. I've not totally scrapped the idea but have come up with an alternative I could use your opinions on:

I'm going to try for having a horse literally emerging from some tree branches (in the same way as the 2nd Branchwraith above) with the limbs turning into branches as they reach the treeline. The aim is to go for a sort of horselike apparition emerging from the edge of the forest. I'll convert some dryads to be riding side saddle (they are ladies after all ) and also fading into the forest in the same way. Do you think this sounds like it could work?

Thanks
Corai

silverstu
21-07-2008, 21:15
Sounds interesting on the centaur idea- did you see the conversions a guy did for his wild riders in a winter themed list? It was in white dwarf and on the uk website? He used horse bodies, beastman torsos and head and limbs of dryads- it was very cool looking and might suit your theme? Worth a look if you haven't seen it..

Vasteye
22-07-2008, 15:01
I was going to suggest the same as silverstu, you could have horse bodies with dryad torsos and heads, or as in the white dwarf beast torsos and dryad heads and arms.

I have to agree with everyone else, that second branchwraith looks awesome

EmperorNorton
22-07-2008, 17:35
These look great, I might have to steal some of your ideas.

Corai
23-07-2008, 22:34
I've had a productive couple of days. First off I knocked up a test conversion for the tree-wild-riders. I'm happy with the way the horse is emerging from the branch, but the side saddle sculpting of the dryad went a little (as Al would say) 'ka ka'. I've not got enough models to redo it, but needless to say, the other dryads wil be casting aside their lady-like etiquette and riding their horses like men! Alas I forgot to take a photo of the conversion when I had the camera set up so pics will have to wait until I've finished the whole unit.

I've also built and painted the first Dryad unit:
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/Fae%20Folk/dryadunit1.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/Fae%20Folk/dryadunit3.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/Fae%20Folk/dryadunit2.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/Fae%20Folk/dryadunit4.jpg

Corai
23-07-2008, 22:35
And painted the unit of treekin. For years I've been unimpressed with the treekin models (mostly as I stared across the table at them!) but upon assembling and painting them I'm really impressed with the qualiy and design of the sculpts. They're really dynamic, characterful anthropormorphic trees and I thourougly enjoyed painting them.
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/Fae%20Folk/treekin4.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/Fae%20Folk/treekin3.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/Fae%20Folk/treekin2.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/Fae%20Folk/treekin1.jpg

Corai
23-07-2008, 22:35
EDIT: more new pics on previous page

Finally every good wood elf army needs a wood, so I cut down one of the plastic GW wood bases to be no more than 6" in diameter and am painting 2 trees to go on it. I've had these trees built and undercoated since the day they were released but have only today felt the inspiration to actually paint them. I started with just one to see if the techniques employed on the dryads would cross over to the trees and am pretty happy with the result. I was never a fan of the plastic foliage which accompanies the trees and had built them with the intention of making a winter wood (as most of my armies at the time fought on winter bases) but tried experimenting with using the clump foliage I've been using as basing as actual foliage and again am pretty chuffed with the result.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/Fae%20Folk/wood1.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/Fae%20Folk/wood2.jpg

I'm now working on building the rest of the wildriders and painting the converted branchwraiths

Thanks
Corai

Count Sinister
23-07-2008, 22:40
Those trees DO look nice with the clump foliage.

Consider the idea snaffled.

I believe 'snaffle' is the correct term.

Army's looking good, so a nice addition with the forest base.

mrtn
24-07-2008, 10:54
Very nice trees (of all kinds ;))!

bob monkey
24-07-2008, 13:29
wow looks nice. Can't wait to see the wild riders

Asp
24-07-2008, 15:12
very nice.

also looking forward to some more shots of some painted up owl bits

jullevi
24-07-2008, 15:33
Very interesting stuff. How did you paint the terrain tree? Is it washes only, or is there light brown or other colour involved?

I have half a dozen of those trees myself (also had mine since the release date) but haven't found the motivation to paint them. This may be just what I have been looking for.

Corai
24-07-2008, 16:25
Very interesting stuff. How did you paint the terrain tree? Is it washes only, or is there light brown or other colour involved?



The tree was painted in the same manner as the forest spirits:

Paint whole thing dheneb stone
Drybrush with P3 menoth white highlight (or bleached bone:skullwhite 1:1)
Wash selected areas thraka green
Wash whole model devlan mud
Wash selected areas again with devlan mud
Drybrush bubonic brown
Drybrush bleached bone
Wash some more areas with orchide shade:water:glaze medium 1:8:4

Add clump foliage and base to taste

Thanks
Corai

silverstu
24-07-2008, 18:07
They all look great- the dryads, treekin and trees. Great job and looking very cool- those bases are awesome - really sets the whole army off the way you have painted them up. Looking forward to seeing the dyrad/wildrider conversion.

The Wildchild
24-07-2008, 23:26
This log is absolutely AWESOME! Brilliant army! The branchwraiths are breath-taking! Can't wait to see more!

lord opium
25-07-2008, 10:03
My friend at a my local gw has done a similar army to yours in 2000pts he has a treeman ancient, 3 branchwraiths, 8 tree kin, 36 dryads and a normal treeman. Can't wait to see those wild riders

Corai
26-07-2008, 16:12
Time for a small, photo-free, progress report. Last night I built the best part of the horses for the remaining 5 wildriders. All that remains is to add some more GS to blend the stumpy remains of the back legs into the branches they’re appearing from. I hope to get this done tonight and make a start (if not a finish ;)) on the remaining riders

Thanks
Corai

dave3555
26-07-2008, 17:48
The tree was painted in the same manner as the forest spirits:

Paint whole thing dheneb stone
Drybrush with P3 menoth white highlight (or bleached bone:skullwhite 1:1)
Wash selected areas thraka green
Wash whole model devlan mud
Wash selected areas again with devlan mud
Drybrush bubonic brown
Drybrush bleached bone
Wash some more areas with orchide shade:water:glaze medium 1:8:4

Add clump foliage and base to taste

Thanks
Corai

When you added the clump foliage to the tree branches what type of glue did you use? Did you use PVA or did you use another product such as hob-e-tac ?

Thanks

Dave

Corai
26-07-2008, 17:51
I just used PVA (not dilluted at all though) then gave them a coat of brus on mate varnish when the PVA had dried. Does anyone know what hob-e-tac does that PVA doesn't?

Thanks
Corai

Corai
27-07-2008, 00:45
Time for a bit of an uncharacteristic WIP update. Instead of finishing of my wildriders this evening I started my first treeman instead. Full credit for the idea goes to Chrono at TWF who built an excellant plastic treeman. My plan had been to basically copy is design, but as I moved up the model it began differing more and more to the point where I'm reasonably happy with the uniqueness of my tree-guy so far. I still need to build up a canopy of branches over the abck of his shoulders, and of course there's lots of GS work needed on him to, but I ran into a bit of a stumbling block: I don't know what to do for a head. I've tried carving a thick branch to look somewhat face like but that didn't reall work. I'd also considered having a dryad pilot sit in the chest cavity, but didn't realll think this fit the imagery all that well. I may well just use one of the larger plastic way-stones from the woodelf sprues and htry for an eery glow from the swirls in the middle, but I am open to suggestions. What would you usefor a head?

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/treemanWIP3.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/treemanWIP2.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/treemanWIP1.jpg

Thanks
Corai

Dark_Mage99
27-07-2008, 00:58
Looking seriously cool - but then I always love your armies. The Tzeench Ogres in particular were fantastic, I thought - but this is shaping up just as well.

What was it you used for that tree man?

BeatTheBeat
27-07-2008, 09:19
I'd say go for the stone instead of the dryad pilot - it'd be too much like a fantasy dreadnought ;) I think the stone fits far better.

MF3000
27-07-2008, 10:21
How about a branch that sprouts out from the 'neck', at such an angle, so that when you look at it from the side, it looks like an 'L'.

At the bend, rather than a man's 'face', how about just a open mouth sorta thing, like;
http://www.iwatchstuff.com/2007/01/05/pans-labyrinth-sketches.jpg

sj

Corai
27-07-2008, 10:43
Thanks for the suggestions so far guys :D (keep 'em coming!)


What was it you used for that tree man?
It's made from 1 and a half plastic GW wood boxes at the moment ;)

This morning I got up early and worked on the mini for another hour before I had to head off to work. He's now got a small rbanch acting as a thumb on either hand and I began working on a potential head. One of the spare branches I had kicking around has two great knott holes in either side of it, that looked kind of like sockets for bug eyes. I've been cutting and filing away at it for the best part of that hour and now it's starting to look a bit like a face (hopefully more so when I put a couple of GS eyes on it) although there's currently no mouth on it (I'm not certain it needs one). When I get home I'll blu-tac it into place and snap a pic to show you what I'm talking about. In the meantime, please keep the suggestions coming as I'm far from married to the idea I'm working with at the moment

Thanks
Corai

75hastings69
27-07-2008, 10:54
So much better than the GW treeman already. I wouldn't give it a head as such, just a face in the main trunk near where the head should be formed out of bark.

