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    Desert Rain's High Elves.

    Hello everyone and thanks for stopping by!

    The purpose of this log is to chronicle my High Elf army, which I aim to finally get painted to a good standard.
    I had some issues with deciding on what colour scheme I should use. I don't like the official blue one, and my old ones were red so I didn't want to do that again. In the end I settled with a white and grey scheme which I feel is very elven, and at least I haven't seen it before.

    Some pictures of my noble, Cyriel.






    My mage Mormicar


    And finally all the painted models. The chariot is based now, but I don't have a good camera until tomorrow, but I'll post some pictures of it then.

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    Re: Something painted this way comes

    Good start thus far! I'm digging the dirtier metallics than what is typically displayed on High Elves.
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    Re: Something painted this way comes

    Thanks for the comment ManusMarines!
    I like the dirtier metals as well, and it makes sense that when they are out in the field they don't have the time to clean their armour at least three times a day

    I'm working on the swordmasters right now, and hopefully there will be some pictures up later today.
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    Re: Something painted this way comes

    Some new pictures of the swordmasters that I have finished, and some WIPs for the rest of the unit. There's also a couple of pictures on the based chariot. Enjoy!











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    Re: Something painted this way comes

    Very nice... I like how the two primary colours are metalic... It looks very high-elfy
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    Re: Something painted this way comes

    Nice work there, I like the name of your thread, Ray bradbury is one of my favorite authors.

    The chariot is one of my personal favorites, from your work although they all good.
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    Re: Something painted this way comes

    Thanks for the comments guys!

    EdFireborn: I agree, and without the gold I believe that they would look very dull.

    Chaos Puppy: Nice that you like the chariot, a lot of work went into it so it's nice that somebody likes it. BTW I've never read anything by Ray Bradbury, the name of the title was inspired from Shakespeare's Macbeth play.


    The swordmasters are completed now, and hopefully I can post some pictures of them tomorrow. The next project is a bolt thrower and some dragon princes that I'm converting from silver helms, and I'm using green stuff for the first time ever to make some cloaks for them. I will also try to make some new tails for their horses since I don't like the original.
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    Re: Something painted this way comes

    There's some lovely painting on these. The gems on the Swordmasters really stand out to me and the chariot looks great. An impressive start to an army, looking forward to more

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    Re: Something painted this way comes

    Great start to your high elves. Your chariot is superb. Blues gems HEs same as me

    I see on your list you've started your dragon princes, i'm looking forward to seeing those

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    Re: Something painted this way comes

    Thanks for the comments Elazar and Nuada!

    I've taken some pictures of the finished swordmasters now, personally I like them a lot and naturally I hope that you like them as well.
    I'm working on a bolt thrower now, and if everything goes according to the plan it should be finished this weekend or early next week. The Dragon Prince conversions will take some more time but hopefully they will be done within the next couple of weeks.

    Finally some swordmaster pics for you all:






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    Re: Something painted this way comes





    If you want to see more pics just tell me
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    Re: Something painted this way comes

    I would like it if you put up some more photos. I will probably be starting a High Elf army within the next month, and I'm looking for an colour scheme. So far it looks great on Swordmasters the Chariot and the two characters.

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    Re: Something painted this way comes

    Thanks for the comment
    I haven't been painting anything for the past 2 months, real world issues (stupid exams) and a general lack of interest has prevented me. I can upload some more pics of stuff that's already painted later.
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    Re: Something painted this way comes

    I've finished the everqueen model, which will be used as an Archmage in the game. I'm almost done with a bolt thrower as well. The Dragon Prince coversions are about half done by now. It's the first time I use green stuff, which is more difficult than it looks but they are coming out just fine. The feeling of having a unit that doesn't look like anyone else's is nice

    I will upload some pics of the queen, bolt throwers and the conversions tomorrow.
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    Re: Something painted this way comes

    for some strange reason i always have the idea the swordmasters are carrying big scissors or so....anyway
    nice paintjob on them...
    ist sad the models look so similar...

    i do realy like your chariot though...also cool you made a tyranoc one with an elf shooting on it...you dont see those that much around

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    Re: Something painted this way comes

    Finally some new minis! This time, as mentioned yesterday, it's time for the armchmage and a bolt thrower. The archmage is represented by the Everqueen model which is my favourite GW mini. The model is really great to paint as well.

    The bolt thrower is almost directly from the kit but due to an accident involving heavy objects and gravity I had to replace a smashed head with a new one from the spearmen sprue, see it as an extreamly minor conversion

    Next on the line for painting is a unit of 10 archers which I've already started painting. I won't be using the current models, instead I'll use the old plastic ones from 5th (I think) edition since I like them better. After the archers I will paint the converted Dragon Princes.

    Breazer: Yeah I agree, they could use some variety really. I thought the bow looked better since the spear is just pointing outwards and looks a bit awkward. Thanks a lot for the comment, and I think I have an idea on the scissor part...

    Well on to the pictures then!

    First the archmage:






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    Re: Something painted this way comes

    Then the bolt thrower





    WIP on the Dragon Princes, or elite Silver Helms fluffwise


    And finally a couple of pics on everything that's painted so far:





    Comments are very welcome!
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    Re: Something painted this way comes

    Nice army, I've been interested for a while to see some one tackle the silverhelm to dragon prince (or elite silverhelm) conversion. Any more plans to elite-ify them? I know gems are easy to do with greenstuff, you could smack a few extras on them. Also cool opeth quote.
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    Re: Something painted this way comes

    I've seen some of silver helm -> dragon princes before, but they all try to make the helms look like princes, with dragon wings on their helmets and so on. I don't have any more plans for them currently, maybe I'll come up with something when I'm finished with all the cloaks and the horse's tails. I was thinking a bit about giving the horse that they guy with the unicorn helmet a horn so that it looks like a unicorn.

    btw, Opeth ftw!
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    Re: Something painted this way comes

    I did some serious painting last night and the archers are now about 50% done. The goal is to have them finished by this weekend so that I can spend the rest of the month working on the dragon princes.



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