View Full Version : Dipped Caledor High Elves

13-08-2009, 15:14
Here are a couple of photos from my dipped Caledor High Elf army. Have had the models for a long time and really needed to get the army on the table.

I've been using the Middle Army Painter Dip and applying it with a brush. The colour scheme was chosen since it seemed to go well with the shade of dip (and it also matches GW fluff about Caledor Elves). Not overly happy with the bone shade on larger areas since the dip pooled a little even after brushing most of it off. If I was to paint the chariots again I'd mix up the colour of the horses with different shades of brown and maybe add some markings to them as well.

The gems and freehand were painted on after the dip had dried.

They have been varnished with GW purity seal, but I might go at them again with a light spray of testors dullcoat.


Should be able to put up some pictures of more units shortly. Everything in the army will be dipped even the Dragon which could be interesting.

13-08-2009, 17:59
These have come out really nicely. I can't even tell they're dipped!

powa bear
13-08-2009, 20:47
Nice army must cost a shiney penny to do the conversion for the chariot.

13-08-2009, 21:17
These have come out really nicely. I can't even tell they're dipped!

Agreed, they look pretty damn good. Cant wait to see more:)

13-08-2009, 21:28
I agree that they look really good, the freehand on the banner looks really nice.

The colours really compliment each other.

You could try to put a shadow and highlight on the freehand on the banner to give it some depth?? It doesn't take very long but it looks really effective and gives it some depth :)

I'm looking forward to seeing more!

13-08-2009, 22:35
WOW. Really amazing. Dipping is getting to a whole new level.

14-08-2009, 00:48
Great looking elves, that dipping has worked very well.

I really like the way you've limited your palette. Very effective with mainly gold, bone and red. Well done.

14-08-2009, 12:39
Here are a few more units. Few things I'm not overly happy with, some of the reds came out a bit streaky, the baby dragons and the Champion of the Archers (he will be getting replaced).


Need to get myself some 50mm round bases to put my RBT's on and I will do these next. Was going to be Dragon Princes but the undercoat came out a little grainy.

C&C very welcome.

14-08-2009, 12:42
Really nice mate. I love the tone you got for the gold. What gold do you use?

14-08-2009, 13:00
Its Vallejo Model Colour Bronze with a light drybrush of Vallejo Old Gold.

14-08-2009, 13:50
I like your mini dragons, which company made them?

Are you thinking of using the small dragons as griffons? or maybe eagles?

14-08-2009, 14:37
The dragons are "Small Ice Dragons" by Reaper. They are based on 40mm bases so I'll be using them as Great Eagles.

My Daddy Dragon will also be a Reaper model. He isn't assembled yet because I've not thought what I want to do with the rider.