Corai
27-07-2008, 23:30
I pushed on with the branch-head this evening, filing it down some more and adding eyes and brows to it from procreate. I'm pretty happy with the sizing of it and the brnahc flows into the canopy formed by the other brances. I'm considering adding a nose to the face though, what do you think?

Photos this time with a 28mm witch hunter I'm sculpting (for scale)
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/treemanWIP7.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/treemanWIP6.jpg

and some close ups to see what I've done with the 'head'
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/treemanWIP5.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/treemanWIP4.jpg

obviously there's still a lot of GS work needed to smooth over some gaps, before this guy hits the painting table

Thanks
Corai

silverstu
28-07-2008, 00:08
I think he looks great- although I gad little trouble finding the face initially- so maybe a nose might be appropriate. The brows fit in really well with the rest of the branch -nice sculpting work. The only thing I might suggest in addition is maybe a beard of smaller branches jutting down and out to define the face area abit more. It's probably not the look you're going for- abit old man of the woods/ent type thing but just thought I'd mention it. He looks really great regardless and that witch hunter looks VERY impressive.

Corai
28-07-2008, 00:10
thanks, I know what you mean about the face blending in a it at the moment. The beard idea won't work ast the face-branch is actually sunked into the chest piece, but I'm hoping the fact his face will be green blending back out to brown at the edges in the same way ast the treekin will draw attention to it a little more

Thanks
Corai

bluebugs
28-07-2008, 01:21
WOW! that is an amazing tree man.

silverstu
28-07-2008, 09:58
thanks, I know what you mean about the face blending in a it at the moment. The beard idea won't work ast the face-branch is actually sunked into the chest piece, but I'm hoping the fact his face will be green blending back out to brown at the edges in the same way ast the treekin will draw attention to it a little more

Thanks
Corai

I'm sure that will look great- I thought the paint job would add definition- plus you want to suggest a face rather than actually have one. Looking forward to seeing him completed- as I said he looks awesome and that is a great build out of the trees.

Corai
31-07-2008, 00:22
I managed to find some time this week to get a bit more painting done on the army (although not as much as I'd hoped)

First up is my plastic treeman (full credit for the idea goes to Chrono for his excellant, and vastly superior to my own, plastic treeman conversion), I pushed ahead with painting it this weekend. There are a few things I learnt on this mini about using the same washing technique as the smaller models which I'll know to avoid next time (there's still another treeman to be built and painted for the force, afterall!).

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/Fae%20Folk/treeman3.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/Fae%20Folk/treeman2.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/Fae%20Folk/treeman1.jpg

Corai
31-07-2008, 00:23
I also managed to find some time in between waiting for washes to dry on the treeman, to paint up one of the branchwraith conversions. The photos of this aren't the best but I'm really pleased with it IRL

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/Fae%20Folk/branchwraith4.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/Fae%20Folk/branchwraith3.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/Fae%20Folk/branchwraith2.jpg

Thanks
Corai

Nightsword
31-07-2008, 01:26
Wow, stunning. Does the Branchwraith rank up with the other dryads or do you not plan or anyone charging her? It's great how you've found a uniform technique you're happy with thats you've applied so well. Great stuff.

IntenseYen
31-07-2008, 08:44
these guys rocked my socks into oblivion, kudos; awesome leafy stuff use!

Corai
31-07-2008, 08:51
thanks guys :D


Wow, stunning. Does the Branchwraith rank up with the other dryads or do you not plan or anyone charging her?.

There's a specially based dryad which corresponds with hwer who can slot in under the branchwraith's branch ;)

thanks
Corai

G.Hawke
31-07-2008, 08:53
these are some pretty immense tree folks! i like it! amazing work, can't wait to see more

hawke

silverstu
31-07-2008, 08:55
Wow! The treeman has worked out incredibly well- he looks fantastic and great that you are doing another one. That branchwraith is just amazing- so dynamic-absolute perfection mate, great work.

Nineswords
31-07-2008, 23:24
This is one of the best Warhammer armies I have ever seen.

- Jay

Inexorable
01-08-2008, 00:52
Those look fantastic, Corai. Am I correct in assuming you use a black undercoat?

Slaaaaaanesh
01-08-2008, 08:57
Fantastic Treeman and Branchwraith. Are you going to be converting your own treekin too?

bob monkey
01-08-2008, 09:50
these miniatures are awesome corai! Making me want to start a wood elf army!

Corai
02-08-2008, 00:29
Thanks for the words of encouragement guys!

Over the last 2 nights I've managed to finish off another unit for the army, this time it's the Wildriders. I was planning to use centaur conversions originally (as I didn't want to include any elves in the army, whether they possessed the forest spirit rule or not !) but decided this still wasn't going to realy look right in an army where every other model is a tree! With that in mind I've converted some horse riding dryads which are supposed to look as though the trees are part of the forest themselves, bursting forth from the underbrush. I'll let you decide how successful you think it's been:

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/Fae%20Folk/wildriders10.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/Fae%20Folk/wildriders9.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/Fae%20Folk/wildriders8.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/Fae%20Folk/wildriders7.jpg

Corai
02-08-2008, 00:31
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/Fae%20Folk/wildriders6.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/Fae%20Folk/wildriders5.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/Fae%20Folk/wildriders4.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/Fae%20Folk/wildriders3.jpg

Corai
02-08-2008, 00:31
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/Fae%20Folk/wildriders2.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/Fae%20Folk/wildriders1.jpg

Thanks
Corai

Solun Decius
02-08-2008, 00:56
Maaaan, this is so cool.
Your army has such a complete and distinct feel to it.
The bases and added branches tie it all so beutifully together. Truly inspiring work here!

Nightsword
02-08-2008, 01:00
I'll let you decide how successful you think it's been

Pretty damn successful! :)

bob monkey
02-08-2008, 02:04
how long did the wild riders take? They look amazing

EvilMonkee
02-08-2008, 08:15
Best unit so far....how did you do the legs on them to get hem to sit like that?

Corai
02-08-2008, 08:41
how long did the wild riders take? They The wild riders took about 3 nights to build, working on them a couple of hours each night, as there was a lot of waiting around waiting for polycement or GS to dry in between stages


Best unit so far....how did you do the legs on them to get hem to sit like that?
I assume you're talking about the dryad legs? First up I cut the dryad's in half at the waste, just above the leaf-loincloth thing they have going on. That was then pinned onto the back of the horse so it sat a little bit above the saddle (with room for legs and groin to go in underneath. Then I cut the legs away from the louincloth wherevear possible. This is easier with some legs than others. On one or two of the dryad bodies I was able to get whole legs away, and on others I could only get the feet.

These were then glued to the horse in the appropriate position, and when dry all the gaps (sometimes just hips, sometimes whole legs) were filled with GS sculpted to resemble the dryad style.

Finally, if any of them looked a little odd around the waste/groin area I sculpted on one of the leafy loincloth's blowing in the wind to add to the sense of movement and cover up the unsightly work from earlier

Thanks
Corai

Nephilim of Sin
02-08-2008, 09:06
Wow. Just simply wow. This log is made up of epic win. I really like how you have managed to keep such a cohesive theme. Those models look great, and if it only took you a few days to paint them, I am really jealous!

grhino
02-08-2008, 12:00
Amazing army. Great conversions and a very distinctive atmosphere to it. Keep on going and don't hold back on visual proof of your superb accomplishments.

Corai
02-08-2008, 21:51
Not much of an update, but I've finished the second tree and base for the armie's 'free-wood'. It's nt much differant to the last one so I'll hold off on taking a photo until I'm setting the lightbox up for something else as well

Thanks
Corai

Kronos
02-08-2008, 23:11
the tree man is amazing, always wondered if gw trees could be used to mae a scratch built treeman, and i was right, though i could never pull it off like you've done.


and the wild riders, at first i didn't think much of them because i thought they werejust dryads on horses with wood colour tones, but then isaw the legs, and that i think is what really makes the unit, great job.

silverstu
03-08-2008, 10:49
Those wildriders- absolutely amazing! You've done a really great job on them- fantastic conversions and a great paintjob. Any chance of a group shot of the army so far?

Malakai
03-08-2008, 14:31
I agree with everyone else. The Wild Riders are far and away the best unit to date. And I thought it couldn't get any better!!!! I've never seen an army like this. I'm sure in a few months I'll run across some copy cat armies from all of the people you've inspired by this. Again great work and keep it up. I have to fill up my pic folder of warhammer inspirational&exceptional armies on my comp!!

-Malakai

ReaperOfSouls
03-08-2008, 15:02
Absolutely amazing army you got there. You just earned yourself another subscriber. Keep up the good work :)

Braad
03-08-2008, 19:30
Great stuff. I think one of the best forest spirits I've seen up to now.

Also, I was checking some reaper mini's at the same time that I was checking this, and I stumbled on this one and figured it might be nice to share:
http://www.reapermini.com/Miniatures/Dark%20Heaven%20Legends/latest/03281

Darkritual
03-08-2008, 20:56
OMG @ the wildriders and the treeman... its realy freaking nice!! keep it up!!!

HereticLosMorte
05-08-2008, 15:09
wow corai, outdone yourself again.

those wildriders are fantastic

static grass
05-08-2008, 16:10
This is one of the best Warhammer armies I have ever seen.

- Jay

I am going to have to second this.

That branchwraith is amazing. The way it is coming out of the tree behind it. This is serious best army material.

Malorian
05-08-2008, 16:15
Those wold riders are just plain great. Nice conversion work (maybe you should play orks...) ; )

Corai
07-08-2008, 00:09
I've had a fairly productive week this week. So I'll get right to the pics.

First up, a quik photo of the 'free' wood for the army that I finished last week. This is the wood my tree-folk will be lugging around from battlefield to battlefield with then (although how I'll fit it in my carry case has yet to be determined!)
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/Fae%20Folk/wood3.jpg

I've also managed to get another 2 units of dryads painted, giving me all my core troops finished and ready for combat:
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/Fae%20Folk/dryadunit9.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/Fae%20Folk/dryadunit8.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/Fae%20Folk/dryadunit7.jpg

Corai
07-08-2008, 00:09
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/Fae%20Folk/dryadunit6.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/Fae%20Folk/dryadunit5.jpg

Next up, this week I painted my second branchwraith conversion. It's not quite as dynamic as the first one (which was meant to emphasize the speed and agressiveness of the war aspect) as I was trying to make it look like it was in the process of treesinging. Hopefully the foliage and large branch are enough to set it apart from the regular dryads
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/Fae%20Folk/branchwraith7.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/Fae%20Folk/branchwraith6.jpg

Corai
07-08-2008, 00:10
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/Fae%20Folk/branchwraith5.jpg

Finally, this week, I got up the confidence to have a stab at Drycha herself. I varied my technique a little with her, leaving out all the drybrushing and instead blending the highlightsbefore and after the washes. I'm not sure how clear it is in the photos but I'm very happy with the smoother, suppler look she has IRL
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/Fae%20Folk/Drycha4.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/Fae%20Folk/Drycha3.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/Fae%20Folk/Drycha1.jpg

Next up I'll be building my second treeman, as well as making objective counters and customized movement trays for the army

Thanks
Corai

Nightsword
07-08-2008, 00:27
Beautiful. As a nitpicker, I think Drycha could use a further highlight on her face to draw your attention to it abit more but she's still fantastic. The wood looks great, the dryads are cool (liking the tats), and drycha is great. My only reservation is on the Branchwraith and whether it is differentiated enough from a "regular" dryad. Maybe we could have a comparison pic?

Looking forward to the next update.

Nephilim of Sin
07-08-2008, 01:30
I just had to go back and look at the Wild Riders again. Wow. This is a great and artistic army that has such a strong, solid theme. The Dryads are looking impressive as well. See, this is the kind of army I would like to see showcased in a White Dwarf, it is that nice. Keep up the great work....your fans demand it!

static grass
07-08-2008, 09:03
Hi Corai,

What is the name of the folliage you are using?

silverstu
07-08-2008, 09:36
Lovely work Corai- really really impressive- you're creating a beautiful army mate. Looking forward to seeing an army shot. Brilliant work.

Corai
07-08-2008, 09:44
Thanks guys

Hi Corai,

What is the name of the folliage you are using?

It's Woodlands Scenic Clump foliage.

Specifically Iíve used dark green, medium green and olive green

Thanks
Corai

Lost Egg
07-08-2008, 09:44
Just found this log...one word...AMAZING!!!

*subbed*

HN

Urgat
07-08-2008, 12:03
Just found this log...

Sorry but... lol :p

Nice army :)

Corai
09-08-2008, 13:27
Time for a quicky, photo-deficient update:

Last night I began work on the 2nd plastic treeman. The basic body shape is there but there's still a lot of detailing work to do (as well as adding the canopy to the shoulders). I'm hoping to be in a 'pre GS but otherwise finished' state tonight so should have a WIP pic up later

Thanks
Corai

HiveTrygon
09-08-2008, 22:16
This is the best wood elf army I have ever seen. Considering the fact you are using dryads to represent other warriors have you thought about way watchers? I could imagine trees that have dryads hiding in the branches as part of the tree melt thing your doing aiming spears like spear launchers with the branches as the bow and stings, sorta trees with faces lobbing spears. :evilgrin:

Corai
09-08-2008, 23:30
I'm still trying to figure out iof there's a way to make some treepeople looking gladeguard etc, but I think I'd be better trying to incorporate the plastic wood parts onto the bases so there's still a lot of forest in there.

As promised, here's a quick WIP pic of the 2nd treeman. There's still a lot of GS and filling to do before it gets any paint but I'm pretty happy with it so far
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/treemanWIP8.jpg

Thanks
Corai

silverstu
09-08-2008, 23:38
What can I say but he looks great as always- consistently brilliant mate. I'd be interested to see your take on gladeguard etc- if you could have them emerging form the forest like the wild riders - that would be something, but metal models and smaller scale might be difficult to do them well..Whatever you go for I have no doubt they will be impressive- you haven't missed yet with this army!

Fenix Felder
11-08-2008, 06:31
impresive , I specially like the way you blend your miniatures with the plastic woods excellent work mate, keep up the excellent work!!

btw are you in the ToFP? if not it would be cool if you could join us, that is if you want to add another 2000 pts to your army :p

bob monkey
11-08-2008, 09:49
thats a sweet pose...can't wait until its painted.

Slaaaaaanesh
11-08-2008, 10:37
I like your 2nd treeman pose looks like he is challenging another like sized beasty to a duel, or summoning some wood elf spell.

So far have you made the two treemen out of the one Citadel woods kit?

Corai
11-08-2008, 12:30
btw are you in the ToFP? if not it would be cool if you could join us, that is if you want to add another 2000 pts to your army :p
I'm not in the tale myself. I'm planning to expand the army but I'm not sure if I'm up to another 2000 points ;)


So far have you made the two treemen out of the one Citadel woods kit?
So far I've used about 3 and a half woods on the army. Each treeman takes a set and a half (although it could be done with one if you really wanted to) and the wildriders+ free wood have taken up the rest!

Thanks
Corai

Northen
11-08-2008, 22:16
The whole army looks superb so far, good work.

GundamMecha
12-08-2008, 11:42
Truely inspired work Corai!

Love the Treemen and the use of the microart bases, really top notch.

theres so many nice ideas here and I think the dryad cavalry were very interesting and a really great characterful touch to the army.

Tree people glade guard would be very interesting to see, check out Rackham for good conversion material for them. Rackham have some great forest spirit style minis in their elven lines, if you wanted to break things up a bit and avoid dryads for everything these might give you an interesting alternative of forest spirits/ghosts rather than physical wood tree people.

Looking forward to seeing more!

Saulot
13-08-2008, 02:41
AWESOME work Corai!!! :eek:

The 2nd branchwraith is my favorite actually! You modeled it quite well! I do get the "treesinging" vibe from it!

Can't wait for an army shot!

Nephilim of Sin
13-08-2008, 04:11
This is still a beautiful army. I really like the 2nd Treeman a lot, and cannot wait to see what other awesome conversion (and paint jobs!) you come up with next. Also, I may have missed it by all the shiny pics, but are you going to be trying for a Golden Demon? This definitely needs to be in some kind of competition!

Corai
13-08-2008, 22:45
Update time again. I've not got much painted this week, but in my defence, it's becaue there's not much left to paint for the army!

First up, I've finished my second treeman for the force, again built from the citadel palstic trees. For this one, to make the head seem differant from the last, I picked a different branch to build on. Unfortunatley, the part which formed the actual face was a lot more concave than I'd noticed before I atached it. It didn't have the raised 'beak/nose' look that the first one had, so I went back and sculpted some extra detailing onto the face area.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/Fae%20Folk/treeman6.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/Fae%20Folk/treeman5.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/Fae%20Folk/treeman4.jpg

Corai
13-08-2008, 22:46
Technically that wraps up my 2000 point army as I initialy planned it. I've got a few accessories that are needed still (a couple of movement trays, 2 50mm objective markers and a bunch of converted and sculpted spites on round bases to act as wound markers) but the forest spirits are essentially done. Not keen to give up building stuff for the army, I've decided to diversify and add in some of the asrais units I like the look of, but, keen to maintain the theme (at least in the fluff) I've decided these are dryads, just not in their war aspect, trying to imitate elven behaviour. (you can read the shakey justification here: http://ogrestronghold.com/forum/index.php?topic=9952.0). They'll all get some drayd flourishes somewhere on the model, from actual dryad hands and feet, to branches or throns creeping out from under their clothes. I'm starting by just addig a few units I like the look of (glade guard, riders and a forest dragon riding noble ;))

I was keen to maintain the same limited palette with the asrai as I've used for the dryads themselves to keep them visualy cohesive. This is the first test mini I've done applying the same techniques to non-tree spirit models.
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/Fae%20Folk/asrai3.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/Fae%20Folk/asrai2.jpg
and with a dryad for comparison
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/Fae%20Folk/asrai1.jpg
Does it work visually? Do the models look unified? Do you think the colour pallete and techniques work alright on the asrai model?

Thanks
Corai

silverstu
13-08-2008, 22:58
DO SOME ASRAI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
He looks great mate- I'd love to see you do more like him. And as for the treeman- fantastic as always- you did a great job on sculpting the face- and again the painting is superb.
Brilliant stuff mate.

Nightsword
13-08-2008, 23:31
They all look fantastic. Nice work on the elf, its cohesive with the dryad dont worry.

Jampire
14-08-2008, 07:04
I think the Asrai could use less green in it's cloak.

I know this sounds weird for a Wood Elf army, but I think it'd help tie the models together more if the cloak looked more like wood than green cloth.

Just my humble two cents.

Punk_in_Drublic
14-08-2008, 12:04
Sorry if i havae missed it, but can you please post the army list as well? Sweet looking and inspiring army!

Later,

-Punk

Mr. Poosk
15-08-2008, 06:36
Four Words....

Full..
Army..
Pic..
Please..

Really good work here man, LOVE it all.

Kaos
15-08-2008, 10:56
This is by far the most beutiful wood elf (spirit) army i have seen. Its even one of the most beutiful armies i ever seen! And much of that is thanks to your colors and posingskills, awesome! Would love to play against this army any day.

Cheers, Kaos

Corai
16-08-2008, 00:34
Thanks guys :D

mini update time. I've been working on the ragon, on and off for the last few days and now have it in a showable condition. There's still a fair bit of GS work needed on the base, and some more smoothing and filling that will be needed where the dragon parts turn into various tree parts:
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/dragonwip3.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/dragonwip1.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/dragonwip2.jpg

But here I've hit a snag, I'm not sure what to do about a rider. I really didn't want one sat down on the saddle as I think the grace and dexterity of an elf is always really well demonstarted by having them stood up on things others would normally sit on, however, I'm really pleased with the 'line' of the dragon as it curves from the base all the way back to the head and I think having a model stood on some portion of it would throw that off somewhat. What do you think to having the rider stood in the tree section itself (technically still part of the dragon model ) would this work or should I relent and sit someone down on the saddle?

Thanks
Corai

Rabid Bunny 666
16-08-2008, 01:06
Nice models, those Treemen are superb, the heads remind me of Oddworld for some reason :D

The Dragon is looking nice, as for the rider, how about both hands on the reins, billowing cloak and have him standing on the rim of the saddle (kind of like the Bloodletter model on the Jugger)

bob monkey
16-08-2008, 06:19
Everything is looking great Corai.

About the Dragon, im not sure if this would be easy to implement but how about the rider running up the tree and jumping onto the dragon. The freeze frame would be the jumping off the tree bit.

DarkMark
16-08-2008, 08:34
Use the saddle Corai. The whole surfing thing is a bit naff I reckon, and standing nearby would be too. I'm not sure on the docked tail part, balance wise, but I hope you prove me wrong. Have you decided a colour scheme yet? Eagerly awaiting more.

Nightsword
16-08-2008, 09:43
Why not have the rider in the pose you were going to use originally for the dryads? Sort of straddling the dragon's neck (like the lord on stag)? Not standing up so it won't throught the balance out, not static or civilised, because its bare-back and you can alter the shape of said riders arms, body and face.

Orrrrrr, why not the sisters of twiilight??? That special character would be perfect for your theme since they are the "master of the wild beasts of Athel Loren". Not only does it justify your elves in a spirit army, it would look damn cool too.

sLai
16-08-2008, 17:29
What about having the rider running on the ground under the dragon, or perhaps (since you've proved your handy with remodelling) the rider could be swinging on to the dragon from below? Or something similar, to show of the already existing sense of movement in the peice.

t-o-l-o
16-08-2008, 17:37
So very impressive, i have never seen any conversion quite like it! as for the rider; a standing position that looks natural and flowing may prove extremely difficult (that is unless your felling up to it) i think i would leave the rider in the saddle.

Thommy H
16-08-2008, 17:58
Put the rider in the saddle, but ducked right down so he (she?) appears parallel with the dragon's neck. That way, you get the impression that the dragon is surging out of the tree at great speed, and the rider has to flatten themselves against it to avoid being torn free.

Slaaaaaanesh
16-08-2008, 19:42
The Dragon looks AWESOME, one slight niggle is the branches coming out from the 'tip' of the wings. They seem like they are bolted on, maybe the branch ends could be coming out of the rear tips of each wing instead. That would go to preserving the forward momentum that you have already achieved.

I hope you don't mind me putting in my two cents.

And I second the above comment by 'Thommy H', possibly have the rider emerging from the dragon itself as he'she would be a wood spirit themselves.

The Pale Lady
16-08-2008, 22:49
Looks AWESOME.

If you want to maintain the movement that the model seems to capture so well, have the rider coming out of the trees nearer the rear end of the model, so above where the dragon is also emerging, and have one of the elf's hands wrapped tight around one of the dragon's spines.

This will create the impression that the elf is being pulled from the tree-line, the elf being swept along by the leaping dragon and into battle against those who seek to defile the forest!

TPL

noneshallpass!
17-08-2008, 02:46
Does it work visually? Do the models look unified? Do you think the colour pallete and techniques work alright on the asrai model?

Thanks
Corai

I think it looks great, and it goes very well with the dryads and big trees.
Did you use the same technique with the new citadel washes on the elf as on the dryads? Do you care to share the secrets on the elf as well?

What about a rider looking like its attached to the dragon as the is attached to the tree? Hmmm.. maybe not. Felt like a good idea at first, but then I got second thoughts. If you continue on the creative track your on to with the the rest of your army, I think you will find a solution:)

lorcan
17-08-2008, 08:20
I love what you have done with this army, many great conversions. Keep up the great work.

Regards
Lorcan

Lost Egg
17-08-2008, 09:12
Great stuff Corai! This army is awesome!

What about having the rider emerging from the dragon much like its emerging from the tree?

HN

Leonathion
17-08-2008, 10:32
The WE look great, keep it like that and the army will look really uniform, I wonder what colour you use for the face?

Is it ok try out the same teqnique? It looks realy good!

Cheers!

Corai
17-08-2008, 11:20
Thanks for the suggestions guys (keep 'em coming ;)). I'm trying to make a mock up of some of them to try them on the model and see what it looks like. As soon as I've got something photoworthy I'll post a pic


I think it looks great, and it goes very well with the dryads and big trees.
Did you use the same technique with the new citadel washes on the elf as on the dryads? Do you care to share the secrets on the elf as well?



The WE look great, keep it like that and the army will look really uniform, I wonder what colour you use for the face?

The elf was painted in pretty much the same way as the dryad:
-paint whole model dheneb stone (except for cloak and skin)
-Drybrush with P3 menoth white highlight (similar to bleached bone:skull white 1:1)
-wash torso and loincloth with Thraka Green
-paint grey areas with Adeptus Battlegrey
-wash whole model (except for cloak and skin) with devlan mud
-very light drybrush with Bubonic brown
-Very light drybrush with Bleached bone
-Highlight/blend with codex grey:bleached bone 1:1

-Paint skin with tallarn flesh
-highlight with elf flesh
-highlight with elf flesh:menoth white highlight 1:1
-wash with thraka green
(this worked alright for faces and hands, but for bigger areas of skin some intermediary stage between the tallarn and elf flesh would be a good idea IMO)

-paint cloak catchan green
-blend/highlight catachan green:camo green 1:1
-highlight camo green

base to taste :D




Is it ok try out the same teqnique? It looks realy good!



Please do, and post some pics so we can all see!

Thanks
corai

The Wildchild
17-08-2008, 11:46
The forest dragon is absolutely AMAZING!!! Dunno about the rider...I'd be tempted to use a dryad to keep cosistency in the army. Maybe use the metal branchwaith model?

Morentez
17-08-2008, 11:48
not sure if you have decided on what you were doing for the riders but how about a dryad version of naestra and arahan? could look quite cool, especially with what weve seen so far

Punk_in_Drublic
17-08-2008, 12:36
I totally second the idea of using a dryad rider, made so that it looks like it comes out of the dragon. I'm also wondering how the dragon would look with the leaf branches for wings instead of wings.

Later,

-Punk

Corai
17-08-2008, 12:46
I'm also wondering how the dragon would look with the leaf branches for wings instead of wings.


not so good ;) I tried this first but it just didn't seem to work, so I relented and went back to the standard wings ;)

I think I might have a stab at a branchwraith style rider for the dragon (amongst the other possible ones I'm working on!)

Thanks
corai

noneshallpass!
17-08-2008, 13:40
Thanks a lot Corai!
I haven't dared to do my WE yet even though I got the new book in the first week after release, but now I will give it a go after my rest of Undead are finished.

Theese are all over except cloack and sking right?

-very light drybrush with Bubonic brown
-Very light drybrush with Bleached bone
-Highlight/blend with codex grey:bleached bone 1:1

Is two layers of washes needed. Don't want to be an anoyance, but I'm just sick of failure:D:angel:

Corai
17-08-2008, 14:44
Thanks a lot Corai!
I haven't dared to do my WE yet even though I got the new book in the first week after release, but now I will give it a go after my rest of Undead are finished.

Theese are all over except cloack and sking right?


Is two layers of washes needed. Don't want to be an anoyance, but I'm just sick of failure:D:angel:
that's right, dryrbusheverywhere else (although, to be fair you'll probably get it on the cloak and skin anyway!)

I've only had to use each wash once on 28mm models. When painting the treemen some areas needed a second wash of devlan mud (and I've used multiple washes on some Secrets of the Third Reich) but for the bulk of the WE's, just one coat of green wash and one coat of mud wash

thanks
Corai

Dark_Mage99
17-08-2008, 23:25
I think a dryad-esque character on top of the dragon will definitely be an eye catching option. An elf balancing on it could also be pretty nifty though...

Keep us updated, can't wait to see more of it.

Kronos
17-08-2008, 23:49
The Dragon is Ace Corai, as for the rider perhaps a mish mash of Elf and dryad would look good. Definitly looking out to be one of the best armies I've seen.

Corai
18-08-2008, 00:49
we have here, my first stab at a potential rider for the dragon. ironically enough,m my first attempt is actually a model making use of the saddle (!). She started life as a couple of scantily clad women in my biz box (from asdrubael vect IIRC) After a lot of cutting, filing, filling and brnding I got the parts into a rougly side saddle pose. The forearms are from the gladeguard sprue, with the upper arms being sculpted (to cut down their length and keep the proportions of a naked lady). Likewise the cape has been sulpted (and is in need of ifnishing, as is the hair) Originally she had her (shall we say) assets on show, but a couple of carefully placed leaves (again sculpted, but not pictured) kept the model strictly PG.

the iodea is that it is a dryad in the guise they use to lure men into the forest. Her skin wil be painted in a pretty green manner (possiboey in the same way as drycha). I think the petite proportions have gotten around my biggest fear that a rider would interupt the flow of the dragon though.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/riderwip2.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/riderwip1.jpg

Any thoughts?

Thanks
Corai

EDIT: forgot to add this pic of one of the new glade guard
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/asrai4.jpg
I'm going to restrict actual dryad parts to arms and back growths for these guy (to make it clear they're not actually forest spirits gamewise) but intend to make a unit of scouts as well, and will have them emerging from trees in the same way as the branchwraiths, to differentiate them

Lost Egg
18-08-2008, 09:56
Ooo looking good there with the rider. Once she is painted in tree colour scheme I think will work no probs.

Are you planning on keeping the armour on the Dragon? It might be cool to see some of it forming out of thicker bark or something...

HN

Corai
18-08-2008, 10:05
I'm planning to attach the armour tonight with some procreate in an attempt to make it look like plates of bark attached to the back (and belly) of the beast.

Thanks
Corai

Malakai
18-08-2008, 10:43
Brilliant stuff Corai! I can't wait to see this one painted. Too bad about those leaves though. I like my seductresses less modest!:p Still awesome work as always.

-Malakai

Solun Decius
18-08-2008, 10:50
That dragon is so impressive and the rider is working out for it. It's not something I (or anyone else, it seems) would have thought of but it turns out pretty cool. She's also pretty much in contrast with the speed and violence in the dragon model, but with out spoiling it.
Looking at the rest of the army I imagine it'll look awesome painted ... can't wait!

de Selby
18-08-2008, 13:37
Very nice. The ickle dryad rider ("come with me, I'm a harmless forest spirit!") only makes the dragon look bigger!

Nightsword
18-08-2008, 14:00
Awesome work with the rider. You're the man.

GundamMecha
18-08-2008, 15:07
That Dragon is looking fantastic.

Great work so far!

Saulot
19-08-2008, 03:03
Stunning work Corai! :eek:

Personally, I would have the rider be less "armed and ready" as I figure that the dragon had just burst forth from the tree. I like the idea of a rider (naked dryad spirit in disguise works for me) laying on and hugging the neck of the dragon.

The Glade Guard looks pretty menacing with dryad talons like those!

Corai
21-08-2008, 01:38
Not had much time to work on the army this week due to a number of real life isues taking precedence but I have managed to finish the glade guard unit. I've got some spite wound counters about half finished too. Still no idea for objective markers though!

Sorry for the crappy movment tray in the gladeguard pic, but the busy bases make it difficult to rank them up without it. Hopefully the trays wil be detailedand foliaged in the next week or so

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/Fae%20Folk/gladeguard4.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/Fae%20Folk/gladeguard3.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/Fae%20Folk/gladeguard2.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/Fae%20Folk/gladeguard1.jpg

Thanks
Corai

Lost Egg
21-08-2008, 09:08
Wow, looks like you managed to get a lot done to me. They look awesome apart from the movement tray, lol.

HN

Solun Decius
21-08-2008, 10:01
Amazing ... every single aspect of it. Probably the best Fantasy army I've seen (or can remember).
I usually hate mold line fascism, so I'm not going to point those out, but in an army that is otherwise so smooth and splendindly done, they really jump out. (sorry, couldn't help myself).

Amazing! That's all.

Dark_Mage99
21-08-2008, 10:01
Outstanding.

Isha
21-08-2008, 13:33
An absolute stunner! This must be one of the most characteristic and nicely painted and converted army i've ever seen!
Simply put, take my sincere compliments! :)

fer
21-08-2008, 14:42
Awesome looking conversions, would be neat if you had some of the bows look like they were growing out of the character as well when being fired..

simply amazing though!

AdamAtCollege
25-08-2008, 00:23
I agree, we want to see an army shot so far!

Corai
31-08-2008, 22:15
I'll get an army shot as soon as I take the whole thing down the club and can use one of their boards as a backdrop!

Update time at last. It seems like it's been ages since I got anything finished for this army!

First up this week I finally finished my multi purpose spite game counters. The optimistic part of me thinks that I'll be using these to mark deployment zones, which units have activated or units with a remains in play spell on them. The more cynical, and all together larger part, assumes they will be reserved merely for wound counters on my multitude of multi wound units (treemen, dragons, treekin, drycha, characters etc)

They're nothing fancy really and were done in pretty much of a hurry in between other projects drying, but I'm till pretty pelased with the results for game counters:
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/Fae%20Folk/spites4.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/Fae%20Folk/spites3.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/Fae%20Folk/spites2.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/Fae%20Folk/spites1.jpg

Corai
31-08-2008, 22:16
But the main thing I've managed to paint over the course of the last few evenings (7 day working weeks just suck the time right out of a hobby!)is the highborn on dragon:
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/Fae%20Folk/Dragonpainted7.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/Fae%20Folk/Dragonpainted6.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/Fae%20Folk/Dragonpainted5.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/Fae%20Folk/Dragonpainted4.jpg

Corai
31-08-2008, 22:17
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/Fae%20Folk/Dragonpainted3.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/Fae%20Folk/Dragonpainted2.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/Fae%20Folk/Dragonpainted1.jpg

The pics aren't the clearest, but unfortunatley my lightbox is a little on the small side for photographing the beast. That coupled with my continuing crippling inability to photograph dragons of any variety has produced the poor photos above. IRL, I'm really quite pleased with it!

With a couple of days off finally coming up, and my order of more bases stil waiting to arrive, I'm finally going to get stuck into those objective markers and movement trays

Thanks
Corai

Nightsword
31-08-2008, 22:46
Nice, very nice. The only thing I don't like is the fact the tree is growing out of a grey rock. It doesn't seem natural. Well done on a great job.

Solun Decius
31-08-2008, 23:08
Extraordinary!
Just perfect.

You really get the different detail so well ... bark on the tree, scales on the dragon, streaking tecnique on the wings, etc.

Very cool markers too!

Vasteye
31-08-2008, 23:23
simply stunning :)

bluebugs
01-09-2008, 00:03
Wow, dragon is superb and the forest spirits look like friendly daemons.

The Pale Lady
01-09-2008, 01:42
Jaw-dropping.

TPL

t-o-l-o
01-09-2008, 03:26
Ive never seen anything like it before. well done, my friend, well done!

Sharke
01-09-2008, 04:22
Truly inspiring. I aspire to paint and model to a standard like yours.

Malakai
01-09-2008, 06:38
This is bar none the coolest, most ambitious Wood Elf army I've ever seen. The dragon is great, I hope you can post some more pics of it soon.

On a side note, my wife and I have a bet going and we were hoping you could help us. We recently bought four of the plastic citadel wood sets and she believes you used under that to convert your army. I think it's more than four sets. So could you tell me how many were used on your army?

Please do so soon at the earliest convenience as she's already dropping hints that she might want to "figure out" a few of your conversions for her own woodies.

Hands off my new trees wench!!! :eek:

-Malakai

MF3000
01-09-2008, 07:10
I saw that dragon and could not help but swear and curse...

sj

LION
01-09-2008, 08:19
:)Beautiful Dragon...it matches your Tree Daemons to a degree I would not have believed possible LION

Nephilim of Sin
01-09-2008, 08:25
You know, every time I check up on this beautiful log, you have about five updates....and I check pretty regularly! To make matters worse, everything is painted beautifully! You're giving us slow painters a bad name :mad:......:D.

Seriously, great job as usual. This is an amazing army, painted to a beautiful standard. It is both function and art. Strangely, your dragon reminds me heavily of a drawing I did years ago. Great job, and keep it up. Your fans demand more!

Gropius
02-09-2008, 01:07
The Dragon looks great! I would like to see some close ups, if possible.

Paganite
02-09-2008, 08:36
A picture of your whole army would be awesome if you can set it up.

Any chance of a close up picture of the rider on the dragon?


And if you don't mind... Can you share how you did the wings on the dragon?

silverstu
02-09-2008, 09:41
That dragon is awesome! as malakai says- this army is awesome- the way you have pursued the theme and converted so much, so well -is so impressive. Brilliant stuff- looking forward to the army shot - those spite markers are a really nice touch too.

Monsterzonk
02-09-2008, 10:34
Absolutely breathtaking! The Dragon really rocks - great conversion, great painting! And I really love the Spirit counters. Cool idea and execution.
Keep up the awesome work!

Cheers,
Monsterzonk :skull:

Lord Azoth
02-09-2008, 13:23
WHOAAA!!..your army is wonderful, nice conversions, good painting..tour ideas are cool and have made a very special army..the dragon is AWESOME...could you put a closer view of the raider??

Corai
02-09-2008, 16:49
Wow! Thanks for all the awesome replies :D


This is bar none the coolest, most ambitious Wood Elf army I've ever seen. The dragon is great, I hope you can post some more pics of it soon.

On a side note, my wife and I have a bet going and we were hoping you could help us. We recently bought four of the plastic citadel wood sets and she believes you used under that to convert your army. I think it's more than four sets. So could you tell me how many were used on your army?

Please do so soon at the earliest convenience as she's already dropping hints that she might want to "figure out" a few of your conversions for her own woodies.

Hands off my new trees wench!!! :eek:

-Malakai
I've used, I think, 5 tree kits so far:
1 for the free wood
3 for the 2 treemen (1 and a half each)
1 for the dragon and objective markers (coming soon!)

then the rest just use the spare branches from the above kits. Although I'll have to buy a 6th kit soon to make some warhawk riders and some glade riders from!




A picture of your whole army would be awesome if you can set it up.

Any chance of a close up picture of the rider on the dragon?


And if you don't mind... Can you share how you did the wings on the dragon?

I'll try and get a pic of the rider next time I get the photo box out.

As for the wings, they were painted using a bit of a variation of the standard dryad theme:

-basecoat dheneb stone
-drybrush P3 menoth white highlight
-was the gren parts Thraka Green
-wash whole wing devlan mud
-highlight (rathen than the normal drybrush) bubonic brown
-highlight bleached bone
-extremem highlight codex grey:bleached bone
-highlight very edge of the wing menbranes with codex grey:bleached bone:menoth white highlight

Thanks
Corai

Quetzl
02-09-2008, 18:24
You've tempted me to pop down the store and buy loads of Wood Elves! These guys are unbelievable!!!

Reinnon
02-09-2008, 20:44
That dragon might just be the best conversions of the high elf dragon in existance. Utterly jaw dropping.

Kaos
02-09-2008, 22:53
Dude! Seeing your work here have inspired me to start an wood elf army after i finished some other stuff! it is sooo amazing and cool. :D

Kronos
03-09-2008, 00:44
amazing dragon Corai, and also I'm amazed at how much you've done, every time i check this log there something/things new. The spites/familiars are cool too. Without a doubt the best army I've seen on warseer to date considering painting and conversions, also progress.


Nice stuff, and hope to see those warhawk riders soon :)

Corai
04-09-2008, 00:06
I've not got any actual new models painted for the army this week as I'm still waiting on some more resin bases to finish off some eternal guard, glade riders, scouts and warhawk riders.

In the meantime, I took the chance to finish off some of the gaming aids I've had on my it of pending projects for the army.

First up I finally got in gear and finished the movement trays for the 3 'ranked' units in the army. I'm really pleased with how these turned out, as I was a bit dubious during the converting/sculpting stage. In the end though, I think they fit in with the resin bases well enough.
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/Fae%20Folk/movementtrays4.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/Fae%20Folk/movementtrays3.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/Fae%20Folk/movementtrays1.jpg

Corai
04-09-2008, 00:07
Secondly I took the plunge and made my objective markers for the GT. I've written a little fluff obout them to explain what they are!

The Weeping Oak
Long, long ago, a pact was made between the men of Bretonnia and the Elves of the forest. Each would come to the others aid in times in need, but respect the borders of heir neighbours in times of peace. A great tree sprung up on the edge of the great forest, and the Tree became known as the border between the two peoples. Every child in the Kingdom knew never to cross the great 'border tree' and those few who did were never seen again. For man years a peace existed, until one fateful winter, when the Fat Duke, who ruled the town nearest the Border Tree, complaining of being too cold, set off with his woodsmen to the forest. Many ancient trees were hewed by their axes to warm the Fat Duke's Castle. Worst of all, the Fat Duke himself delivered the blow that felled the Border Tree, largest of all the Oaks. The spirit within the tree cried out in pain and put a curse on the Fat Duke. As the spirit was forced from it's slumber it decreed that the thing the Duke Cherished most would be lost to the forest. Sure enough, the very next morning, the Duke awoke to find his daughter, who was fairest in all the land and bethrothed to the charming Prince of all Bretonnia, missing. In the night she had been drawn into the forest. Unable to resist the calls she heard. They say, as she reached the border tree, the great oak opened up and swallowed the daughter whole! Now, Parents still warn their children of the tree on the edge of the forest. For they say a girl lives trapped within it, and when the wind is right, you can hear her crying for her lost love. Nobody approaches the Weeping Oak

This was a plastic GW tree stump (left over from the treemen) filled with GS. The face of the girl comes from the gladeguard sprue, the rest of the body, as wel as the vines and elaves were sculpted

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/Fae%20Folk/objective5.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/Fae%20Folk/objective4.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/Fae%20Folk/objective3.jpg

Corai
04-09-2008, 00:07
The Phantom Shell
Throughout it's ancient history, not all of Athel Loren's native spirits have agreed on the way to best preserve the mighty forest. In times past there have been uprisings, most notably that lead by the Ancient Coeddil who hoped to expell the asrai. Most of these dissidents are simply exiled to the wildwood, doomed to stay out of Athel Loren proper. But there are those Spites so full of malice, they cannot be trusted to remain in exile. It is within the phantom shell, that these spirits are banished. On the edge of the Wildwood stands a blasted stump. Once it was a mighty tree, laid low by a bolt of lightning untold millenia ago. Within this dead husk dwell the most resentful, and dangerous spirits within Athel Loren, struggling to break free.

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/Fae%20Folk/objective1.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/Fae%20Folk/objective2.jpg

Finally this week, I tried to get a better close up pic of my dragon rider but most of them came out pretty rubbish. This is the best one I got, and that's not saying much!
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/Fae%20Folk/Dragonpainted8.jpg

Thanks
Corai

Catferret
04-09-2008, 00:11
Those tree stump thingies are fantastic. Far more character than most objective markers.

AdamAtCollege
04-09-2008, 05:21
I'm gathering a wood elf army because of this thread. You are truly an inspiration.

Saulot
04-09-2008, 09:11
I'd have to agree with the guys here: Awesome work! And awesome speed! One of my favorite logs here in Warseer! Keep it up!! :)

Monsterzonk
04-09-2008, 10:15
Wow! Those objective markers are great! I love the background fluff of the Weeping Oak! Very cool!
Keep it up!

Cheers,
Monsterzonk :skull:

Lord Azoth
04-09-2008, 10:44
wonderful job!!!..raiders are awesome as the markers!!! ..keep on mate!!

Corai
04-09-2008, 23:40
I took the opportunity at the club this evening to try snapping a photo of the whole army as it stands so far (minus the free wood which didn't make it down). It's a bit on the rubbish side, but I thought I'd post the pic anyway

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/Fae%20Folk/armyshot.jpg

Thanks
Corai

Nightsword
05-09-2008, 00:08
The trees are alive.

Nuff said.

Except, that look freaking excellant. Do they do best painted army at the GT, or have they already given it to you?

t-o-l-o
05-09-2008, 00:25
The trees are alive.

Nuff said.

Except, that look freaking excellant. Do they do best painted army at the GT, or have they already given it to you?


I second that!:D Fantastic!

Saulot
05-09-2008, 02:17
Wow! :eek:

The two treemen look pretty awesome! They're gigantic!

Lost Egg
05-09-2008, 16:29
Whoa...such a cool looking army in such a short time. Its great to see them all together. Those Treemen look huge, any chance of a scale shot next to a dryad?

HN

Corai
05-09-2008, 23:02
I'll try and get a scale shot of the treemen next time I've got the lightbox out. They are a bit on the massive side ;)

Thanks
Corai

MonkeyLord
06-09-2008, 02:10
Absolutely beautiful stuff, Corai... The poses and the bases just absolutely make the models, and the paint jobs are suburb!

Solun Decius
06-09-2008, 09:05
Ah, like the army shot. It's not the best detail-photo but it reminds people how many models you've actually finished to that beautiful standard.
The amount of complex basing is just staggering!

Death Korp
06-09-2008, 10:52
Damn you, now i really need to get some Axes for my WoC army to fight your pansy elves at the club :D

Seriously, this has to be one of the best, coolest armies i have ever seen!

DK

DarkMark
06-09-2008, 11:12
The speed at which you get stuff done is frightenning! I think you could paint the imps brighter colours e.g. pink or orange for more pop factor. Glowing waystones would be a nice touch too if you have time. I hope you're going to add some EG and WWs as I'd love to see your take on them. Orion will be pleased...

Xand0r
06-09-2008, 17:37
I must be stalking you.

Awesome army dude, I can't say it enough times. :)

Harry
07-09-2008, 00:01
Absolutely stunning.

ReaperOfSouls
07-09-2008, 08:50
This is just getting better and better. The movement trays are some of the best I've ever seen and they go really well with the army. On top of that we have the dragon. There are not words to describe that thing! And the objective markers are just icing on the cake! :)

Dark_Mage99
09-09-2008, 16:10
Yeah, it's all come together fantastically. Very nice work. Have you had much chance to play with them yet?

Vasteye
09-09-2008, 19:22
i find armies always look better when set up together on an actual table, and that photo certainly proves it.

fantastic stuff

Corai
10-09-2008, 21:27
Have you had much chance to play with them yet?

Yes and no. For the past month we've been playing a 500 point border patrol campaign at the club, so I've had a lot of experience with them at thi points level, but no games of a higher points cost yet, so I've yet to try out things like the treemen, dragon, treekin etc

Update time again!

Another week of 'asrai' painting has brought me one step closer to that 5K army goal. First up this week I painted a couple of new heroes to give me some more tactical flexibility.

A spellsinger - very simple conversion here as the model is so fantastic anyway, I just removed part ofthe 'base branch' and added a palstic one with some clump foliage to keep it consistent with the rest of the force
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/Fae%20Folk/spellsinger2.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/Fae%20Folk/spellsinger1.jpg

Corai
10-09-2008, 21:28
Next up I had a stab at converting the ubiquitous Alter Noble. I'm not sure I'm 100% about this guy. I might wind up scrapping it and having a stab a scratch sculpting one.
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/Fae%20Folk/alter1.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/Fae%20Folk/alter3.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/Fae%20Folk/alter2.jpg

Corai
10-09-2008, 21:28
I've also finished off my first unit of warhawk riders. Ideally I'd like to add another unit somewhere along the way
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/Fae%20Folk/warhawks1.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/Fae%20Folk/warhawks8.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/Fae%20Folk/warhawks7.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/Fae%20Folk/warhawks6.jpg

Corai
10-09-2008, 21:29
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/Fae%20Folk/warhawks5.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/Fae%20Folk/warhawks4.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/Fae%20Folk/warhawks3.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/Fae%20Folk/warhawks2.jpg

Next week's goal is a unit of glade riders, some gladeguard scouts and a mounted spellsinger

Thanks
Corai

Nightsword
10-09-2008, 22:36
Beautiful.

I like the Alter Noble.

MF3000
10-09-2008, 22:43
Oh my bloody god. The ... warhawks... the green... superb work. Alternoble... *drool* ... you make wood elves look tough and mean.

sj

Cassarus
11-09-2008, 00:03
awesome looking army! It really makes me want to get some more games with my we army.

Kardon
11-09-2008, 01:50
Simply stunning! Its amazing... don't have words for how nice it looks... I actually went and used *****€ on new bases for my entire WE army! Darn ye...:P

AdamAtCollege
11-09-2008, 04:30
The warhawk riders are especially awe-inspiring. The way you manage to make every unit look consistent with the rest and yet also extremely unique... amazing.

The noble... I like it... but I can't help but think you could make a better one. Maybe. Either way, the paint job was suberb.

The Wildchild
11-09-2008, 17:40
The Noble's amazing! KEEP IT! Love the branch horns! The warhawk riders are superbly executed!

Corai
15-09-2008, 00:10
thanks guys :D

I've not had a lot of time to work on the army since the warhawks were finished, but I have knocked out some Glade Guard scouts ready for painting. No massive conversions here, just meldingtheir lower legs with some branches to differentiate them from the regular GG. Hoping to paint them tomorrow so there should be some pics up soon

Thanks
Corai

Braad
16-09-2008, 08:35
Great stuff here!

While reading you saying "I want a second unit of hawkriders" the idea sprang to mind on having a unit sitting in trees instead of flying... Maybe you can use it?

Kronos
17-09-2008, 14:58
Next up I had a stab at converting the ubiquitous Alter Noble. I'm not sure I'm 100% about this guy. I might wind up scrapping it and having a stab a scratch sculpting one.
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/Fae%20Folk/alter1.jpg



that guy is ace, he is actually my favourite of the charcaters you have made, the others look good too, as do those warhawks, everytime i i check up on this log there just always something new and good!...really nice army mate, bet there's some envy from your opponents:p

Corai
18-09-2008, 00:27
Long time no update! I've not finished anything terribly exciting this week, just a couple more asrai core choices to add some diversity and flexibility to the army. First up, a unit of glade guard scouts:

These guys were supposed to look enough like gladeguard to fill in for extra GG when needed, but be distinct enough to be identifiable as a slightly differant unit. All of the models are meant to look like they're forming/emerging from the branches, something which is not evident in the GG unit. My initial intention was to use these interchangably as waywatchers of scouts, depending on my needs, but I don't think they look quite special enough to be WW somehow. I may try to convert some alternative WW's using the same basic idea, but having whole bodies forming from banches, like the branchwaraith conversion, and add some extra GS details to make the more distinct
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/Fae%20Folk/gladeguardscouts4.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/Fae%20Folk/gladeguardscouts3.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/Fae%20Folk/gladeguardscouts2.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/Fae%20Folk/gladeguardscouts1.jpg

Corai
18-09-2008, 00:28
Secondly this week I built and painted a quick unit of glade riders. I kept the emerging from trees theme that all ridden beasts have had in the army so far, but to make them distinguishable from the already painted wildriders, I made sure to have mostly asrai parts make up the riders, and kept them all with longbows.
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/Fae%20Folk/gladeriders1.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/Fae%20Folk/gladeriders3.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/Fae%20Folk/gladeriders2.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b98/Corai/Fae%20Folk/gladeriders4.jpg

Truth be told, I'm starting to run out of steam on this army, I'm hearing the siren song of other projects more and more each day (rhulic mercs and BFG tau espescialy) but I really want to at least build and paint everthing I've bought so far. With that in mind I'd like to have a stab att he following over the next 2 weeks
20 eternal guard + nobles BSB
mounted spelsinger/glamourweave
great eagel - now I'm not sure what to do with this one. I was originaly goinf to mount a spellweaver or noble on it for larger points games, but I already have plenty of character choices, I wonder if I'd be better just going with a straight rare choice eagle for smaller scale games. Any thoughts?

Thanks
Corai

The Red Scourge
18-09-2008, 06:37
You are such a show-off. And your speed is imply amazing .

Lost Egg
18-09-2008, 09:26
Looking awesome...any plans to do Orion?

HN

Putty
18-09-2008, 10:06
*shakes head in disbelief*

truely epic.

Solun Decius
18-09-2008, 10:57
Just checking in to reming how great your army is, if you'd forgotten.
So much character. So unique!

Corai
19-09-2008, 00:22
Thaks guys :D


Looking awesome...any plans to do Orion?

HN
I'd though about it (even came up with a few rough skecthes about his furry hindquarters being replaced with branches etc) but it might be a rpject for the future now!

Thank
Corai

lord marcus
19-09-2008, 02:05
corai...i beg you to continue. if your stuff is gonna be this good you just have to find the steam to fill that canister. come on, look deep into the knowledge base and resist the dark side!

Monsterzonk
19-09-2008, 08:47
corai...i beg you to continue. if your stuff is gonna be this good you just have to find the steam to fill that canister. come on, look deep into the knowledge base and resist the dark side!

I second that! You cannot leave us without giving us Orion to drool over in your absence! Seriously.

Dark_Mage99
19-09-2008, 10:07
This has turned out to be a masterpiece of an army dude. Beautiful stuff.

Kaos
19-09-2008, 10:41
Well if youre going to make a project better than this one you might have the freedom to move away from the bushelves.. :P

I just reflected over something with your army. I think its awesome and beutiful but are they afraid of touching the actual ground? Because they all found some treelog to stand on! :)

noneshallpass!
20-09-2008, 08:46
I like the glade riders a lot! That greyish green horses look very good.

I think it could be a good idea to do the eagle as a normal eagle. It's a great choice for a cheap points if you do not use two treemen or Waywatchers. The options for some variation of your list does not hurt.

Quetzl
20-09-2008, 08:53
Absolutely unbelievably awesome!

Mr.chair
10-11-2008, 04:24
What a force! A true inspiration.

Mostly Ghostly
14-01-2009, 06:56
Wood Elves: "We live in a symbiotic existence with the wood. It gives us what we need to survive, and in return, we protect it."

Athel Loren: "Um. Actually, I can grow my own elves. So, yeah."

Skig
15-01-2009, 00:29
Wonderful work.

Perhapse this will motivate my dad to get on with his wood elves.

SpinningC
15-01-2009, 04:04
A fantastic force so far. I love your kitbashing brilliant use of plastic parts definatly insperational. As for the dragon, just well done all round on that fanastic convertion and your paint job realy did it justice. Your ability to sculpt realy is high. I liked the alter heroe though Id sayy if you fancied trying to sculpt one go ahead and do it anyway, youll learn new techniques and will only make you improve more as an artist.....not that its needed in mo oppinion.

Chris

Halelel
15-01-2009, 04:16
I love and hate this project at the same time. I love it because it is simply awe-inspiring and the army is by far one of the most gorgeous armies I have ever seen.

I hate it because my wood elfs look like utter dog feces in comparison, haha.

Sergeant Uriel Ventris
18-01-2009, 20:27
This stuff is amazing, especially the treemen! Could you direct me to your inspiration from Chronos?

Almindale
01-02-2009, 02:54
Goddamnit Corai, I'd been admiring your stuff for months without realising you were on warseer also. Amazing work on the Fae, you've pretty much done what I was aiming for and then some! Any plans for future expansion or will you be leaving it as is now?

Corai
01-02-2009, 10:21
Any plans for future expansion or will you be leaving it as is now?
I keep meaning to get some eternal guard done but that's not looking overly likely at the moment! I am working ona couple more character models though, I want a dryad style spellsinger on steed to be a glamourweave and a wildrider noble on steed to give me some more flexibility in the drycha build. I'm hoping to take them to the GT final next month so should have these minis finished before then!

Thanks
Corai

silveryfox
09-02-2009, 13:06
Awesome! Great source of inspiration!

anarnii
13-03-2009, 04:57
most inspirational plog ever! i hate to face your army, just because regardless of my playing ability, i might have to remove some of your models of the table at some point :(

any more updates?

Vinsanity
14-03-2009, 10:02
One of the best, if not the best Wood Elves army ive ever seen :p Gogo more updates... ;)

Brother Constantine
14-03-2009, 16:40
Great work Corai!!
Your Alter noble looks good, but I see where you are comming from with not feeling 100% about him. I would say that the legs are not up to your usual high quality, he seems more kinda stuck on the base than leaping from it as your other models do. Also I like the horns but they seem a little to "friendly" I think they should have been pointier :evilgrin:

What do you have in mind for your sculpt? I am excited to see what you come up with.

I also want to commend you on your hard work and discipline!! I admire that you set yourself a goal and have achieved it! And with such a high level of quality.Awesome!!

XXL
14-03-2009, 18:44
corai, for how longe have you been in the hobby?

This is not just really cool warhammer models. This is art!

MrSean
15-03-2009, 03:17
I can't get over this army. it is so freaking awesome! All the forest spirits bursting out of the branches is such an awesome idea.
AND THE DRAGON! HOLY SMOKES!!!

Naiki
15-03-2009, 13:43
Damn them tree spirits are so sexy they could turn a millwall supporter into a tree hugger ^^

nasty_little_hobbit
15-03-2009, 16:42
Ive just finished reading this thread from start to finish and have to say its completely made my day, they are all some truely beautiful models=]
I would love to see what youve done with the eternal gaurd-its hard enough for me just to try and imagine what they could look like.
Any chance of a full army photo, it must be nearly 5000pts of troops?

CapitanMee
27-04-2009, 06:48
Everything looks absolutely amazing. Seeing this has rekindled the dieing warhammer fire deep inside me. Only one question, what to you use for the leaves on the trees?

Peregijn
02-06-2009, 11:27
Ive just finished reading this thread from start to finish and have to say its completely made my day, they are all some truely beautiful models=]


i am in total agrmend her... i realy loved reading and looking in this treat.
you sir are an isnpiration to us all.

Daniel36
02-06-2009, 11:47
How did I miss this log? It's simply amazing!

I love those Micro Art bases. I've used a couple myself, but decided against using them for every model, so just sparsely. It works though, armywide. And I love your movement trays. They definitly tie in well.

I must say, and let me apologize beforehand, that my favourite bit is the unit counters that you made. They are simply too cute.

Anything I dislike? Well, while the conversion and paint job is absolutely amazing, I don't really like the Forest Dragon. However, this has more to do with the way I see these creatures.
I don't really see them as spirits. They may be from the forest, but they are still distinct entities of their own, unlike Dryads, Treekin and Treemen. I'm sorry...

But al in all, great job, and very inspiring. Now I feel all the more excited to continue painting my Wood Elves!! So thanks for that!

Elhier
02-06-2009, 22:16
your army is sheer brilliance, i've found it a real inspiration for my own forest spirit army!!

keep up the good work!!

Skogla
03-06-2009, 10:44
amezing, nicely done :)

ReaperOfSouls
03-06-2009, 13:40
WHile I definately agree that this is one of the greatest wood elf armies ever, maybe we should let this thread rest and cease the threadomancy? The man hasn't posted since first of February after all...

Sergeant Uriel Ventris
03-06-2009, 14:50
WHile I definately agree that this is one of the greatest wood elf armies ever, maybe we should let this thread rest and cease the threadomancy? The man hasn't posted since first of February after all...

Well, once it is resurrected, the following threads cease to be threadomancy. Besides the fact that this is more of a showcase for the army and a how-to for those that wish to use some of his techniques. Or for me every time I direct someone to alternatives to GW's hideous treeman model.

Hammerz
13-10-2009, 20:34
Ive played Warhammer for 20 years roughly sine I was a wee lad, and this is the first time ive seen a Woodelf army blow my pants off.

That the most epic army I have ever laid eyes on.

Well done!

Dakkapantz
13-10-2009, 23:39
Oh my god! Those are beautiful! The bases are absolutely out of this world! It's a good thing we don't use true line of sight in fantasy right?:D

Cheers

Peyton

eltharynd
24-11-2009, 11:19
now THAT is an awesome dragon!!!

got to say... I was first sceptic about a dragon emerging from a tree... but now that i saw it O.O

thumbs up!!!!
keep up the good work and can't wait to see more of it!

SamVimes
24-11-2009, 18:31
This is a beautiful and brilliant army. You should be very proud

Wicked Dwarf
24-02-2010, 14:41
Without being disrespectful towards Corai, I would love to copy some ideas. I hope that is okay with you, because those Dryad Wild Riders are amazing (and of course the Dragon!). I had other plans for my Treeman. I am going to create one from Dryad bits. :)

How many points are now painted, Corai?

Corai
11-04-2010, 14:25
Time I made some more space in my modelling cupboard for all the shiney new armies that are waiting to be painted, so it is with some regret that I am listing my Wood Elf Army on eBay

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220587798014

Thanks
Dan

Nightsword
11-04-2010, 18:12
Cant' believe you're selling this!

Cassarus
11-04-2010, 18:16
Me neither!

Breazer
11-04-2010, 20:19
such a shame....on the other hand...does this mean we will get to see some of your new work on here again?

Sergeant Uriel Ventris
11-04-2010, 21:19
Well, I hope you get what you deserve for it, it's an amazing collection of miniatures.